Totally unscientific, provocative and slightly, deliciously offensive, Beliefnet's new God-o-Meter judges the candidates on a scale ranging form the theocratic to the secular.

This week, Mitt Romney scores an 8 out of 10, where "10" represents a theocrat of the Rousas John Rushdoony variety. and Bill Richardson, having decreed that God wants Iowa to go first, is right up there.

To get a zero, by the way, you'd have to channel Christopher Hitchens blasting Mother Theresa. The most secular Democrat: Chris Dodd. The most secular Republicans: Rudy Giuliani and Fred Thompson.

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