President Harry Truman was inclined to make flippant comments about religion that gave people the sense he wasn’t very religious. American historian Michael Beschloss argues that Truman may have been one of the most religious presidents in recent history. He grew up as a Baptist and remained a Baptist, even though his wife Bess was an Episcopalian. He thought the Baptist denomination offered the shortest route to God for the common person. He knew scripture by heart and believed every problem in the world could be solved if people only followed the Beatitudes (faithstreet.com, January 21).