What Religion Suits You Best?
What Religion Suits You Best?
Jun 11 2003, 11:10 AM
'Trouble Down Pit' now online!
Joined: 22-February 03
From: Southern UK
Member No.: 1
20 questions then you find out what faith you are most in tune with:
I thought this was rather interesting, especially since I consider myself approximately Taoist:
1. Liberal Quakers (100%)
2. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (97%)
3. Unitarian Universalism (96%)
4. Neo-Pagan (94%)
5. Mahayana Buddhism (91%)
6. New Age (87%)
7. Bahá'í Faith (74%)
8. Taoism (73%)
9. Theravada Buddhism (72%)
10. New Thought (69%)
11. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (68%)
12. Reform Judaism (68%)
13. Secular Humanism (62%)
14. Scientology (58%)
15. Hinduism (52%)
16. Orthodox Quaker (51%)
17. Sikhism (51%)
18. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (50%)
19. Jainism (35%)
20. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (35%)
21. Jehovah's Witness (30%)
22. Nontheist (28%)
23. Seventh Day Adventist (26%)
24. Orthodox Judaism (25%)
25. Eastern Orthodox (16%)
26. Islam (16%)
27. Roman Catholic (16%)
I couldn't help but giggle at some of these results. I was cornered by a Mormon on the street the other day and while I could accept about half of what he was saying we disagreed fundamentally on lots of things, it was actually rather fun to take apart a person's religious faith and point out where their beliefs made no sense. Of course, the guy would not accept my reasoning so no harm was done but I learnt a lot about their faith.
The only thing I said that might have upset him was that there should be carbon dating tests performed on their religious works (the Mormons base their faith on The Book of Mormon, found by a guy in the early 1800s after he was given a vision of where it had been hidden, buried in central South America). I said that if you're going to base your beliefs on something written in a book that is supposed to be very old why not at least prove that it really is that old? That way you can dismiss claims from people such as myself that the guy just made it up so he could start a religion with himself as a prophet.
The Mormon wasn't very happy with my suggestion... I didn't mean to upset him but if he will give me ammunition like that...
Jun 11 2003, 07:02 PM
Many fools can now anticipate pity!
Joined: 26-February 03
From: East Coast US
Member No.: 40
QUOTE (Jonman @ Jun 11 2003, 03:58 PM)
Is there a religion that advocates beer, videogames and oily naked trampolining hula-cocktail barmaids?
If not, there blinking well ought to be.
in that case I worship daily
Proud Cronie since Feb 26, 2003
"When women act like women, they are accused of being inferior. When women act like human beings, they are accused of behaving like men." â€”Simone de Beauvoir
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. -Anais Nin
No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots. -Barbara Ehrenreich
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