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 16 2003, 08:44 AM
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons
Group: New Members
Joined: 15-June 03
From: Sacramento, California
Member No.: 383
1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. Secular Humanism (99%)
3. Liberal Quakers (89%)
4. Neo-Pagan (86%)
5. Theravada Buddhism (81%)
6. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (75%)
7. New Age (75%)
8. Nontheist (71%)
9. Taoism (66%)
10. Mahayana Buddhism (53%)
11. Bahá'í Faith (48%)
12. Orthodox Quaker (48%)
13. Reform Judaism (43%)
14. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (37%)
15. New Thought (37%)
16. Scientology (35%)
17. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (28%)
18. Jainism (27%)
19. Sikhism (25%)
20. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (18%)
21. Seventh Day Adventist (16%)
22. Jehovah's Witness (13%)
23. Hinduism (9%)
24. Eastern Orthodox (4%)
25. Islam (4%)
26. Orthodox Judaism (4%)
27. Roman Catholic (4%)
Ehh....Liberal Quakers? Tell me how anything about god, Jesus Christ and salvation got onto my results? And right above neo-pagan too.
I've taken this quiz several times before over the years, and I seem to get vastly different results all the time (only thing that remains the same is that Unitarian Universalist is always at the top, although I have never considered myself one). This time I think I've finally figured out the problem: the questions fail to address anything that seems very relevant or important to me. Obviously the quiz falls short in that way, but oh well.
Congrats to me for getting some of the lowest scores of anyone on the last four monotheistic religions listed...at least the quiz was that accurate.
So when are they going to add "agnostic pagan" to that list?
And when I am formulated, sprawling on a pin,
When I am pinned and wriggling on the wall,
Then how should I begin
To spit out all the butt-ends of my days and ways?
And how should I presume?
~T.S. Eliot, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"
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