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L. G. (L)
Subject: The religion selector (non-Christian discussion)
Date Posted: 5/21/2008 3:51 PM ET
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This is a fun exercise just to see where you fall.  I am always surprised by the outcome.

Religion Selector

It's flawed in that it groups many beliefs into "doesn't matter/not applicable/other" but it's a fun exercise anyway. :)

So the question: How does it rank you and do you think it's accurate?

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L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 5/21/2008 4:06 PM ET
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This is the first time I have taken in in the last 8 years or so that I came out with UU on top.  I am usually poegged as "neo-Pagan".  I'd say it's pretty accurate.

1.     Unitarian Universalism (100%)


2.     Neo-Pagan (95%)


3.     New Age (85%)


4.     Secular Humanism (85%)


5.     Liberal Quakers (82%)


6.     Theravada Buddhism (76%)


7.     Mahayana Buddhism (72%)


8.     Mainline - Liberal Christian Protestants (70%)


9.     Taoism (62%)

10.     Reform Judaism (58%)

Date Posted: 5/21/2008 4:16 PM ET
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1.  U U (100%)

2.  Liberal Quaker (94%)

3.  Secular Humanist (95%)

4.  Neo Pagan (91%)

and so on down the line. 

The results may be screwed up a bit because of the choices of "not applicable" when I may have chosen "disagree."  But all in all, it's pretty close.

 



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Date Posted: 5/21/2008 4:21 PM ET
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I'm pretty sure they collect your private information so that you may be harvested when the revolution comes.

Date Posted: 5/21/2008 4:21 PM ET
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1. neo-pagan 100%

2 Unitarian Universalism 97%

3 New Age 95%

Date Posted: 5/21/2008 4:23 PM ET
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This is close to what it was the last time I took it.  I think Liberal Quaker was number one last time.

1.  UU (100%)


2.  Liberal Quakers (87)


3.  Neo-Pagan (84)


4  Mayahana Buddhism (76) - I would loooove to learn more about this


5.  Reform Judaism (73%)



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1.  Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2.  Liberal Quakers (90%)
3.  Mainline - Liberal Christian Protestants (86%)
4.  Secular Humanism (86%)
5.  Neo-Pagan (85%)


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Maybe we should start our own PBS UU church, lol.

Date Posted: 5/21/2008 5:09 PM ET
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I came up 1. Secular Humanist 2. Unitarian Universalist 3. Non-theist

Haven't really heard much about what Unitarian Universalists believe/practice, but the others sound spot-on.

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 5/21/2008 5:42 PM ET
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I'm pretty sure they collect your private information so that you may be harvested when the revolution comes.

Ron, you're bad.  very bad!  I like bad.  You did see where you can skip the info collecting page, right?

For info on UUism, see http://www.uua.org

You can be any religion and still be UU.

I'm surprised so may popped up UU!

Date Posted: 5/21/2008 6:17 PM ET
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This turned out about the way the one I took on BeliefNet did. 

  1. Mainline - Liberal Christian Protestants (100%) Yup, I'm a Methodist.
  2. Liberal Quakers (77%) Does not surprise me.
  3. Unitarian Universalism (67%) Surprises me a little, I didn't think I was that inclusive
  4. Orthodox Quaker (66%) Does not surprise me.
  5. Reform Judaism (62%) Surprised me quite a bit.
  6. New Age (55%) Figures, given DW's leanings.
  7. Roman Catholic (53%) Ditto above
  8. Neo-Pagan (50%) and again ditto above
  9. Mainline - Conservative Christian Protestant (47%) Hmmmm.
  10. Secular Humanism (45%) Less than 50%, may be accurate.
L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 5/21/2008 7:40 PM ET
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The liberal Quakers really interest me.  We have a congregation here that is awesome.  I've gone a few times and it was not at all what I expected of a Friend' meeting.  A lot of my family was historially Quaker, so I explored it as a connection to my roots.  I loved it!

 

Date Posted: 5/21/2008 9:06 PM ET
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1.  Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2.  Secular Humanism (93%)
3.  Liberal Quakers (89%)
4.  Neo-Pagan (87%)
5.  Theravada Buddhism (77%)
6.  Mainline - Liberal Christian Protestants (75%)
7.  Taoism (69%)
8.  New Age (66%)

 

Most definitely need a UU group here :)   I used to go to an awesome UU "church" in Maryland, but the one here is pretty conservative (not theologically, or politically.. but a stodgy old church looking building where everyone sits in the same seat for 20 years and doesn't greet visitors.... things I hated about going to church in general)... grew up mainline protestant

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Date Posted: 5/21/2008 10:08 PM ET
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I've always wanted to check out the Liberal Quakers, but there is zero opportunity here.  There might be some in St. Louis, but that's 2 hours away.

Date Posted: 5/21/2008 11:33 PM ET
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My dad was a Quaker.   He went to his church and my mom took me with her to the Baptist church.  Unfortunately for me! 

Date Posted: 5/22/2008 12:50 AM ET
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Screw trying to format that one I'll do a new one

1.     Secular Humanism (100%)
2.     Unitarian Universalism (91%)
3.     Liberal Quakers (74%)
4.     Non-theist (73%)
5.     Neo-Pagan (68%)
6.     Theravada Buddhism (66%)
7.     Mainline - Liberal Christian Protestants (65%)
8.     New Age (55%)
9.     Reform Judaism (51%)
10.     Taoism (44%)
11.     Mahayana Buddhism (43%)
12.     New Thought (37%)
13.     Orthodox Quaker (36%)
14.     Sikhism (33%)
15.     Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (29%)
16.     Scientology (29%)
17.     Bahai (27%)
18.     Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (25%)
19.     Mainline - Conservative Christian Protestant (19%)
20.     Jainism (19%)
21.     Eastern Orthodox (16%)
22.     Hinduism (16%)
23.     Islam (16%)
24.     Orthodox Judaism (16%)
25.     Roman Catholic (16%)
26.     Seventh Day Adventist (12%)
27.     Jehovah's Witness (8%)



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Date Posted: 5/22/2008 4:51 AM ET
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I had the hardest time trying to decide in some of those responses, I kept going back and changing my mind because none of them seemed exactly right.  But I guess the quiz is pretty good because when I finally settled, here's what I got:

1 Taoism (100%)   2 Mahayana Buddhism (95%) 3 Neo-Pagan (93%) 4 Hinduism (90%) 5 Unitarian Universalism (90%) 6 New Age (87%) 7 Liberal Quakers (85%) 8 New Thought (77%) 9 Scientology (76%) 10 Theravada Buddhism (76%)

Actually, some of the religions I scored high on sort of make me shudder.  No way will I ever regard myself as... (names omitted to avoid offending practitioners of the religions I will never join).

Date Posted: 5/22/2008 7:32 AM ET
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some of the religions I scored high on sort of make me shudder. Kari, my wife said the same thing when she took the quiz.

I'm wondering whether it means that fundamentally (hmmm, that word ...) we all have more in common and agree on more things than we disagree on. Which, if true, is a very hopeful thing to me.

Date Posted: 5/22/2008 9:18 AM ET
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If your beliefs fit in with a religion and that religion makes you shudder, doesn't that make you reconsider your perceptions of that religion? Maybe they're not so bad after all...


But what do I know. I'm 100% Secular Humanism.

T. -
Date Posted: 5/22/2008 9:23 AM ET
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I'm 100% Neo-pagan.  No surprise there.

Date Posted: 5/22/2008 9:27 AM ET
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I'm a Secular Humanist, which doesn't surprise me, because when I took a psychology class two years ago, I really identified with it.

Date Posted: 5/22/2008 9:32 AM ET
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I think I got UU last time I took this. BUT I dont remember the part about how important is this from the last time so I probably didnt see that and left them all on medium so that probably effected it.

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