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Marino613
04-15-2009, 11:32 PM
I know that some of you have probably seen this already. I think it is fun but severely limited. Anyway, here is another quiz to test which religion/spiritual path is most resonant with your personal beliefs.

http://www.beliefnet.com/Entertainment/Quizzes/BeliefOMatic.aspx

My results were not entirely false:

1.
Mahayana Buddhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Mahayana-Buddhists-Believe.aspx) (100%)
2.
Hinduism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Hindus-Believe.aspx) (95%)
3.
Unitarian Universalism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Unitarian-Universalists-Believe.aspx) (91%)
4.
Sikhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Sikhs-Believe.aspx) (87%)
5.
Liberal Quakers (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Liberal-Quakers-Believe.aspx) (85%)
6.
Neo-Pagan (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Neo-Pagans-Believe.aspx) (84%)
7.
Jainism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Jains-Believe.aspx) (83%)
8.
Theravada Buddhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Theravada-Buddhists-Believe.aspx) (80%)
9.
Baha'i Faith (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Bahai/What-Bahs-Believe.aspx) (76%)
10.
New Age (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-New-Agers-Believe.aspx) (74%)
11.
Reform Judaism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Reform-Jews-Believe.aspx) (72%)
12.
Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Liberal-Protestants-Believe.aspx) (67%)
13.
Orthodox Judaism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Orthodox-Jews-Believe.aspx) (60%)
14.
Scientology (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Scientologists-Believe.aspx) (60%)
15.
Taoism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Taoists-Believe.aspx) (60%)
16.
Orthodox Quaker (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Orthodox-Quakers-Believe.aspx) (59%)
17.
New Thought (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-New-Thought-Practitioners-Believe.aspx) (57%)
18.
Islam (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Muslims-Believe.aspx) (55%)
19.
Secular Humanism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Secular-Humanists-Believe.aspx) (50%)
20.
Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Christian-Scientists-Believe.aspx) (48%)
21.
Seventh Day Adventist (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Seventh-Day-Adventists-Believe.aspx) (40%)
22.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Latter-Day-Saints-Mormons-Believe.aspx) (36%)
23.
Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Conservative-Protestants-Believe.aspx) (31%)
24.
Eastern Orthodox (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Eastern-Orthodox-Christians-Believe.aspx) (29%)
25.
Nontheist (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Atheists-Agnostics-Believe.aspx) (29%)
26.
Roman Catholic (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Catholics-Believe.aspx) (29%)
27.
Jehovah's Witness (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Jehovahs-Witnesses-Believe.aspx) (28%)

I took their spiritual type quiz as well and that one hit things right on the money for me, but didn't tell me anything I didn't already know.

Locke
04-16-2009, 12:26 AM
1. Unitarian Universalism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Unitarian-Universalists-Believe.aspx) (100%) 2. Secular Humanism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Secular-Humanists-Believe.aspx) (95%) 3. Liberal Quakers (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Liberal-Quakers-Believe.aspx) (86%) 4. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Liberal-Protestants-Believe.aspx) (69%) 5. Theravada Buddhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Theravada-Buddhists-Believe.aspx) (69%) 6. Nontheist (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Atheists-Agnostics-Believe.aspx) (66%) 7. Neo-Pagan (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Neo-Pagans-Believe.aspx) (63%) 8. New Age (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-New-Agers-Believe.aspx) (56%) 9. Orthodox Quaker (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Orthodox-Quakers-Believe.aspx) (50%) 10. Taoism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Taoists-Believe.aspx) (50%) 11. Reform Judaism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Reform-Jews-Believe.aspx) (45%) 12. Mahayana Buddhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Mahayana-Buddhists-Believe.aspx) (45%) 13. Sikhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Sikhs-Believe.aspx) (39%) 14. Baha'i Faith (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Bahai/What-Bahs-Believe.aspx) (32%) 15. Scientology (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Scientologists-Believe.aspx) (31%) 16. Jainism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Jains-Believe.aspx) (31%) 17. New Thought (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-New-Thought-Practitioners-Believe.aspx) (29%) 18. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Latter-Day-Saints-Mormons-Believe.aspx) (26%) 19. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Christian-Scientists-Believe.aspx) (22%) 20. Seventh Day Adventist (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Seventh-Day-Adventists-Believe.aspx) (21%) 21. Hinduism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Hindus-Believe.aspx) (19%) 22. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Conservative-Protestants-Believe.aspx) (19%) 23. Eastern Orthodox (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Eastern-Orthodox-Christians-Believe.aspx) (17%) 24. Islam (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Muslims-Believe.aspx) (17%) 25. Orthodox Judaism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Orthodox-Jews-Believe.aspx) (17%) 26. Roman Catholic (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Catholics-Believe.aspx) (17%) 27. Jehovah's Witness (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Jehovahs-Witnesses-Believe.aspx) (13%)

d-day
04-16-2009, 12:36 AM
As an Agnostic, not suprised.

1. Nontheist (100%)
2. Secular Humanism (100%)
3. Theravada Buddhism (91%)
4. Unitarian Universalism (85%)
5. Liberal Quakers (53%)
6. Neo-Pagan (46%)
7. Taoism (32%)
8. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (30%)
9. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (28%)
10. Orthodox Quaker (28%)
11. Sikhism (28%)
12. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (23%)
13. New Age (23%)
14. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (21%)
15. Mahayana Buddhism (19%)
16. Baha'i Faith (14%)
17. Eastern Orthodox (14%)
18. Hinduism (14%)
19. Islam (14%)
20. Jainism (14%)
21. Jehovah's Witness (14%)
22. New Thought (14%)
23. Orthodox Judaism (14%)
24. Reform Judaism (14%)
25. Roman Catholic (14%)
26. Scientology (14%)
27. Seventh Day Adventist (14%)

Tetragrammaton
04-16-2009, 12:49 AM
1. Secular Humanism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Secular-Humanists-Believe.aspx) (100%) 2. Unitarian Universalism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Unitarian-Universalists-Believe.aspx) (91%) 3. Nontheist (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Atheists-Agnostics-Believe.aspx) (84%) 4. Liberal Quakers (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Liberal-Quakers-Believe.aspx) (74%) 5. Theravada Buddhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Theravada-Buddhists-Believe.aspx) (70%) 6. Neo-Pagan (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Neo-Pagans-Believe.aspx) (62%) 7. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Liberal-Protestants-Believe.aspx) (58%) 8. Taoism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Taoists-Believe.aspx) (49%) 9. New Age (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-New-Agers-Believe.aspx) (46%) 10. Orthodox Quaker (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Orthodox-Quakers-Believe.aspx) (39%) 11. Reform Judaism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Reform-Jews-Believe.aspx) (37%) 12. Mahayana Buddhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Mahayana-Buddhists-Believe.aspx) (36%) 13. Baha'i Faith (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Bahai/What-Bahs-Believe.aspx) (24%) 14. Sikhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Sikhs-Believe.aspx) (24%) 15. Scientology (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Scientologists-Believe.aspx) (24%) 16. Jainism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Jains-Believe.aspx) (23%) 17. Seventh Day Adventist (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Seventh-Day-Adventists-Believe.aspx) (23%) 18. New Thought (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-New-Thought-Practitioners-Believe.aspx) (21%) 19. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Conservative-Protestants-Believe.aspx) (20%) 20. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Latter-Day-Saints-Mormons-Believe.aspx) (18%) 21. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Christian-Scientists-Believe.aspx) (15%) 22. Hinduism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Hindus-Believe.aspx) (12%) 23. Eastern Orthodox (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Eastern-Orthodox-Christians-Believe.aspx) (10%) 24. Islam (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Muslims-Believe.aspx) (10%) 25. Orthodox Judaism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Orthodox-Jews-Believe.aspx) (10%) 26. Roman Catholic (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Catholics-Believe.aspx) (10%) 27. Jehovah's Witness (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Jehovahs-Witnesses-Believe.aspx) (6%)

tylerdolphin
04-16-2009, 01:10 AM
1. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Liberal-Protestants-Believe.aspx) (100%) 2. Unitarian Universalism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Unitarian-Universalists-Believe.aspx) (97%) 3. Liberal Quakers (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Liberal-Quakers-Believe.aspx) (90%) 4. Orthodox Quaker (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Orthodox-Quakers-Believe.aspx) (84%) 5. Secular Humanism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Secular-Humanists-Believe.aspx) (73%) 6. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Conservative-Protestants-Believe.aspx) (68%) 7. Theravada Buddhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Theravada-Buddhists-Believe.aspx) (66%) 8. Seventh Day Adventist (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Seventh-Day-Adventists-Believe.aspx) (60%) 9. Neo-Pagan (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Neo-Pagans-Believe.aspx) (60%) 10. Reform Judaism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Reform-Jews-Believe.aspx) (59%) 11. Nontheist (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Atheists-Agnostics-Believe.aspx) (58%) 12. New Age (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-New-Agers-Believe.aspx) (57%) 13. Baha'i Faith (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Bahai/What-Bahs-Believe.aspx) (54%) 14. Eastern Orthodox (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Eastern-Orthodox-Christians-Believe.aspx) (53%) 15. Roman Catholic (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Catholics-Believe.aspx) (53%) 16. Mahayana Buddhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Mahayana-Buddhists-Believe.aspx) (52%) 17. Taoism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Taoists-Believe.aspx) (49%) 18. New Thought (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-New-Thought-Practitioners-Believe.aspx) (46%) 19. Hinduism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Hindus-Believe.aspx) (45%) 20. Scientology (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Scientologists-Believe.aspx) (43%) 21. Orthodox Judaism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Orthodox-Jews-Believe.aspx) (43%) 22. Sikhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Sikhs-Believe.aspx) (43%) 23. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Christian-Scientists-Believe.aspx) (42%) 24. Islam (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Muslims-Believe.aspx) (38%) 25. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Latter-Day-Saints-Mormons-Believe.aspx) (36%) 26. Jainism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Jains-Believe.aspx) (34%) 27. Jehovah's Witness (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Jehovahs-Witnesses-Believe.aspx) (16%)

CedarPhin
04-16-2009, 05:23 AM
1. Nontheist (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Atheists-Agnostics-Believe.aspx) (100%) 2. Secular Humanism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Secular-Humanists-Believe.aspx) (79%) 3. Theravada Buddhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Theravada-Buddhists-Believe.aspx) (78%) 4. Unitarian Universalism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Unitarian-Universalists-Believe.aspx) (74%) 5. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Conservative-Protestants-Believe.aspx) (59%) 6. Liberal Quakers (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Liberal-Quakers-Believe.aspx) (55%) 7. Neo-Pagan (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Neo-Pagans-Believe.aspx) (55%) 8. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Liberal-Protestants-Believe.aspx) (50%) 9. Mahayana Buddhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Mahayana-Buddhists-Believe.aspx) (49%) 10. Islam (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Muslims-Believe.aspx) (48%) 11. Orthodox Judaism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Orthodox-Jews-Believe.aspx) (48%) 12. New Thought (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-New-Thought-Practitioners-Believe.aspx) (43%) 13. Scientology (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Scientologists-Believe.aspx) (43%) 14. Taoism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Taoists-Believe.aspx) (43%) 15. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Christian-Scientists-Believe.aspx) (41%) 16. Jainism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Jains-Believe.aspx) (41%) 17. Reform Judaism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Reform-Jews-Believe.aspx) (41%) 18. Sikhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Sikhs-Believe.aspx) (40%) 19. Eastern Orthodox (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Eastern-Orthodox-Christians-Believe.aspx) (37%) 20. Hinduism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Hindus-Believe.aspx) (37%) 21. Roman Catholic (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Catholics-Believe.aspx) (37%) 22. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Latter-Day-Saints-Mormons-Believe.aspx) (34%) 23. Seventh Day Adventist (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Seventh-Day-Adventists-Believe.aspx) (30%) 24. New Age (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-New-Agers-Believe.aspx) (28%) 25. Orthodox Quaker (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Orthodox-Quakers-Believe.aspx) (26%) 26. Baha'i Faith (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Bahai/What-Bahs-Believe.aspx) (26%) 27. Jehovah's Witness (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Jehovahs-Witnesses-Believe.aspx) (22%)

Dolphan7
04-16-2009, 11:22 AM
Wow. The Jehovah Witness are getting no representation!

tylerdolphin
04-16-2009, 11:55 AM
Wow. The Jehovah Witness are getting no representation!
I sleep in on Saturdays. I'd suck at being a Jehovah's Witness

emeraldfin
04-16-2009, 11:59 AM
1. Unitarian Universalism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Unitarian-Universalists-Believe.aspx) (100%)
2. Liberal Quakers (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Liberal-Quakers-Believe.aspx) (89%)
3. Neo-Pagan (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Neo-Pagans-Believe.aspx) (88%)
4. Mahayana Buddhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Mahayana-Buddhists-Believe.aspx) (82%)
5. New Age (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-New-Agers-Believe.aspx) (77%)
6. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Liberal-Protestants-Believe.aspx) (77%)
7. Theravada Buddhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Theravada-Buddhists-Believe.aspx) (75%)
8. Secular Humanism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Secular-Humanists-Believe.aspx) (73%)
9. Hinduism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Hindus-Believe.aspx) (71%)
10. Sikhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Sikhs-Believe.aspx) (67%)
11. Taoism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Taoists-Believe.aspx) (66%)
12. Reform Judaism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Reform-Jews-Believe.aspx) (63%)
13. New Thought (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-New-Thought-Practitioners-Believe.aspx) (62%)
14. Scientology (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Scientologists-Believe.aspx) (61%)
15. Jainism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Jains-Believe.aspx) (58%)
16. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Christian-Scientists-Believe.aspx) (51%)
17. Nontheist (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Atheists-Agnostics-Believe.aspx) (47%)
18. Baha'i Faith (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Bahai/What-Bahs-Believe.aspx) (43%)
19. Orthodox Quaker (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Orthodox-Quakers-Believe.aspx) (40%)
20. Orthodox Judaism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Orthodox-Jews-Believe.aspx) (36%)
21. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Latter-Day-Saints-Mormons-Believe.aspx) (31%)
22. Seventh Day Adventist (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Seventh-Day-Adventists-Believe.aspx) (28%)
23. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Conservative-Protestants-Believe.aspx) (27%)
24. Islam (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Muslims-Believe.aspx) (27%)
25. Eastern Orthodox (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Eastern-Orthodox-Christians-Believe.aspx) (22%)
26. Roman Catholic (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Catholics-Believe.aspx) (22%)
27. Jehovah's Witness (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Jehovahs-Witnesses-Believe.aspx) (20%)

Dolphan7
04-16-2009, 12:23 PM
1. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Conservative-Protestants-Believe.aspx) (100%)
2. Eastern Orthodox (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Eastern-Orthodox-Christians-Believe.aspx) (88%)
3. Roman Catholic (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Catholics-Believe.aspx) (88%)
4. Seventh Day Adventist (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Seventh-Day-Adventists-Believe.aspx) (87%)
5. Orthodox Quaker (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Orthodox-Quakers-Believe.aspx) (73%)
6. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Latter-Day-Saints-Mormons-Believe.aspx) (68%)
7. Orthodox Judaism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Orthodox-Jews-Believe.aspx) (60%)
8. Hinduism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Hindus-Believe.aspx) (57%)
9. Jehovah's Witness (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Jehovahs-Witnesses-Believe.aspx) (57%)
10. Islam (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Muslims-Believe.aspx) (53%)
11. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Liberal-Protestants-Believe.aspx) (51%)
12. Sikhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Sikhs-Believe.aspx) (37%)
13. Baha'i Faith (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Bahai/What-Bahs-Believe.aspx) (33%)
14. Jainism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Jains-Believe.aspx) (32%)
15. Liberal Quakers (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Liberal-Quakers-Believe.aspx) (24%)
16. Mahayana Buddhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Mahayana-Buddhists-Believe.aspx) (23%)
17. Theravada Buddhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Theravada-Buddhists-Believe.aspx) (23%)
18. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Christian-Scientists-Believe.aspx) (23%)
19. Nontheist (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Atheists-Agnostics-Believe.aspx) (22%)
20. Reform Judaism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Reform-Jews-Believe.aspx) (22%)
21. Unitarian Universalism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Unitarian-Universalists-Believe.aspx) (20%)
22. Scientology (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Scientologists-Believe.aspx) (19%)
23. Neo-Pagan (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Neo-Pagans-Believe.aspx) (17%)
24. New Thought (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-New-Thought-Practitioners-Believe.aspx) (13%)
25. New Age (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-New-Agers-Believe.aspx) (9%)
26. Taoism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Taoists-Believe.aspx) (9%)
27. Secular Humanism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Secular-Humanists-Believe.aspx) (7%)

Marino613
04-16-2009, 01:16 PM
1. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Conservative-Protestants-Believe.aspx) (100%)
2. Eastern Orthodox (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Eastern-Orthodox-Christians-Believe.aspx) (88%)
3. Roman Catholic (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Catholics-Believe.aspx) (88%)
4. Seventh Day Adventist (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Seventh-Day-Adventists-Believe.aspx) (87%)
5. Orthodox Quaker (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Orthodox-Quakers-Believe.aspx) (73%)
6. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Latter-Day-Saints-Mormons-Believe.aspx) (68%)
7. Orthodox Judaism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Orthodox-Jews-Believe.aspx) (60%)
8. Hinduism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Hindus-Believe.aspx) (57%)
9. Jehovah's Witness (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Jehovahs-Witnesses-Believe.aspx) (57%)
10. Islam (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Muslims-Believe.aspx) (53%)
11. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Liberal-Protestants-Believe.aspx) (51%)
12. Sikhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Sikhs-Believe.aspx) (37%)
13. Baha'i Faith (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Bahai/What-Bahs-Believe.aspx) (33%)
14. Jainism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Jains-Believe.aspx) (32%)
15. Liberal Quakers (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Liberal-Quakers-Believe.aspx) (24%)
16. Mahayana Buddhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Mahayana-Buddhists-Believe.aspx) (23%)
17. Theravada Buddhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Theravada-Buddhists-Believe.aspx) (23%)
18. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Christian-Scientists-Believe.aspx) (23%)
19. Nontheist (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Atheists-Agnostics-Believe.aspx) (22%)
20. Reform Judaism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Reform-Jews-Believe.aspx) (22%)
21. Unitarian Universalism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Unitarian-Universalists-Believe.aspx) (20%)
22. Scientology (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Scientologists-Believe.aspx) (19%)
23. Neo-Pagan (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Neo-Pagans-Believe.aspx) (17%)
24. New Thought (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-New-Thought-Practitioners-Believe.aspx) (13%)
25. New Age (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-New-Agers-Believe.aspx) (9%)
26. Taoism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Taoists-Believe.aspx) (9%)
27. Secular Humanism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Secular-Humanists-Believe.aspx) (7%)

Hey D7! We agree on something. We are both 60% Orthodox Jewish! :hi5:

Have 60% a Happy Passover!

Dolphan7
04-16-2009, 01:51 PM
Shalom my friend:lol:

PhinzN703
04-23-2009, 02:48 PM
1. Neo-Pagan (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Neo-Pagans-Believe.aspx) (100%) 2. Mahayana Buddhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Mahayana-Buddhists-Believe.aspx) (95%) 3. Liberal Quakers (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Liberal-Quakers-Believe.aspx) (92%) 4. Unitarian Universalism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Unitarian-Universalists-Believe.aspx) (91%) 5. Hinduism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Hindus-Believe.aspx) (84%) 6. Jainism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Jains-Believe.aspx) (78%) 7. Theravada Buddhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Theravada-Buddhists-Believe.aspx) (78%) 8. Secular Humanism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Secular-Humanists-Believe.aspx) (77%) 9. Taoism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Taoists-Believe.aspx) (76%) 10. New Age (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-New-Agers-Believe.aspx) (75%) 11. Reform Judaism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Reform-Jews-Believe.aspx) (69%) 12. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Liberal-Protestants-Believe.aspx) (62%) 13. Baha'i Faith (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Bahai/What-Bahs-Believe.aspx) (61%) 14. Nontheist (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Atheists-Agnostics-Believe.aspx) (61%) 15. Sikhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Sikhs-Believe.aspx) (55%) 16. Orthodox Quaker (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Orthodox-Quakers-Believe.aspx) (50%) 17. Scientology (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Scientologists-Believe.aspx) (48%) 18. Islam (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Muslims-Believe.aspx) (46%) 19. Orthodox Judaism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Orthodox-Jews-Believe.aspx) (46%) 20. New Thought (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-New-Thought-Practitioners-Believe.aspx) (45%) 21. Seventh Day Adventist (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Seventh-Day-Adventists-Believe.aspx) (44%) 22. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Conservative-Protestants-Believe.aspx) (32%) 23. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Christian-Scientists-Believe.aspx) (30%) 24. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Latter-Day-Saints-Mormons-Believe.aspx) (30%) 25. Eastern Orthodox (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Eastern-Orthodox-Christians-Believe.aspx) (21%) 26. Roman Catholic (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Catholics-Believe.aspx) (21%) 27. Jehovah's Witness (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Jehovahs-Witnesses-Believe.aspx) (13%)

ih8brady
04-23-2009, 06:27 PM
1. Theravada Buddhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Theravada-Buddhists-Believe.aspx) (100%) 2. Secular Humanism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Secular-Humanists-Believe.aspx) (98%) 3. Nontheist (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Atheists-Agnostics-Believe.aspx) (92%) 4. Unitarian Universalism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Unitarian-Universalists-Believe.aspx) (89%) 5. Liberal Quakers (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Liberal-Quakers-Believe.aspx) (73%) 6. Neo-Pagan (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Neo-Pagans-Believe.aspx) (71%) 7. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Liberal-Protestants-Believe.aspx) (55%) 8. Taoism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Taoists-Believe.aspx) (54%) 9. Mahayana Buddhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Mahayana-Buddhists-Believe.aspx) (53%) 10. Hinduism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Hindus-Believe.aspx) (50%) 11. Reform Judaism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Reform-Jews-Believe.aspx) (49%) 12. New Thought (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-New-Thought-Practitioners-Believe.aspx) (45%) 13. Scientology (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Scientologists-Believe.aspx) (45%) 14. Jainism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Jains-Believe.aspx) (44%) 15. New Age (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-New-Agers-Believe.aspx) (44%) 16. Eastern Orthodox (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Eastern-Orthodox-Christians-Believe.aspx) (37%) 17. Islam (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Muslims-Believe.aspx) (37%) 18. Orthodox Judaism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Orthodox-Jews-Believe.aspx) (37%) 19. Roman Catholic (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Catholics-Believe.aspx) (37%) 20. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Christian-Scientists-Believe.aspx) (36%) 21. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Conservative-Protestants-Believe.aspx) (35%) 22. Seventh Day Adventist (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Seventh-Day-Adventists-Believe.aspx) (34%) 23. Baha'i Faith (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Bahai/What-Bahs-Believe.aspx) (33%) 24. Jehovah's Witness (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Jehovahs-Witnesses-Believe.aspx) (30%) 25. Sikhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Sikhs-Believe.aspx) (30%) 26. Orthodox Quaker (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Orthodox-Quakers-Believe.aspx) (28%) 27. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Latter-Day-Saints-Mormons-Believe.aspx) (18%)

X-Pacolypse
04-23-2009, 08:05 PM
1. Unitarian Universalism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Unitarian-Universalists-Believe.aspx) (100%) 2. Secular Humanism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Secular-Humanists-Believe.aspx) (86%) 3. Theravada Buddhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Theravada-Buddhists-Believe.aspx) (80%) 4. Liberal Quakers (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Liberal-Quakers-Believe.aspx) (80%) 5. Neo-Pagan (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Neo-Pagans-Believe.aspx) (77%) 6. New Age (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-New-Agers-Believe.aspx) (69%) 7. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Liberal-Protestants-Believe.aspx) (69%) 8. Nontheist (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Atheists-Agnostics-Believe.aspx) (64%) 9. Reform Judaism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Reform-Jews-Believe.aspx) (56%) 10. Mahayana Buddhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Mahayana-Buddhists-Believe.aspx) (54%) 11. Taoism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Taoists-Believe.aspx) (49%) 12. New Thought (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-New-Thought-Practitioners-Believe.aspx) (49%) 13. Sikhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Sikhs-Believe.aspx) (36%) 14. Scientology (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Scientologists-Believe.aspx) (36%) 15. Baha'i Faith (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Bahai/What-Bahs-Believe.aspx) (31%) 16. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Christian-Scientists-Believe.aspx) (27%) 17. Orthodox Quaker (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Orthodox-Quakers-Believe.aspx) (25%) 18. Jainism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Jains-Believe.aspx) (25%) 19. Hinduism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Hindus-Believe.aspx) (18%) 20. Orthodox Judaism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Orthodox-Jews-Believe.aspx) (14%) 21. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Conservative-Protestants-Believe.aspx) (11%) 22. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Latter-Day-Saints-Mormons-Believe.aspx) (10%) 23. Seventh Day Adventist (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Seventh-Day-Adventists-Believe.aspx) (7%) 24. Eastern Orthodox (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Eastern-Orthodox-Christians-Believe.aspx) (1%) 25. Islam (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Muslims-Believe.aspx) (1%) 26. Roman Catholic (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Catholics-Believe.aspx) (1%) 27. Jehovah's Witness (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Jehovahs-Witnesses-Believe.aspx) (0%)

Dolphin39
04-24-2009, 01:04 AM
I'm glad to report I'm a Conservative Christian/Protestant!

Here are my numbers:

1. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Conservative-Protestants-Believe.aspx) (100%)
2. Seventh Day Adventist (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Seventh-Day-Adventists-Believe.aspx) (83%)
3. Baha'i Faith (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Bahai/What-Bahs-Believe.aspx) (81%)
4. Orthodox Judaism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Orthodox-Jews-Believe.aspx) (80%)
5. Islam (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Muslims-Believe.aspx) (78%)
6. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Liberal-Protestants-Believe.aspx) (73%)
7. Orthodox Quaker (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Orthodox-Quakers-Believe.aspx) (73%)
8. Eastern Orthodox (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Eastern-Orthodox-Christians-Believe.aspx) (72%)
9. Roman Catholic (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Catholics-Believe.aspx) (72%)
10. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Latter-Day-Saints-Mormons-Believe.aspx) (71%)
11. Jehovah's Witness (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Jehovahs-Witnesses-Believe.aspx) (63%)
12. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Christian-Scientists-Believe.aspx) (56%)
13. Sikhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Sikhs-Believe.aspx) (56%)
14. Reform Judaism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Reform-Jews-Believe.aspx) (52%)
15. Liberal Quakers (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Liberal-Quakers-Believe.aspx) (47%)
16. Jainism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Jains-Believe.aspx) (45%)
17. Hinduism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Hindus-Believe.aspx) (41%)
18. Mahayana Buddhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Mahayana-Buddhists-Believe.aspx) (36%)
19. Theravada Buddhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Theravada-Buddhists-Believe.aspx) (36%)
20. New Thought (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-New-Thought-Practitioners-Believe.aspx) (36%)
21. Nontheist (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Atheists-Agnostics-Believe.aspx) (35%)
22. Unitarian Universalism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Unitarian-Universalists-Believe.aspx) (35%)
23. Scientology (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Scientologists-Believe.aspx) (34%)
24. Neo-Pagan (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Neo-Pagans-Believe.aspx) (23%)
25. New Age (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-New-Agers-Believe.aspx) (22%)
26. Taoism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Taoists-Believe.aspx) (19%)
27. Secular Humanism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Secular-Humanists-Believe.aspx)(16%)

Bumpus
05-03-2009, 06:16 PM
:chuckle:
I call shenanigans.

Why is there no Bumpus-ism involved?

Gonzo
05-05-2009, 08:12 AM
:chuckle:
I call shenanigans.

Why is there no Bumpus-ism involved?what would be the point of adding the rest?

Gonzo
05-05-2009, 08:38 AM
1. Jehovah's Witness (100%)
2. Orthodox Judaism (95%)
3. Islam (83%)
4. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (82%)
5. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (75%)
6. Sikhism (72%)
7. Hinduism (71%)
8. Eastern Orthodox (71%)
9. Roman Catholic (71%)
10. Seventh Day Adventist (70%)
11. Jainism (67%)
12. Reform Judaism (59%)
13. Baha'i Faith (57%)
14. Orthodox Quaker (54%)
15. Mahayana Buddhism (36%)
16. Liberal Quakers (36%)
17. Neo-Pagan (35%)
18. Unitarian Universalism (33%)
19. Scientology (33%)
20. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (31%)
21. New Thought (29%)
22. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (27%)
23. Theravada Buddhism (24%)
24. New Age (23%)
25. Nontheist (17%)
26. Secular Humanism (17%)
27. Taoism (9%)

:lol:

Vaark
05-09-2009, 07:44 AM
This is actually funny, since it's not the first time I've been called a "pagan." :chuckle:
Now I gotta figure out how this jibes with those basic principles of Deism which have long provided a spiritual landing zone and comfort level for me.

. Neo-Pagan (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Neo-Pagans-Believe.aspx) (100%) 2. Unitarian Universalism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Unitarian-Universalists-Believe.aspx) (98%) 3. Secular Humanism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Secular-Humanists-Believe.aspx) (93%) 4. New Age (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-New-Agers-Believe.aspx) (89%) 5. Liberal Quakers (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Liberal-Quakers-Believe.aspx) (84%) 6. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Liberal-Protestants-Believe.aspx) (74%) 7. Theravada Buddhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Theravada-Buddhists-Believe.aspx) (71%) 8. Mahayana Buddhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Mahayana-Buddhists-Believe.aspx) (70%) 9. Nontheist (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Atheists-Agnostics-Believe.aspx) (68%) 10. Taoism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Taoists-Believe.aspx) (64%) 11. Scientology (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Scientologists-Believe.aspx) (63%) 12. Reform Judaism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Reform-Jews-Believe.aspx) (62%) 13. New Thought (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-New-Thought-Practitioners-Believe.aspx) (62%) 14. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Christian-Scientists-Believe.aspx) (54%) 15. Sikhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Sikhs-Believe.aspx) (49%) 16. Orthodox Quaker (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Orthodox-Quakers-Believe.aspx) (40%) 17. Baha'i Faith (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Bahai/What-Bahs-Believe.aspx) (37%) 18. Hinduism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Hindus-Believe.aspx) (37%) 19. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Latter-Day-Saints-Mormons-Believe.aspx) (31%) 20. Jainism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Jains-Believe.aspx) (31%) 21. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Conservative-Protestants-Believe.aspx) (25%) 22. Orthodox Judaism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Orthodox-Jews-Believe.aspx) (25%) 23. Eastern Orthodox (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Eastern-Orthodox-Christians-Believe.aspx) (21%) 24. Islam (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Muslims-Believe.aspx) (21%) 25. Roman Catholic (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Catholics-Believe.aspx) (21%) 26. Seventh Day Adventist (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Seventh-Day-Adventists-Believe.aspx) (12%) 27. Jehovah's Witness (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Jehovahs-Witnesses-Believe.aspx) (6%)

PhinzN703
06-12-2009, 03:44 PM
This is actually funny, since it's not the first time I've been called a "pagan." :chuckle:
Now I gotta figure out how this jibes with those basic principles of Deism which have long provided a spiritual landing zone and comfort level for me.

. Neo-Pagan (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Neo-Pagans-Believe.aspx) (100%) 2. Unitarian Universalism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Unitarian-Universalists-Believe.aspx) (98%) 3. Secular Humanism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Secular-Humanists-Believe.aspx) (93%) 4. New Age (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-New-Agers-Believe.aspx) (89%) 5. Liberal Quakers (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Liberal-Quakers-Believe.aspx) (84%) 6. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Liberal-Protestants-Believe.aspx) (74%) 7. Theravada Buddhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Theravada-Buddhists-Believe.aspx) (71%) 8. Mahayana Buddhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Mahayana-Buddhists-Believe.aspx) (70%) 9. Nontheist (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Atheists-Agnostics-Believe.aspx) (68%) 10. Taoism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Taoists-Believe.aspx) (64%) 11. Scientology (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Scientologists-Believe.aspx) (63%) 12. Reform Judaism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Reform-Jews-Believe.aspx) (62%) 13. New Thought (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-New-Thought-Practitioners-Believe.aspx) (62%) 14. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Christian-Scientists-Believe.aspx) (54%) 15. Sikhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Sikhs-Believe.aspx) (49%) 16. Orthodox Quaker (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Orthodox-Quakers-Believe.aspx) (40%) 17. Baha'i Faith (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Bahai/What-Bahs-Believe.aspx) (37%) 18. Hinduism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Hindus-Believe.aspx) (37%) 19. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Latter-Day-Saints-Mormons-Believe.aspx) (31%) 20. Jainism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Jains-Believe.aspx) (31%) 21. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Conservative-Protestants-Believe.aspx) (25%) 22. Orthodox Judaism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Orthodox-Jews-Believe.aspx) (25%) 23. Eastern Orthodox (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Eastern-Orthodox-Christians-Believe.aspx) (21%) 24. Islam (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Muslims-Believe.aspx) (21%) 25. Roman Catholic (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Catholics-Believe.aspx) (21%) 26. Seventh Day Adventist (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Seventh-Day-Adventists-Believe.aspx) (12%) 27. Jehovah's Witness (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Jehovahs-Witnesses-Believe.aspx) (6%)

Same here

GoonBoss
06-29-2009, 09:49 AM
1. Neo-Pagan (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Neo-Pagans-Believe.aspx) (100%) 2. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Liberal-Protestants-Believe.aspx) (95%) 3. Liberal Quakers (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Liberal-Quakers-Believe.aspx) (89%) 4. Unitarian Universalism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Unitarian-Universalists-Believe.aspx) (89%) 5. New Age (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-New-Agers-Believe.aspx) (88%) 6. Mahayana Buddhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Mahayana-Buddhists-Believe.aspx) (84%) 7. Orthodox Quaker (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Orthodox-Quakers-Believe.aspx) (82%) 8. Reform Judaism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Reform-Jews-Believe.aspx) (76%) 9. Theravada Buddhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Theravada-Buddhists-Believe.aspx) (76%) 10. Scientology (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Scientologists-Believe.aspx) (75%) 11. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Conservative-Protestants-Believe.aspx) (75%) 12. Sikhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Sikhs-Believe.aspx) (73%) 13. Hinduism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Hindus-Believe.aspx) (73%) 14. New Thought (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-New-Thought-Practitioners-Believe.aspx) (73%) 15. Eastern Orthodox (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Eastern-Orthodox-Christians-Believe.aspx) (67%) 16. Roman Catholic (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Catholics-Believe.aspx) (67%) 17. Taoism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Taoists-Believe.aspx) (64%) 18. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Christian-Scientists-Believe.aspx) (63%) 19. Orthodox Judaism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Orthodox-Jews-Believe.aspx) (62%) 20. Secular Humanism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Secular-Humanists-Believe.aspx) (60%) 21. Jainism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Jains-Believe.aspx) (57%) 22. Baha'i Faith (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Bahai/What-Bahs-Believe.aspx) (54%) 23. Islam (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Muslims-Believe.aspx) (54%) 24. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Latter-Day-Saints-Mormons-Believe.aspx) (47%) 25. Seventh Day Adventist (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Seventh-Day-Adventists-Believe.aspx) (44%) 26. Nontheist (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Atheists-Agnostics-Believe.aspx) (42%) 27. Jehovah's Witness (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Jehovahs-Witnesses-Believe.aspx) (26%)
Little surprised that Neo Pagan would show up so high on mine. I find that odd. I'm guessing it's because I checked reverence to nature being important (But low import)

Not surprised to see Mormonism and Jehova's Witnesses low as I think they are bat-**** crazy.

emeraldfin
06-29-2009, 10:10 AM
1. Neo-Pagan (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Neo-Pagans-Believe.aspx) (100%) 2. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Liberal-Protestants-Believe.aspx) (95%) 3. Liberal Quakers (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Liberal-Quakers-Believe.aspx) (89%) 4. Unitarian Universalism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Unitarian-Universalists-Believe.aspx) (89%) 5. New Age (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-New-Agers-Believe.aspx) (88%) 6. Mahayana Buddhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Mahayana-Buddhists-Believe.aspx) (84%) 7. Orthodox Quaker (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Orthodox-Quakers-Believe.aspx) (82%) 8. Reform Judaism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Reform-Jews-Believe.aspx) (76%) 9. Theravada Buddhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Theravada-Buddhists-Believe.aspx) (76%) 10. Scientology (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Scientologists-Believe.aspx) (75%) 11. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Conservative-Protestants-Believe.aspx) (75%) 12. Sikhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Sikhs-Believe.aspx) (73%) 13. Hinduism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Hindus-Believe.aspx) (73%) 14. New Thought (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-New-Thought-Practitioners-Believe.aspx) (73%) 15. Eastern Orthodox (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Eastern-Orthodox-Christians-Believe.aspx) (67%) 16. Roman Catholic (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Catholics-Believe.aspx) (67%) 17. Taoism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Taoists-Believe.aspx) (64%) 18. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Christian-Scientists-Believe.aspx) (63%) 19. Orthodox Judaism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Orthodox-Jews-Believe.aspx) (62%) 20. Secular Humanism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Secular-Humanists-Believe.aspx) (60%) 21. Jainism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Jains-Believe.aspx) (57%) 22. Baha'i Faith (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Bahai/What-Bahs-Believe.aspx) (54%) 23. Islam (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Muslims-Believe.aspx) (54%) 24. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Latter-Day-Saints-Mormons-Believe.aspx) (47%) 25. Seventh Day Adventist (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Seventh-Day-Adventists-Believe.aspx) (44%) 26. Nontheist (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Atheists-Agnostics-Believe.aspx) (42%) 27. Jehovah's Witness (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Jehovahs-Witnesses-Believe.aspx) (26%)
Little surprised that Neo Pagan would show up so high on mine. I find that odd. I'm guessing it's because I checked reverence to nature being important (But low import)

Not surprised to see Mormonism and Jehova's Witnesses low as I think they are bat-**** crazy.


What I find strange about your one Goon is how close Paganism and Christianity are to each other.

GoonBoss
06-29-2009, 10:23 AM
What I find strange about your one Goon is how close Paganism and Christianity are to each other.

:lol: The more I look at it, the more I go :confused:.

I assume the Neo-Paganism is for my feeling about the stewardship mankind owes to the world and all living things in general. It's not a sole driver of a belief for me, but, it's up there with the guiding principals I use.

Christianity....Not terribly surprised because I sort of answered some questions based on my knowledge of Christian theology, so, that might have been what did it. I prolly should have just clicked "Not important." I figgure I rated mainline to liberal because of my beliefs on abortion.

I would have expected to see Buddism being much higher on my scale, as I am very much a believer in the principal of Kahrma.

I am also very surprised to see Quakerism so high. I could not be more diametricly opposed to most of the basic tennants of Quakerism as I understand it. Perhaps I'm just wrong on my opinion there.

GoonBoss
06-29-2009, 10:27 AM
Abortion is not condemned, as there is no official doctrine; beliefs about abortion range the full spectrum. Views on divorce, homosexuality, and gender equality are generally very supportive of human differences, equality, and personal choice. Many believe that involvement in community action, especially regarding environmental (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Neo-Pagans-Believe.aspx#) concerns, is integral to the belief in human interdependence and worship of the Earth Mother.

That's pretty much me dead on except for the actual worship of the "Earth mother" part.

emeraldfin
06-29-2009, 11:01 AM
:lol: The more I look at it, the more I go :confused:.

I assume the Neo-Paganism is for my feeling about the stewardship mankind owes to the world and all living things in general. It's not a sole driver of a belief for me, but, it's up there with the guiding principals I use.

Christianity....Not terribly surprised because I sort of answered some questions based on my knowledge of Christian theology, so, that might have been what did it. I prolly should have just clicked "Not important." I figgure I rated mainline to liberal because of my beliefs on abortion.

I would have expected to see Buddism being much higher on my scale, as I am very much a believer in the principal of Kahrma.

I am also very surprised to see Quakerism so high. I could not be more diametricly opposed to most of the basic tennants of Quakerism as I understand it. Perhaps I'm just wrong on my opinion there.

Looks like you are a very confused man when it comes to spirtuality and morality Goon :lol:.

From what you pointed out, it seems like you have taken certain aspects from each religion and formed your own beliefs from that.

Agnostic, with a Christian back-ground?

GoonBoss
06-29-2009, 11:21 AM
Looks like you are a very confused man when it comes to spirtuality and morality Goon :lol:.

From what you pointed out, it seems like you have taken certain aspects from each religion and formed your own beliefs from that.

Agnostic, with a Christian back-ground?

:lol:

I don't know about "confused", though I will say in my 41 years on the planet that I have gone through a number of signifigant spiritual changes. My upbringing is very definitly Christian. As a kid/young adult some of the issues like abortion that define liberal/conservative slants just never seemed to come up. Odd now that I think about it, as I grew up in rural eastern NC.

In my early 20s I rejected Christianity. I won't go into all the reasons, but, the basic tennant of putting God in a box for convienient definition never sat well with me....As did the concept of a completely benevolent Christian god. that rewards all the "good" people and spanks all the "bad" people.

I do believe that there is a benevolent power of sorts that sort of keeps harmony in the universe and that "good" and "evil" are not set in stone. I believe it's more along the lines of "Unselfish" and, "selfish". The worship of self, as opposed to the belief of your place in the universal order as a facilitator of greater harmony.

I believe in an afterlife of sorts. I think lots of things in this world that are chalked up to "coincidence" or "dreams", or "inspiration" are past existances or awarenesses creeping in to influence your present existance for the betterment of the whole.

I have a great deal of respect for existance. Oddly, I would feel much more remorse killing an animal than I would a person....Reason being is that if I ever had to kill a person, they would have been in a position where they are trying to impose thier will on me by consious choice, whereas an animal is not consious of the imposition of his will...Simply acting from a lesser-involved consiousness.

My belief system is sort of odd, I admit, but it's from my study of various ideas. I'm a beliver in the integral blend of mysticism and man......I just am not so arrogant as to believe I can box everything up with a neat bow.

GoonBoss
06-29-2009, 11:32 AM
1. Neo-Pagan (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Neo-Pagans-Believe.aspx) (100%) 2. Unitarian Universalism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Unitarian-Universalists-Believe.aspx) (91%) 3. Mahayana Buddhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Mahayana-Buddhists-Believe.aspx) (91%) 4. New Age (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-New-Agers-Believe.aspx) (87%) 5. Theravada Buddhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Theravada-Buddhists-Believe.aspx) (83%) 6. New Thought (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-New-Thought-Practitioners-Believe.aspx) (80%) 7. Liberal Quakers (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Liberal-Quakers-Believe.aspx) (76%) 8. Scientology (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Scientologists-Believe.aspx) (75%) 9. Taoism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Taoists-Believe.aspx) (71%) 10. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Christian-Scientists-Believe.aspx) (69%) 11. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Liberal-Protestants-Believe.aspx) (66%) 12. Reform Judaism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Reform-Jews-Believe.aspx) (64%) 13. Secular Humanism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Secular-Humanists-Believe.aspx) (62%) 14. Hinduism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Hindus-Believe.aspx) (60%) 15. Sikhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Sikhs-Believe.aspx) (56%) 16. Baha'i Faith (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Bahai/What-Bahs-Believe.aspx) (46%) 17. Nontheist (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Atheists-Agnostics-Believe.aspx) (45%) 18. Jainism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Jains-Believe.aspx) (40%) 19. Orthodox Quaker (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Orthodox-Quakers-Believe.aspx) (40%) 20. Orthodox Judaism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Orthodox-Jews-Believe.aspx) (39%) 21. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Conservative-Protestants-Believe.aspx) (35%) 22. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Latter-Day-Saints-Mormons-Believe.aspx) (34%) 23. Eastern Orthodox (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Eastern-Orthodox-Christians-Believe.aspx) (31%) 24. Islam (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Muslims-Believe.aspx) (31%) 25. Roman Catholic (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Catholics-Believe.aspx) (31%) 26. Jehovah's Witness (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Jehovahs-Witnesses-Believe.aspx) (12%) 27. Seventh Day Adventist (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Seventh-Day-Adventists-Believe.aspx) (12%)


Just re did it. I paid a little closer attention this time and read everything a little more carefully. As I figgured, the Christian definitions fell away pretty dramatically after I responded with my actual beliefs NOW, rather than my understanding of Christianity. Still Neo-Pagan on top though..lol

emeraldfin
06-29-2009, 11:42 AM
:lol:

I don't know about "confused", though I will say in my 41 years on the planet that I have gone through a number of signifigant spiritual changes. My upbringing is very definitly Christian. As a kid/young adult some of the issues like abortion that define liberal/conservative slants just never seemed to come up. Odd now that I think about it, as I grew up in rural eastern NC.

In my early 20s I rejected Christianity. I won't go into all the reasons, but, the basic tennant of putting God in a box for convienient definition never sat well with me....As did the concept of a completely benevolent Christian god. that rewards all the "good" people and spanks all the "bad" people.

I do believe that there is a benevolent power of sorts that sort of keeps harmony in the universe and that "good" and "evil" are not set in stone. I believe it's more along the lines of "Unselfish" and, "selfish". The worship of self, as opposed to the belief of your place in the universal order as a facilitator of greater harmony.

I believe in an afterlife of sorts. I think lots of things in this world that are chalked up to "coincidence" or "dreams", or "inspiration" are past existances or awarenesses creeping in to influence your present existance for the betterment of the whole.

I have a great deal of respect for existance. Oddly, I would feel much more remorse killing an animal than I would a person....Reason being is that if I ever had to kill a person, they would have been in a position where they are trying to impose thier will on me by consious choice, whereas an animal is not consious of the imposition of his will...Simply acting from a lesser-involved consiousness.

My belief system is sort of odd, I admit, but it's from my study of various ideas. I'm a beliver in the integral blend of mysticism and man......I just am not so arrogant as to believe I can box everything up with a neat bow.

I know you stated that you did't want to go into your reasoning for rejecting Christianity. But like yourself I grew up with a Christian background and have since rejected it also. My question would be is that did you find it difficuly to get away from the moral aspects of Christianity and its teachings? For me breaking away from the spirtual teachings was easy enough, its just sometimes I tend to side with Christian aspects of morality, even though I'm not too sure why.

I know from what you stated already that you still belief in certain aspects of Christian morality. What I'd like to know is that, do you believe in them because they make sense to you and you made a reasoned judgement to believe those teachings. Or are they just so deeply embeded into your sub-conscious that you cant break away from them?

GoonBoss
06-29-2009, 12:07 PM
I know you stated that you did't want to go into your reasoning for rejecting Christianity. But like yourself I grew up with a Christian background and have since rejected it also. My question would be is that did you find it difficuly to get away from the moral aspects of Christianity and its teachings? For me breaking away from the spirtual teachings was easy enough, its just sometimes I tend to side with Christian aspects of morality, even though I'm not too sure why.

I know from what you stated already that you still belief in certain aspects of Christian morality. What I'd like to know is that, do you believe in them because they make sense to you and you made a reasoned judgement to believe those teachings. Or are they just so deeply embeded into your sub-conscious that you cant break away from them?

Well, the little quiz results make a lot more sense to me now than they did before, but, the first poll definitly showed that I still answer some questions in terms of my understanding of Christian dogma.

I broke from Christianity because of the central tennant of the religion, which is the definition of god. As I grew older, and, away from blind faith, I came to believe that man could never really understand the whole of spirituality, and, religions that set their god in stone are inherently and, irrevocably flawed. This is not to say that I am right in all my beliefs, simply to say that I know enough to know that I don't know. Another major issue I have with a sole god is a common thread of abslute spiritual superiority...Lets face it; If you are a follower of the "True" god, how could you NOT be inherently spirituatlly superior? Also, the existance of a Christian god can not be demonstrated to any degree. You MUST have faith to believe, and, I simply don't.

As to the morality question....I think most Christian definitions of basic morality are pretty correct.....Rejecting covetessness, murder, untruth, theft, etc. I think those are fairly universal in general in most belief systems because they are a universal correctness in thought and keeping in harmony with everything. It's when you start to get into matters of morality where dogma comes into play that things start getting a little sticky....Sexuality....Life and death....That sort of thing.

Remember that lots of Christian based faith systems range very dramatically in their understanding of morality in lots of things past the basic ideals....Indeed, many believe other Christian faith systems think the other Christian faith systems are wong on very, very, basic ideals. For instance; Catholics believe that you must have a spiritual intermediary between man and God. I find this absolutely laughable in my interpretation of Christianity, but, it is a central tennant of Catholisism. Quakers believe that "Thou shalt not kill" isn't ambigous at all. They take a stance of absolute non violence and pacifism.

Finally, the topper; There MUST be a higher power. I personally belive in it's general benevolence, but, that is just my thought. It's existance is undeniable. Things cannot exist in an absolute vaccum. This universe had to start SOMETIME. The very existance of this universe conclusivly demonstrates the existance of a power with infinate power. I think man has gotten so wrapped around an axel trying to define that power, that we've lost track of trying to just accept and live with that power.

emeraldfin
06-30-2009, 07:23 AM
Well, the little quiz results make a lot more sense to me now than they did before, but, the first poll definitly showed that I still answer some questions in terms of my understanding of Christian dogma.

I broke from Christianity because of the central tennant of the religion, which is the definition of god. As I grew older, and, away from blind faith, I came to believe that man could never really understand the whole of spirituality, and, religions that set their god in stone are inherently and, irrevocably flawed. This is not to say that I am right in all my beliefs, simply to say that I know enough to know that I don't know. Another major issue I have with a sole god is a common thread of abslute spiritual superiority...Lets face it; If you are a follower of the "True" god, how could you NOT be inherently spirituatlly superior? Also, the existance of a Christian god can not be demonstrated to any degree. You MUST have faith to believe, and, I simply don't.

As to the morality question....I think most Christian definitions of basic morality are pretty correct.....Rejecting covetessness, murder, untruth, theft, etc. I think those are fairly universal in general in most belief systems because they are a universal correctness in thought and keeping in harmony with everything. It's when you start to get into matters of morality where dogma comes into play that things start getting a little sticky....Sexuality....Life and death....That sort of thing.

Remember that lots of Christian based faith systems range very dramatically in their understanding of morality in lots of things past the basic ideals....Indeed, many believe other Christian faith systems think the other Christian faith systems are wong on very, very, basic ideals. For instance; Catholics believe that you must have a spiritual intermediary between man and God. I find this absolutely laughable in my interpretation of Christianity, but, it is a central tennant of Catholisism. Quakers believe that "Thou shalt not kill" isn't ambigous at all. They take a stance of absolute non violence and pacifism.

Finally, the topper; There MUST be a higher power. I personally belive in it's general benevolence, but, that is just my thought. It's existance is undeniable. Things cannot exist in an absolute vaccum. This universe had to start SOMETIME. The very existance of this universe conclusivly demonstrates the existance of a power with infinate power. I think man has gotten so wrapped around an axel trying to define that power, that we've lost track of trying to just accept and live with that power.

Appreciate your reply Goon, I know you stated you did'nt want to get into the reasons for you rejecting Christianity.

I always find it interesting speaking to people who have left Christianity, as everyone will always give you a different (sometimes slightly) answer as to why they left.

GoonBoss
06-30-2009, 07:33 AM
Appreciate your reply Goon, I know you stated you did'nt want to get into the reasons for you rejecting Christianity.

I always find it interesting speaking to people who have left Christianity, as everyone will always give you a different (sometimes slightly) answer as to why they left.

No problem. Those aren't all the reasons, but, they are a couple of the major ones. I hope I didn't come off as sounding like I was ridiculing anyone's beliefs. I'm not. I know mine are a little wacky.

Another reason I left is that IMO, a benevolent god is not going to put people/souls on earth, then give them free will and punish them when they utilize that same free will. It is in God's power to make himself known. I'm not talking about the bible and stuff...I'm talking within the heart of man. He chooses not to, but, yet, it's man's fault when we stray from his path.

This strikes me as being akin to being simply a giant ant farm that exists for no other reason than to feed the queen. Don't feed the queen? Out you go.

At any rate....Those are some of the things that put me off Christianity. Not judging or making fun of the belief system...That's just my reasoning on the issue.

aesop
06-30-2009, 12:17 PM
Finally, the topper; There MUST be a higher power. I personally belive in it's general benevolence, but, that is just my thought. It's existance is undeniable. Things cannot exist in an absolute vaccum. This universe had to start SOMETIME. The very existance of this universe conclusivly demonstrates the existance of a power with infinate power. I think man has gotten so wrapped around an axel trying to define that power, that we've lost track of trying to just accept and live with that power.Well if the universe had to start sometime, that would mean the higher power would've had to start sometime too. So how did the higher power come to be? An infinite amount of other higher powers creating each other?

GoonBoss
06-30-2009, 12:45 PM
Well if the universe had to start sometime, that would mean the higher power would've had to start sometime too. So how did the higher power come to be? An infinite amount of other higher powers creating each other?

No. The "Higher power" must, by it's very existence be transcendent or time and space. We are not talking about matter here. I understand the philisophical argument about it, but it makes sense to me if there is something that could bring the universe into existence, it is the true alpha and omega.

aesop
06-30-2009, 01:36 PM
I don't think humans are smart enough to understand the origins of everything. A higher being is just an easy explanation. Although, I agree with the rest of your points.

SoJoMike
06-30-2009, 09:10 PM
No problem. Those aren't all the reasons, but, they are a couple of the major ones. I hope I didn't come off as sounding like I was ridiculing anyone's beliefs. I'm not. I know mine are a little wacky.

Another reason I left is that IMO, a benevolent god is not going to put people/souls on earth, then give them free will and punish them when they utilize that same free will. It is in God's power to make himself known. I'm not talking about the bible and stuff...I'm talking within the heart of man. He chooses not to, but, yet, it's man's fault when we stray from his path.

This strikes me as being akin to being simply a giant ant farm that exists for no other reason than to feed the queen. Don't feed the queen? Out you go.

At any rate....Those are some of the things that put me off Christianity. Not judging or making fun of the belief system...That's just my reasoning on the issue.

I don't think your beliefs are wacky at all...mine intersect a great deal with yours. I have a similar background w/ Christianity and began rejecting the christian dogma as a teenager. I began trying to get answers to the problem of benevolence, as well as my own suspicions around the imposition of human weaknesses such as jealousy, anger and narcissism (needing to be constantly worshipped). Ruffled a lot of feathers. Since I haven't done a ton of research with regards to various religions, I rely mainly on my own intuition. I prefer the purity of original thought in this arena, but I studied some philosophy in college and noticed some of the same thought patterns, so I had a little validation there. Anyway, it was good to read your posts here. You are certainly not alone.

X-Pacolypse
07-01-2009, 09:55 PM
Seems like the common theme lately is that those who have grown up in a Christian background have later rejected it as an adult. You can count me among that group as well. From kindergarten all the way until the first semester of my senior year of high school I was in Catholic schools. I made some good friends during that time period but looking back the Catholic theology is all wrong for me. I remember throughout elementary and middle school we always had "singing practice" on Tuesday afternoons and then the next day would be a morning mass for the school. It was that way throughout the school year.

My Dad is what I like to call a "Church Nazi." Every goddamn Sunday it was always church. I could never sleep in, go work out, or do anything else. It was always "you have to go to church because it's good for you." Plus, I always had to do something with the church. Whether it be alter serving, or being an usher it was always some bullsh*t participatory thing I had to do. The fact that it was also a Republican/Conservative household made things even crazier. "Abortion is evil!" "Gay marriage is wrong!" "Divorce is bad!" (my father has been divorced twice). Leaving for the Navy in 2001 was probably the best thing for me. It gave me opportunity to get away from everything and reexamine everything I had been taught over the past nineteen years of my life.

Now, my views are VASTLY different from the ones I held ten years ago.

I know that he was only trying to do what he thought was right, but a faith should never be forced upon someone. If I have kids they will be able to choose their faith. If they don't want one, that's cool as well.

BobDole
07-02-2009, 12:33 AM
1. Orthodox Quaker (100%)
2. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (91%)
3. Liberal Quakers (85%)
4. Mahayana Buddhism (84%)
5. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (84%)
6. Theravada Buddhism (83%)
7. Unitarian Universalism (79%)
8. Eastern Orthodox (78%)
9. Roman Catholic (78%)
10. Seventh Day Adventist (78%)
11. Hinduism (74%)
12. Orthodox Judaism (71%)
13. Jainism (67%)
14. Islam (66%)
15. Sikhism (65%)
16. Baha'i Faith (63%)
17. Neo-Pagan (60%)
18. Reform Judaism (59%)
19. New Age (57%)
20. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (56%)
21. Taoism (52%)
22. Jehovah's Witness (45%)
23. Secular Humanism (41%)
24. Scientology (39%)
25. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (37%)
26. New Thought (36%)
27. Nontheist (30%)

interesting ...

GoonBoss
07-02-2009, 06:23 AM
I don't think humans are smart enough to understand the origins of everything. A higher being is just an easy explanation. Although, I agree with the rest of your points.

I never said I understood it....I just think my definition is closer than any I've heard presented to me on the issue. As I have previously said; I know enough to know that I don't know.

GoonBoss
07-02-2009, 06:25 AM
Seems like the common theme lately is that those who have grown up in a Christian background have later rejected it as an adult. You can count me among that group as well. From kindergarten all the way until the first semester of my senior year of high school I was in Catholic schools. I made some good friends during that time period but looking back the Catholic theology is all wrong for me. I remember throughout elementary and middle school we always had "singing practice" on Tuesday afternoons and then the next day would be a morning mass for the school. It was that way throughout the school year.

My Dad is what I like to call a "Church Nazi." Every goddamn Sunday it was always church. I could never sleep in, go work out, or do anything else. It was always "you have to go to church because it's good for you." Plus, I always had to do something with the church. Whether it be alter serving, or being an usher it was always some bullsh*t participatory thing I had to do. The fact that it was also a Republican/Conservative household made things even crazier. "Abortion is evil!" "Gay marriage is wrong!" "Divorce is bad!" (my father has been divorced twice). Leaving for the Navy in 2001 was probably the best thing for me. It gave me opportunity to get away from everything and reexamine everything I had been taught over the past nineteen years of my life.

Now, my views are VASTLY different from the ones I held ten years ago.

I know that he was only trying to do what he thought was right, but a faith should never be forced upon someone. If I have kids they will be able to choose their faith. If they don't want one, that's cool as well.

Sounds lots like me....Except substitute Baptist for Catholic, morther for father, and Army for Navy.

CashInFist
07-07-2009, 12:49 AM
My results:

1. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Latter-Day-Saints-Mormons-Believe.aspx) (100%)

2. Orthodox Judaism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Orthodox-Jews-Believe.aspx) (85%)

3. Jehovah's Witness (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Jehovahs-Witnesses-Believe.aspx) (82%)

4. Baha'i Faith (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Bahai/What-Bahs-Believe.aspx) (78%)

5. Islam (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Muslims-Believe.aspx) (77%)

6. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Conservative-Protestants-Believe.aspx) (77%)

7. Sikhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Sikhs-Believe.aspx) (76%)

8. Orthodox Quaker (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Orthodox-Quakers-Believe.aspx) (72%)

9. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Liberal-Protestants-Believe.aspx) (71%)

10. Eastern Orthodox (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Eastern-Orthodox-Christians-Believe.aspx) (65%)

11. Roman Catholic (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Catholics-Believe.aspx) (65%)

12. Reform Judaism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Reform-Jews-Believe.aspx) (64%)

13. Seventh Day Adventist (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Seventh-Day-Adventists-Believe.aspx) (57%)

14. Liberal Quakers (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Liberal-Quakers-Believe.aspx) (55%)

15. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Christian-Scientists-Believe.aspx) (41%)

16. Unitarian Universalism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Unitarian-Universalists-Believe.aspx) (41%)

17. Jainism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Jains-Believe.aspx) (39%)

18. Hinduism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Hindus-Believe.aspx) (36%)

19. Mahayana Buddhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Mahayana-Buddhists-Believe.aspx) (30%)

20. Neo-Pagan (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Neo-Pagans-Believe.aspx) (29%)

21. Theravada Buddhism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Theravada-Buddhists-Believe.aspx) (29%)

22. Scientology (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Scientologists-Believe.aspx) (23%)

23. New Age (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-New-Agers-Believe.aspx) (22%)

24. New Thought (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-New-Thought-Practitioners-Believe.aspx) (22%)

25. Secular Humanism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Secular-Humanists-Believe.aspx) (20%)

26. Taoism (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Taoists-Believe.aspx) (16%)

27. Nontheist (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/2001/06/What-Atheists-Agnostics-Believe.aspx) (14%)

CashInFist
07-07-2009, 03:40 AM
4. Baha'i Faith (http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Bahai/What-Bahs-Believe.aspx) (78%)

This one makes sense for me because I think I partied with Sammy Hagar down in Baha...or was that Cabo? Eh...:wink: