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Belief system quiz

nefri posted this and it was much more revealing than I ever would have imagined. I consider myself a spiritual person, but not necessarily a religious person. I hold my beliefs evident through my actions, but not necessarily by telling others about them. I've never put much thought into whether there was a religion that aligned with the things that I personally believed.

I was raised Southern Baptist but it never 'fit' me. The indicator quiz was surprising to me because of an experience that just may have shaped it. My junior year in high school, I left Huntsville, AL (where I had never been more than a single state away from) and moved temporarily to Germantown, PA to live the 'Quaker Experience' through a network exchange program. Basically, I wanted to go to a 'big city' and Philly seemed like a cool, far away place to go. I lived with a somewhat liberal Quaker family and went to a private Quaker school, Germantown Friends School. I enjoyed the liberties and trust afforded the students and was impressed with the meetings that were held weekly. There was no leader/preacher/whatever. People stood up to share stories, thoughts or things that happened to them during the week, as they were moved to. This may be as simple as a cat giving birth, seeing a homeless person and the thoughts it brought to mind, or that your brother and his wife just gave birth to a baby girl. I loved the simplicity of it.

I left Philly and didn't look back, except to make jokes about my 'Quaker Experience'.

Taking the religious belief quiz, I was surprised with the results. Here is what I matched:

1. Liberal Quakers (100%)
2. Unitarian Universalism (99%)
3. Neo-Pagan (93%)
4. Reform Judaism (90%)
5. New Age (86%)
6. Bahai Faith (84%) (Bizarre, as they just opened one of these blocks from my house)
7. Mainline - Liberal Christian Protestants (84%)
8. Mayahana Buddhism (79%)
9. Secular Humanism (72%)
10. Sikhism (71%)
11. Jainism (67%)
12. Theravada Buddhism (65%)
13. Orthodox Judaism (63%)
14. Taoism (59%)
15. New Thought (58%)
16. Islam (55%)
17. Orthodox Quaker (54%)
18. Hinduism (50%)
19. Scientology (49%)
20. Non-theist (44%)
21. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (39%)
22. Mainline - Conservative Christian Protestan (27%)
23. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (24%)
24. Seventh Day Adventist (24%)
25. Eastern Orthodox (22%)
26. Roman Catholic (22%)
27. Jehovah's Witness (13%)

If you want to see where your beliefs align, or just to make yourself think, you can take the quiz at http://www.selectsmart.com/RELIGION

Comments

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(Anonymous)
Jun. 23rd, 2004 02:30 am (UTC)
Religions
Hmmm. Here are my top few:

1 - Secular Humanism (100%)
2 - Unitarian Universalism (91%)
3 - Non-theist (85%)
4 - Theravada Buddhism (79%)
5 - Liberal Quakers (78%)
6 - Mainline - Liberal Christian Protestants (67%)
7 - Neo-Pagan (63%)
8 - Mahayana Buddhism (54%)
9 - New Age (53%)

As one could expect, the bottom few were all the traditional western religions plus Islam.

Jill-Bob
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