Friday, October 8, 2010

This religion quiz thing...

Insomnia lead me to take this strange belief quiz (use adblock to be safe) since I don't really have anything else to do, I got this:

1. Liberal Quakers (100%), 2. Unitarian Universalism (96%), 3. Mahayana Buddhism (85%), 4. Neo-Pagan (81%), 5. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (80%), 6. New Age (78%), 7. Theravada Buddhism (75%), 8. Taoism (72%), 9. Orthodox Quaker (72%), 10. Secular Humanism (72%), 11. Baha'i Faith (68%), 12. New Thought (66%), 13. Jainism (64%), 14. Reform Judaism (61%), 15. Hinduism (61%), 16. Scientology (57%), 17. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (52%), 18. Nontheist (50%), 19. Sikhism (48%), 20. Orthodox Judaism (41%), 21. Seventh Day Adventist (38%), 22. Islam (34%), 23. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (33%), 24. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (30%), 25. Jehovah's Witness (22%), 26. Eastern Orthodox (19%), 27. Roman Catholic (19%).

Obviously, I'm not putting any stock into an online quiz for a rather big lifestyle decision, but the results are some what interesting. I've always admired the role that more liberal members of the Society of Friends played in abolition of slavery in America, their Dovish views on conflict are appealing, too.

Jainism has always been interesting to me, though I'm way too mental to ever be a Jain. It requires an incredible amount of discipline and work. Originally I was shocked to see Neo-Paganism so high, but after I thought about it I really wasn't.

The religion I was raised in -- Southern Baptism -- wound up finishing in the relegation places...err, toward the bottom of the pile. Not really shocked by that, there are reasons I left the Church to begin with.

I've been looking at religions for around a year and a half now and I still haven't found one that fits, usually that only happens with clothes.


Mat said...

Try not having one. It's the most rewarding, yet mentally challenging thing you can do. And it's definitely worth it!

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