Religion Test Part 2

Discussion in 'Philosophy, Religion and Spirituality' started by Blake Bowden, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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  2. Bro. Brad Marrs

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    1. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (100%)
    2. Orthodox Quaker (96%)
    3. Unitarian Universalism (90%)
    4. Liberal Quakers (88%)
    5. Hinduism (84%)
    6. Theravada Buddhism (83%)
    7. Mahayana Buddhism (82%)
    8. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (72%)
    9. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (72%)
    10. Scientology (72%)
    11. Reform Judaism (71%)
    12. Baha'i Faith (70%)
    13. Sikhism (70%)
    14. New Thought (68%)
    15. Neo-Pagan (67%)
    16. New Age (66%)
    17. Taoism (64%)
    18. Jainism (63%)
    19. Orthodox Judaism (58%)
    20. Eastern Orthodox (56%)
    21. Roman Catholic (56%)
    22. Islam (56%)
    23. Seventh Day Adventist (54%)
    24. Secular Humanism (42%)
    25. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (35%)
    26. Nontheist (23%)
    27. Jehovah's Witness (16%)
     
  3. ShadyGrove821

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    Wow. I was raised Catholic!

    1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
    2. Neo-Pagan (89%)
    3. Secular Humanism (89%)
    4. Liberal Quakers (88%)
    5. New Age (81%)
    6. Taoism (72%)
    7. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (67%)
    8. Scientology (67%)
    9. Nontheist (64%)
    10. Mahayana Buddhism (62%)
    11. New Thought (62%)
    12. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (57%)
    13. Theravada Buddhism (55%)
    14. Hinduism (46%)
    15. Orthodox Quaker (42%)
    16. Reform Judaism (42%)
    17. Baha'i Faith (28%)
    18. Sikhism (28%)
    19. Jainism (26%)
    20. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (21%)
    21. Seventh Day Adventist (19%)
    22. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (15%)
    23. Eastern Orthodox (11%)
    24. Islam (11%)
    25. Orthodox Judaism (11%)
    26. Roman Catholic (11%)
    27. Jehovah's Witness (7%)
     
  4. owls84

    owls84 Moderator Premium Member

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    Everyone that took the test I would like to ask:

    How do you feel about your findings?
     
  5. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    1. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (100%)
    2. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (95%)
    3. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (95%)
    4. Orthodox Quaker (85%)
    5. Islam (73%)
    6. Orthodox Judaism (73%)
    7. Baha'i Faith (73%)
    8. Jehovah's Witness (72%)
    9. Eastern Orthodox (71%)
    10. Roman Catholic (71%)
    11. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (69%)
    12. Sikhism (67%)
    13. Seventh Day Adventist (63%)
    14. Reform Judaism (60%)
    15. Liberal Quakers (60%)
    16. Unitarian Universalism (56%)
    17. Hinduism (51%)
    18. Scientology (50%)
    19. Jainism (48%)
    20. Mahayana Buddhism (47%)
    21. New Thought (46%)
    22. Theravada Buddhism (46%)
    23. Neo-Pagan (35%)
    24. Taoism (35%)
    25. New Age (30%)
    26. Secular Humanism (27%)
    27. Nontheist (24%)
     
  6. Bro. Brad Marrs

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    Well, I was actually surprised at how close it related. It was weighted from how I was raised towards how I have learned to think about things.
     
  7. MacFie

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    I figured it was pretty obvious. I could easily tweak the test any way I wanted and could see how it was going.
     
  8. jwhoff

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    On several levels:

    1) I was a little surprised that I had so much in common with so many creeds.
    2) I immediately thought about how much each of the various creeds had in common.
    3) The clincher: I then thought about how much time they spent on their differences as opposed to their many, many similarities.

    Shortly thereafter, I started thinking about how many guns and scriptures I could sell by concentrating on the differences.

    But, brethren, I've been known to drift.
     
  9. dhouseholder

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    The sad part about this is that they people who would buy those guns would never take a test like this. If one is willing to fight over their differences, they are not the open-minded type.
     
  10. JohnnyFlotsam

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    LOL. One of the cleverest and most insightful comments I have ever read on the matter. Well done, Brother.

    And you are quite correct about the similarities, and the surprise you express is common, so common, in fact, that I find it distressing. It seems our world has been so caught up in a focus on the differences that there is no time, nor even inclination, to appreciate what we have in common.
     
  11. blackbeard

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    i echo the thoughts on the common ground that all have. my personal belief is that we are all part of the exact same spiritual energy, we just find different ways to categorize it and practice it....but in the end, its all the same thing really.
     
  13. jwhoff

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    Agreed brethren. Just a little curious as to whether Blake has received any death threats for posting this link. After all, the idea wasn't too well received in Galilee.

    Still trying to make sense of the madness ... jwhoff
     
  14. Bro. Christopher Dawson

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    1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
    2. Liberal Quakers (92%)
    3. Reform Judaism (90%)
    4. Neo-Pagan (89%)
    5. Mahayana Buddhism (88%)
    6. New Age (87%)
    7. Sikhism (85%)
    8. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (83%)
    9. Baha'i Faith (77%)
    10. Theravada Buddhism (72%)
    11. Jainism (72%)
    12. Hinduism (68%)
    13. New Thought (66%)
    14. Orthodox Judaism (64%)
    15. Scientology (57%)
    16. Islam (55%)
    17. Taoism (52%)
    18. Secular Humanism (48%)
    19. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (43%)
    20. Orthodox Quaker (40%)
    21. Nontheist (37%)
    22. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (36%)
    23. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (32%)
    24. Eastern Orthodox (27%)
    25. Roman Catholic (27%)
    26. Seventh Day Adventist (26%)
    27. Jehovah's Witness (12%)

    I'm not surprised by the findings here. Although I think that the test could have been more dense with all these religions available. I was raised Catholic and had a difficult time breaking through the guilt as I got older. I have always felt that spirituality is like the network of highways leading to a City. They all take you there, but everyone has their own opinion on which way is best...and everyone will tell you that you are an idiot for listening to someone else's advice.

    I've been doing some reading on Near Death Experiences....it's pretty startling to see how many similarities exist between different cultures and especially children. Part of me has just a tinge of jealousy; that I haven't been held in the arms of God and told that everything was going to be alright; to feel the all-encompassing love and light. It sounds amazing when I read those who comment on their experiences.

    Either way, it's all the same story just different translations and editions. It's a shame that so many concentrate on the stuff that separates them from others in order to satisfy ego-driven beliefs. But then again, by preserving these cultures and beliefs we will have a wonderful world of diversity and newness all around us.
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2010
  15. jhodgdon

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    1. Neo-Pagan (100%)
    2. Unitarian Universalism (89%)
    3. Hinduism (87%)
    4. New Age (87%)
    5. Sikhism (86%)
    6. Reform Judaism (84%)
    7. Jainism (81%)
    8. Liberal Quakers (79%)
    9. Mahayana Buddhism (76%)
    10. Baha'i Faith (75%)
    11. Orthodox Judaism (69%)
    12. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (68%)
    13. New Thought (65%)
    14. Islam (60%)
    15. Scientology (59%)
    16. Orthodox Quaker (58%)
    17. Theravada Buddhism (56%)
    18. Taoism (55%)
    19. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (52%)
    20. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (45%)
    21. Secular Humanism (45%)
    22. Eastern Orthodox (36%)
    23. Roman Catholic (36%)
    24. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (35%)
    25. Seventh Day Adventist (29%)
    26. Jehovah's Witness (25%)
    27. Nontheist (25%)
     
  16. Colt.barker

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    1. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (100%)
    2. Orthodox Quaker (97%)
    3. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (95%)
    4. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (92%)
    5. Jehovah's Witness (86%)
    6. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (80%)
    7. Baha'i Faith (79%)
    8. Liberal Quakers (67%)
    9. Islam (65%)
    10. Orthodox Judaism (65%)
    11. Theravada Buddhism (64%)
    12. Mahayana Buddhism (63%)
    13. Seventh Day Adventist (63%)
    14. Eastern Orthodox (62%)
    15. Roman Catholic (62%)
    16. Sikhism (59%)
    17. Unitarian Universalism (59%)
    18. Jainism (56%)
    19. Hinduism (54%)
    20. New Thought (54%)
    21. Scientology (52%)
    22. Reform Judaism (51%)
    23. New Age (41%)
    24. Taoism (38%)
    25. Neo-Pagan (35%)
    26. Secular Humanism (25%)
    27. Nontheist (20%)
     
  17. RichardRLJ

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    1. Orthodox Quaker (100%)
    2. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (97%)
    3. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (89%)
    4. Eastern Orthodox (86%)
    5. Roman Catholic (86%)
    6. Seventh Day Adventist (81%)
    7. Islam (73%)
    8. Orthodox Judaism (73%)
    9. Sikhism (69%)
    10. Liberal Quakers (63%)
    11. Reform Judaism (63%)
    12. Baha'i Faith (62%)
    13. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (61%)
    14. Unitarian Universalism (52%)
    15. Hinduism (50%)
    16. Jehovah's Witness (40%)
    17. Mahayana Buddhism (40%)
    18. Theravada Buddhism (40%)
    19. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (39%)
    20. Jainism (39%)
    21. Scientology (35%)
    22. Taoism (33%)
    23. Neo-Pagan (29%)
    24. New Thought (29%)
    25. New Age (26%)
    26. Nontheist (26%)
    27. Secular Humanism (24%)
     
  18. JTM

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    1. Eastern Orthodox (100%)
    2. Roman Catholic (100%)
    3. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (97%)
    4. Orthodox Quaker (97%)
    5. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (86%)
    6. Seventh Day Adventist (79%)
    7. Sikhism (78%)
    8. Hinduism (73%)
    9. Liberal Quakers (72%)
    10. Reform Judaism (68%)
    11. Orthodox Judaism (67%)
    12. Unitarian Universalism (64%)
    13. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (58%)
    14. Islam (56%)
    15. Neo-Pagan (55%)
    16. Baha'i Faith (53%)
    17. Secular Humanism (48%)
    18. Mahayana Buddhism (45%)
    19. Theravada Buddhism (44%)
    20. Jainism (43%)
    21. Jehovah's Witness (42%)
    22. New Age (42%)
    23. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (40%)
    24. Scientology (38%)
    25. Taoism (31%)
    26. New Thought (29%)
    27. Nontheist (29%)

    which is odd, because i didn't put the "traditional" catholic responses. i believe i got the same results in the last thread we had like this in 2009 or whenever.
     
  19. gnarledrose

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    I'm 100% Hindu, apparently, followed closely by both schools of Buddhism and Unitarian Universalist. I was raised Mormon, and it fell at #12 on my list.
     
  20. jwhoff

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    Hey guys!

    Maybe we're going at this all wrong.

    Maybe we should insist that all religious leaders take the test.

    Lions, lambs, and plow shares.
     

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