Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Religion

This post could probably be considered a corollary to my earlier post on faith. My friend Joanne sent me a link from BeliefNet with a cool test to determine what religion I should be. I have been looking for something like this! Distill my fundamental beliefs into a quiz and TELL me what faith I should be. LOL
Belief-O-Matic -- A personality quiz about your religious beliefs and spiritual beliefs - a quiz answering What Religion Am I..

The results were a major surprise! I would have expected the second choice they gave to be the first choice (through my own research I have determined that this faith may be the closest one out there that mirrors my own beliefs).

Your Results: The top score on the list below represents the faith that Belief-O-Matic, in its less than infinite wisdom, thinks most closely matches your beliefs. However, even a score of 100% does not mean that your views are all shared by this faith, or vice versa.Belief-O-Matic then lists another 26 faiths in order of how much they have in common with your professed beliefs. The higher a faith appears on this list, the more closely it aligns with your thinking.
1. Neo-Pagan (100%)
2. Unitarian Universalism (96%)
3. Liberal Quakers (88%)
4. Mahayana Buddhism (84%)
5. New Age (83%)
6. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (81%)
7. Reform Judaism (78%)
8. Bahá'í Faith (75%)
9. Secular Humanism (74%)
10. Theravada Buddhism (69%)
11. Sikhism (67%)
12. New Thought (66%)
13. Hinduism (65%)
14. Jainism (64%)
15. Orthodox Quaker (62%)
16. Scientology (60%)
17. Orthodox Judaism (57%)
18. Taoism (54%)
19. Islam (52%)
20. Nontheist (50%)
21. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (45%)
22. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints(Mormons) (41%)
23. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (37%)
24. Eastern Orthodox (33%)
25. Roman Catholic (33%)
26. Seventh Day Adventist (32%)
27. Jehovah's Witness (22%)

Neo-Paganism...wow! I didn't see that coming. Reading the description of the faiths that fall under this umbrella, I guess I could go Wiccan very easily. I think I will check out my local Unitarian church first, before I go looking for a coven. ;-)

1 comment:

Steph said...

I did that test awhile ago. Pretty cool.:) My list was similar to yours.
Steph