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posted on Apr, 1 2005 @ 09:32 AM
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This isn't a conspiracy, but i thought it was interesting. You answer 20 questions and it tells you what religion you should consider practicing. Apparently I should be practicing Mahayana Buddhism or neo-paganism.


www.beliefnet.com...




posted on Apr, 1 2005 @ 09:38 AM
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I'm an Orthodox, Seventh Day, Roman Catholic. Something like that. It seems that the answers tend to steer you towards Christianity. They should mix it up so you have to read the questions instead of just picking the top answer.



posted on Apr, 1 2005 @ 09:41 AM
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Well I definitely won't be hearing back from the Jehova's Witnesses, Islamics or Roman Catholics.



posted on Apr, 1 2005 @ 09:52 AM
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mainline conservitive christian/prodestant. go figure
rather interesting questions though.



posted on Apr, 1 2005 @ 10:02 AM
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Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (100%) I cant say Im surprised but what did surprise me was this:

4. Islam (95%)


[edit on 1-4-2005 by Event Horizon]



posted on Apr, 1 2005 @ 10:11 AM
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Wow!!!!

These were my Top 5 in order. Based off Honest answers.

1. Hinduism (100%)
2. Orthodox Quaker (97%)
3. Mahayana Buddhism (88%)
4. Theravada Buddhism (84%)
5. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (82%)

I grew up Southern Non-Denominational Christan, My Wife is Catholic. I was ordained Christian Minister in 2000 as well.

Phae



posted on Apr, 1 2005 @ 12:26 PM
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Orthodox Quaker for myself. I try to steer from labels however.



posted on Apr, 14 2005 @ 08:52 PM
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He hee...

I just clicked random buttons and checked boxes without reading them and here we go:

1. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (100%)
2. Eastern Orthodox (96%)
3. Roman Catholic (96%)
4. Seventh Day Adventist (89%)
5. Orthodox Quaker (77%)

And I'm Christian, too! Just goes to show that there may be somebody out there keeping an eye out for us


Edit: spelling

[edit on 4/14/2005 by diehard_democrat]



posted on Apr, 14 2005 @ 09:18 PM
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1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. Liberal Quakers (92%)
3. Theravada Buddhism (90%)
4. Secular Humanism (90%)
5. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (76%)

And here I thought I was agnostic!



posted on Apr, 14 2005 @ 09:43 PM
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Hehe...Looks like I came pretty close to you Susquehanna....

1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. Neo-Pagan (91%)
3. Liberal Quakers (88%)
4. Mahayana Buddhism (85%)
5. Theravada Buddhism (84%)

Yeeeaaah - I dunno if I see myself as a "Unitarian Universalist" LMAO.....Why don't they just call that the "Hey Man - You're Totally Cool With Me" religion?!


I relate more with Buddhist beliefs...Although I'm certainly far from "practicing"

I thought the questions were kind of leading though....Anyone who's had a world religion course in college could easily pick out the denominations in each possible response....They could have made them a little more elusive....Like "What would you do if...."



posted on Apr, 14 2005 @ 09:54 PM
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This is what I got
1. Eastern Orthodox (100%)
2. Roman Catholic (100%)
3. Orthodox Quaker (84%)
4. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (82%)
5. Seventh Day Adventist (80%)
6. Orthodox Judaism (77%)
7. Sikhism (70%)
8. Islam (69%)
9. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (68%)
10. Bahá'í Faith (60%)
11. Hinduism (58%)
12. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (56%)
13. Liberal Quakers (52%)
14. Jehovah's Witness (50%)
15. Reform Judaism (47%)
16. Jainism (43%)
17. Unitarian Universalism (42%)
18. Mahayana Buddhism (34%)
19. Theravada Buddhism (32%)
20. Neo-Pagan (30%)
21. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (26%)
22. New Age (26%)
23. Scientology (22%)
24. Secular Humanism (21%)
25. Nontheist (19%)
26. New Thought (18%)
27. Taoism (15%)


Lets just say Im not a fan of the Eastern orthadox church. Im all for catholic though.



posted on Apr, 15 2005 @ 05:17 AM
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My results:

1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (88%)
3. Liberal Quakers (87%)
4. Neo-Pagan (87%)
5. New Age (83%)
6. New Thought (80%)
7. Reform Judaism (74%)
8. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (70%)
9. Secular Humanism (66%)
10. Scientology (62%)
11. Bahá'í Faith (61%)
12. Taoism (60%)
13. Mahayana Buddhism (59%)
14. Sikhism (57%)
15. Nontheist (56%)
16. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (54%)
17. Theravada Buddhism (52%)
18. Hinduism (44%)
19. Jainism (43%)
20. Orthodox Judaism (43%)
21. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (39%)
22. Islam (36%)
23. Orthodox Quaker (35%)
24. Jehovah's Witness (32%)
25. Seventh Day Adventist (18%)
26. Eastern Orthodox (13%)
27. Roman Catholic (13%)

Roman Catholic last? lol, what a laugh! And This is the first time that I've ever heard of a Unitarian Universalist!!



posted on Apr, 15 2005 @ 07:40 AM
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lol heres mine

1. New Age (100%)
2. Unitarian Universalism (97%)
3. Neo-Pagan (96%)
4. Liberal Quakers (93%)
5. Mahayana Buddhism (91%)
6. New Thought (91%)
7. Reform Judaism (77%)
8. Scientology (77%)
9. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (72%)
10. Hinduism (72%)
11. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (71%)
12. Jainism (71%)
13. Sikhism (71%)
14. Theravada Buddhism (68%)
15. Taoism (67%)
16. Bahá'í Faith (65%)
17. Secular Humanism (62%)
18. Orthodox Judaism (50%)
19. Orthodox Quaker (48%)
20. Islam (40%)
21. Nontheist (36%)
22. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (25%)
23. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (22%)
24. Jehovah's Witness (20%)
25. Seventh Day Adventist (18%)
26. Eastern Orthodox (13%)
27. Roman Catholic (13%)



posted on Apr, 15 2005 @ 07:55 AM
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Jehovah's Witness, Islam and Roman Catholic for me
YAYNESS!!



posted on Apr, 15 2005 @ 02:17 PM
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hmmm I am somewhat surprised by these results... my religion is Islam, these results tell a different story though. It seems that my beliefs fit reform Judaism the most


1. Reform Judaism (100%)
2. Sikhism (90%)
3. Islam (89%)
4. Orthodox Judaism (89%)
5. Baha'i Faith (80%)
6. Liberal Quakers (77%)
7. Orthodox Quaker (69%)
8. Unitarian Universalism (68%)
9. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (64%)
10. Jainism (64%)


Croat56, I had to laugh at your results!!

Of all the things you could be, your first choice is a "serb"!

I don't think that this is a very accurate test.
Either that, or the beliefs we ATSers have are very mixed and do not conform with mainstream deffinitions.



posted on Apr, 15 2005 @ 02:45 PM
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1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. Secular Humanism (97%)
3. Liberal Quakers (86%)
4. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (82%)
5. Nontheist (82%)
6. Theravada Buddhism (71%)
7. Neo-Pagan (64%)
8. Taoism (50%)
9. Bahá'í Faith (48%)
10. New Age (46%)
11. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (42%)
12. Orthodox Quaker (39%)
13. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (39%)
14. Reform Judaism (37%)
15. Mahayana Buddhism (36%)
16. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (35%)
17. Jehovah's Witness (29%)
18. New Thought (29%)
19. Sikhism (25%)
20. Scientology (24%)
21. Jainism (23%)
22. Seventh Day Adventist (23%)
23. Hinduism (12%)
24. Eastern Orthodox (10%)
25. Islam (10%)
26. Orthodox Judaism (10%)
27. Roman Catholic (10%)

I really dont understand how a Christian Denomination appears in the first 10, since I do not even believe in God.

[edit on 4-15-2005 by dreamlandmafia]



posted on Apr, 15 2005 @ 03:45 PM
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I never realized I was a Neo-Pagan (100%)...


Neo-Pagans are a community of faiths bringing ancient Pagan and magickal traditions to the modern age--including mostly Wicca but also Druidism, Asatru, Shamanism, neo-Native American, and more. Neo-Pagan is an umbrella term for various and diverse beliefs with many elements in common. Some Neo-Pagans find no incongruence practicing Neo-Paganism along with adherence to another faith, such as Christianity or Judaism.

• Belief in Deity
Some believe in a Supreme Being. Many believe in God and Goddess--a duality. Many believe there are countless spirit beings, gods and goddesses, in the cosmos and within all of nature--God is all and within all; all are one God. The Great Mother Earth, or Mother Nature, is highly worshipped. Divinity is immanent and may become manifest within anyone at any time through various methods.


• Incarnations
No human incarnations are worshipped in particular, as all of nature and the universe are considered embodiments of God and Goddess, or of gods and goddesses, worthy of respect, reverence, or worship.


• Origin of Universe and Life
Generally, there is no conflict between observations revealed through science and Neo-Pagan beliefs on origins of the physical universe and of man. Many believe in a supreme intelligence that created a duality of God/Goddess who then created a spirit world of gods and goddesses as well as all of the universe and nature.


• After Death
Many believe in reincarnation after some rest and recovery in the "Otherworld." There is generally no concept of hell as a place of punishment, but some believe wrongdoing can trap the soul in state of suffering after death. Some (Wicca) believe the soul joins their dead ancestors who watch over and protect their family. Some believe that life energy continues in some, if unknown, form. Some believe in various spiritual resting places. Many say we don't or can't know what happens after death.


• Why Evil?
"Evil" is imbalance. Most believe there is no evil but rather that people sometimes make mistakes. Wrongdoing results when we forget we are one with the universal spirit.


• Salvation
The concept of "salvation" is essentially irrelevant; rather the belief that people can attain spiritual balance and harmony with each other and nature. The path includes group ceremonies, dances, songs/chants, prayers, meditation, trance, altered states of consciousness, the metaphysical, magic, invoking or evoking deities or spirits, Tantric practices. Intercessors are commonly used: psychics, seers, shamans, tarot, Oui-Ja board. Ethical choices are influenced by a belief that one is rewarded or punished within this or after this lifetime for one's choices and an ethical code to do no harm.


• Undeserved Suffering
Most do not believe in Satan or any spirit being as the cause of suffering. Some believe in a karma-like principle, that choosing to live a life of wrongdoing and pain will naturally result in suffering in this or later lifetimes. Many view suffering as a result of spiritual imbalance in one's life or on the planet or in the universe. The focus is generally on healing suffering rather than answering definitively why it exists.


• Contemporary Issues
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 concerns, is integral to the belief in human interdependence and worship of the Earth Mother.



[edit on 15-4-2005 by Gazrok]



posted on Apr, 15 2005 @ 03:57 PM
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Originally posted by paperclip
Croat56, I had to laugh at your results!!

Of all the things you could be, your first choice is a "serb"!


And how the hell can i be a 100% in both? NOT ACCURATE AT ALL. The second one was dead on though.



posted on Apr, 15 2005 @ 04:24 PM
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My top five were:
1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. Liberal Quakers (98%)
3. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (93%)
4. Secular Humanism (91%)
5. Neo-Pagan (91%)

Unitarian Universalism:

Belief in Deity
Very diverse beliefs--Unitarian/Universalists welcome all deity beliefs as well as nontheistic beliefs. Some congregations are formed for those who share a common belief, e.g. Christianity.

• Incarnations
Very diverse beliefs, including belief in no incarnations, or that all are the embodiment of God. Some believe Christ is God's Son, or not Son but "Wayshower."

• Origin of Universe and Life
Diverse beliefs, but most believe in the Bible as symbolic and that natural processes account for origins.

• After Death
Diverse beliefs, but most believe that heaven and hell are not places but are symbolic. Some believe heaven and hell are states of consciousness either in life or continuing after death; some believe in reincarnation; some believe that afterlife is nonexistent or not known or not important, as actions in life are all that matter.

• Why Evil?
Most do not believe that humanity inherited original sin from Adam and Eve or that Satan actually exists. Most believe that God is good and made people inherently good but also with free will and an imperfect nature that leads some to immoral behavior. Diverse beliefs. Some believe wrong is committed when people distance themselves from God. Some believe in “karma,” that what goes around comes around. Some believe wrongdoing is a matter of human nature, psychology, sociology, etc.

• Salvation
Some believe in salvation through faith in God and Jesus Christ, along with doing good works and doing no harm to others. Many believe all will be saved, as God is good and forgiving. Some believe in reincarnation and the necessity to eliminate personal greed or to learn all of life’s lessons before achieving enlightenment or salvation. For some, the concepts of salvation or enlightenment are irrelevant or disbelieved.

• Undeserving Suffering
Diverse beliefs. Most Unitarians do not believe that Satan causes suffering. Some believe suffering is part of God’s plan, will, or design, even if we don’t immediately understand it. Some don’t believe in any spiritual reasons for suffering, and most take a humanistic approach to helping those in need.

• Contemporary Issues
The Unitarian Universalist Association’s stance is to protect the personal right to choose abortion. Other contemporary views include working for equality for homosexuals, gender equality, a secular approach to divorce and remarriage, working to end poverty, promoting peace and nonviolence, and environmental protection.

Well it was interesting and I'm not even sure the above accurately reflects me, fun little quiz but don't base anything in your life around its results.



posted on Apr, 15 2005 @ 07:00 PM
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1. New Age (100%)
2. Neo-Pagan (92%)
3. Scientology (86%)
4. New Thought (81%)
5. Unitarian Universalism (81%)
6. Mahayana Buddhism (80%)
7. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (76%)
8. Hinduism (71%)
9. Liberal Quakers (65%)
10. Taoism (65%)
11. Theravada Buddhism (63%)
12. Orthodox Quaker (55%)
13. Jainism (54%)
14. Sikhism (52%)
15. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (52%)
16. Secular Humanism (45%)
17. Reform Judaism (42%)
18. Orthodox Judaism (39%)
19. Bahá'í Faith (38%)
20. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (33%)
21. Jehovah's Witness (32%)
22. Islam (30%)
23. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (29%)
24. Seventh Day Adventist (28%)
25. Nontheist (23%)
26. Eastern Orthodox (22%)
27. Roman Catholic (22%)

And just for the record, I just read what new age is and I can tell you that's not what I believe in. This results are not nearely accurate or I have a religion of my own.

[edit on 15/4/05 by MiTo]

[edit on 15/4/05 by MiTo]




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