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posted on Dec, 20 2010 @ 07:27 PM
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1. Nontheist (100%)
2. Secular Humanism (100%)
3. Unitarian Universalism (69%)
4. Liberal Quakers (43%)
5. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (34%)
6. Neo-Pagan (30%)
7. Theravada Buddhism (20%)
8. New Age (12%)
9. Taoism (5%)
10. Baha'i Faith (0%)
11. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (0%)
12. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (0%)
13. Eastern Orthodox (0%)
14. Hinduism (0%)
15. Islam (0%)
16. Jainism (0%)
17. Jehovah's Witness (0%)
18. Mahayana Buddhism (0%)
19. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (0%)
20. New Thought (0%)
21. Orthodox Judaism (0%)
22. Orthodox Quaker (0%)
23. Reform Judaism (0%)
24. Roman Catholic (0%)
25. Scientology (0%)
26. Seventh Day Adventist (0%)
27. Sikhism (0%)

Thanks, very interesting post. As for the results, as expected.
Only surprises where nº5, and specially nº8 - bit since it's so low, I guess just debris from my childhood.
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posted on Dec, 20 2010 @ 07:29 PM
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Since we all scored high on it: the funny thing about Unitarian Universalism is that it does actually have it's own rules and beliefs after claiming to be all inclusive and "universal," etc. You can believe whatever you want, be an atheist even, you can practice however you want - prayer or meditation. It's just a weird mish-mash of acceptance while having it's own dogma (like believing in universal salvation). I think the theme of grace is a powerful, important part of spirituality, but I don't believe in "universal salvation" the same way they do. I might agree with them on some things, but don't see myself attending one.

I scored high on it and I also have my own way of looking at Mahayana Buddhism. I DO NOT think it means first and foremost I am a Bodhisattva, some sort of angel who is just so great that he's purposely not moved on to Nirvana. I think Mahayana Buddhism is the Buddha's greatest teaching: the way of compassion. It does not mean I am an angel. There are various ways to keep a clear mind and avoid "wrong perceptions." One way is meditation, one way is practice (or following the rules), and there are a variety of ways.

What I think Mahayana Buddhism is, is the way of compassion. That means that you use your understanding of other's lives: their suffering and their triumphs and your love and appreciation for them, as a sobering influence on your own thoughts. When you truly have sympathy and understanding of others, it also keeps your mind from going to extremes of thought, it keeps you centered. So you don't just feel sorry for everyone, you approach your understanding of their lives from the standpoint of Buddhism - which means you experience life in such a way that will always improve your clarity and ability to be of "right action" and "right thought" and "right views".

So when something tragic happens, you don't freak out - you watch your breath as the tears stream down your face, you don't get angry or blame anyone. That doesn't mean you are using their suffering to further your own ends. It means you are being honest about the effect compassion has, how it transforms lives and is a great teacher, and how it allows you to understand them more completely.


1. Mahayana Buddhism (100%)
2. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
3. Hinduism (91%)
4. Liberal Quakers (89%)
5. Neo-Pagan (86%)
6. New Age (85%)
7. Theravada Buddhism (85%)
8. New Thought (83%)
9. Reform Judaism (78%)
10. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (78%)
11. Jainism (77%)
12. Taoism (72%)
13. Orthodox Quaker (70%)
14. Scientology (65%)
15. Sikhism (65%)
16. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (64%)
17. Baha'i Faith (63%)
18. Orthodox Judaism (52%)
19. Secular Humanism (49%)
20. Seventh Day Adventist (41%)
21. Islam (40%)
22. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (36%)
23. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (34%)
24. Nontheist (28%)
25. Jehovah's Witness (25%)
26. Eastern Orthodox (23%)
27. Roman Catholic (23%)



posted on Dec, 20 2010 @ 07:35 PM
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Wow...I consider myself more of a Deist and this has me pegged as either a Liberal Christian or an Orthodox Quaker. Oh well in the end your religious identification is up to you, eh? I'll add my Top 10 since some of my results list are a little different than the rest to give a more broad sample size of results.

1. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (100%)
2. Orthodox Quaker (97%)
3. Liberal Quakers (89%)
4. Unitarian Universalism (88%)
5. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (82%)
6. Hinduism (81%)
7. Seventh Day Adventist (81%)
8. Eastern Orthodox (79%)
9. Roman Catholic (79%)
10. Mahayana Buddhism (76%)



posted on Dec, 20 2010 @ 07:44 PM
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Just a guess, but probably because you answered the questions about "What God is" specifically. I would think it's fine to be a deist who also has a strong (biblical even) image of what God is. What that means is while you may know what He "looks like" you aren't sure what he meant


But just adding to the discussion and hopefully give you some ideas.
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posted on Dec, 20 2010 @ 07:47 PM
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My top three are:
1. Mahayana Buddhism
2. Jainism
3. Neo-Paganism

I like the concepts of the Mahayana path, but I also believe in a woman's right to choose. I like the concepts of the Jainism path, but I don't think that homosexuality is wrong or evil. I have been a Pagan for almost 15 years now, and don't think that is going to change any time soon. I joked with my mostly Christian family that I practice (my name) -ism and that's what works for me. I have some Buddhist stuff in there, some Native American stuff in there, etc. It is what feels right to me and that is all I need. That's all anyone needs. If you feel right with what you believe, or don't believe, that is a good thing. I truly dislike organized religion of any kind, and being told what and how to believe. I studied Wicca for the prescribed year and a day and decided not to do the dedication to complete the first degree, because of the ritual and dogma involved. That is my choice and is not the choice for everyone. I am not saying there is no place for ritual since obviously ritual can be very effective. Just isn't for me in the religious arena.



posted on Dec, 20 2010 @ 07:55 PM
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I scored as such:

1. Mahayana Buddhism (100%)

It appears a large majority of ATSers thus far scored high in the Buddhist beliefs.

Either way, Love & Enlightenment to all.



posted on Dec, 20 2010 @ 08:15 PM
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Interesting I was thinking that my top result would be Buddhist but apparently I'm a neo-pagan
goody I have a new label for myself to add to my list of self definitions.

Im 10% Jehovah witness, well isn't that special maybe I should go door to door.

1. Neo-Pagan (100%)
2. New Age (97%)
3. Unitarian Universalism (89%)
4. Mahayana Buddhism (86%)
5. New Thought (81%)
6. Liberal Quakers (79%)
7. Theravada Buddhism (75%)
8. Scientology (74%)
9. Taoism (67%)
10. Hinduism (66%)
11. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (66%)
12. Reform Judaism (63%)
13. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (62%)
14. Secular Humanism (61%)
15. Jainism (60%)
16. Sikhism (55%)
17. Orthodox Quaker (43%)
18. Baha'i Faith (41%)
19. Nontheist (31%)
20. Orthodox Judaism (31%)
21. Islam (21%)
22. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (21%)
23. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (20%)
24. Seventh Day Adventist (18%)
25. Eastern Orthodox (13%)
26. Roman Catholic (13%)
27. Jehovah's Witness (10%)
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posted on Dec, 20 2010 @ 08:23 PM
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however I don't like that I score higher as scientolgist than I do as a taoist I'm way more taoist than some silly believers in bad pulp sci-fi.

They should add dicordianism to the list
en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Dec, 20 2010 @ 08:25 PM
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But I actually am really interested in Unitarian Universalism now....

1. Liberal Quakers (100%)
2. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (95%)
3. Unitarian Universalism (92%)
4. Orthodox Quaker (85%)
5. Reform Judaism (84%)
6. Neo-Pagan (83%)
7. New Age (80%)
8. Baha'i Faith (76%)
9. Secular Humanism (76%)
10. Theravada Buddhism (74%)
11. Mahayana Buddhism (73%)
12. Sikhism (72%)
13. Jainism (61%)
14. Orthodox Judaism (60%)
15. Eastern Orthodox (59%)
16. New Thought (59%)
17. Roman Catholic (59%)
18. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (58%)
19. Seventh Day Adventist (55%)
20. Islam (54%)
21. Taoism (53%)
22. Scientology (52%)
23. Hinduism (50%)
24. Nontheist (50%)
25. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (44%)
26. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (40%)
27. Jehovah's Witness (28%)



posted on Dec, 20 2010 @ 08:27 PM
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Nope, 10% just allows you to look at my house, not ring my bell - you'd need at least 20% for that. So, young man, don't you star getting any ideas...



posted on Dec, 20 2010 @ 08:29 PM
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1. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (100%)
2. Unitarian Universalism (97%)
3. Orthodox Quaker (93%)
4. Hinduism (90%)
5. Liberal Quakers (86%)
6. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (85%)
7. Mahayana Buddhism (85%)
8. Theravada Buddhism (76%)
9. Seventh Day Adventist (74%)
10. New Age (73%)
11. Neo-Pagan (71%)
12. Eastern Orthodox (64%)
13. Roman Catholic (64%)
14. Jainism (63%)
15. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (60%)
16. New Thought (58%)
17. Sikhism (56%)
18. Taoism (56%)
19. Secular Humanism (55%)
20. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (53%)
21. Scientology (52%)
22. Reform Judaism (52%)
23. Jehovah's Witness (50%)
24. Baha'i Faith (47%)
25. Orthodox Judaism (46%)
26. Islam (39%)
27. Nontheist (35%)



posted on Dec, 20 2010 @ 08:49 PM
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Not surprising to me. But the quiz presupposes that you would be interested in some sort of worship, which I am not, at least not in a traditional sense. But maybe I will poke my head into a Unitarian church and check it out.

1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. Neo-Pagan (88%)
3. New Age (88%)
4. Liberal Quakers (86%)
5. Mahayana Buddhism (77%)
6. Secular Humanism (71%)
7. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (71%)
8. Theravada Buddhism (70%)
9. New Thought (68%)
10. Scientology (68%)
11. Taoism (61%)
12. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (61%)
13. Reform Judaism (59%)
14. Orthodox Quaker (52%)
15. Baha'i Faith (47%)
16. Hinduism (47%)
17. Nontheist (45%)
18. Jainism (40%)
19. Sikhism (40%)
20. Orthodox Judaism (37%)
21. Islam (29%)
22. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (29%)
23. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (28%)
24. Seventh Day Adventist (25%)
25. Eastern Orthodox (21%)
26. Roman Catholic (21%)
27. Jehovah's Witness (18%)



posted on Dec, 20 2010 @ 08:50 PM
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Originally posted by MavRck
100% unitarian Universalist ... or whatever it was... 2nd was neo-pagan
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Same as my results. I have never heard of these two "faiths" but this makes two of us fitting in the parameters of them I guess.

Interesting...

EDIT, theres actually more of us here fitting these two faiths for slots 1 and 2... HOO-RAY.
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posted on Dec, 20 2010 @ 08:59 PM
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edit on 20-12-2010 by LadySkadi because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 20 2010 @ 09:11 PM
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1. Neo-Pagan (100%)
2. Unitarian Universalism (93%)
3. Liberal Quakers (83%)
4. New Age (81%)
5. Mahayana Buddhism (80%)
6. Secular Humanism (77%)
7. Theravada Buddhism (75%)
8. Taoism (74%)
9. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (70%)
10. New Thought (68%)
11. Reform Judaism (66%)
12. Scientology (60%)
13. Baha'i Faith (56%)
14. Hinduism (53%)
15. Jainism (53%)
16. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (53%)
17. Nontheist (53%)
18. Sikhism (51%)
19. Orthodox Quaker (50%)
20. Orthodox Judaism (36%)
21. Islam (28%)
22. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (28%)
23. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (27%)
24. Seventh Day Adventist (22%)
25. Eastern Orthodox (19%)
26. Roman Catholic (19%)
27. Jehovah's Witness (5%)

quaker?
what the hell is a quaker? like a duck?

why aren't any kinds of satanism in there? unless neopagan counts.



posted on Dec, 20 2010 @ 09:12 PM
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Very impressive! I wasn't actually shocked at the results, but I thought it ironic that I was born and raised Roman Catholic and that was at the bottom of the results list. Like many Catholics, I began questioning, and as many well know, you don't question the Catholic church. I am passing this test on to friends!

Oh and my top religion was: Mahayana Buddhism (100%)



posted on Dec, 20 2010 @ 10:13 PM
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Possibly. I remember taking this back in the day and being flabbergasted when I came up matching Neo-Paganism more than the conservative Christianity that I had been raised with by about 30%.



posted on Dec, 20 2010 @ 10:32 PM
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And another 100% secular humanist here...




posted on Dec, 20 2010 @ 10:41 PM
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As I suspected I got Secular Humanist, darn it, I was hoping it would tell me I could be a viking. Long voyages at sea, lots of pillaging, battle-axes, going to Valhalla when I die, that's the life for me
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posted on Dec, 20 2010 @ 10:49 PM
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Another person raised a Catholic here with Theravada Buddhism 100% at the top and last at number 27 at 30% Roman Catholisism.






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