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Beleif-O-Matic

  1. Apr 20, 2003 #1
    [SOLVED] Beleif-O-Matic

    Not quite sure where to put this but here seemed as good a place as any. This link seemed kind of interesting and pretty fun. You answer the question about how you think about god and religion and it returns what your most likely religions are. Kind of interesting, it picked mine really close.

    ps to the moderators: please feel free to move this were you think it fits best if you think it doesn't belong here.
     
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  3. Apr 20, 2003 #2
    Heres the top ten results it gave me:

    1. Orthodox Judaism (100%)
    2. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (96%)
    3. Eastern Orthodox (95%)
    4. Roman Catholic (95%)
    5. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (92%)
    6. Jehovah's Witness (92%)
    7. Orthodox Quaker (90%)
    8. Seventh Day Adventist (88%)
    9. Islam (88%)
    10. Hinduism (78%)

    [EDIT:] Hmmm, I went back and played around with the answers a litte bit just to see what it would do to how the different religions stacked up. For some of the questions there was two that fit me pretty well so I'd adjust them and I varied the importance level on the answers a little bit too. For the most part it all stayed the same with Orthodox Judaism still being the top and very little happening with the rest of the list. Except for one time when I changed the question about the nature of God, that time it put Church of Jesus Chris of Latter-Day Saints at the top, dropped Orthodox Judaism to 6th-ish (the first time it got knocked out of #1) put Jehovah's Witness higher and knocked out Hinduism all together. Pretty interesting.
     
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  4. Apr 20, 2003 #3
    that test was more like a political alignment test with a bit of standardized dogma that ranked you in the generally accepted standpoints of various religious organizations. the standings of the various religious on the list that i have study compared to my actual opinion on the respective theologies is a testament to how scewed an opinion can be when generated by generalized polling.

    just for the laugh of it, here is the whole list:

    1. Bahá'í Faith (100%)
    2. Liberal Quakers (86%)
    3. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (85%)
    4. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (84%)
    5. Unitarian Universalism (79%)
    6. Neo-Pagan (78%)
    7. Jehovah's Witness (77%)
    8. New Age (75%)
    9. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (68%)
    10. Sikhism (66%)
    11. Reform Judaism (66%)
    12. Mahayana Buddhism (65%)
    13. Jainism (58%)
    14. Orthodox Judaism (55%)
    15. Orthodox Quaker (55%)
    16. Islam (53%)
    17. Hinduism (52%)
    18. Taoism (52%)
    19. Theravada Buddhism (48%)
    20. New Thought (47%)
    21. Secular Humanism (47%)
    22. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (46%)
    23. Scientology (39%)
    24. Seventh Day Adventist (33%)
    25. Nontheist (23%)
    26. Eastern Orthodox (20%)
    27. Roman Catholic (20%)


    i read up on Bahá'í Faith a bit to find while i do share someone similar opinions in a few respects a lot of it sounds like some heaven's gate cult or something. no offence if anyone happens to be a Bahá'íist or however the hell you would say that, i am sure it's got its finer points and i am not trying to imply that anyone is suicidal but what i have seen of it does little to match up with my own theology.
     
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  5. Apr 20, 2003 #4
    Yes, that's exactly what it was, but its still kind of fun.
     
  6. Apr 20, 2003 #5
    hu, i found it downright disturbing to see theology reduced to such standards, especially on a placed called "beliefnet.com"; they should call it whore_of_babylon.com or something.
     
  7. Apr 20, 2003 #6
    1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
    2. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (96%)
    3. Secular Humanism (91%)
    4. Liberal Quakers (88%)
    5. Neo-Pagan (72%)
    6. Nontheist (71%)

    Apparently it doesn't consider belief in God as a necessary component of mainline Protestant. :)
     
  8. Apr 20, 2003 #7
    Okay maybe when you look at it in such a view ... and if anyone was to actually use this to try and find a religion for themselves, that is downright disturbing, but I was just looking at it for kicks and giggles nothing serious meant of it. I mean in the same light personallity tests should be one of the most disturbing things around, I mean reducing all of human kind to such standards, but when taken for face value entertainment purposes I see nothing wrong with them...
     
  9. Apr 20, 2003 #8
    Well it did say liberal too, but yeah it has some funny quirks like that.:smile:
     
  10. Apr 20, 2003 #9

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    Hmm...

    1._Unitarian Universalism (100%)
    2._Secular Humanism (91%)
    3._Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (86%)
    4._Liberal Quakers (85%)
    5._Theravada Buddhism (79%)
    6._Nontheist (73%)
    7._Neo-Pagan (63%)
    8._Reform Judaism (58%)
    9._Taoism (58%)
    10._Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (56%)

    2 probably matches best. Very surprised to see that bastardised entity known as christian science in there as well....
     
  11. Apr 20, 2003 #10
    1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
    2. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (91%)
    3. Secular Humanism (90%)
    4. Liberal Quakers (90%)
    5. Theravada Buddhism (77%)
    6. Neo-Pagan (70%)
    7. Nontheist (64%)
    8. Bahá'í Faith (62%)
    9. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (59%)
    10. Taoism (57%)
    11. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (55%)
    12. Reform Judaism (53%)
    13. Sikhism (51%)
    14. Mahayana Buddhism (50%)


    Don't ask how protestant got in up there...
     
  12. Apr 20, 2003 #11
    1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
    2. Secular Humanism (98%)
    3. Liberal Quakers (81%)
    4. Nontheist (80%)
    5. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (78%)
    6. Theravada Buddhism (68%)
    7. Neo-Pagan (55%)
    8. Bahá'í Faith (48%)
    9. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (45%)
    10. Reform Judaism (44%)

    I don't know how neo-pagan got in there. I think paganism is as daft as theism.
     
  13. Apr 20, 2003 #12

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    Hmm... Is it me, or is it that Universal Unitarianism is on 100% for all atheists?
     
  14. Apr 20, 2003 #13
    As far as I know from America, the Unitarians are the only church in America that welcomes atheists and agnostics. But all sorts of folks go there, from christians through to pagans and those that don't believe.
     
  15. Apr 20, 2003 #14

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    Intresting site... :wink:

    1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
    2. Secular Humanism (98%)
    3. Liberal Quakers (85%)
    4. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (82%)
    5. Nontheist (80%)
    6. Neo-Pagan (76%)
    7. Theravada Buddhism (66%)
    8. Reform Judaism (56%)
    9. Bahá'í Faith (55%)
    10. New Age (51%)

    Live long and prosper.
     
  16. Apr 20, 2003 #15
    This is gonna be funny....let's see how King Atheist does on the quiz...



    *later*

    1. Nontheist (100%)
    2. Secular Humanism (100%)
    3. Unitarian Universalism (90%)
    4. Theravada Buddhism (83%)
    5. Liberal Quakers (56%)
    6. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (39%)
    7. Neo-Pagan (37%)
    8. Bahá'í Faith (20%)
    9. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (20%)
    10. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (20%)
    11. Jehovah's Witness (20%)
    12. Taoism (20%)
    13. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (13%)
    14. New Age (10%)
    15. New Thought (6%)
    16. Eastern Orthodox (0%)
    17. Hinduism (0%)
    18. Islam (0%)
    19. Jainism (0%)
    20. Mahayana Buddhism (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%)
     
  17. Apr 20, 2003 #16
    *moved by request*

     
  18. Apr 20, 2003 #17
    Well, it got mine exactly right.

    Thanks for the site, climbi.
     
  19. Apr 20, 2003 #18
    i took that a while back.
    i got all the humanist and nontheist as my top options. budhism was also up there. wich was funny because i had recently gotten curious about it and was reading up on it.
     
  20. Apr 21, 2003 #19

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    I thought that should be my line...
     
  21. Apr 21, 2003 #20
    Dude, I have a hard time believing in gravity...
     
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