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« Reply #15: August 18, 2009, 03:16:58 pm »



I'm really stuck on this question: 

Q9. Baptism (or initiation) ceremonies:
    Required.
    Not required.
    Not Applicable.

I don't know if this would include ceremonies like a bris.
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« Reply #16: August 18, 2009, 03:28:03 pm »



1.    Reform Judaism  (100%)
2.    Sikhism (85%)
3.    Liberal Quakers (80%)
4.    Baha'i Faith (77%)
5.    Unitarian Universalism (76%)
6.    Islam (75%)
7.    Orthodox Judaism (75%)
8.    Jainism (63%)
9.    Neo-Pagan (62%)
10.    Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (61%)
11.    Hinduism (50%)
12.    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (47%)
13.    Mahayana Buddhism (47%)
14.    New Age (47%)
15.    Secular Humanism (47%)
16.    Orthodox Quaker (43%)
17.    New Thought (43%)
18.    Scientology (42%)
19.    Theravada Buddhism (42%)
20.    Taoism (34%)
21.    Seventh Day Adventist (33%)
22.    Nontheist (32%)
23.    Jehovah's Witness (31%)
24.    Eastern Orthodox (30%)
25.    Roman Catholic (30%)
26.    Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (30%)
27.    Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (24%)

Well, the top choice is accurate, and I think it makes sense that Baha'i, liberal Quaker and UU score so high.  The other ones just seem odd; I don't even know what sikhs believe.  I'm definitely not Muslim. 

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« Reply #17: August 18, 2009, 03:52:04 pm »


1.    Neo-Pagan (100%)
2.    Unitarian Universalism (93%)
3.    Secular Humanism (85%)
4.    Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (77%)
5.    Liberal Quakers (76%)
6.    Reform Judaism (71%)
7.    Sikhism (70%)
8.    New Age (70%)
9.    Mahayana Buddhism (69%)
10.    Scientology (67%)
11.    Theravada Buddhism (66%)
12.    Nontheist (59%)
13.    Baha'i Faith (58%)
14.    Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (58%)
15.    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (58%)
16.    Orthodox Quaker (58%)
17.    Taoism (58%)
18.    Jainism (55%)
19.    Hinduism (51%)
20.    New Thought (51%)
21.    Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (47%)
22.    Orthodox Judaism (47%)
23.    Eastern Orthodox (45%)
24.    Islam (45%)
25.    Roman Catholic (45%)
26.    Seventh Day Adventist (36%)
27.    Jehovah's Witness (22%)


I think a lot of stuff is high because I hit a lot of 'not applicable's.  Also, it appears to think I'm sort of generically religious. :}
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« Reply #18: August 18, 2009, 03:58:25 pm »


Paste your result list into this thread. Feel free to comment on it too.

1.    Neo-Pagan  (100%)
2.    Unitarian Universalism (92%)
3.    Reform Judaism (81%)
4.    Liberal Quakers (80%)
5.    New Age (80%)
6.    Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (74%)
7.    Secular Humanism (72%)
8.    Mahayana Buddhism (70%)
9.    Theravada Buddhism (66%)
10.    New Thought (57%)
11.    Baha'i Faith (55%)
12.    Sikhism (54%)
13.    Nontheist (53%)
14.    Scientology (50%)
15.    Orthodox Judaism (50%)
16.    Taoism (49%)
17.    Jainism (46%)
18.    Hinduism (41%)
19.    Islam (39%)
20.    Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (38%)
21.    Orthodox Quaker (36%)
22.    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (31%)
23.    Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (30%)
24.    Eastern Orthodox (22%)
25.    Roman Catholic (22%)
26.    Seventh Day Adventist (13%)
27.    Jehovah's Witness (6%)

Apparently everyone at TC would make a terrible JW since it's the lowest on everyone's results haha.
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« Reply #19: August 18, 2009, 04:35:04 pm »



1.    Unitarian Universalism  (100%)
2.    Neo-Pagan (94%)
3.    Secular Humanism (92%)
4.    Liberal Quakers (87%)
5.    Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (82%)
6.    New Age (80%)
7.    Reform Judaism (75%)
8.    Theravada Buddhism (72%)
9.    Mahayana Buddhism (71%)
10.    Nontheist (60%)
11.    Taoism (58%)
12.    Orthodox Quaker (58%)
13.    New Thought (57%)
14.    Sikhism (57%)
15.    Jainism (56%)
16.    Scientology (54%)
17.    Baha'i Faith (50%)
18.    Orthodox Judaism (41%)
19.    Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (37%)
20.    Hinduism (36%)
21.    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (35%)
22.    Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (34%)
23.    Islam (33%)
24.    Seventh Day Adventist (25%)
25.    Eastern Orthodox (24%)
26.    Roman Catholic (24%)
27.    Jehovah's Witness (11%)

Same result, every time, though I'm pretty sure some of my answers have changed.
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« Reply #20: August 18, 2009, 04:52:23 pm »

It's been a long time since we did the Belief-O-Matic on The Cauldron, so it is probably time to do it again. Take the Belief-O-Matic at

http://www.beliefnet.com/Entertainment/Quizzes/BeliefOMatic.aspx

Paste your result list into this thread. Feel free to comment on it too.

1.  Neo-Pagan (100%) 
2.  New Age (97%) 
3.  Unitarian Universalism (95%) 
4.  Scientology (86%) 
5.  New Thought (82%) 
6.  Mahayana Buddhism (78%) 
7.  Liberal Quakers (75%) 
8.  Taoism (72%) 
9.  Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (71%) 
10.  Secular Humanism (70%) 
11.  Theravada Buddhism (70%) 
12.  Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (67%) 
13.  Reform Judaism (57%) 
14.  Nontheist (52%) 
15.  Hinduism (42%) 
16.  Orthodox Quaker (42%) 
17.  Sikhism (40%) 
18.  Baha'i Faith (39%) 
19.  Jainism (28%) 
20.  Orthodox Judaism (28%) 
21.  Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (26%) 
22.  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (24%) 
23.  Islam (23%) 
24.  Eastern Orthodox (14%) 
25.  Roman Catholic (14%) 
26.  Seventh Day Adventist (13%) 
27.  Jehovah's Witness (0%) 

Okie-dokie, so I am correct in thinking this board is a good place for me to be hanging out.   Cheesy  It kind of worries me how high Scientology came up for me though.   Huh
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« Reply #21: August 18, 2009, 05:39:30 pm »

It's been a long time since we did the Belief-O-Matic on The Cauldron, so it is probably time to do it again.

Interesting. My answers have changed since last time. It's true though that my attitude is becoming more Buddhist in nature. Hinduism seems random though, and Liberal Christianity is surprisingly high.


1.    Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2.    Liberal Quakers (91%)
3.    Mahayana Buddhism (90%)
4.    Hinduism (83%)
5.    Theravada Buddhism (80%)
6.    Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (77%)
7.    Neo-Pagan (76%)
8.    Secular Humanism (68%)
9.    Taoism (68%)
10.    New Age (65%)
11.    Sikhism (65%)
12.    New Thought (60%)
13.    Scientology (60%)
14.    Reform Judaism (57%)
15.    Jainism (55%)
16.    Baha'i Faith (47%)
17.    Nontheist (43%)
18.    Orthodox Quaker (43%)
19.    Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (41%)
20.    Seventh Day Adventist (24%)
21.    Orthodox Judaism (22%)
22.    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (21%)
23.    Eastern Orthodox (21%)
24.    Roman Catholic (21%)
25.    Islam (19%)
26.    Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (18%)
27.    Jehovah's Witness (9%)
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« Reply #22: August 18, 2009, 05:44:40 pm »

27.    Jehovah's Witness (9%)

One thing I've noticed -- most of us would make horrible JWs as far as our beliefs are concerned.  Other religions have a lot of variation in our lists, but Jehovah's Witnesses generally comes in very near the bottom or at the bottom.
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« Reply #23: August 18, 2009, 05:50:08 pm »

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1.    Neo-Pagan  (100%)
2.    Unitarian Universalism (85%)
3.    Reform Judaism (82%)
4.    Mahayana Buddhism (80%)
5.    Liberal Quakers (80%)
6.    Jainism (78%)
7.    New Age (78%)
8.    Sikhism (75%)
9.    Baha'i Faith (73%)
10.    Orthodox Judaism (64%)
11.    Theravada Buddhism (63%)
12.    Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (62%)
13.    Hinduism (61%)
14.    Secular Humanism (58%)
15.    Islam (55%)
16.    New Thought (48%)
17.    Orthodox Quaker (44%)
18.    Taoism (43%)
19.    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (40%)
20.    Scientology (38%)
21.    Nontheist (37%)
22.    Jehovah's Witness (29%)
23.    Eastern Orthodox (27%)
24.    Roman Catholic (27%)
25.    Seventh Day Adventist (22%)
26.    Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (21%)
27.    Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (21%)


Some of them kind of surprise me. I didn't know I'd get such a high Jehovah's Witness score.  Ditto Islam and Mormonism, especially since both of them seem to have more defined gender roles than I am comfortable with. But maybe they have other beliefs I'd agree with.

But I was a bit disappointed that they lumped all the polytheistic options into one answer in the "nature of god" question, since there are so many different ways to look at polytheism.

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It's always hard for me to take this test because they don't break any of the pagan faiths down, so most of my beliefs aren't posted, and I have to pick something "close". If memory serves, they've added a few questions since I took it last.

-Devo

I wonder if there's one of these somewhere just for Pagan beliefs...
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« Reply #25: August 18, 2009, 05:56:57 pm »


Huh.  As I was taking the quiz, I wondered how it could possibly be accurate.  I had a really hard time applying the questions to my weird-ass path.  But the top 5 seem to be very reasonable results.

I do wonder what "New Thought" means...

And I have no idea how "nontheist" got on the list, even at #15.

1.    Neo-Pagan  (100%)
2.    Unitarian Universalism (96%)
3.    New Age (88%)
4.    Secular Humanism (85%)
5.    Liberal Quakers (84%)
6.    Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (81%)
7.    New Thought (77%)
8.    Theravada Buddhism (76%)
9.    Mahayana Buddhism (75%)
10.    Scientology (75%)
11.    Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (67%)
12.    Sikhism (67%)
13.    Taoism (66%)
14.    Reform Judaism (66%)
15.    Nontheist (62%)
16.    Baha'i Faith (56%)
17.    Orthodox Quaker (56%)
18.    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (52%)
19.    Hinduism (49%)
20.    Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (42%)
21.    Orthodox Judaism (42%)
22.    Eastern Orthodox (41%)
23.    Islam (41%)
24.    Roman Catholic (41%)
25.    Jainism (37%)
26.    Seventh Day Adventist (32%)
27.    Jehovah's Witness (18%)
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« Reply #26: August 18, 2009, 06:01:56 pm »

One thing I've noticed -- most of us would make horrible JWs as far as our beliefs are concerned.  Other religions have a lot of variation in our lists, but Jehovah's Witnesses generally comes in very near the bottom or at the bottom.

Does that make us Jehovah's Witnesses Who Refuse To Testify?
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« Reply #27: August 18, 2009, 06:04:35 pm »

Does that make us Jehovah's Witnesses Who Refuse To Testify?

Could be.   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #28: August 18, 2009, 06:10:49 pm »


9.  Hinduism (79%)  


I love that you are 10% more Hindu than me, and here I've been studying Hindu Tantra for the past two years Cheesy
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FWIW Cheesy

1.    Unitarian Universalism  (100%)
2.    Neo-Pagan (96%)
3.    Mahayana Buddhism (88%)
4.    Hinduism (86%)
5.    Liberal Quakers (81%)
6.    Reform Judaism (78%)
7.    Jainism (78%)
8.    Theravada Buddhism (76%)
9.    Baha'i Faith (70%)
10.    Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (68%)
11.    Sikhism (68%)
12.    Scientology (66%)
13.    New Age (66%)
14.    New Thought (63%)
15.    Secular Humanism (61%)
16.    Islam (56%)
17.    Orthodox Judaism (56%)
18.    Taoism (53%)
19.    Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (48%)
20.    Orthodox Quaker (46%)
21.    Nontheist (40%)
22.    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (33%)
23.    Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (32%)
24.    Eastern Orthodox (26%)
25.    Roman Catholic (26%)
26.    Seventh Day Adventist (25%)
27.    Jehovah's Witness (15%)

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