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« Reply #165: August 31, 2010, 07:51:18 am »

there's a little too much scientology and JW in there for my liking.
The quaker thing kind of threw me off, though.
I wasn't really aware that quakers existed?

They do, they are just a very small (and quiet) Christian denomination. However, the actual name of the denomination is the Religious Society of Friends.
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« Reply #166: August 31, 2010, 10:37:54 am »

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

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1.  Neo-Pagan (100%) 
2.  Mahayana Buddhism (89%) 
3.  New Age (89%) 
4.  Hinduism (89%) 
5.  Jainism (85%) 
6.  Unitarian Universalism (83%) 
7.  Sikhism (79%) 
8.  Theravada Buddhism (76%) 
9.  Liberal Quakers (71%) 
10.  New Thought (66%) 
11.  Scientology (64%) 
12.  Reform Judaism (56%) 
13.  Taoism (56%) 
14.  Baha'i Faith (52%) 
15.  Orthodox Quaker (50%) 
16.  Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (47%) 
17.  Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (46%) 
18.  Orthodox Judaism (44%) 
19.  Secular Humanism (40%) 
20.  Islam (31%) 
21.  Seventh Day Adventist (22%) 
22.  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (21%) 
23.  Jehovah's Witness (21%) 
24.  Nontheist (18%) 
25.  Eastern Orthodox (17%) 
26.  Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (17%) 
27.  Roman Catholic (17%) 

I always knew buddism was the next on my list, but I'm totally neo pagan (I'll be where the Goddess is). It makes me smile I'd first be a non theist than any kind of orthodox, conservative christian or roman catholic... I think that explains why I don't understand almost anyone in my country.

It's interesting, thanks for the link Randall! There sould be one about what neopagan religion are you! I know one of what type of witch are you (hedge, cunning, kintchen, etc)
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« Reply #167: September 19, 2010, 06:55:40 pm »



1.    Neo-Pagan  (100%)
2.    Mahayana Buddhism (93%)
3.    Unitarian Universalism (91%)
4.    Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (80%)
5.    Reform Judaism (80%)
6.    Theravada Buddhism (76%)
7.    Sikhism (75%)
8.    Jainism (73%)
9.    New Age (73%)
10.    Liberal Quakers (71%)
11.    Hinduism (69%)
12.    Scientology (61%)
13.    Secular Humanism (60%)
14.    Orthodox Judaism (60%)
15.    New Thought (59%)
16.    Baha'i Faith (54%)
17.    Nontheist (53%)
18.    Orthodox Quaker (47%)
19.    Islam (44%)
20.    Taoism (41%)
21.    Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (40%)
22.    Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (35%)
23.    Eastern Orthodox (31%)
24.    Roman Catholic (31%)
25.    Seventh Day Adventist (30%)
26.    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (27%)
27.    Jehovah's Witness (14%)
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« Reply #168: September 19, 2010, 08:45:10 pm »


1.    Unitarian Universalism  (100%)
2.    Neo-Pagan (98%)
3.    Reform Judaism (94%)
4.    New Age (89%)
5.    Liberal Quakers (86%)
6.    Sikhism (84%)
7.    New Thought (76%)
8.    Mahayana Buddhism (76%)
9.    Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (74%)
10.    Baha'i Faith (73%)
11.    Scientology (68%)
12.    Orthodox Judaism (66%)
13.    Jainism (64%)
14.    Secular Humanism (62%)
15.    Theravada Buddhism (62%)
16.    Hinduism (62%)
17.    Islam (58%)
18.    Taoism (48%)
19.    Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (47%)
20.    Orthodox Quaker (47%)
21.    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (44%)
22.    Nontheist (44%)
23.    Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (34%)
24.    Eastern Orthodox (31%)
25.    Roman Catholic (31%)
26.    Jehovah's Witness (23%)
27.    Seventh Day Adventist (22%)

I don't know how I feel about 23% JW   Undecided
I was raised Roman Catholic, which is third from the bottom.
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« Reply #169: September 19, 2010, 09:55:50 pm »

I don't know how I feel about 23% JW   Undecided
I was raised Roman Catholic, which is third from the bottom.

It's still second to last. You agree with the standard positions of 25 religions more than you agree with those of the JWs.
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« Reply #170: September 28, 2010, 01:23:19 am »

It's been many years since I took this quiz, and I got Unitarian Universalist then too.  There are a few questions where I couldn't clearly and accurately convey my beliefs (creation of the universe, life after death, medical treatment) using the options they gave.  That said the results aren't terribly inaccurate.  I would have put Taoism higher and Quakers and Protestants lower though. 

1.    Unitarian Universalism  (100%)
2.    Neo-Pagan (88%)
3.    Liberal Quakers (80%)
4.    New Age (80%)
5.    Theravada Buddhism (77%)
6.    Mahayana Buddhism (76%)
7.    Secular Humanism (75%)
8.    Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (72%)
9.    New Thought (61%)
10.    Hinduism (61%)
11.    Taoism (58%)
12.    Reform Judaism (52%)
13.    Scientology (51%)
14.    Sikhism (50%)
15.    Jainism (49%)
16.    Nontheist (48%)
17.    Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (43%)
18.    Orthodox Quaker (40%)
19.    Baha'i Faith (26%)
20.    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (24%)
21.    Orthodox Judaism (20%)
22.    Seventh Day Adventist (19%)
23.    Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (17%)
24.    Eastern Orthodox (15%)
25.    Islam (15%)
26.    Roman Catholic (15%)
27.    Jehovah's Witness (13%)
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« Reply #171: September 28, 2010, 08:21:12 am »

1.    Nontheist  (100%)
2.    Secular Humanism (100%)
3.    Unitarian Universalism (88%)
4.    Theravada Buddhism (69%)
5.    Liberal Quakers (55%)
6.    Neo-Pagan (37%)
7.    Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (34%)
8.    Taoism (26%)
9.    New Age (14%)
10.    Baha'i Faith (11%)
11.    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (11%)
12.    Eastern Orthodox (11%)
13.    Hinduism (11%)
14.    Islam (11%)
15.    Jainism (11%)
16.    Mahayana Buddhism (11%)
17.    Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (11%)
18.    Orthodox Judaism (11%)
19.    Orthodox Quaker (11%)
20.    Reform Judaism (11%)
21.    Roman Catholic (11%)
22.    Seventh Day Adventist (11%)
23.    Sikhism (11%)
24.    Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (0%)
25.    Jehovah's Witness (0%)
26.    New Thought (0%)
27.    Scientology (0%)

I think only the first one applies. I'm not really a secular humanist, so the 100% match for it is a bit of a surprise.
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« Reply #172: September 28, 2010, 06:12:52 pm »

1.    Nontheist  (100%)
2.    Secular Humanism (100%)
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I think only the first one applies. I'm not really a secular humanist, so the 100% match for it is a bit of a surprise.

I suspect it isd very hard to distinguish between the two with the general questions they ask. Especially since in the US Atheist, Nontheist, and Secular Humanist are often conflated.
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« Reply #173: September 28, 2010, 10:38:44 pm »


Had another go, trying to hit fewer 'not applicable' this time, got:

1.    Neo-Pagan (100%)
2.    Unitarian Universalism (88%)
3.    Reform Judaism (81%)
4.    Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (80%)
5.    Secular Humanism (80%)
6.    Liberal Quakers (74%)
7.    Sikhism (68%)
8.    Mahayana Buddhism (68%)
9.    New Age (64%)
10.    Scientology (64%)
11.    Taoism (61%)
12.    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (60%)
13.    New Thought (59%)
14.    Theravada Buddhism (58%)
15.    Orthodox Quaker (56%)
16.    Nontheist (55%)
17.    Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (55%)
18.    Baha'i Faith (53%)
19.    Hinduism (52%)
20.    Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (49%)
21.    Jainism (48%)
22.    Islam (45%)
23.    Orthodox Judaism (45%)
24.    Eastern Orthodox (42%)
25.    Roman Catholic (42%)
26.    Seventh Day Adventist (37%)
27.    Jehovah's Witness (21%)

Every so often I consider going to one of those quiz-building sites and trying to do a decent pagan religions one of these things.  Unfortunately, I don't know enough about the variety of things out there to feel confident of doing a good job.

Of course, considreing the quality of these things, perhaps a good job is optional. Tongue
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« Reply #174: September 29, 2010, 12:13:58 am »

Every so often I consider going to one of those quiz-building sites and trying to do a decent pagan religions one of these things.  Unfortunately, I don't know enough about the variety of things out there to feel confident of doing a good job.

Of course, considreing the quality of these things, perhaps a good job is optional. Tongue

I really wish someone with a comprehensive knowledge of pagan religions would make a good quiz that doesn't phrase questions in a way that makes one scratch their head.  And one of the results would be "Rainbows and Unicorns" with a built in "drowning in your own blood" curse for those who get it in their top five.
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« Reply #175: September 29, 2010, 01:30:06 am »

I suspect it isd very hard to distinguish between the two with the general questions they ask. Especially since in the US Atheist, Nontheist, and Secular Humanist are often conflated.
This is what the secular humanism page for the quiz has to say about its "beliefs", and it does seem fairly US-centric:

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   Contemporary Issues
The American Humanist Association endorses elective 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.

While my politics are fairly left-leaning, I don't "believe in" the above issues. It looks like the manifesto for the American Democratic Party. My politics are defined more by pragmatism than by a sort of politically-informed moral code, which is what the above looks like.

For example, while it all sounds very nice, I think it's damn near impossible to "end poverty", at least with any of the social policies we are aware of. Abortion being in there as a significant issue smacks of the whole thing being inspired by liberal american politics. While I am in support of elective abortion, it's just one of my political positions, many of which are not listed here. I don't really subscribe to this kind of mixture of hot-button american political issues mixed in with my lack of belief in deities.
And accordingly, I answered "not applicable" to many of the questions about issues of abortion, poverty alleviation, non-violence etc. My views on those matters don't have anything to do with my lack of belief in an afterlife or deities.

My political positions are orthogonal to my atheism.
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« Reply #176: October 03, 2010, 09:14:36 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





1.    Reform Judaism (100%)
2.    Unitarian Universalism (97%)
3.    Neo-Pagan (92%)
4.    Liberal Quakers (90%)
5.    Jainism (88%)
6.    Mahayana Buddhism (85%)
7.    Sikhism (82%)
8.    Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (76%)
9.    New Age (75%)
10.    Baha'i Faith (71%)
11.    Hinduism (68%)
12.    Theravada Buddhism (68%)
13.    New Thought (66%)
14.    Secular Humanism (63%)
15.    Orthodox Judaism (63%)
16.    Islam (56%)
17.    Scientology (53%)
18.    Taoism (53%)
19.    Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (41%)
20.    Nontheist (39%)
21.    Orthodox Quaker (37%)
22.    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (32%)
23.    Jehovah's Witness (23%)
24.    Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (21%)
25.    Eastern Orthodox (13%)
26.    Roman Catholic (13%)
27.    Seventh Day Adventist (13%)

I had no idea Reformed Jews even existed until I did this XD
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« Reply #177: October 04, 2010, 04:37:04 pm »



1.    Reform Judaism (100%)
2.    Unitarian Universalism (97%)
3.    Neo-Pagan (92%)
4.    Liberal Quakers (90%)
5.    Jainism (88%)
6.    Mahayana Buddhism (85%)
7.    Sikhism (82%)
8.    Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (76%)
9.    New Age (75%)
10.    Baha'i Faith (71%)
11.    Hinduism (68%)
12.    Theravada Buddhism (68%)
13.    New Thought (66%)
14.    Secular Humanism (63%)
15.    Orthodox Judaism (63%)
16.    Islam (56%)
17.    Scientology (53%)
18.    Taoism (53%)
19.    Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (41%)
20.    Nontheist (39%)
21.    Orthodox Quaker (37%)
22.    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (32%)
23.    Jehovah's Witness (23%)
24.    Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (21%)
25.    Eastern Orthodox (13%)
26.    Roman Catholic (13%)
27.    Seventh Day Adventist (13%)

I had no idea Reformed Jews even existed until I did this XD

No matter what I say, I am either a Orthodox or Reform Jew. Period. No matter what.
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« Reply #178: November 09, 2010, 11:29:18 pm »

No matter what I say, I am either a Orthodox or Reform Jew. Period. No matter what.

1.    Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2.    Neo-Pagan (93%)
3.    Mahayana Buddhism (86%)
4.    Liberal Quakers (86%)
5.    New Age (83%)
6.    Reform Judaism (79%)
7.    Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (75%)
8.    Hinduism (75%)
9.    Theravada Buddhism (72%)
10.    Sikhism (70%)
11.    New Thought (68%)
12.    Jainism (66%)
13.    Scientology (62%)
14.    Secular Humanism (62%)
15.    Baha'i Faith (60%)
16.    Taoism (55%)
17.    Orthodox Quaker (54%)
18.    Orthodox Judaism (53%)
19.    Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (49%)
20.    Islam (46%)
21.    Nontheist (39%)
22.    Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (35%)
23.    Seventh Day Adventist (32%)
24.    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (26%)
25.    Eastern Orthodox (23%)
26.    Roman Catholic (23%)
27.    Jehovah's Witness (17%)

First time I've taken this quiz. Found it hard to answer some of the earlier questions and didn't seem to be able to find just the right answer, so I ended up having to choose what was closest to. But i'm fairly happy, 1 and 2 match me well I think.
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« Reply #179: November 15, 2010, 08:36:39 pm »



1.    Neo-Pagan (100%)
2.    Mahayana Buddhism (92%)
3.    Unitarian Universalism (87%)
4.    New Age (85%)
5.    Theravada Buddhism (82%)
6.    Hinduism (71%)
7.    Taoism (66%)
8.    Liberal Quakers (65%)
9.    Jainism (64%)
10.    New Thought (60%)
11.    Secular Humanism (59%)
12.    Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (58%)
13.    Scientology (57%)
14.    Reform Judaism (51%)
15.    Sikhism (51%)
16.    Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (44%)
17.    Nontheist (41%)
18.    Orthodox Quaker (41%)
19.    Baha'i Faith (33%)
20.    Orthodox Judaism (26%)
21.    Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (23%)
22.    Seventh Day Adventist (21%)
23.    Islam (16%)
24.    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (15%)
25.    Eastern Orthodox (8%)
26.    Roman Catholic (8%)
27.    Jehovah's Witness (5%)

I did this once many moons ago, but it was interesting to see the changes. Smiley
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