April 20, 2005

THOSE SCIENTOLOGISTS ARE WHACK:

Not Sure If You're Catholic? Try Belief-o-matic (Der Spiegel)

Religion isn't always just a matter of whether or not you believe God is your co-pilot or wonder what Jesus would do. There are many shades of grey when it comes to belief -- do you know how your own deeply-held beliefs actually square up with dogma? Now you can find out.

Deciding on what to believe in amid these troubled times isn't easy. The modern world doesn't leave us a lot of time to ponder the Big Questions like "Why is there so much evil in the world?" But, never fear, Belief-o-matic is here: by asking you 20 questions on "your concept of God, the afterlife, human nature, and more," Belief-o-matic can tell you if you're a Roman Catholic, a secular humanist, or a reform Jew. Be careful, though. Belief-O-Matic, as the Web site points out, "assumes no legal liability for the ultimate fate of your soul."


Your Results:

The top score on the list below represents the faith that Belief-O-Matic, in its less than infinite wisdom, thinks most closely matches your beliefs. However, even a score of 100% does not mean that your views are all shared by this faith, or vice versa.

Belief-O-Matic then lists another 26 faiths in order of how much they have in common with your professed beliefs. The higher a faith appears on this list, the more closely it aligns with your thinking.

How did the Belief-O-Matic do? Discuss your results on our message boards.

1. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (100%)
2. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (98%)
3. Jehovah's Witness (89%)
4. Eastern Orthodox (86%)
5. Roman Catholic (86%)
6. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (80%)
7. Bah�'� Faith (77%)
8. Orthodox Judaism (77%)
9. Orthodox Quaker (73%)
10. Seventh Day Adventist (70%)
11. Islam (65%)
12. Sikhism (53%)
13. Liberal Quakers (47%)
14. Hinduism (46%)
15. Jainism (46%)
16. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (41%)
17. Reform Judaism (40%)
18. Mahayana Buddhism (39%)
19. Theravada Buddhism (37%)
20. Unitarian Universalism (37%)
21. Neo-Pagan (30%)
22. New Age (23%)
23. Nontheist (23%)
24. New Thought (22%)
25. Secular Humanism (18%)
26. Taoism (17%)
27. Scientology (17%)

Meanwhile, we're going to have to buy The Wife some incense or something:

How did the Belief-O-Matic do? Discuss your results on our message boards.



1. Bah�'� Faith (100%)
2. Reform Judaism (96%)
3. Sikhism (92%)
4. Orthodox Judaism (90%)
5. Islam (86%)
6. Liberal Quakers (75%)
7. Jainism (73%)
8. Unitarian Universalism (72%)
9. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (66%)
10. Neo-Pagan (62%)
11. Mahayana Buddhism (60%)
12. Hinduism (58%)
13. Orthodox Quaker (55%)
14. New Age (54%)
15. New Thought (53%)
16. Scientology (51%)
17. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (48%)
18. Theravada Buddhism (48%)
19. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (46%)
20. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (42%)
21. Secular Humanism (39%)
22. Eastern Orthodox (38%)
23. Roman Catholic (38%)
24. Taoism (37%)
25. Seventh Day Adventist (35%)
26. Jehovah's Witness (32%)
27. Nontheist (27%)


Posted by Orrin Judd at April 20, 2005 6:01 PM
Comments

1. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (100%)
2. Eastern Orthodox (93%)
3. Roman Catholic (93%)
4. Seventh Day Adventist (91%)
5. Orthodox Quaker (83%)
6. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (67%)
7. Islam (57%)
8. Orthodox Judaism (57%)
9. Hinduism (51%)
10. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (47%)
11. Liberal Quakers (43%)
12. Bah�'� Faith (42%)
13. Jehovah's Witness (39%)
14. Sikhism (37%)
15. Reform Judaism (34%)
16. Unitarian Universalism (33%)
17. Jainism (28%)
18. Nontheist (22%)
19. Mahayana Buddhism (22%)
20. Theravada Buddhism (22%)
21. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (21%)
22. New Thought (18%)
23. Scientology (17%)
24. Neo-Pagan (13%)
25. New Age (12%)
26. Taoism (9%)
27. Secular Humanism (7%)

I think I'm generally pleased with this--though I'm surprised by how much less Mormon I am than you, Orrin. I assume that has something to do with Margaret Thatcher, though.

Posted by: Timothy at April 20, 2005 6:18 PM

1. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (100%)
2. Eastern Orthodox (99%)
3. Roman Catholic (99%)
4. Orthodox Quaker (87%)
5. Seventh Day Adventist (78%)
6. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (71%)
7. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (65%)
8. Islam (63%)
9. Orthodox Judaism (63%)
10. Jehovah's Witness (56%)
11. Bah�'� Faith (52%)
12. Hinduism (45%)
13. Sikhism (42%)
14. Liberal Quakers (40%)
15. Jainism (39%)
16. Reform Judaism (35%)
17. Unitarian Universalism (34%)
18. Mahayana Buddhism (28%)
19. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (28%)
20. Theravada Buddhism (27%)
21. Nontheist (23%)
22. Scientology (22%)
23. Neo-Pagan (22%)
24. Secular Humanism (20%)
25. New Age (19%)
26. New Thought (19%)
27. Taoism (17%)

Don't know how that happened. Bloody Prots.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at April 20, 2005 6:26 PM

1. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (100%)
2. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (88%)
3. Orthodox Quaker (75%)
4. Eastern Orthodox (72%)
5. Roman Catholic (72%)

Jim: No kidding! At least the One True Church made the top five.

Posted by: Governor Breck at April 20, 2005 6:31 PM

1. Eastern Orthodox (100%)
2. Roman Catholic (100%)
3. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (86%)
4. Seventh Day Adventist (86%)
5. Orthodox Quaker (81%)
6. Orthodox Judaism (65%)
7. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (63%)
8. Hinduism (61%)
9. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (60%)
10. Islam (55%)
11. Jehovah's Witness (53%)
12. Sikhism (52%)
13. Bahá'í Faith (46%)
14. Liberal Quakers (43%)
15. Jainism (41%)
16. Reform Judaism (39%)
17. Unitarian Universalism (32%)
18. Theravada Buddhism (31%)
19. Mahayana Buddhism (31%)
20. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (25%)
21. Taoism (21%)
22. Scientology (17%)
23. Neo-Pagan (16%)
24. New Thought (16%)
25. Nontheist (16%)
26. New Age (13%)
27. Secular Humanism (11%)

The nuns at Immaculate Conception and St. Brendan's would be proud of me, he says humbly.

Posted by: Mike Morley at April 20, 2005 6:36 PM

Hindu 100%
Neo-Pagan 86%
Bahai 84%
Unitarian/Universalist 80%
Orthodox Jew 79%
Liberal Quaker 77%
Jainist 76%
Mahayana Buddhist 75%

Roman Catholic 48%
Secular Humanist 39%
Non-Theist 31%

Feels about right, even the high score for Orthodox Jew.

(And is The Wife displaying her ironic sense humor yet again?)

Posted by: ghostcat at April 20, 2005 7:23 PM

No, but she's taken to wearing a sword around the house.

Posted by: oj at April 20, 2005 7:27 PM

1. Bah�'� Faith (100%)
2. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (80%)
3. Liberal Quakers (73%)
4. Orthodox Judaism (70%)
5. Reform Judaism (69%)
6. Sikhism (67%)
7. Islam (63%)
8. Jainism (62%)
9. Unitarian Universalism (60%)
10. Orthodox Quaker (58%)
11. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (56%)
12. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (56%)
13. Theravada Buddhism (54%)
14. Mahayana Buddhism (53%)
15. Neo-Pagan (48%)
16. Jehovah's Witness (48%)
17. New Age (47%)
18. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (46%)
19. New Thought (46%)
20. Seventh Day Adventist (45%)
21. Eastern Orthodox (43%)
22. Hinduism (43%)
23. Roman Catholic (43%)
24. Taoism (38%)
25. Scientology (33%)
26. Secular Humanism (32%)
27. Nontheist (25%)

Posted by: cjm at April 20, 2005 7:27 PM

The top three:
1. Sikhism (100%)
2. Eastern Orthodox (99%)
3. Roman Catholic (99%)

Posted by: Chris Durnell at April 20, 2005 7:28 PM

It's Bahai central around here.

http://www.religioustolerance.org/bahai3.htm

Posted by: oj at April 20, 2005 7:39 PM

Feel the love?

Posted by: ghostcat at April 20, 2005 7:49 PM

About right (for a test that can't distinguish between Islam and Orthodox Judaism).

1. Islam (100%)
2. Orthodox Judaism (100%)
3. Sikhism (92%)
4. Bah�'� Faith (91%)
5. Reform Judaism (91%)
6. Jainism (67%)
7. Liberal Quakers (60%)
8. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (60%)
9. Hinduism (60%)
10. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (53%)
11. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (53%)
12. Eastern Orthodox (53%)
13. Roman Catholic (53%)
14. Unitarian Universalism (52%)
15. Orthodox Quaker (51%)
16. Neo-Pagan (48%)
17. Mahayana Buddhism (48%)
18. Jehovah's Witness (47%)
19. Seventh Day Adventist (46%)
20. New Thought (46%)
21. Scientology (45%)
22. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (39%)
23. New Age (35%)
24. Theravada Buddhism (35%)
25. Nontheist (33%)
26. Secular Humanism (29%)
27. Taoism (24%)

Posted by: David Cohen at April 20, 2005 7:52 PM

David:

Well, once you reject Christ you're gonna get lumped in with the other dodgy beliefs...

Posted by: oj at April 20, 2005 7:57 PM

1. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (100%)
2. Orthodox Quaker (85%)
3. Seventh Day Adventist (80%)
4. Eastern Orthodox (78%)
5. Roman Catholic (78%)
6. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (74%)
7. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (72%)
8. Islam (67%)
9. Orthodox Judaism (67%)
10. Bahá'í Faith (57%)
11. Jehovah's Witness (57%)
12. Reform Judaism (53%)
13. Liberal Quakers (52%)
14. Sikhism (48%)
15. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (41%)
16. Unitarian Universalism (37%)
17. Mahayana Buddhism (32%)
18. Theravada Buddhism (32%)
19. Jainism (31%)
20. New Thought (29%)
21. Nontheist (29%)
22. Hinduism (27%)
23. Scientology (27%)
24. Neo-Pagan (23%)
25. New Age (22%)
26. Taoism (19%)
27. Secular Humanism (17%)

Posted by: rds at April 20, 2005 7:58 PM

1. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (100%)
2. Bah�'� Faith (99%)
3. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (97%)
4. Orthodox Judaism (97%)
5. Orthodox Quaker (92%)
6. Sikhism (92%)
7. Islam (91%)
8. Reform Judaism (90%)
9. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (88%)
10. Eastern Orthodox (81%)
11. Roman Catholic (81%)
12. Liberal Quakers (77%)
13. Seventh Day Adventist (73%)
14. Mahayana Buddhism (71%)
15. Unitarian Universalism (71%)
16. Jainism (70%)
17. Jehovah's Witness (66%)
18. Neo-Pagan (66%)
19. Theravada Buddhism (64%)
20. Scientology (62%)
21. Hinduism (60%)
22. New Age (60%)
23. New Thought (60%)
24. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (55%)
25. Secular Humanism (38%)
26. Taoism (35%)
27. Nontheist (33%)

Mix a Jewish mother and a Southen Baptist father, put them in New York with a kid, and this is what you get 45 years down the line.

Posted by: John at April 20, 2005 8:02 PM

What the heck is an Orthodox Quaker?

Posted by: oj at April 20, 2005 8:04 PM

Yeah, I was wondering about that, too, OJ. But it looks like I should find out soon in case I have to leave my present church (which is a modestly liberalized congregation within a very conservative denomination -- I like to think we've struck the right balance).

Interesting. According to the Belief-o-Matic, I should go atheist before Jehovah's Witness.

1. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (100%)
2. Orthodox Quaker (93%)
3. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (88%)
4. Seventh Day Adventist (86%)
5. Eastern Orthodox (77%)
6. Liberal Quakers (77%)
7. Roman Catholic (77%)
8. Hinduism (74%)
9. Unitarian Universalism (71%)
10. Bahá'í Faith (68%)
11. Mahayana Buddhism (65%)
12. Orthodox Judaism (59%)
13. Theravada Buddhism (59%)
14. Islam (56%)
15. Jainism (56%)
16. Neo-Pagan (54%)
17. New Age (53%)
18. Reform Judaism (51%)
19. Sikhism (47%)
20. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (40%)
21. Taoism (40%)
22. New Thought (37%)
23. Scientology (35%)
24. Nontheist (33%)
25. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (31%)
26. Secular Humanism (26%)
27. Jehovah's Witness (25%)

Posted by: Pontius at April 20, 2005 8:11 PM

^What the heck is an Orthodox Quaker?

Apparently, 85% of me. Maybe the 22% of me that is New Age can help the other 15% get in touch.

Posted by: rds at April 20, 2005 8:23 PM

Lots of high percentages here...

1. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (100%)
2. Eastern Orthodox (97%)
3. Roman Catholic (97%)
4. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (95%)
5. Hinduism (84%)
6. Orthodox Judaism (80%)

Posted by: Mike Earl at April 20, 2005 9:00 PM

Interesting... I tried filling out the test with the best "hardcore secularist/atheist" answers I could think of, and these were the top 5 results:

1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. Secular Humanism (98%)
3. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (95%)
4. Liberal Quakers (87%)
5. Nontheist (76%)

Posted by: Pontius at April 20, 2005 9:05 PM

1. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (100%)
2. Jehovah's Witness (91%)
3. Orthodox Judaism (87%)
4. Islam (80%)
5. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (76%)
6. Eastern Orthodox (69%)
7. Roman Catholic (69%)
8. Bahá'í Faith (68%)
9. Sikhism (63%)
10. Seventh Day Adventist (55%)
11. Hinduism (54%)
12. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (54%)
13. Reform Judaism (51%)
14. Orthodox Quaker (51%)
15. Jainism (50%)

My Bishop would be relieved, though I am not sure how my answers rate me 91% J-dub. I would bet that Mormonism and Roman Catholicism would have fallen closer to one another had there been a question about priesthood or apostolic succession.

Posted by: at April 20, 2005 9:08 PM

I want to be a marauding Viking! Neo-Pagan sounds too wussy.

Posted by: ratbert at April 20, 2005 9:11 PM

Pontius -

Your result suggests a different definition of secular/atheist than is used in the test methodology. My guess is you're defining any "non-anthropomorphic" god-image as atheist.

Posted by: ghostcat at April 20, 2005 9:12 PM

Pontius:

Yes, even the formal atheists are better than the Unitarians.

Posted by: oj at April 20, 2005 9:13 PM

An orthodox Quaker is one who would accept some wars as just, but probably only those at least as old as the American Revolution. I doubt if there are many meeting houses like that anymore.

Perhaps Nixon was the last of the breed.

Posted by: jim hamlen at April 20, 2005 9:13 PM

Even Richard Nixon has got soul.

Posted by: ghostcat at April 20, 2005 9:16 PM

Nixon was a Quaker? I didn't know.

Posted by: rds at April 20, 2005 9:46 PM

Hoover too, no?

Posted by: oj at April 20, 2005 10:05 PM

Top ten:
1. Bah�'� Faith (100%)
2. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (100%)
3. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (88%)
4. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (87%)
5. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (86%)
6. Jehovah's Witness (86%)
7. Islam (85%)
8. Nontheist (85%)
9. Orthodox Judaism (85%)
10. Theravada Buddhism (83%)

Only a point between Jehovah's Witness and Islam, so if I ring your doorbell you'd darned well better answer.

Posted by: joe shropshire at April 20, 2005 10:09 PM

OJ: Islam rejects Jesus, we're just being conservative.

Posted by: David Cohen at April 20, 2005 10:11 PM

I am a Baptist. Test isn't far enough out of line to justify swimming the Tiber or Bosporous.

1. Eastern Orthodox (100%)
2. Roman Catholic (100%)
3. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (97%)
4. Orthodox Quaker (92%)
5. Seventh Day Adventist (88%)
6. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (75%)
7. Hinduism (65%)
8. Orthodox Judaism (59%)
9. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (58%)
10. Islam (56%)

Posted by: Dan at April 20, 2005 10:24 PM

1. Orthodox Judaism (100%)
2. Bah�'� Faith (97%)
3. Islam (95%)

I was rather shocked.

Posted by: Pat H at April 20, 2005 10:26 PM

1. Eastern Orthodox (100%)
2. Roman Catholic (100%)
3. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (90%)
4. Seventh Day Adventist (84%)
5. Orthodox Quaker (79%)
6. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (69%)
7. Orthodox Judaism (67%)
8. Islam (61%)
9. Hinduism (61%)
10. Sikhism (56%)
11. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (53%)
12. Bahá'í Faith (51%)
13. Liberal Quakers (45%)
14. Jehovah's Witness (44%)
15. Reform Judaism (39%)
16. Unitarian Universalism (36%)
17. Jainism (32%)
18. Mahayana Buddhism (25%)
19. Theravada Buddhism (24%)
20. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (22%)
21. Scientology (21%)
22. Neo-Pagan (19%)
23. New Thought (18%)
24. Nontheist (15%)
25. New Age (15%)
26. Secular Humanism (10%)
27. Taoism (7%)

I'm Catholic, so this works out pretty well. And if the Eastern Orthodox and the RC's are this close to each other, how long do we have to wait for reconciliation? 2054?

I'm predicting Harry takes this and his computer explodes.

Posted by: Matt Murphy at April 20, 2005 10:26 PM

Mike Morley:

You and I apparently share more than just initials. Be sure to stop by and say howdy at the Second Coming of the Lord and the Resurrection of the Just, scheduled for...drat, where did I put my calendar?

Posted by: Matt Murphy at April 20, 2005 10:35 PM

1. Orthodox Judaism (100%)
2. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (97%)
3. Jehovah's Witness (86%)
4. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (85%)
5. Islam (85%)
6. Sikhism (83%)
7. Eastern Orthodox (75%)
8. Roman Catholic (75%)
9. Reform Judaism (73%)
10. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (65%)
11. Seventh Day Adventist (64%)
12. Bah?'? Faith (62%)
13. Orthodox Quaker (53%)
14. Hinduism (50%)
15. Liberal Quakers (45%)
16. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (44%)
17. Mahayana Buddhism (42%)
18. Theravada Buddhism (42%)
19. Jainism (40%)
20. Scientology (37%)
21. New Thought (35%)
22. Unitarian Universalism (33%)
23. Neo-Pagan (31%)
24. Nontheist (30%)
25. Taoism (19%)
26. New Age (19%)
27. Secular Humanism (16%)

It's not too far off, although I'm at very moment preparing to enjoy a hearty ham sandwich.

Posted by: H.D. Miller at April 20, 2005 10:37 PM

H.D.:

#28; Soccer Fan

Posted by: oj at April 20, 2005 10:39 PM

I had a similar problem to David, however Muslims can tell the difference between a Jew and a Muslim.

There were no questions about getting to heaven by blowing yourself and 15 random strangers to smithereens.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at April 20, 2005 11:05 PM

1. Bahá'í Faith (100%)
2. Islam (92%)
3. Orthodox Judaism (92%)
4. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (89%)
5. Reform Judaism (85%)
6. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (83%)
7. Sikhism (81%)
8. Liberal Quakers (79%)
9. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (78%)
10. Jehovah's Witness (69%)
11. Eastern Orthodox (68%)
12. Roman Catholic (68%)
13. Unitarian Universalism (65%)
14. Jainism (58%)
15. Seventh Day Adventist (55%)
16. Orthodox Quaker (52%)
17. Theravada Buddhism (51%)
18. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (51%)
19. New Thought (49%)
20. Nontheist (47%)
21. Mahayana Buddhism (46%)
22. Hinduism (42%)
23. Neo-Pagan (42%)
24. Secular Humanism (41%)
25. Scientology (41%)
26. New Age (37%)
27. Taoism (32%)

I don't even know what the Bahai faith is.

Posted by: Brandon at April 20, 2005 11:15 PM

Am I the only one who got "Nontheist" as his top (100%) item? Interesting.

P.S. Be sure to send The Wife here to accomodate her new sartorial habit.

Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at April 20, 2005 11:41 PM

I answered totally at random and got--

1.  Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (100%)
2.  Jainism (97%)
3.  Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (93%)
4.  Bahá'í Faith (87%)
5.  Hinduism (87%)
6.  Mahayana Buddhism (86%)
7.  Orthodox Judaism (85%)
8.  Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (84%)
9.  Jehovah's Witness (83%)
10.  Islam (77%)
11.  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (76%)
12.  Theravada Buddhism (75%)
13.  Eastern Orthodox (71%)
14.  Roman Catholic (71%)
15.  Unitarian Universalism (70%)
16.  New Thought (67%)
17.  Orthodox Quaker (65%)
18.  Liberal Quakers (60%)
19.  Seventh Day Adventist (59%)
20.  Neo-Pagan (51%)
21.  Scientology (51%)
22.  Nontheist (50%)
23.  Reform Judaism (46%)
24.  Sikhism (45%)
25.  Taoism (40%)
26.  New Age (36%)
27.  Secular Humanism (30%)

100% eh?

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at April 20, 2005 11:43 PM

I think that's our record for Jainism!

Posted by: oj at April 20, 2005 11:48 PM

Bogus test. I put in none of the above for most of them and it came up with:

1. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (100%)
2. Bah�'� Faith (98%)
3. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (98%)
4. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (86%)
5. Secular Humanism (84%)
6. New Thought (83%)
7. Liberal Quakers (81%)
8. Nontheist (81%)
9. Unitarian Universalism (79%)
10. Islam (77%)
11. Orthodox Judaism (77%) ...

Posted by: Bret at April 20, 2005 11:48 PM

AOG:

In America we wouldn't expect more than 1 in 10..

Posted by: oj at April 21, 2005 12:20 AM

Matt: LOL! See you there!

Bret: The first entry looks accurate to me, given what the Episcopals and UCC'ers have been up to in recent years.

Posted by: Mike Morley at April 21, 2005 7:00 AM


1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (96%)
3. Secular Humanism (95%)
4. Theravada Buddhism (91%)
5. Liberal Quakers (90%)
6. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (85%)
7. Nontheist (85%)
8. Bahá'í Faith (75%)
9. New Thought (75%)
10. Neo-Pagan (70%)

Any test that has that much scatter in the results can't be worth a darn.

Posted by: Jeff Guinn at April 21, 2005 7:57 AM

Jeff:

It came out exactly as we'd predicted it would, with Unitarianism edging secularism. It's a nice demonstration that liberal denominations aren't actually Christian.

Posted by: oj at April 21, 2005 8:01 AM

Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant 100%
Eastern Orthodox 95%
Roman Catholic 95%
Seventh Day Adventist 86%
Orthodox Quaker 82%
Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants 63%
Orthodox Judaism 62%
Mormons 605
Hinduism 57%
Islam 52%
Jehovahs Witness 52%
Sikhism 51%
Reform Judaism 38%
Liberal Quakers 37%
Bahi Faith 35%
Christian Science 33%
Mahayana Buddhism 28%
Theravada Buddhism 28%
Unitarian Universalism 28%
Jainism 26%
Scientology 26%
Neo-Pagan 22%
New Thought 21%
Nontheist 21 %
New Age 11%
Taoism 10%
Secular Humanism 8%

At least that wimpy New Age stuff came down near the bottom of the heap. Otherwise the top tier looks pretty accurate, except I think I'm a little too militaristic for any Quakerism...

Posted by: Mikey at April 21, 2005 9:15 AM

Orthodox quaker 100%
Mainline to Conservative Xian/Protestant 89%
E. Orthodox 85%
R. Catholic 85%
7th Day Adventist 81%
Mainline to Liberal Xian Protestant 72%
Orthodox Judaism 54%
Islam 54%
Liberal Quaker 52%
Baha'i 47%
Mormons 46%
Unitarian 45%
Jainism 41%
Jehovah's Witnesses 41%
Mahayana Buddhism 34%
Reform Judaism 33%
Theravada Buddhism 33%
Sikhism 33%
Christian Science 26%
Neo Pagan 25%
New Age 25%
Secular Humanism 23%
Scientology 21%
Nontheist 20%
Taoism 18%
New Thought 16%

I have no problem w/the top 4 outcomes, except, how did Orthodox Quaker come out #1 @ 100%? I'm a Presbyterian! Oh well, I look forward to seeing both MM's and many other Brothers Judd bloggers at the time of Christ's return/the Messiah's appearance.

PS - I'm hoping to hear from Harry and Bart on this. Please report in.

Posted by: Dave W. at April 21, 2005 10:35 AM

1. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (100%)
2. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (95%)

Posted by: BJW at April 21, 2005 11:15 AM

Any test that puts Christian Science and secular humanism within screaming distance of each other isn't worth a darn.

Posted by: Jeff Guinn at April 21, 2005 12:00 PM

Why?

Posted by: oj at April 21, 2005 12:05 PM

Harry took the test and discovered he's actually a Mormon. Since then he's been sitting quietly in a dark room with a loaded .38 and a bottle of Maker's Mark.

Posted by: joe shropshire at April 21, 2005 1:13 PM

1. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (100%)
2. Eastern Orthodox (88%)
3. Roman Catholic (88%)
4. Orthodox Quaker (87%)
5. Seventh Day Adventist (86%)
6. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (68%)
7. Orthodox Judaism (62%)
8. Islam (60%)
9. Hinduism (51%)
10. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (50%)
11. Jehovah's Witness (43%)
12. Liberal Quakers (43%)
13. Bahá'í Faith (43%)
14. Reform Judaism (41%)
15. Sikhism (41%)
16. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (37%)
17. Jainism (34%)
18. Unitarian Universalism (33%)
19. Mahayana Buddhism (32%)
20. Theravada Buddhism (32%)
21. Scientology (30%)
22. New Thought (30%)
23. Nontheist (28%)
24. Neo-Pagan (19%)
25. New Age (18%)
26. Taoism (16%)
27. Secular Humanism (14%

Obviously its the Secular Humanists that are whack. Way whack.

Posted by: jefferson park at April 21, 2005 1:51 PM

Are Harry & B16 the same person?

Posted by: Phil at April 21, 2005 2:45 PM

1. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (100%)
2. Orthodox Quaker (90%)
3. Eastern Orthodox (88%)
4. Roman Catholic (88%)
5. Seventh Day Adventist (83%)
6. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (77%)
7. Jehovah's Witness (65%)
8. Orthodox Judaism (59%)
9. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (58%)
10. Hinduism (53%)
11. Islam (50%)
12. Sikhism (43%)
13. Bah�'� Faith (39%)
14. Liberal Quakers (36%)
15. Jainism (34%)
16. Mahayana Buddhism (31%)
17. Theravada Buddhism (30%)
18. Unitarian Universalism (30%)
19. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (25%)
20. Neo-Pagan (25%)
21. Reform Judaism (23%)
22. New Age (19%)
23. Scientology (18%)
24. New Thought (14%)
25. Nontheist (13%)
26. Secular Humanism (13%)
27. Taoism (10%)

Whew! I finally quit laughing long enough to take the test. The comments in this thread are killing me.

Posted by: John Resnick at April 21, 2005 2:47 PM

Joe, I don't think a fifth of whiskey, a loaded pistol, and a little alone time is a...charitable...response to an obvious cry for help.

Posted by: Mikey at April 21, 2005 3:10 PM

Bogus test. I put in none of the above for most of them and it came up with:

1. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (100%)

Actually, that sounds exactly right to me...

Posted by: Timothy at April 21, 2005 4:08 PM
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