Friday, May 08, 2009

One of those religion tests

Well, we made it to another Friday. It has been a while since I have posted one of those Internet quiz results here at The Itinerant Librarian. My three readers know that I am not exactly religious. Ok, let me put in simple terms. Here is my brief policy/philosophy on religion: if it makes you a better person and moves you to make the better world a better place, more power to you. If it moves you to be a close-minded bigot who condemns anyone different (usually for the mere reason of being different) and embraces ignorance, and especially moves you to violence, then I have no use for you or your religion. I will even take it further and say that if you are one of the latter, you should be denounced and deserve any ridicule, denouncing, etc. that comes your way for your bad behavior. And if you happen to be one of the silent ones who condone the misbehavior of your brethren, or worse, fail to denounce it because you support it tacitly, especially the extremism, you are as bad as they are. Personally, I see myself as simply spiritual, and not even sure of the path.

Anyhow, here are the results of a belief systems test I recently found (test here). The interesting thing about this one is that not only do they ask you what traits do you look for in a belief system, but they also ask you if that choice is of low, medium, or high importance to you. For me, that is tough because I am extremely easy-going when it comes to spiritual beliefs. I think my top result came mostly from the fact that neo-pagans seem to be pretty easy-going in terms of their beliefs, or at least they have diverse beliefs. I may have to do some further reading now and learn some more. And for me, a little more reading in order to learn something new is not a bad thing. At any rate, these are the results they gave me. All links from the site itself.

Your Results:

1. Neo-Pagan (100%)
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2. New Age (91%)
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3. New Thought (89%)
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4. Unitarian Universalism (89%)
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5. Liberal Quakers (87%)
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6. Mahayana Buddhism (77%)
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7. Mainline - Liberal Christian Protestants (77%)
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8. Theravada Buddhism (71%)
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9. Reform Judaism (67%)
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10. Secular Humanism (66%)
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11. Scientology (58%)
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12. Sikhism (58%)
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13. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (56%)
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14. Taoism (50%)
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15. Hinduism (47%)
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16. Bahai (40%)
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17. Jainism (40%)
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18. Non-theist (40%)
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19. Orthodox Quaker (36%)
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20. Orthodox Judaism (34%)
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21. Mainline - Conservative Christian Protestant (27%)
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22. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (25%)
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23. Eastern Orthodox (25%)
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24. Islam (25%)
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25. Roman Catholic (25%)
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26. Jehovah's Witness (18%)
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27. Seventh Day Adventist (9%)
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1 comment:

Carleen Huxley said...

I took this a while back and I think I ended up a neo-pagan too. :-)