Belief-O-Matic

I'd normally regard this as an EE topic, but knowing these boards, I think it's safe to assume it'll eventually end up here anyway. Pretty interesting questions. The first time I took the test, I didn't click any of the "importance" buttons and I had 2 christian groups in my top 10.

Belief-O-Matic

My top ten:

1. Neo-Pagan (100%)
2. New Age (87%)
3. Unitarian Universalism (86%)
4. Liberal Quakers (82%)
5. Mahayana Buddhism (74%)
6. New Thought (70%)
7. Reform Judaism (63%)
8. Scientology (61%)
9. Secular Humanism (61%)
10. Hinduism (60%)

Hmm. I should be a Theravada Buddhist?

1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. Secular Humanism (90%)
3. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (88%)
4. Liberal Quakers (85%)
5. Theravada Buddhism (82%)
6. Nontheist (76%)
7. Taoism (64%)
8. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (60%)
9. Neo-Pagan (57%)
10. Bah�'� Faith (56%)

This little quiz is screwy. With my answers there's no way that I should have any monotheistic faith listed at all, and especially not in my top ten.

[Ooh! New Ava, Paleo. I like it.]

I've taken this one before, and wish I had saved mine from earlier times. It would be interesting to see how its changed.

Here's mine. Pretty accurate, I think.

1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. Neo-Pagan (94%)
3. Reform Judaism (88%)
4. Liberal Quakers (86%)
5. New Age (84%)
6. Mahayana Buddhism (80%)
7. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (75%)
8. Bah�'� Faith (75%)
9. Theravada Buddhism (69%)
10. Sikhism (66%)
10. New Thought (66%)
10. Scientology (66%)
10. Secular Humanism (66%)

I'm surprised secular Humanism wasn't higher for me.

1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. Secular Humanism (93%)
3. Nontheist (83%)
4. Liberal Quakers (81%)
5. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (80%)
6. Theravada Buddhism (63%)
7. Neo-Pagan (57%)
8. Taoism (45%)
9. New Age (44%)
10. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (43%)
11. New Thought (40%)
12. Reform Judaism (39%)
13. Mahayana Buddhism (38%)
14. Scientology (34%)
15. Sikhism (29%)
16. Bah�'� Faith (28%)
17. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (28%)
18. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (28%)
19. Orthodox Quaker (23%)
20. Jehovah's Witness (18%)
21. Hinduism (9%)
22. Jainism (9%)
23. Seventh Day Adventist (9%)
24. Eastern Orthodox (0%)
25. Islam (0%)
26. Orthodox Judaism (0%)
27. Roman Catholic (0%)

Well okay then. I suppose I'd better start looking for a chapel or something.

Paleocon wrote:

Hmm. I should be a Theravada Buddhist?

You're about as much of a Theravada Buddhist as I am a Mayahana Buddhist, Mr. We're-all-meatbags-controlled-by-random-functions.

I think this quiz is very heavily skewed toward belief of one type or another. There is no way in Darwin's green earth that I should be a Unitarian Universalist or a Quaker, yet the test results put me in the high 90's for both. Unless my understanding of Unitarians and Quakers is horribly wrong in regards to a belief in a deity, I tend to think this isn't entirely reliable.

Ha ha! Cannibal is Monotheist!

As for me:
1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. Secular Humanism (94%)
3. Nontheist (82%)
4. Liberal Quakers (77%)
5. Theravada Buddhism (77%)
6. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (72%)
7. Neo-Pagan (55%)
8. Taoism (54%)
9. Mahayana Buddhism (40%)
10. New Age (37%)

I used to fancy myself a practicing Buddhist but then I had reconciling being that and a Gamer. Guess we all know how that turned out.

Paleocon wrote:

I think this quiz is very heavily skewed toward belief of one type or another. There is no way in Darwin's green earth that I should be a Unitarian Universalist or a Quaker, yet the test results put me in the high 90's for both. Unless my understanding of Unitarians and Quakers is horribly wrong in regards to a belief in a deity, I tend to think this isn't entirely reliable.

I took the test in a way I thought you would answer, and I got:

1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. Nontheist (96%)
3. Secular Humanism (96%)
4. Theravada Buddhism (80%)
5. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (78%)

From what I know of you (which is the way I was answering), you'd fall in between Nontheist and Secular Humanism. I'd say ignore the rest... if you can find one in the top five that describes you, the test is at least half-decent.

Paleocon wrote:

Unless my understanding of Unitarians ... is horribly wrong in regards to a belief in a deity, I tend to think this isn't entirely reliable.

It might be. Unitarian Universalists don't neccessarily require a belief in God to join the congregation. From the wiki article on the religion:

Wikipedia wrote:

Unitarian Universalism is a faith with no creedal requirements imposed on its members. It values religious pluralism and respects diverse traditions within the movement and often within the same congregration. Many see it as a syncretic religion, as personal beliefs and religious services sometimes draw from more than one faith tradition....Many members consider themselves humanists, while others hold to Christian, Buddhist, Jewish, natural theist, atheist, agnostic, pantheist, or other beliefs. Some even choose to attach no particular theological label to their own idiosyncratic combination of beliefs. This diversity of views is usually considered a strength by those in the Unitarian Universalist movement, since the emphasis is on the common search for meaning among its members rather than adherence to any particular doctrine.

Emphasis mine.

I think Nontheist is pretty close for me. It's hard to categorize a person that says "meh" when people ask him if he believes in God. If I had a religion its motto would be: "Don't worry about it, we'll find out eventually one way or another."

Chiggie Von Richthofen wrote:

I think Nontheist is pretty close for me. It's hard to categorize a person that says "meh" when people ask him if he believes in God. If I had a religion its motto would be: "Don't worry about it, we'll find out eventually one way or another."

Amen, brother.

I use to think I was just agnostic. Now I'm not sure. I had no idea that I'm 96% Liberal Quaker and 28% Jehovah Witness. Does that mean one out three times I open a door I have to slam it in my own face. Cheez, I now I have to have a spiritual crisis and its a holiday weekend too.

1. Secular Humanism (100%)
2. Unitarian Universalism (98%)
3. Liberal Quakers (96%)
4. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (81%)
5. Theravada Buddhism (81%)
6. Nontheist (78%)
7. Bahá'í Faith (75%)
8. Orthodox Quaker (70%)
9. Taoism (67%)
10. Neo-Pagan (65%)
11. Mahayana Buddhism (61%)
12. Jainism (60%)
13. New Age (52%)
14. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (50%)
15. Reform Judaism (49%)
16. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (45%)
17. Sikhism (44%)
18. New Thought (42%)
19. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (40%)
20. Scientology (38%)
21. Hinduism (37%)
22. Seventh Day Adventist (34%)
23. Islam (30%)
24. Orthodox Judaism (30%)
25. Jehovah's Witness (28%)
26. Eastern Orthodox (23%)
27. Roman Catholic (23%)

Grayjedi wrote:

I use to think I was just agnostic. Now I'm not sure.

That just struck me as funny.

No huge surprises here.

1. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (100%)
2. Orthodox Quaker (94%)
3. Seventh Day Adventist (87%)
4. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (79%)
5. Islam (78%)
6. Orthodox Judaism (78%)
7. Bah�'� Faith (75%)
8. Eastern Orthodox (74%)
9. Roman Catholic (74%)
10. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (71%)
11. Jehovah's Witness (69%)

1. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (100%)
2. Liberal Quakers (85%)
3. Unitarian Universalism (85%)
4. Bahá'í Faith (80%)
5. Neo-Pagan (74%)
6. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (72%)
7. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (68%)
8. Secular Humanism (67%)
9. Reform Judaism (65%)
10. New Thought (64%)
11. Mahayana Buddhism (60%)
12. New Age (58%)
13. Theravada Buddhism (57%)
14. Sikhism (53%)
15. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (51%)
16. Taoism (47%)
17. Nontheist (46%)
18. Scientology (45%)
19. Jehovah's Witness (43%)
20. Orthodox Judaism (41%)
21. Orthodox Quaker (37%)
22. Eastern Orthodox (28%)
23. Hinduism (28%)
24. Islam (28%)
25. Jainism (28%)
26. Roman Catholic (28%)
27. Seventh Day Adventist (14%)

Can someone please tell me what a "Liberal Quaker" is? Kind of a contradiction in terms isn't it?

And I am a diest.. stupid quiz

oldmanscene24 wrote:

No huge surprises here.

The Islam and Judiasm entries stuck in the middle of all the Christian entries weren't a surprise?

Mayfield wrote:

Can someone please tell me what a "Liberal Quaker" is? Kind of a contradiction in terms isn't it?

I don't know; but according to the quiz maker they have an awful lot in common with Buddhists and Secular Humanists.

1. Nontheist (100%)
2. Secular Humanism (100%)
3. Unitarian Universalism (95%)
4. Theravada Buddhism (87%)
5. Liberal Quakers (59%)
6. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (42%)
7. Neo-Pagan (34%)
8. Bah�'� Faith (23%)
9. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (23%)
10. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (23%)
11. Jehovah's Witness (23%)
12. Taoism (21%)
13. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (15%)
14. New Age (7%)
15. New Thought (7%)
16. Eastern Orthodox (0%)
17. Hinduism (0%)
18. Islam (0%)
19. Jainism (0%)
20. Mahayana Buddhism (0%)

CannibalCrowley wrote:

The Islam and Judiasm entries stuck in the middle of all the Christian entries weren't a surprise?

Nah. Not based on the questions and on the similarities that do exist between the three. I read the results more like "your beliefs have x% in common with this belief."

Well, it came up with an interesting spread at least. For the record, I'm probably best described as being a Humanist, although I've taken a liking to some Toaist views recently.

1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. Secular Humanism (95%)
3. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (92%)
4. Liberal Quakers (91%)
5. Nontheist (87%)
6. Bah�'� Faith (67%)
7. Neo-Pagan (66%)
8. Theravada Buddhism (64%)
9. Taoism (56%)
10. Mahayana Buddhism (51%)
11. New Age (51%)
12. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (47%)
13. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (46%)
14. Jainism (46%)
15. Reform Judaism (45%)
16. Orthodox Quaker (44%)
17. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (39%)
18. Jehovah's Witness (39%)
19. New Thought (36%)
20. Seventh Day Adventist (34%)
21. Hinduism (30%)
22. Scientology (30%)
23. Sikhism (29%)
24. Islam (28%)
25. Orthodox Judaism (28%)
26. Eastern Orthodox (17%)
27. Roman Catholic (17%)

oldmanscene24 wrote:

Nah. Not based on the questions and on the similarities that do exist between the three. I read the results more like "your beliefs have x% in common with this belief."

That's how I was interpreting it, and probably the safest way.

1. Bah�'� Faith (100%)
2. Sikhism (96%)
3. Liberal Quakers (82%)
4. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (82%)
5. Unitarian Universalism (81%)
6. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (79%)
7. Orthodox Judaism (78%)
8. Reform Judaism (75%)
9. Mahayana Buddhism (71%)
10. Islam (70%)

Took the test quickly, so I'd like to take it again when I'm not at work. Damnit, the last thing I would want to see on that list is Mormonism. And it beat Buddhism?

Ha! Swat's a Mormon!

1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. Mahayana Buddhism (98%)
3. Neo-Pagan (92%)
4. Liberal Quakers (83%)
5. New Age (80%)
6. Hinduism (80%)
7. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (80%)
8. Theravada Buddhism (80%)
9. Sikhism (65%)
10. New Thought (64%)

Hmmmmm... interesting. Who the hell are the liberal quakers?

Here's my top 10:

1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. Secular Humanism (84%)
3. Liberal Quakers (84%)
4. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (77%)
5. Theravada Buddhism (76%)
6. Neo-Pagan (71%)
7. Mahayana Buddhism (63%)
8. New Age (63%)
9. Taoism (58%)
10. Nontheist (57%)

Chiggie Von Richthofen wrote:

I think Nontheist is pretty close for me. It's hard to categorize a person that says "meh" when people ask him if he believes in God. If I had a religion its motto would be: "Don't worry about it, we'll find out eventually one way or another."

My religion's motto would be: "I don't know and I'm OK with that."

Chiggie Von Richthofen wrote:

Ha! Swat's a Mormon!

SonofaFemale Doggo! I sure hope they weren't dispatched to my door with that post.

Can I be offended that all my beliefs from page one are followed with, "Or not sure. Or not important?"

JoeBedurndurn wrote:

Can I be offended that all my beliefs from page one are followed with, "Or not sure. Or not important?"

Would you expect anything less from a site called Beliefenet?

1. Secular Humanism (100%)
2. Unitarian Universalism (98%)
3. Liberal Quakers (86%)
4. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (83%)
5. Theravada Buddhism (82%)
6. Nontheist (75%)
7. Neo-Pagan (60%)
8. Jehovah's Witness (57%)
9. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (52%)
10. Bahá'í Faith (47%)

In my lack of religion we fear the banana.

Chiggie Von Richthofen wrote:
Grayjedi wrote:

I use to think I was just agnostic. Now I'm not sure.

That just struck me as funny.

It definitely makes me question my no-sig policy.

Weee! Top ten lists are fun!

1. Secular Humanism (100%)
2. Unitarian Universalism (99%)
3. Liberal Quakers (86%)
4. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (80%)
5. Nontheist (73%)
6. Theravada Buddhism (73%)
7. Neo-Pagan (66%)
8. New Age (48%)
9. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (48%)
10. Bah�'� Faith (45%)

Wow, who would have thought it? Turns oun I'm not a godless heathen... I'm a godless heathen with a heart!