Beliefnet Results Page: Belief-O-Matic, Religion Beliefs, What Religion Am I

REPOSTED FROM MY THOUGHTS (hshawjr@blogspot.com/haroldshawjr.com)

On a whim I saw this link on Twitter and decided to take the 20 question survey to see which religious belief system I have most in common with according to this survey.  I was rather surprised at the results…the number 1 belief system that I matched up with was Neo-Pagan (maybe it comes from reading so much sword/sorcery fantasy and magikal adventure (DeLint) books???  Not too concerned though with a label that a short survey may pin on me, but thought the results were interesting.

It took me less than 5 minutes to complete the survey, so I basically answered with the first thing that came to my mind without thinking about or re-reading the question to ensure I understood what the question was actually asking versus my first “brush”, which could have skewed the results.

Actually the Unitarian/Universalist sounded more in line with where I think I am at this moment if I was to practice any religion.  So if you added the Karmic piece to the Unitarian beliefs, it would probably be fairly close.

But at this time my religion is my own business and not up for public discussion.  Perhaps latter on down the road, I will open that book for others to see and discuss the many ways I will probably end up in less than interesting places according to some religions.

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.

1. Neo-Pagan (100%)
2. Unitarian Universalism (92%)
3. New Age (87%)
4. Reform Judaism (85%)
5. Liberal Quakers (84%)
6. Baha’i Faith (79%)
7. Mahayana Buddhism (74%)
8. Sikhism (72%)
9. Jainism (69%)
10. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (67%)
11. New Thought (67%)
12. Orthodox Judaism (67%)
13. Scientology (67%)
14. Hinduism (59%)
15. Islam (59%)
16. Theravada Buddhism (57%)
17. Secular Humanism (56%)
18. Taoism (53%)
19. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (50%)
20. Orthodox Quaker (50%)
21. Nontheist (37%)
22. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (32%)
23. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (31%)
24. Eastern Orthodox (24%)
25. Roman Catholic (24%)
26. Seventh Day Adventist (20%)
27. Jehovah’s Witness (10%)

I thought it was an interesting survey and results.  It seems that I don’t have a lot in common with the typical American religions that are popular or mainstream.  I guess as usual I am a step out of beat with the majority in this country, which is usually where I find myself.
Take the survey if you dare, the results might surprise you and make you examine or re-examine your beliefs????  If nothing else, it gives a quick synopsis of other religions and belief systems – a learning opportunity.

 

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