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21 Nov, 2006

Belief-o-matic

Posted by: Dave In: Philosophy |Web

This is pretty interesting.

Take 5 minutes out of your day to complete this brief survey about religion. This survey matches your beliefs up with the belief structures of numerous religions. The results are returned in the form of a matching percentage for each religion.

Here are my matches:

1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. Liberal Quakers (96%)
3. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (94%)
4. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (90%)
5. Neo-Pagan (88%)
6. New Age (85%)
7. New Thought (83%)
8. Taoism (81%)
9. Scientology (80%)
10. Mahayana Buddhism (80%)
11. Secular Humanism (71%)
12. Theravada Buddhism (71%)
13. Bahai Faith (64%)
14. Hinduism (57%)
15. Reform Judaism (54%)
16. Jainism (46%)
17. Orthodox Quaker (45%)
18. Nontheist (42%)
19. Sikhism (40%)
20. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (40%)
21. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (35%)
22. Jehovah’s Witness (28%)
23. Islam (19%)
24. Orthodox Judaism (19%)
25. Seventh Day Adventist (18%)
26. Eastern Orthodox (9%)
27. Roman Catholic (9%)

If you take the quiz, please post your results in the comments section of this blog post (just click on the comments link and post your name and email and results…don’t worry, your email address won’t be published on the site). I’m curious to see the results of my friends and family (and any strangers who wander by as well).

I was actually pretty shocked at the results I got. The first half dozen responses are not what I expected. I expected to get higher ratings on Taoism, but it was my 8th match at 81%. Maybe I’m not as Tao as I think I am.
-Dave

4 Responses to "Belief-o-matic"

1 | Scott

November 22nd, 2006 at 6:42 pm

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I was rather surprised as well. I’d expected Taoism and Buddhism to be higher on my list. My top three were Neo-Pagan (100%), Unitarian Universalism (100%), and Christian Science (99%). This is an interesting exercise, but the weight carried by certain choices in this survey might not be the same weight I’d put on those choices based on my understanding of the belief sets. Christian Science is very high on my list from this survey, and the only time I’ve had the opportunity to discuss religion with a Christian Scientist we were hard pressed to agree on anything at all!

2 | TDH

November 24th, 2006 at 10:53 am

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Here you go:

1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. Secular Humanism (92%)
3. Liberal Quakers (86%)
4. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (79%)
5. Theravada Buddhism (77%)
6. Nontheist (67%)
7. Neo-Pagan (61%)
8. Bah�’� Faith (56%)
9. Taoism (53%)
10. Mahayana Buddhism (52%)
11. New Age (52%)
12. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (51%)
13. Orthodox Quaker (47%)
14. Reform Judaism (45%)
15. New Thought (43%)
16. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (40%)
17. Scientology (39%)
18. Jainism (35%)
19. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (35%)
20. Jehovah’s Witness (30%)
21. Sikhism (28%)
22. Islam (22%)
23. Orthodox Judaism (22%)
24. Hinduism (20%)
25. Seventh Day Adventist (18%)
26. Eastern Orthodox (13%)
27. Roman Catholic (13%)

Apparently I am a (slightly) better muslim or orthodox Jew than you, which I suspect had more to do with the weighting we gave things than the answers…

3 | Leslie

November 26th, 2006 at 1:45 pm

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Nevermind that there IS no such thing as a “secular” humanist. I guess it’s just a nicer way of saying “athiest”? Harumpf.

1. Secular Humanism (100%)
2. Unitarian Universalism (96%)
3. Liberal Quakers (86%)
4. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (81%)
5. Nontheist (72%)
6. Neo-Pagan (67%)
7. Theravada Buddhism (67%)
8. New Age (53%)
9. Reform Judaism (46%)
10. Taoism (45%)
11. Bahá’í Faith (45%)
12. Mahayana Buddhism (43%)
13. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (43%)
14. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (41%)
15. Orthodox Quaker (41%)
16. New Thought (37%)
17. Scientology (33%)
18. Sikhism (32%)
19. Jehovah’s Witness (31%)
20. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (31%)
21. Jainism (27%)
22. Hinduism (20%)
23. Seventh Day Adventist (20%)
24. Eastern Orthodox (16%)
25. Islam (16%)
26. Orthodox Judaism (16%)
27. Roman Catholic (16%)

4 | Kate

December 2nd, 2006 at 2:57 am

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I don’t think those Catechism classes stuck very well. I’m not sure yet what a Neo-Pagan is exactly . . .

1. Neo-Pagan (100%)
2. Liberal Quakers (94%)
3. New Age (93%)
4. Unitarian Universalism (93%)
5. Mahayana Buddhism (90%)
6. Reform Judaism (82%)
7. Bahá’í Faith (74%)
8. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (74%)
9. Scientology (72%)
10. New Thought (72%)
11. Taoism (70%)
12. Jainism (67%)
13. Theravada Buddhism (66%)
14. Hinduism (66%)
15. Sikhism (65%)
16. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (64%)
17. Orthodox Quaker (63%)
18. Secular Humanism (61%)
19. Orthodox Judaism (59%)
20. Islam (54%)
21. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (35%)
22. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (34%)
23. Seventh Day Adventist (33%)
24. Nontheist (33%)
25. Jehovah’s Witness (25%)
26. Eastern Orthodox (22%)
27. Roman Catholic (22%)

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