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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:55 PM

Can you help me test a hypothesis on ambiguity tolerance....?

Here is a quick test for ambiguity tolerance.

http://www.psyctherapy.com/Enrolled/Activities/ToleranceForAmbiguityScale.htm

I'd really appreciate it if you could take the test and list your score along with your spiritual beliefs or lack thereof.

Just a simple: religious, spiritual (non-religious), atheist would do. If you need to qualify this answer that is fine.

A high score indicates, high tolerance for ambiguity.

Thanks very much.

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Response to Flabbergasted (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:56 PM

1. Yes, and no.

94%

or thereabouts....

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:00 PM

3. I simple maybe would suffice. Nt

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Response to Flabbergasted (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:02 PM

4. That's too simple for me. I need a more nuanced alternative.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:08 PM

15. Spiritual belief or lack in one word?

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Response to Flabbergasted (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:10 PM

23. I'm a mystic. I despise organized religion; I follow my own path.

Yes, I realize you asked for one word....

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Response to Flabbergasted (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:57 PM

2. ETA: My score is 70. I'm spiritual but not religious.



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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:03 PM

8. Average is 48-50. There is no good or bad. You have high tolerance for ambiguity...

I tested 86. Can you list your spiritual beliefs too. Just a one word answer like I stated would be excellent. Thanks.

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Response to Flabbergasted (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:02 PM

5. 79 and somewhat religious.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:56 PM

95. 87 - Former Catholic

Still a believing Christian but don't have a high opinion of organized religion.

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Response to Flabbergasted (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:02 PM

6. 80

there no place on the questionnaire for religious views

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Response to Deep13 (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:04 PM

10. Your religious views are a supplemental to your answer here not on the test. Thanks.

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Response to Flabbergasted (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:19 PM

30. Atheist of the I-believe-there-is-no variety. nt

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Response to Flabbergasted (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:02 PM

7. 76, atheist

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Response to Flabbergasted (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:04 PM

9. 65

Don't know if that tells you anything or not.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:05 PM

12. It tells me you have somewhat high ambiguity tolerance...

Spiritual beliefs too. Just a one word answer... Thanks.

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Response to Flabbergasted (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:08 PM

17. Believe in something

just not sure what it is. Retired Catholic is perhaps the best description.

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Response to Flabbergasted (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:05 PM

11. 76.

agnostic

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Response to Flabbergasted (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:06 PM

13. 85%, agnostic

 

I do not believe anything, including that there is no God. My idea of "spirituality" is that it may be a brain phenomenon which is not dependent upon religiosity and available to all.

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Response to Flabbergasted (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:07 PM

14. Are you working for the DEM 2016 Campaign? Early Market Research?

I'm a religious Episcopalian...so thought I was left out of your post.

Whatever...carry on...!

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:08 PM

16. 76 - atheist. What means that?

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Response to Flabbergasted (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:08 PM

18. will we get any feed back on your results?

I'd be interested to know.

I scored 81.

I'm a "reluctant agnostic". I'd just be an atheist and get it over with, but since I tend believe that "anything is possible" possibly, then I can't unequivocally state there is NO "god like thing" in existence in (or out) of the universe (this or any potential others).

I can unequivocally state that whatever that "godlike thing" might be, it would bear absolutely NO resemblance to anything that currently exists on planet earth. The hubris of man to recreate that godlike thing in it's own image. It is such a ridiculous assumption to think for one moment that a truly godlike thing would think or behave "like a human". The human mind would actually be incapable of conceiving/comprehending what that godlike thing might be. IF there is such a thing at all anyway.

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Response to mzteris (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:39 AM

141. Me too.

Be interesting to see if there's any corelation, or a complete lack of one.

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:09 PM

19. 81. religious

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:09 PM

20. 86

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:09 PM

21. 76 - I don't like labels in this area, but if pinned down would probably say apatheist.

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:10 PM

22. 86. Undecided.

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:11 PM

24. Atheist, with a fascination with belief, doubt, metaphysics

 

70

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:11 PM

25. 63, Catholic.

I think.

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:11 PM

26. 84, atheist

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:12 PM

27. 75 atheist

 

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Response to Ivoted (Reply #27)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:19 PM

31. Hi Ivoted...Welcome to DU..



Welcome to DU...hope to read more of your posts in the future.


Tikki

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Response to Flabbergasted (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:16 PM

28. I received a 76 and I have always been an atheist...

My husband (of 40+ years) calls me his Pragmatic American Princess.


Tikki

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Response to Flabbergasted (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:17 PM

29. Could you be more specific... I have a low tolerance for ambiguity

JK.

61 - atheist

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Response to XRubicon (Reply #29)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:36 AM

139. Maybe. Maybe not.

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:20 PM

32. 90 - Atheist

Lived in a few different places. The south originally in TN, then Miami, now Portland, OR. So I've gotten a lot of exposure to different people and cultures. Spent 21 days traveling in Europe too but not sure how long-lasting the effects of that were.

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:20 PM

33. 93 - Quaker

Unprogrammed Quaker - we have no creed, so ambiguity is pretty normal for us.

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:20 PM

34. 87

I do not practice a religion

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:23 PM

35. 72 - I don't practice religion

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:24 PM

36. 85, atheist

I have to say though-- several of those questions seemed more appropriate for determining extroversion than a tolerance for ambiguity. Just my humble opinion.

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:25 PM

37. 61, atheist n/t

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:25 PM

38. 89-atheist but fascinated by spirit and religion

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:26 PM

39. I don't know

 

Terribly sorry, but I couldn't resist!

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:29 PM

40. 84

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:29 PM

41. 80 - atheist

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:32 PM

42. 72

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:35 PM

43. 77 agnostic. nt

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44. 77 Agnostic atheist

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:39 PM

45. 59 agnostic.

Hope that helps.

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:42 PM

46. atheist and 80

 

but i think some social questions threw me. sure i want to go to a foreign country but a party full of strangers? i'd be lucky to be seen at a party at all never mind one full of strangers. ugh. no ambiguity there i think that measures intro/extrovert more.

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Response to Flabbergasted (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:46 PM

47. 63 Dead is dead and religion is a tool to control

Don't rise up against those who take advantage of you, because when you die you'll be magically transported to Happy Fun Land. Oh yes, also give me 10% of what you make. So suck it up and just get by and later it will be better. Me? Why I need the Mercedes to drive to the soup kitchen where I feed the poor...have you sent in your 10%?

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #47)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:39 AM

140. For a person who doesn't like religion, you sure seem to love preaching (nt)

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Response to Flabbergasted (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:00 PM

48. Thanks to everyone for your replys. Nt

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:05 PM

49. 84, atheist. n/t

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:07 PM

50. 90. I grew up in organized religion, and want nothing to do with it myself.

I would probably call myself a cultural Christian, though I consider the New And Old Testaments to be myths. So, not religious, not spiritual, but not atheist. Sounds pretty ambitious to me.

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Response to Flabbergasted (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:15 PM

51. 80 - Heaven's Gate.

Just kidding, I worship Gary Gygax.

Just kidding, I worship George Romero.

Just kidding, I worship Fulci.

Just kidding, Heaven's Gate is the religion for me.

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:16 PM

52. 80 & spiritual. n/t

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:17 PM

53. 72 Atheist.

Hope you report your results on this thread so we can find it.

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Response to Flabbergasted (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:17 PM

54. 94 I'm a whateverist.

Or an idontcareist, or whateverfloatsyerboat. I am not religious, I think it's a waste of time. I would rather sleep in and play video games when I get up.

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:18 PM

55. 78 spiritual non-religious.

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Response to Flabbergasted (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:19 PM

56. 71

eclectic spiritual

What does that mean to you?

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Response to Flabbergasted (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:22 PM

57. Took the test ...

and moved on. Didn't look to see what my score meant. So, here is my info:

Score: 72

Somewhere between spiritual (non-religious) and spiritual Sojouner (seeker of truth, even if it leads me to religiousity).

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:23 PM

58. 70, Gnostic

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:30 PM

60. 62 and Pagan

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Response to Tyrs WolfDaemon (Reply #60)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:47 PM

152. What is pagan?

Serious question.

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Response to KatyMan (Reply #152)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:50 AM

170. The quick and dirty is that we believe in many gods and goddesses

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:35 PM

62. 81. Spiritual, questioning

and largely dislike organized religion.

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:35 PM

63. 83 - Third Party Episcopalian

(Holy Ghost)

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:41 PM

64. 80. Agnostic.

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65. 84 and atheist

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:43 PM

66. Agnostic 87

Interesting test.

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:48 PM

67. 80, agnostic

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:00 PM

68. 76

I'm an atheist, and don't consider myself to be spiritual.

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:06 PM

69. 84 - Non-Denominational Christian

Was raised by atheists, was slightly influenced by a fundie Lutheran grandmother as a kid, spent a lot of time at Catholic Mass even though I wasn't Catholic, and also spent 5 years as a Norse Pagan before I realized that I was more into the fun pagan parties than the religion side of things and gave it up. Now (for the last 15 years or so) I consider myself a follower of Christ and His core principles, with no specific attachment to any man-made church.

In other words, I'm a mutt, religiously speaking.

On Edit: Should also note that I am a Social Psychologist, and that life path has contributed FAR more to my worldview, philosophically speaking, than any religion I have ever been exposed to.

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:10 PM

70. Atheist, 72

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:22 PM

71. 80

I guess I'd have to say "spiritual" tho I don't ponder it much. I believe in a unifying force. I believe there is no death. I believe there are realms beyond understanding--that our world and the beyond are all part of the same complex and fascinating dream.

Religions get perverted but there are some very useful and enlightening philosophies that have come out of them. Religions are for the living, as a way to cope with the great mysteries. I respect all religions whose intentions are positive, and am open to at least hearing what they have to say. I am sure I will never join any one of them however.

I consider Atheism a religion in the sense that it's a similar coping mechanism, perfectly suitable for some people, and should be equally respected. Anything can become a religion, if you invest enough time and energy into it. People need beliefs to get through life. Otherwise we would check out.

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:26 PM

72. 89, Atheist.

 

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:50 PM

73. 71, Methodist

But haven't attended church in over a decade.

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:52 PM

74. 86 - Agnostic

I seriously doubt the existence of a deity, yet can't prove it definitively. I think that's agnostic technically speaking, right?

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:04 PM

75. 85

Agnostic but for all general intents and purposes an atheist.

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:14 PM

77. 63, atheist

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:17 PM

78. 74

i don't care

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:25 PM

79. Score: 80

I am very spiritual, a Unitarian, and I believe in God or otherwise said a Higher Power. Don't know how that works for sure but I feel it in my life enough to be quite certain of what I believe in. But I don't believe in a lot of the beliefs of traditional Christian theology.

I agree with the social and personal moral values of Christian teachings.

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:25 PM

80. 86 spiritual (non-religious),

Catholic upbringing.

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Response to Flabbergasted (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:26 PM

81. score: 87; I'm a lifelong atheist....

eom

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:27 PM

82. 77 / spiritual

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:28 PM

83. 87. Catholic

Interesting test.

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:28 PM

84. 88 Atheist

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:32 PM

85. 84 atheist.

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:34 PM

86. 78 -- Lutheran (ELCA)

Does a high score mean I'm not supposed to be religious?

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Response to Flabbergasted (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:37 PM

87. 69, atheist

69, dudes

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:37 PM

88. 75-United Methodist

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:39 PM

89. 65 atheist

 

n/t

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:43 PM

90. 82- non-practicing Christian

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:43 PM

91. 86 or 87 and spiritual atheist

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:45 PM

92. 74. Agnostic

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:48 PM

93. 66 agnostic. nt

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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:55 PM

94. 88, atheist

 

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:04 AM

96. 85, whatever that means (that was a joke)

I'm agnostic, so......


I guess ambiguity is almost a way of life.

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:05 AM

97. 82, atheist... (nt)

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:27 AM

98. 62, liberal protestant

although one quiz said I was living a secular lifestyle

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:36 AM

99. 73 - agnostic atheist

is it weird that I like taking tests like this?

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #99)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:30 AM

109. both of my kids are agnostic atheists

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Response to liberal_at_heart (Reply #109)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:02 AM

125. After trying a lot of the other things

that's where I keep ending up. I don't know and I don't believe.

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:33 AM

100. -32. Fundamentalist Christian, very devout.....

J/K

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:37 AM

101. 85, Wiccan

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:39 AM

102. 91, Strong Atheist

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:47 AM

103. 81, non-practicing atheist



Having been raised a catholic, with all the baggage that comes with that, finally after all these years - I don't really care. Science describes the world best, and most "spiritual" stuff I just ask first - "what's it made of?" and "how does it interact with the physical world?". Which usually ends the conversation.

On the other hand, religion does plays a valuable role in the human mind that serves many people well at some time or other in their lives. Its a tool some people get by with, but not one that I have any use for anymore.

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Response to Flabbergasted (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:51 AM

104. 44 / Davidian - did I fail?

I have little tolerance for tests like these but I am waiting on a phone call so I will play

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:51 AM

105. 72, Agnostic

 

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:52 AM

106. 91-like to think of myself as Buddhist but I feel I have not done enough study

to actually call myself one. How's that for ambiguint?

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Response to liberal_at_heart (Reply #106)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:20 AM

132. A friend from high school is a Yuan Buddhist

We both went to a private, Christian high school run by fundamentalist Baptists. He got into Buddhism as a result of studying kung fu after graduation (and now works training Police officers in self defense). He is one of the very few people from back then that I still get along with and admire and respect. (And that includes some family members on the not-get-along-with side lol).

Wayyyy back when, he tried to get me into coming along with him to the kung fu classes he was just beginning and sometimes I wonder how different my life would be if I had gone. But having freshly escaped fundamentalist hell I was too interested in finding out what I had been missing in the secular life and I wasn't interested in being tied down to a new set of rules. I knew I wouldn't have the dedication to the martial arts that he had so I didn't even try.

lol, seeing pictures of him on Facebook I think now I coulda probably used at least some exercises. I am comfortable, however, blaming 27 years of my wife's southern cooking for my fluffier shape nowadays.

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:08 AM

107. 94 - None of the above. All of these approaches to the vast unknown seem to offer some promise

But, none of them, to the exclusion of the others, are going to get you to enlightenment. I guess that makes me a pantheistic agnostic who's become quite comfortable knowing he doesn't know all the answers.

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:25 AM

108. 79 - Spiritual with a distrust, considering the history, of organized religious institutions. n/t

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Response to Flabbergasted (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:34 AM

110. score 80

non-religious, occasionally spiritual

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:43 AM

111. 87 - interesting test

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:52 AM

112. 79, spiritual

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:01 AM

113. 74 - agnostic/spiritual

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:13 AM

114. 83 - Religious. nt

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:14 AM

115. 76

spiritual, non-religious

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:21 AM

116. 95 - religious

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:26 AM

117. 86. Atheist.

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:29 AM

118. 86, non-believer

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:39 AM

119. 87; Whatever religion or spirituosity is most amusing to me at any given time...

I think of religion and spiritualisms as an amusement, like a boardgame... and I participate in them accordingly.

They are often very convenient tools for entertaining myself, or those in my immediate vicinity.

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:45 AM

120. 89-lapsed Catholic

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 05:53 AM

121. 89-Agnostic

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:02 AM

122. 81 atheist

these are the only types of tests that I can pass.

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:35 AM

123. 90 tolerant little "a" atheist

I just don't do the dogma thing one way or the other

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Response to Flabbergasted (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:49 AM

124. Non-denominational Christian with gnostic influence or something like that, heretic perhaps~78

I'm OK with ambiguity but there are times where straight talk and no bullshitting or hedging is a must.

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:06 AM

126. I'm not real clear on what you mean.....




(has to be at least one in every crowd, right?

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:12 AM

127. 81

Very interesting!

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:15 AM

128. 81. Christian Pagan.

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:16 AM

129. 85

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:17 AM

130. 83 - Agnostic maybe Atheist

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:18 AM

131. 83--humanist

(Although, misanthropy beckons almost every day...)

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:22 AM

133. 81 Unitarian

One god - many ways to get at it - reject trinity, virgin births and all 'miracles' in all faiths.

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:25 AM

134. 82-Religious

 

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:30 AM

135. 90

Energy and light in man may continue on after death. Not sure...still learning! Would not call this force god though. : )

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:31 AM

136. 76 - Athiest

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:34 AM

137. 79. God is great - religion sucks.

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:35 AM

138. 80. Religious.

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:46 AM

142. Atheist 82 n/t

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:49 AM

143. 90, Spiritual (non-religious)

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:57 AM

144. 77 - Agnostic (raised Protestant)

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #144)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:59 AM

145. I wish #5 were spit in two...

5. A good job is one where what is to be done and how it is to be done are always clear.


Separate What and How. I like very clear goals but tolerate and enjoy not being told how I must meet them.

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:17 PM

146. 75-atheist/agnostic.

 

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:19 PM

147. 72, atheist.

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:08 PM

148. 72 ~ ambiguous

Native American Church

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:21 PM

149. 81. I expected the opposite. Committed Atheist. n/t

 

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:34 PM

150. 77 - Lifelong Methodist

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:40 PM

151. 84 - agnostic

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:47 PM

153. 87, atheist. n/t

n/t

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:48 PM

154. 76 - lapsed Catholic

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:48 PM

155. me

interesting thread!

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:01 PM

156. 85 atheist

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:41 PM

157. 82 - Catholic Heretic


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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:44 PM

158. 71 - religious regular church goer. n/t

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:56 PM

159. 76

Somewhat spiritual but not religious.

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:59 PM

160. 87

former Lutheran minister still attend church regularly but the older I get the more questions arise in my mind.

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:05 PM

161. 72. agnostic. perhaps slightly spiritual.

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:09 PM

162. 69 Spiritual

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:29 PM

163. 64, spiritual

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:33 PM

164. This is something I think about a lot

I think of ambiguity in terms of what I call the theory of apparent paradox; wherein two seemingly irreconcilable "truths" exist simultaneously.

so. to the test: I scored a 77 and I'm an atheist Buddhist.

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Response to cali (Reply #164)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:12 AM

167. Atheist Buddhist was challenging to label.

You don't believe in god but being a Buddhist could imply a belief in a transcendent state or simply mean you practice meditation or just believe in Buddhist philosophy and practice. It would seem to fit into the category of spiritual atheist which is a fairly ambiguous label. I ended up labeling you spiritual of the three broad categories.

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:37 PM

165. 81 - atheist

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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:47 PM

166. 74 Agnostic

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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:16 AM

168. 70 - rationalist / atheist. n/t

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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:41 AM

169. 71 don't practice religion. I would be curious to see what the results of this test are on a more

 

conservative forum.

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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 01:50 AM

171. 84, UU Pagan

UU = Unitarian Universalist

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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:05 AM

172. 81 - Athiest

 

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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 02:26 AM

173. 82 - Agnostic

I'm not surprised that I am fairly tolerant of ambiguity.

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