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beam me up scottie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-26-05 07:58 PM
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Did any of you guys take this ?

Even if YOU don't know what faith you are, Belief-O-Matic knows. Answer 20 questions about your concept of God, the afterlife, human nature, and more, and Belief-O-Matic will tell you what religion (if any) you practice...or ought to consider practicing.

Warning: Belief-O-Matic assumes no legal liability for the ultimate fate of your soul.

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/76/story_7665_1.html?rnd...

People seem to take this seriously, I think I'll give it a try...


ps: if you don't hear from me again, it's because I was converted instantly upon reading the results.
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beam me up scottie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-26-05 08:15 PM
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1. Wow, was I ever wrong about what I thought I was!
Good thing the Belief-o-matic cleared that up for me, I might have gone on being a happy 100% atheist for the rest of my life.

I wonder if there's an 800 number I need to call to get an expert to go over my results with me and tell me what to do next ?

:rofl:

1. Secular Humanism (100%)
2. Unitarian Universalism (98%)
3. Liberal Quakers (80%)
4. Nontheist (77%)
5. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (77%)
6. Theravada Buddhism (72%)
7. Neo-Pagan (60%)
8. New Age (45%)
9. Taoism (45%)
10. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (44%)
11. Reform Judaism (44%)
12. Bah' Faith (40%)
13. New Thought (39%)
14. Mahayana Buddhism (35%)
15. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (33%)
16. Scientology (33%)
17. Sikhism (29%)
18. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (24%)
19. Orthodox Quaker (22%)
20. Jehovah's Witness (18%)
21. Hinduism (14%)
22. Jainism (14%)
23. Eastern Orthodox (7%)
24. Islam (7%)
25. Orthodox Judaism (7%)
26. Roman Catholic (7%)
27. Seventh Day Adventist (7%)
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YankeyMCC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-26-05 08:18 PM
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2. I took it a couple months back
Edited on Sun Jun-26-05 08:25 PM by YankeyMCC
If I remember correctly UU came up 100% Secular Humanism after that.

I've no idea how UU edged out Humanism. :shrug:

I just took it again (bored tonight)

1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. Secular Humanism (97%)
3. Liberal Quakers (81%)
4. Nontheist (81%)
5. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (79%)
6. Theravada Buddhism (63%)
7. Neo-Pagan (52%)
8. Bah�'� Faith (48%)
9. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (45%)
10. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (42%)
11. Taoism (38%)
12. New Age (36%)
13. Jehovah's Witness (31%)
14. New Thought (30%)
15. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (28%)
16. Reform Judaism (28%)
17. Orthodox Quaker (22%)
18. Mahayana Buddhism (21%)
19. Scientology (21%)
20. Sikhism (16%)
21. Jainism (9%)
22. Seventh Day Adventist (5%)
23. Eastern Orthodox (3%)
24. Islam (3%)
25. Orthodox Judaism (3%)
26. Roman Catholic (3%)
27. Hinduism (0%)

Gotta be something odd with the wording of the questions.
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beam me up scottie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-26-05 08:35 PM
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3. Yeah, I thought so too.
I think they should add a
"I think this is all a load of horseshit designed to control the masses"
choice to the selections.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-26-05 09:05 PM
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4. It would be a big help
I think UU is where they put people because they don't want to have a category called "ATHEIST." After all, they're measuring BELIEF, something we athiests just don't have.
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beam me up scottie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-26-05 09:19 PM
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5. Yeah, some just can't
process that.
They think we're just waiting to be redirected to the proper line or something.
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-05 09:02 AM
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13. That's their 'nontheist' category
Edited on Mon Jun-27-05 09:09 AM by muriel_volestrangler
When you click on it, you get:

Atheists do not believe in a god or deity. Atheists' beliefs are similar to those of the Secular Humanists but do not necessarily include the emphasis on humanity's ability to improve the human condition. Views on contemporary issues vary widely.

Agnostics are inclined to question the existence of supernatural being(s) or a force, e.g., the answer to whether or not God (or Deity) exists would be: "We do not and/or cannot know."


I suspect that most of us made the mistake of actually putting down preferences for some moral choices. I'll try it with the line of "there's no god, and everything else is not applicable" and see what the result is.

On edit: well, even saying there is no god, afterlife, etc. (and syaing that's important), and all moral choices are not applicable, and of low importance, I still get:

1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. Nontheist (98%)
3. Secular Humanism (98%)
4. Theravada Buddhism (91%)
5. Liberal Quakers (62%)
6. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (44%)
7. Neo-Pagan (29%)
...
which, to me, indicates a bias in favour of religion of some kind - any kind. I mean, if you were so apathetic about other people, and your own moral choices, I don't think you'd get much out of a UU meeting, but they still rank it above 'nontheist' and 'secular humanism'.
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Gelliebeans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-26-05 10:12 PM
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6. I got an fatal error when I tried
to take the test, what's that mean? :shrug:
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beam me up scottie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-26-05 10:46 PM
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7. BWAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
You broke it !!!
I tried like hell and couldn't do it !
:rofl:
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rexcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-26-05 11:06 PM
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8. In reality I am a atheist and secular humanist.
Where did this liberal quaker stuff come from and for that matter Mainline to liberal christian prostestant?

1. Secular Humanism (100%)
2. Unitarian Universalism (97%)
3. Liberal Quakers (82%)
4. Nontheist (79%)
5. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (73%)
6. Theravada Buddhism (69%)
7. Neo-Pagan (60%)
8. Taoism (47%)
9. New Age (44%)
10. Bah' Faith (41%)
11. Mahayana Buddhism (36%)
12. Reform Judaism (35%)
13. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (34%)
14. Orthodox Quaker (33%)
15. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (31%)
16. New Thought (26%)
17. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (25%)
18. Jainism (22%)
19. Jehovah's Witness (22%)
20. Scientology (22%)
21. Sikhism (21%)
22. Seventh Day Adventist (15%)
23. Hinduism (11%)
24. Eastern Orthodox (10%)
25. Islam (10%)
26. Orthodox Judaism (10%)
27. Roman Catholic (10%)


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beam me up scottie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-26-05 11:17 PM
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9. Some people
... I mean, some sheeple actually drink this kool-aid.

Mine came out 77% Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants and I'm about as atheist as you can get.

I'd like to see how the jokers designed this god gauge.
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Gelliebeans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-26-05 11:30 PM
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10. They just can't take no
Edited on Sun Jun-26-05 11:34 PM by Gelliebeans
for an answer. YOU MUST BELIEVE. YOU MUST BELIEVE

:crazy: <===== look into the eyeballs and concentrate

hee hee

on edit would help if I spell it right
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-05 01:58 AM
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12. For some bizzare reason that always happens
I don't understand how it can when one emphatically states they don't believe in God, prayer, Satan or any of that nonsense. However it is just a computer program, and therefore fallible.
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rexcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-05 07:00 PM
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14. It is fallible because it is written by people who want a specific outcome
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-05 11:43 PM
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15. Very true
As much as Beliefnet claims to be "for all beliefs" it shows a distinct bias towards Christianity, but then we're used to that, aren't we? :eyes:
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-27-05 01:56 AM
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11. I've taken this before
The time I spend on B-net is second only to the time I spend on DU. They have quite a broad spectrum of messageboards and other intriguing things to occupy one's time. Here are my results:

1. Secular Humanism (100%)
2. Unitarian Universalism (99%)
3. Liberal Quakers (96%)
4. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (85%)
5. Theravada Buddhism (78%)
6. Nontheist (71%)
7. Neo-Pagan (70%)
8. Bah' Faith (60%)
9. Taoism (58%)
10. Orthodox Quaker (55%)
11. New Age (54%)
12. Mahayana Buddhism (52%)
13. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (49%)
14. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (46%)
15. Reform Judaism (44%)
16. Jainism (40%)
17. Jehovah's Witness (36%)
18. New Thought (36%)
19. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (35%)
20. Sikhism (32%)
21. Scientology (31%)
22. Seventh Day Adventist (28%)
23. Hinduism (27%)
24. Eastern Orthodox (16%)
25. Islam (16%)
26. Orthodox Judaism (16%)
27. Roman Catholic (16%)

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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-28-05 02:18 AM
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16. no surprises, I don't think
except that I don't know why any theist or deist result would be >0%

1. Secular Humanism (100%)
2. Unitarian Universalism (97%)
3. Liberal Quakers (89%)
4. Theravada Buddhism (83%)
5. Nontheist (77%)
6. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (68%)
7. Taoism (65%)
8. Neo-Pagan (62%)
9. Orthodox Quaker (55%)
10. Mahayana Buddhism (48%)
11. New Age (45%)
12. Bah' Faith (44%)
13. Jainism (42%)
14. Reform Judaism (36%)
15. Seventh Day Adventist (31%)
16. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (31%)
17. Sikhism (26%)
18. Hinduism (25%)
19. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (23%)
20. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (22%)
21. New Thought (21%)
22. Scientology (21%)
23. Jehovah's Witness (17%)
24. Eastern Orthodox (12%)
25. Islam (12%)
26. Orthodox Judaism (12%)
27. Roman Catholic (12%)
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-29-05 04:39 PM
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17. Does anyone else find it amuzing that ....
"Catholic" is dead last or next to last on everyone's laundry list?
I took the test long ago, and catholic was my last place religion too.
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WMliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-29-05 10:15 PM
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18. i love letting them attempt to define my lack of belief.
They twist themselves in knots trying to define it through the guise of their religion.
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Spock_is_Skeptical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-30-05 09:21 PM
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19. 100% Secular Humanist



1. Secular Humanism (100%)
2. Unitarian Universalism (99%)
3. Liberal Quakers (87%)
4. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (82%)
5. Nontheist (72%)
6. Theravada Buddhism (69%)
7. Neo-Pagan (66%)
8. Bah�'� Faith (52%)
9. New Age (51%)
10. Taoism (47%)
11. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (46%)
12. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (43%)
13. Orthodox Quaker (42%)
14. Reform Judaism (42%)
15. Mahayana Buddhism (41%)
16. Jehovah's Witness (34%)
17. New Thought (34%)
18. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (33%)
19. Sikhism (30%)
20. Scientology (29%)
21. Jainism (28%)
22. Seventh Day Adventist (19%)
23. Hinduism (18%)
24. Eastern Orthodox (15%)
25. Islam (15%)
26. Orthodox Judaism (15%)
27. Roman Catholic (15%)
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