Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Getting Better

I took some quizzes at Beliefnet today.

What's Your Spiritual Type?

Questioning Believer - You have doubts about the particulars but not the Big Stuff.

What's Your Faith? Belief-O-Matic

1. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (100%)
2. Orthodox Quaker (91%)
3. Liberal Quakers (89%)
4. Unitarian Universalism (83%)
5. Mahayana Buddhism (70%)
6. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (70%)
7. Theravada Buddhism (69%)
8. Seventh Day Adventist (67%)
9. Sikhism (67%)
10. Reform Judaism (65%)
11. Hinduism (64%)
12. Bahá'í Faith (63%)
13. New Age (63%)
14. Eastern Orthodox (62%)
15. Jainism (62%)
16. Roman Catholic (62%)
17. Neo-Pagan (61%)
18. Taoism (53%)
19. Orthodox Judaism (52%)
20. Secular Humanism (46%)
21. Islam (45%)
22. New Thought (42%)
23. Scientology (38%)
24. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (37%)
25. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (33%)
26. Nontheist (29%)
27. Jehovah's Witness (24%)

Also sometimes referred to as secular, modern, or humanistic. This is an umbrella term for Protestant denominations, or churches within denominations, that view the Bible as the witness of God rather than the word of God, to be interpreted in its historical context through critical analysis. Examples include some churches within Anglican/ Episcopalian, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, and United Church of Christ. There are more than 2,000 Protestant denominations offering a wide range of beliefs from extremely liberal to mainline to ultra-conservative and those that include characteristics on both ends.

• Belief in Deity
Trinity of the Father (God), the Son (Christ), and the Holy Spirit that comprises one God Almighty. Many believe God is incorporeal.

• Incarnations
Beliefs vary from the literal to the symbolic belief in Jesus Christ as God's incarnation. Some believe we are all sons and daughters of God and that Christ was exemplary, but not God.

• Origin of Universe and Life
The Bible's account is symbolic. God created and controls the processes that account for the universe and life (e.g. evolution), as continually revealed by modern science.

• After Death
Goodness will somehow be rewarded and evil punished after death, but what is most important is how you show your faith and conduct your life on earth.

It's funny, because the last time I took this quiz (months ago) I wound up with 100% Reform Judaism. If my memory serves me correctly, Fellow Seeker got Liberal Protestant and Devout and Ex came out as Orthodox Quakers :)

1 comment:

Future Priest said...

I got Candidate for Clergy and 100% Roman Catholic.........big suprise lol.