Thoughts on Kingdom, Church, and Grace from an American living in Hong Kong

Monday, August 22, 2011

Belief - o - Matic

On my brother's blog he posted the results of an online test at Beliefnet that matches your beliefs with a number of different religions.  I was curious and although the nuance of some of the questions left some areas  of confusion, I tried to answer the questions as honestly as possible.  Here are my results:


  1. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (100%)
  2. Orthodox Quaker (87%)
  3. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (87%)
  4. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (80%)
  5. Seventh Day Adventist (71%)
  6. Jehovah's Witness (71%)
  7. Eastern Orthodox (68%)
  8. Roman Catholic (68%)
  9. Baha'i Faith (67%)
  10. Islam (55%)
  11. Orthodox Judaism (55%)
  12. Liberal Quakers (55%)
  13. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (49%)
  14. Jainism (46%)
  15. Unitarian Universalism (43%)
  16. Reform Judaism (36%)
  17. Mahayana Buddhism (33%)
  18. Theravada Buddhism (33%)
  19. Sikhism (31%)
  20. Hinduism (31%)
  21. Neo-Pagan (30%)
  22. New Age (28%)
  23. Secular Humanism (28%)
  24. Taoism (27%)
  25. New Thought (26%)
  26. Nontheist (24%)
  27. Scientology (23%
Not surprisingly 100% of my beliefs match those of mainline conservative protestant.  Whats fun though is to see what percentage of beliefs come after it.  I was surprised that my next closest was Orthodox Quaker??   # 3 was Mormon??  Mmmmmmmmm
Check out the test here and then let me know your results.

5 comments:

Bob said...

Don't know if you have ever read anything by Philip Gulley, who wrote the 'Harmony' series as well as a number of non-fiction essays. He's a Quaker minister. Didn't know much about Quakers until I read some of his stuff. Point being, although he's a little left of center, his writing reflect wholesome values; not suprised you would score highly on the Quaker scale.

I'll take the test myself when I have time and will share the results. Your brother is always good for something like this!

Andrew said...

I thought the questions definitely had a flavor.... there seemed to be variance with where one stood on more conservative Christian points, but lacked the same subtlety on the more liberal end of spirituality.

I am not surprised that you rated high Mormon. I think the reason, historically, Conservative evangelicals in Utah have had such a bur about the Mormons is not that they are so different, but that they are so the same. (However, with Conservative Evangelicalism become more political than spiritual, I think they are warming up to the idea becoming more Mormon friendly).

Bob said...

Guess some of the reading I referenced in my previous post rubbed off. Orthodox Quaker was my number one! Then Protestant, then Eastern Orthodox. Go figure.

Steve H. said...

Yeah, the Quaker thing for #2 didn't surprise me at all

Adrian said...

Apparently, I'm 100% Orthodox Quaker. But, then I grew up about 10 miles from Jordans (a Quaker 'stronghold' - I believe William Penn may even be buried there) rather than the conservative midwest, so maybe that's got something to do with it... Excuse me, I feel the sudden urge to go and sit alone and, er, quake ;-)

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