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.


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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