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FREEDO
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5/27/2010 12:31:06 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
It pairs you with your best matches of religions/non-religious philosophies.

http://www.beliefnet.com...

Post your results when you're through.

Here's mine: http://www.debate.org...
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5/27/2010 12:42:00 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Top 5

1. Nontheist (100%)
2. Secular Humanism (100%)
3. Unitarian Universalism (92%)
4. Theravada Buddhism (81%)
5. Liberal Quakers (69%)

Given the number of questions that I chose against SH and TB, doesn't seem to be greatly accurate at face value.
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5/27/2010 12:43:08 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
Lowest:

23. Roman Catholic (36%)
24. Orthodox Quaker (33%)
25. Jainism (31%)
26. Seventh Day Adventist (26%)
27. Jehovah's Witness (21%)
GeoLaureate8
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5/27/2010 12:43:56 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
This is my second time taking it in the past couple weeks and got different results.

Results:

1. Theravada Buddhism (Correct.)
2. Hinduism (I reject most of it, but agree with some parts.)
3. Mahayana Buddhism (The Mahayana sub-sect, Zen, is correct.)
4. Unitarian Universalism (Not a fan of this one.)
5. Jainism (I like their teachings.)
6. Neo-Paganism (Eh. In my earlier days, perhaps I was close to this.)
7. Taoism (Certainly, yes.)
8. New Age (I used to be New Age, not too long ago.)
9. New Thought (What?)
10. Scientology (Been to their church. I like it.)
11. Liberal Quaker (They're cool too.)
12. Secular Humanism (Surprised this didn't rank higher.)

http://www.debate.org...

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5/27/2010 12:45:46 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 5/27/2010 12:42:00 AM, Puck wrote:
Top 5

1. Nontheist (100%)
2. Secular Humanism (100%)
3. Unitarian Universalism (92%)
4. Theravada Buddhism (81%)
5. Liberal Quakers (69%)

Given the number of questions that I chose against SH and TB, doesn't seem to be greatly accurate at face value.

And how did you get 100% on more than one? That's weird.
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5/27/2010 12:46:53 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
I find it hilarious that Roman Catholic ranked higher on my list than my Catholic friend's list. I think that says something. xD
GeoLaureate8
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5/27/2010 12:47:24 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 5/27/2010 12:42:00 AM, Puck wrote:
Given the number of questions that I chose against SH and TB, doesn't seem to be greatly accurate at face value.

Such as?
"We must raise the standard of the Old, free, decentralized, and strictly limited Republic."
-- Murray Rothbard

"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended."
-- Frederic Bastiat
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5/27/2010 12:49:18 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 5/27/2010 12:45:46 AM, FREEDO wrote:
At 5/27/2010 12:42:00 AM, Puck wrote:
Top 5

1. Nontheist (100%)
2. Secular Humanism (100%)
3. Unitarian Universalism (92%)
4. Theravada Buddhism (81%)
5. Liberal Quakers (69%)

Given the number of questions that I chose against SH and TB, doesn't seem to be greatly accurate at face value.

And how did you get 100% on more than one? That's weird.

A crap test.
Puck
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5/27/2010 12:50:08 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 5/27/2010 12:49:18 AM, Puck wrote:
At 5/27/2010 12:45:46 AM, FREEDO wrote:
At 5/27/2010 12:42:00 AM, Puck wrote:
Top 5

1. Nontheist (100%)
2. Secular Humanism (100%)
3. Unitarian Universalism (92%)
4. Theravada Buddhism (81%)
5. Liberal Quakers (69%)

Given the number of questions that I chose against SH and TB, doesn't seem to be greatly accurate at face value.

And how did you get 100% on more than one? That's weird.

A crap test.

Although secular may as well be 1. anyway. :P
GeoLaureate8
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5/27/2010 12:52:39 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 5/27/2010 12:49:18 AM, Puck wrote:
A crap test.

You say that about every test. :p

Though, I found the Priority Option rather irritating.
"We must raise the standard of the Old, free, decentralized, and strictly limited Republic."
-- Murray Rothbard

"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended."
-- Frederic Bastiat
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5/27/2010 12:53:54 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 5/27/2010 12:47:24 AM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 5/27/2010 12:42:00 AM, Puck wrote:
Given the number of questions that I chose against SH and TB, doesn't seem to be greatly accurate at face value.

Such as?

Charity, social betterment
Meditation, Karma, human incarnation, post death, Egoism, Suffering etc.
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5/27/2010 12:54:22 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 5/27/2010 12:52:39 AM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 5/27/2010 12:49:18 AM, Puck wrote:
A crap test.

You say that about every test. :p

Most internet ones sure. :)
GeoLaureate8
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5/27/2010 12:59:07 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 5/27/2010 12:53:54 AM, Puck wrote:
At 5/27/2010 12:47:24 AM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 5/27/2010 12:42:00 AM, Puck wrote:
Given the number of questions that I chose against SH and TB, doesn't seem to be greatly accurate at face value.

Such as?

Charity,

Yes.

social betterment

No. Not a tenet.

Meditation,

You're against?

Karma,

Yes.

human incarnation,

No.

post death,

No.

Egoism,

No. It asserts that there is no real ego. Though, I'm surprised; you're not an ethical egoist?

Suffering etc.

Yes.

Now you see why the test gave you it as a recommendation. For clarification, I suggest you read this debate between me an Lwerd. http://www.debate.org...
"We must raise the standard of the Old, free, decentralized, and strictly limited Republic."
-- Murray Rothbard

"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended."
-- Frederic Bastiat
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5/27/2010 1:57:49 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 5/27/2010 1:56:51 AM, innomen wrote:
I gave up, I didn't see any "I don't know" answers.

Actually there were.
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GeoLaureate8
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5/27/2010 1:59:00 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 5/27/2010 1:56:51 AM, innomen wrote:
I gave up, I didn't see any "I don't know" answers.

You could have given "Catholic" responses to the questions. Are you an Agnostic now?
"We must raise the standard of the Old, free, decentralized, and strictly limited Republic."
-- Murray Rothbard

"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended."
-- Frederic Bastiat
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5/27/2010 1:59:44 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 5/27/2010 1:58:45 AM, Puck wrote:
At 5/27/2010 12:59:07 AM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
Charity
social betterment

They were the SH ones.

Haha, ok.
"We must raise the standard of the Old, free, decentralized, and strictly limited Republic."
-- Murray Rothbard

"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended."
-- Frederic Bastiat
InsertNameHere
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5/27/2010 2:01:11 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
I'm unsure whether to trust this quiz for my own beliefs or not. Some people are saying it's accurate while others are saying it's not.
GeoLaureate8
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5/27/2010 2:03:24 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 5/27/2010 2:01:11 AM, InsertNameHere wrote:
I'm unsure whether to trust this quiz for my own beliefs or not. Some people are saying it's accurate while others are saying it's not.

No one but yourself can decide your beliefs for you. The quiz can only help you see which of your beliefs are compatible with which religions.
"We must raise the standard of the Old, free, decentralized, and strictly limited Republic."
-- Murray Rothbard

"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended."
-- Frederic Bastiat
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5/27/2010 2:05:15 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 5/27/2010 12:59:07 AM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
Meditation,
You're against?

No, it's simply not something I adhere to or think is necessary, which is the driving point of those questions.

human incarnation,
No.

Eh I had it as the Dallai Llama as primary, and Buddhism does endorse a type of reincarnation and yes I know what that entails for Buddhism so please don't misconstrue - we can argue semantics over human + incarnation - point is I'm against the Buddhist notion of it.

post death,
No.

Huh? Buddhist doctrine includes 'what happens after you die' tenents.

Egoism,
No. It asserts that there is no real ego. Though, I'm surprised; you're not an ethical egoist?

Yes, read the question of the test related to it. It was an anti egoist stance to be endorsed.

Now you see why the test gave you it as a recommendation.

Doubtful. :P

For clarification, I suggest you read this debate between me an Lwerd. http://www.debate.org...

I've read plenty of Buddhist literature and 'sacred' texts.
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5/27/2010 2:08:05 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 5/27/2010 2:03:24 AM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 5/27/2010 2:01:11 AM, InsertNameHere wrote:
I'm unsure whether to trust this quiz for my own beliefs or not. Some people are saying it's accurate while others are saying it's not.

No one but yourself can decide your beliefs for you. The quiz can only help you see which of your beliefs are compatible with which religions.

Yea, I know. This could take forever... *sigh* I feel like Freedo except instead of changing political views I'm changing religious views.
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5/27/2010 2:09:39 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 5/27/2010 2:08:05 AM, InsertNameHere wrote:
At 5/27/2010 2:03:24 AM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
At 5/27/2010 2:01:11 AM, InsertNameHere wrote:
I'm unsure whether to trust this quiz for my own beliefs or not. Some people are saying it's accurate while others are saying it's not.

No one but yourself can decide your beliefs for you. The quiz can only help you see which of your beliefs are compatible with which religions.

Yea, I know. This could take forever... *sigh* I feel like Freedo except instead of changing political views I'm changing religious views.

So start at the basics. What is knowledge, how do you know things, how do you justify what you know, what are the standards for you to believe, what makes a belief right - and apply that to your religion.
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5/27/2010 2:29:33 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
1. Secular Humanism (100%)
2. Unitarian Universalism (95%)
3. Nontheist (79%)
4. Liberal Quakers (75%)
5. Theravada Buddhism (67%)
6. Neo-Pagan (65%)
7. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (61%)
8. Taoism (48%)
9. New Age (48%)
10. Reform Judaism (46%)
11. Orthodox Quaker (39%)
12. Baha'i Faith (37%)
13. Sikhism (37%)
14. Mahayana Buddhism (34%)
15. Scientology (31%)
16. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (30%)
17. New Thought (29%)
18. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (24%)
19. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (23%)
20. Jainism (23%)
21. Eastern Orthodox (20%)
22. Islam (20%)
23. Orthodox Judaism (20%)
24. Roman Catholic (20%)
25. Seventh Day Adventist (16%)
26. Hinduism (11%)
27. Jehovah's Witness (4%)

Apparently I'm 46% Reformed Jewish and 20% Orthodox Jewish - in other words, I'm 66%, or two thirds, Jewish.

Oy vey, I never knew I was a Jew!

Anyone want to join my Ponzi scheme, by the way? You pays yer money and yer takes yer choice already!
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5/27/2010 2:38:32 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 5/27/2010 2:05:15 AM, Puck wrote:
At 5/27/2010 12:59:07 AM, GeoLaureate8 wrote:
human incarnation,
No.

Eh I had it as the Dallai Llama as primary,

Dalai Lama = Tibetan

Tibetan =/= Theravada

Theravada is the earliest tradition based on the earliest texts. Tibetan is not.

and Buddhism does endorse a type of reincarnation and yes I know what that entails for Buddhism so please don't misconstrue - we can argue semantics over human + incarnation - point is I'm against the Buddhist notion of it.

Reincarnation is not a tenet of Buddhism. It teaches a metaphorical rebirth. One of the primary tenets is that there is no transmigrating soul or self. It's considered "wrong view." If there is no soul, no transmigration, there can be no "reincarnation."

post death,
No.

Huh? Buddhist doctrine includes 'what happens after you die' tenents.

False. Buddha remained absolutely silent when asked about the afterlife. Though, the precept of non-self and no soul confirm that there is no afterlife.

For clarification, I suggest you read this debate between me an Lwerd. http://www.debate.org...

I've read plenty of Buddhist literature and 'sacred' texts.

Apparently not thoroughly because you didn't understand the major nuance between Theravada and Tibetan (not meant as an attack). That's like someone claiming to understand Christianity, and not know the difference between Catholics and Mormons. That's the difference between Theravada and Tibetan.

If you think you are right about the tenets, I will challenge you to a debate.
"We must raise the standard of the Old, free, decentralized, and strictly limited Republic."
-- Murray Rothbard

"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended."
-- Frederic Bastiat
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5/27/2010 2:38:34 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 5/27/2010 2:29:33 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:

Apparently I'm 46% Reformed Jewish and 20% Orthodox Jewish - in other words, I'm 66%, or two thirds, Jewish.

Oy vey, I never knew I was a Jew!

Anyone want to join my Ponzi scheme, by the way? You pays yer money and yer takes yer choice already!

I still win. It said I was 100% reform Jew. ;) So yea, let's do this Jew thing!