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  1. everlong

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    Belief-O-Matic- Beliefnet.com

    I consider myself an agnostic but my views come up Neo Pagan which is very fitting. It gives you a breakdown of what percentage you agree with a group. Not surprisingly Jehovah Witness and other strict Christianity religions come up very low on my chart.

    1. Neo-Pagan (100%)
    2. New Age (93%)
    3. Unitarian Universalism (90%)
    4. Liberal Quakers (83%)
    5. New Thought (83%)
    6. Scientology (68%)
    7. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (68%)
    8. Secular Humanism (65%)
    9. Mahayana Buddhism (65%)
    10. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (63%)
    11. Taoism (57%)
    12. Reform Judaism (56%)
    13. Theravada Buddhism (51%)
    14. Sikhism (46%)
    15. Nontheist (45%)
    16. Baha'i Faith (43%)
    17. Hinduism (40%)
    18. Orthodox Quaker (30%)
    19. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (21%)
    20. Orthodox Judaism (21%)
    21. Jainism (18%)
    22. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (16%)
    23. Eastern Orthodox (12%)
    24. Islam (12%)
    25. Roman Catholic (12%)
    26. Jehovah's Witness (6%)
    27. Seventh Day Adventist (3%)
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    1. Reform Judaism (100%)
    2. Orthodox Judaism (91%)
    3. Sikhism (89%)
    4. Islam (88%)
    5. Baha'i Faith (77%)
    6. Liberal Quakers (68%)
    7. Unitarian Universalism (61%)
    8. Jainism (57%)
    9. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (55%)
    10. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (53%)
    11. Hinduism (45%)
    12. Neo-Pagan (42%)
    13. Jehovah's Witness (40%)
    14. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (39%)
    15. Eastern Orthodox (37%)
    16. Roman Catholic (37%)
    17. Orthodox Quaker (37%)
    18. Seventh Day Adventist (35%)
    19. Mahayana Buddhism (34%)
    20. New Thought (31%)
    21. New Age (28%)
    22. Scientology (27%)
    23. Secular Humanism (26%)
    24. Theravada Buddhism (20%)
    25. Nontheist (19%)
    26. Taoism (16%)
    27. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (16%)

    Surprise. The last time I took this the top two were flipped.
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    1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
    2. Liberal Quakers (93%)
    3. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (79%)
    4. Neo-Pagan (76%)
    5. Reform Judaism (75%)
    6. New Age (67%)
    7. Secular Humanism (67%)
    8. Baha'i Faith (66%)
    9. New Thought (60%)
    10. Orthodox Quaker (58%)
    11. Scientology (56%)
    12. Mahayana Buddhism (55%)
    13. Sikhism (54%)
    14. Theravada Buddhism (54%)
    15. Jainism (49%)
    16. Orthodox Judaism (47%)
    17. Taoism (46%)
    18. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (46%)
    19. Hinduism (45%)
    20. Islam (43%)
    21. Nontheist (41%)
    22. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (33%)
    23. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (33%)
    24. Seventh Day Adventist (33%)
    25. Eastern Orthodox (27%)
    26. Roman Catholic (27%)
    27. Jehovah's Witness (19%)

    Interesting questions - thank you for a posting.
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    You're welcome. Our views are pretty similar.
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    1. Secular Humanism (100%)
    2. Unitarian Universalism (96%)
    3. Nontheist (76%)
    4. Theravada Buddhism (73%)
    5. Liberal Quakers (70%)
    6. Neo-Pagan (65%)
    7. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (55%)
    8. New Age (50%)
    9. Reform Judaism (42%)
    10. Taoism (37%)
    11. Mahayana Buddhism (31%)
    12. Scientology (31%)
    13. Sikhism (31%)
    14. New Thought (29%)
    15. Orthodox Quaker (24%)
    16. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (21%)
    17. Baha'i Faith (18%)
    18. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (18%)
    19. Jainism (16%)
    20. Hinduism (12%)
    21. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (12%)
    22. Orthodox Judaism (12%)
    23. Eastern Orthodox (10%)
    24. Islam (10%)
    25. Roman Catholic (10%)
    26. Seventh Day Adventist (9%)
    27. Jehovah's Witness (6%)


    Not suprised at all, Humanist is exactly how i'd describe myself.
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    Interesting to me, personally, that I was raised in a fairly strict Irish Catholic family - catholic schools, daily mass, weekly confession, a grandmother that I lived with whom I honestly never saw without a rosary in her hands, the whole 9 yards....and yet Roman Catholic was 26 out of 27 on my scoring.

    How 'bout the rest of you? Did you end up anything close to what you grew up as?
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    Well my father is an atheist, and my mother is agnostic tending towards Protestant. My maternal Grandparents was a Catholic/Protestant marriage and as far as im aware they stopped going to Church (Church of England I think) when my mother was a child. My other Grandparents were Protestants but i don't think they went to Church as adults.

    Myself i have been an atheist as long as i can remember, i was baptised (Church of Scotland) but as with most in the UK it was more of a celebration of my birth rather than any religious thing and a few years ago i renounced my baptisation and have the certificate saying so proudly on a wall. In terms of going to church i can only think of 6 occasions. Aforementined baptisation, 3 funerals, 1 wedding and when i was 16 i spent a few weeks of 'work experience' in a Catholic school and i had to take the children to Church one morning.

    To be honest, that last experience was horrible. Seeing these young minds being told beliefs as facts when they are too young to form any logical, reasoned opinion was one of the strongest convictions i have ever had of my beliefs.
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    ROFLMAO

    I had all 3 of my kids baptized Catholic - but never really raised them that way. No church, certainly no catholic school and only my oldest son made his communion.

    He's married to a Catholic girl, one who really doesn't practice her religion much, (ie: goes to church on Easter and Christmas and that's about it) but she's adamant that her kids go to Catholic school and be raised as Catholic. Her mother is very Catholic and she spends alot of time telling the kids "church stuff." My son is disturbed by it, but wants to keep the peace and all.

    My main gripe is that they scare the heck outa children. I grew up in abject fear for the most part, convinced that every thing I did was a sin of some sort and if I didn't confess it immediately I'd rot in hell for all eternity. How bad can a 7 year old introverted skinny girl be???? How bad can any 7 year old be???

    I like God. I like the idea of God. I think He's everywhere - but I like Him much better at the beach on Tuesday at sunrise than I do in church on Sunday or in Temple on the Sabbath.

    It's my opinion that He likes me better on the beach, too. It's much more peaceful and not nearly so hypocritical.
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    1. Secular Humanism (100%)
    2. Unitarian Universalism (91%)
    3. Theravada Buddhism (84%)
    4. Liberal Quakers (74%)
    5. Nontheist (74%)
    6. Neo-Pagan (73%)
    7. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (65%)
    8. Reform Judaism (60%)
    9. New Age (56%)
    10. Taoism (53%)
    11. New Thought (51%)
    12. Scientology (51%)
    13. Mahayana Buddhism (48%)
    14. Sikhism (45%)
    15. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (44%)
    16. Baha'i Faith (34%)
    17. Orthodox Quaker (31%)
    18. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (28%)
    19. Hinduism (28%)
    20. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (26%)
    21. Jainism (25%)
    22. Eastern Orthodox (22%)
    23. Islam (22%)
    24. Orthodox Judaism (22%)
    25. Roman Catholic (22%)
    26. Seventh Day Adventist (14%)
    27. Jehovah's Witness (11%)
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    Ditto on everything you said and Catholic was at the bottom of my list too.
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    hmmm... my commentary was omitted

    Anyway, my background was raised Roman Catholic, at least in terms of church most Sundays and sacraments unil confirmation. Then I was mostly permitted to do what I had wanted, which was to stop going to church and CCD, as I had decided it was a crock very early on. I think it was when I was young and, answering my question about being a good person versus being a believer in terms of salvation, was told that what matters is to believe. At a young age that didn't pass the smell test, so to speak (and it still doesn't, 30+ years later, though there's more to my non-belief now).

    Not sure the test fully captured my beliefs, but that's to be expected of a 20-question multiple choice exam. But my belief is basically an absence of belief. I don't rule much out, but I don't actively believe in any god or religion, and I believe that if there is a "god" it's more of a spirit or force than a being in whose image we were made, or a being that ha any special interest in us.
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    The cliff notes version:

    Grew up in a completely religion-free household, though with Jewish background on my father's side and Catholic on my mother's side. Became a Christian when I was 18, got into the ministry, started studying the "Old Testament" in Hebrew, discovered that Christianity could not be true. Currently doing the Judaism thing.
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    That's pretty similar to the way I feel. I would also add that I believe that if there is a god that entity works through the laws of nature and physics. I also believe if there is a spirit world its not like any of the man made heavens, Valhalla's, 99 virgin palaces, etc.
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    100% Mahayana Bhuddism and Hinduism.

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