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« on: October 18, 2020, 11:58:32 AM »

This hasn't been done here in a long time.

http://www.selectsmart.com/religion/

My results have been consistent for a long time:

Secular Humanism (100%)
Unitarian Universalism (91%)
Non-theist (84%)
Liberal Quakers - Religious Society of Friends (72%)
Mainline - Liberal Christian Protestants (54%)
Taoism (49%)
Theravada Buddhism (48%)
Neo-Pagan (44%)
New Age (42%)
Reform Judaism (30%)
Mahayana Buddhism (29%)
Jainism (29%)
Scientology (28%)
Orthodox Quaker - Religious Society of Friends (26%)
Christian Science Church of Christ, Scientist (23%)
New Thought (23%)
Sikhism (23%)
Bahai (20%)
Hinduism (16%)
Seventh Day Adventist (10%)
Jehovahs Witness (9%)
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (8%)
Mainline - Conservative Christian Protestant (5%)
Islam (4%)
Eastern Orthodox (0%)
Orthodox Judaism (0%)
Roman Catholic (0%)
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2020, 12:07:09 PM »

My top three are orthodox Quaker, Eastern Orthodox, and Catholic, and my bottom three are secular humanism, New Thought, and Christian Science.

Each set of three have enough important, obvious differences from one another that it really goes to show why one shouldn't actually choose one's religion based on an online quiz.
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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2020, 12:11:43 PM »
« Edited: October 18, 2020, 12:18:46 PM by tmcitizen »

My top three are orthodox Quaker, Eastern Orthodox, and Catholic, and my bottom three are secular humanism, New Thought, and Christian Science.

Each set of three have enough important, obvious differences from one another that it really goes to show why one shouldn't actually choose one's religion based on an online quiz.
Most people don't. In fact, this may only show that they are already belong to the faith that fits their ideology. Others may get results that don't fit their religion at all. I suppose it's possible that for someone who is searching it could make them interested in finding out more about the religion that fits their beliefs, but I don't know if this has ever happened.
This quiz is certainly not comprehensive enough to get an accurate results for a lot of people.

edit: using a quiz like this as a sole criterion to chose a faith would be similar to using one to decide how to vote. Both would be foolish.
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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2020, 12:42:29 PM »

Orthodox Quaker - Religious Society of Friends (100%)
Liberal Quakers - Religious Society of Friends (91%)
Mainline - Liberal Christian Protestants (87%)

Bottom three are non-theist, Christian Science, and Scientology.

The only particularly surprising results for me are high scores for Seventh-Day Adventist and Sikhism, followed by a large cluster of Eastern Orthodox, Catholic, UU, Reform Judaism, and conservative Protestant all around 75%.
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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2020, 01:01:38 PM »

I got the same top three as Nathan and Scientology, Christian Science, and non-theist as bottom three.

#CatholicQuakers

I'm surprised I got Orthodox Judaism much higher than Reform Judaism.
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« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2020, 01:44:34 PM »

   1.   Mainline - Liberal Christian Protestants (100%)
   2.   Orthodox Quaker - Religious Society of Friends (92%)
   3.   Liberal Quakers - Religious Society of Friends (91%)
   4.   Reform Judaism (84%)
   5.   Unitarian Universalism (79%)
   6.   Christian Science Church of Christ, Scientist (65%)
   7.   Bahai (65%)
   8.   Mainline - Conservative Christian Protestant (62%)
   9.   New Thought (62%)
   10.   Seventh Day Adventist (56%)
   11.   Neo-Pagan (55%)
   12.   Secular Humanism (47%)
   13.   Eastern Orthodox (47%)
   14.   Islam (47%)
   15.   Roman Catholic (47%)
   16.   Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (47%)
   17.   New Age (46%)
   18.   Taoism (46%)
   19.   Mahayana Buddhism (44%)
   20.   Sikhism (41%)
   21.   Scientology (41%)
   22.   Theravada Buddhism (38%)
   23.   Orthodox Judaism (38%)
   24.   Non-theist (29%)
   25.   Jainism (26%)
   26.   Jehovahs Witness (26%)
   27.   Hinduism (15%)
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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2020, 01:48:17 PM »

Took this some time ago.  My top three were Orthodox Quakers, Mainline-Liberal Christian Protestants, and Liberal Quakers.

IIRC, Jehovahs Witnesses were dead last, but I'm not positive.
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« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2020, 02:18:33 PM »

Top 3:

Secular Humanism
Unitarian Universalism
Non-theist

Bottom 3:

JW
Hinduism
Catholic

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« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2020, 03:04:32 PM »

Top 3:
Unitarian Universalism: 100%
Secular Humanism: 88%
Liberal Quakers: 84%

Bottom 3:
Mainline Conservative Christian Protestant: 5%
Roman Catholic: 14%
Mormons: 14%
Jehovah's Witness: 14%
Islam: 14%
Eastern Orthodox: 14%

Looking at my top 3, the one I like the description of the most may actually be Secular Humanism, as Unitarian Universalism seems a bit to me like an explicitly "have your cake and eat it too" religion. As for Quakers, I like some of their approaches but wouldn't be 100% convinced.

As for the bottom ones, I find it interesting that Roman Catholic is so low. Beyond that not many surprises.
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« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2020, 03:10:52 PM »

   1.   Eastern Orthodox (100%)            
   2.   Roman Catholic (100%)            
   3.   Seventh Day Adventist (92%)            
   4.   Mainline - Conservative Christian Protestant (84%)            
   5.   Orthodox Quaker - Religious Society of Friends (80%)            
   6.   Hinduism (57%)            
   7.   Jehovahs Witness (55%)            
   8.   Orthodox Judaism (55%)            
   9.   Bahai (50%)            
   10.   Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (50%)
   11.   Mainline - Liberal Christian Protestants (50%)
   12.   Islam (48%)
   13.   Liberal Quakers - Religious Society of Friends (46%)
   14.   Sikhism (39%)   
   15.   Jainism (37%)   
   16.   Reform Judaism (29%)   
   17.   Unitarian Universalism (29%)   
   18.   Mahayana Buddhism (22%)
   19.   Theravada Buddhism (22%)
   20.   Scientology (21%)   
   21.   Neo-Pagan (16%)   
   22.   Christian Science Church of Christ, Scientist (14%)
   23.   New Age (14%)   
   24.   Secular Humanism (12%)   
   25.   New Thought (12%)      
   26.   Non-theist (10%)   
   27.   Taoism (8%)   
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« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2020, 06:13:03 PM »

Sikhism 100
Unitarian Universalism 96
Neo-Pagan 94
Hinduism 91
Liberal Quakers 88
New Age 87
Jainism 85
Mahayana Buddhism 85
Taoism 84
New Thought 82
Reform Judaism 68
Scientology 68
Theravada Buddhism 60
Christian Science 56
Secular Humanism 55
Mainline Liberal Christian Protestants 53
Orthodox Quaker 50
Bahai 47
Orthodox Judaism 42
Church of Latter Day Saints 37
Islam 32
Seventh Day Adventist 26
Non-theist 25
Mainline Conservative Christian Protestant 19
Eastern Orthodox 17
Roman Catholic 17
Jehova's Witness 17
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« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2020, 07:22:10 PM »

1. Orthodox Quaker - 100%
2. Liberal Mainline Protestant - 91%
3. Conservative Mainline Protestant - 86%
4. Bahai - 85%
5. Eastern Orthodox - 76%

23. Neo-Pagan - 37%
24. Non-theist - 36%
25. Secular Humanism - 36%
26. New Age - 32%
27. Jehovah's Witnesses - 26%

I'm quite satisfied with my results. My actual denomination near the top, crazytown at the bottom.
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« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2020, 07:42:54 PM »

1. Mainline - Conservative Christian Protestant (100%)   
2. Seventh Day Adventist (93%)   
3. Orthodox Quaker - Religious Society of Friends (91%)
4. Eastern Orthodox (79%)   
5. Roman Catholic (79%)

23. New Thought (15%)
24. Neo-Pagan (14%)   
25. New Age (14%)
26. Secular Humanism (12%)
27. Taoism (8%)
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« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2020, 08:14:26 PM »

For almost all of these questions I put down a very low priority or no priority.  I did somewhat surprisingly ended up with Seventh Day Adventist as my top listed result, which I think is due to the fact that I believe in Annihilationism, which as far as a I know is a key SDA tenet, but there's very little else that I share with them theologically, but since none of the questions really hit my key theological points, I wasn't surprised by the oddness of the results.,
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« Reply #14 on: Today at 04:20:57 AM »

For fun, I did the Islamic and Christian ones for fun,in the assumption that I believed in god.

For Islam I got Mutazila at 100% (expected) then Shia at 96%

http://selectsmart.com/FREE/select.php?client=IslamicSects

For Christianity I got UU at 100%, then Unity Church, then Liberal Quakerism with RC, Missouri Synod Lutheranism and Eastern Orthodox at the bottom

http://selectsmart.com/FREE/select.php?client=christiandenom

There's a logic behind all three sets of results I think.
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« Reply #15 on: Today at 05:02:25 AM »

I got 100% Shi'a Islam and 100% Reformed Baptist.
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« Reply #16 on: Today at 05:27:55 AM »

don't really need a test to tell me that I don't believe in god. Jehovah's makes sense for last because I answered no on the pacifism question.

1.   Secular Humanism (100%)         
   2.   Non-theist (93%)            
   3.   Unitarian Universalism (89%)      
   4.   Liberal Quakers - Religious Society of Friends (70%)         
   5.   Mainline - Liberal Christian Protestants (66%)         
   6.   Theravada Buddhism (60%)         
   7.   Taoism (58%)         
   8.   Reform Judaism (55%)            
   9.   Neo-Pagan (48%)            
   10.   New Thought (47%)            
   11.   New Age (44%)            
   12.   Mahayana Buddhism (38%)            
   13.   Christian Science Church of Christ, Scientist (37%)            
   14.   Bahai (34%)            
   15.   Scientology (34%)            
   16.   Sikhism (33%)            
   17.   Orthodox Quaker - Religious Society of Friends (30%)            
   18.   Mainline - Conservative Christian Protestant (22%)            
   19.   Islam (22%)            
   20.   Jainism (22%)         
   21.   Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (18%)         
   22.   Eastern Orthodox (12%)            
   23.   Orthodox Judaism (12%)            
   24.   Roman Catholic (12%)            
   25.   Seventh Day Adventist (8%)            
   26.   Hinduism (6%)            
   27.   Jehovahs Witness (0%)
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« Reply #17 on: Today at 05:29:43 AM »

I thought it would be interesting to retake the quiz trying to abstract myself the most I can from my Catholicism and basically rewind back to, like, spring-2020-myself.
I tried it more than once.

I continue to get 100% Liberal Quakers lmao
Also I tend to get very high Unitarian Universalism and Jainism, together with Liberal Protestants.
On the other hand, Conservative Protestants rank consistently at the bottom, together with Non-theist and Christian Science.
Roman Catholicism is middle of the pack.

I know nothing about Jainism, I think I should inform myself?
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« Reply #18 on: Today at 05:40:18 AM »

1. Secular Humanism (100%)
2. Unitarian Universalism (83%)
3. Non-theist (80%)
4. Liberal Quakers (69%)
5. Mainline Liberal Protestant (55%)
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23. Orthodox Judaism (6%)
24. Roman Catholicism (6%)
25. Seventh Day Adventist (6%)
26. Hinduism (3%)
27. Jehovah’s Witness (0%)
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« Reply #19 on: Today at 05:52:34 AM »

I also took the Christianity quiz afleitch linked to.

I got 100% Eastern Orthodox twice with Catholicism, Lutheranism and Anglicanism also near the top.
Baptists and Jehovah's Witnesses are at the bottom.

P.S. I also tried to take the Islam test but I am not knowledgeable enough to give significative answers.
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« Reply #20 on: Today at 08:05:03 AM »
« Edited: Today at 08:12:17 AM by tmcitizen »

I only know a little about Islam, but I didn't know much of the vocabulary so I skipped many questions:

Mutazila - Adherents are usually not accepted by Sunni scholars due to the Mu'tazili belief that human reason is more reliable than tradition. Because of this belief, Mu'tazilis tend to interpret passages of the Qur'an farther from their literal meanings than other Muslims, a practice frowned upon by many Sunni scholars. (100%)    

(note: the above makes a lot of sense due to it's emphasis on reason, and it sounds a lot like Sufism)

Shia - In contrast to other schools of thought, Shia Islam holds that Muhammad's family, the Ahl al-Bayt (the People of the House), and certain individuals among his descendants, who are known as Imams, have special spiritual and political authority over the community. (69%)    

Ashari - The school holds that human reason in and by itself was not capable of establishing with absolute certainty any truth-claim with respect to morality, the physical world, or metaphysical ideas. (37%)    

Salafi - A follower of a Sunni Islam. The principal tenet of Salafism is that Islam was perfect and complete during the days of Muhammad and his Sahaba, but that undesirable innovations have been added over the later centuries due to materialist and cultural influences. (0%)    


Unity Church (100%)    
Liberal Quakerism (99%)    
Unitarian Universalism (99%)    
Jehovah's Witness (49%)    
Mennonite Brethren (38%)    
Orthodox Quakerism (38%)    
Seventh-Day Adventist (35%)    
Mormonism (31%)    
Episcopal/Anglican Church (28%)    
Free Will Baptist (28%)    
Reformed Baptist (28%)    
Southern Baptist (28%)    
Methodist/Wesleyan Church (27%)    
Presbyterian Church USA (27%)    
Assemblies of God (23%)    
Church of Christ (19%)    
Presbyterian Church in America/Orthodox Presbyterian Church (18%)    
Reformed Churches (18%)    
United Pentecostal Church (14%)    
Eastern Orthodox Church (12%)    
Evangelical Lutheran Church (9%)    
International Church of Christ (9%)    
Roman Catholic Church (2%)    
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (0%)    

edit Q2 I strongly reject the Trinity which  explains my results... perhaps

Q2 "three distinct Persons" the word distinct makes it sound like "God" has something like a personality disorder (in which a person has distinct personalities).

The Trinity is why I could never call myself a Christian.
Also I know a lot about Quakerism, but I don't know if Orthodox Quakers believe in the Trinity.
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« Reply #21 on: Today at 09:11:22 AM »
« Edited: Today at 09:15:08 AM by The scissors of false economy »

For fun, I did the Islamic and Christian ones for fun,in the assumption that I believed in god.

For Islam I got Mutazila at 100% (expected) then Shia at 96%

http://selectsmart.com/FREE/select.php?client=IslamicSects

For Christianity I got UU at 100%, then Unity Church, then Liberal Quakerism with RC, Missouri Synod Lutheranism and Eastern Orthodox at the bottom

http://selectsmart.com/FREE/select.php?client=christiandenom

There's a logic behind all three sets of results I think.

Oh, this is fun!

Christianity: Eastern Orthodox, Evangelical Lutheran, and Catholic as the top three, UU, JW, and Unity Church as the bottom three. Not sure why Quakerism is supposed to be so much more suited to me as a religion in general than as a Christian denomination.

Islam: Shia, then Mutazila. Apparently the way for you and me to see eye-to-eye on religious matters is for both of us to convert to Islam. Who knew?

Q2 "three distinct Persons" the word distinct makes it sound like "God" has something like a personality disorder (in which a person has distinct personalities).

DID, despite its former name, isn't a personality disorder.
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« Reply #22 on: Today at 09:58:30 AM »

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Islam: Shia, then Mutazila. Apparently the way for you and me to see eye-to-eye on religious matters is for both of us to convert to Islam. Who knew?


Inshallah

I think these tests, like a lot of the older political tests, are lovely relics. The shepherding of people into Unitarianism by giving a certain set of answers has a sort of quaint early 00's vibe.
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