Friday, March 31, 2006

Belief-O-Matic

What faith closely matches my personal and moral viewpoint? The Belief-O-Matic is going to tell me.

The top score on the list below represents the faith that Belief-O-Matic, in its less than infinite wisdom, thinks most closely matches your beliefs. However, even a score of 100% does not mean that your views are all shared by this faith, or vice versa.

Belief-O-Matic then lists another 26 faiths in order of how much they have in common with your professed beliefs. The higher a faith appears on this list, the more closely it aligns with your thinking.

1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. Secular Humanism (97%)
3. Liberal Quakers (91%)
4. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (87%)
5. Theravada Buddhism (77%)
6. Neo-Pagan (70%)
7. Nontheist (69%)
8. Bahá'í Faith (62%)
9. New Age (60%)
10. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (55%)
11. Reform Judaism (53%)
12. Mahayana Buddhism (53%)
13. Taoism (53%)
14. Orthodox Quaker (48%)
15. New Thought (46%)
16. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (44%)
17. Scientology (43%)
18. Jainism (42%)
19. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (39%)
20. Jehovah's Witness (34%)
21. Sikhism (34%)
22. Islam (26%)
23. Orthodox Judaism (26%)
24. Hinduism (25%)
25. Seventh Day Adventist (23%)
26. Eastern Orthodox (13%)
27. Roman Catholic (13%)
What is Unitarian Universalism? [Wikipedia, Unitarian Universalism]

Unitarian Universalism (UU or UUism) is a theologically liberal, inclusive belief system. The name resulted from the consolidation of the Unitarian and Universalist denominations in 1961. Unitarian Universalists claim a theological orientation that aspires to creativity, freedom, and compassion; respect for diversity and interconnectedness; and spiritual growth and justice-making through worship, fellowship, personal experience, social action, deeds, and education. Freedom and responsibility in the search for meaning serve as a touchstone for Unitarian Universalists. The term "Unitarian Universalism" overlaps with Unitarianism and Universalism, though properly speaking the latter two terms refer historically to separate movements.
Interesting. I'm going to do some digging into the top three (Unitarian Universalist, Secular Humanist, and Liberal Quaker) and see if it holds true.

[H/T,
They Hate Us For Our Freedoms]

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1 comment:

Guy said...

I did the same thing that you're doing now about two years ago. What I discovered was that Unitarian Universalists are super nice people but are kind of hippies. At least the ones I met. It also led me to study Zen Buddhism for a while, which I found rather rewarding, or perhaps relaxing is a better word to describe it.

Hope you have fun.

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