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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

What I believe

This is the religion test many ScienceBloggers are taking. You can take it here.


1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. Secular Humanism (98%)
3. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (93%)
4. Liberal Quakers (90%)
5. Nontheist (76%)
6. Theravada Buddhism (70%)
7. Bahá'í Faith (65%)
8. Neo-Pagan (64%)
9. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (62%)
10. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (57%)
11. Taoism (52%)
12. New Age (46%)
13. Reform Judaism (45%)
14. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (44%)
15. Jehovah's Witness (42%)
16. Mahayana Buddhism (39%)
17. New Thought (39%)
18. Orthodox Quaker (38%)
19. Sikhism (32%)
20. Scientology (29%)
21. Jainism (23%)
22. Seventh Day Adventist (20%)
23. Eastern Orthodox (16%)
24. Islam (16%)
25. Orthodox Judaism (16%)
26. Roman Catholic (16%)
27. Hinduism (16%)


A couple of comments. The definition of Unitarian Universalism is so wide that anyone who is not a fundamentalist will get a very high score on this one. The most surprising result for me was how low I scored on Reform Judaism, which would probably be my religion if I had one (or maybe, probably is insofar I have one). Of course this is so for reasons of familiar and cultural identification which the test does not track well, as it is focused on abstract beliefs; but I was surprised all the same. (I'm almost as much a Jehovah Witness as a Jew? WTF?) Reading the descriptions the test links to, I do not feel more far away from the Reform Judaism one than to the ones for much higher scored faiths such as Liberal Protestantism, so my guess is that for some reason the test allows much more divergence from the mainline in these other faiths than in Judaism (that is, a belief -or in my case probably a lack of belief- that some Protestants and some Jews hold but is not mainstream for either will be given a higher Protestant score than a Jewish one).

5 Comments:

  • Go Secular Humanists!! (Only I got 99% not 98% ;)

    By Anonymous fh, at 3:59 PM, December 13, 2006  

  • What about the nudist christians?

    By Anonymous your cynical friend, at 4:18 PM, December 18, 2006  

  • This are my believes:

    1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
    2. Liberal Quakers (90%)
    3. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (89%)
    4. Secular Humanism (86%)
    5. Neo-Pagan (76%)
    6. Theravada Buddhism (74%)
    7. New Age (71%)
    8. Mahayana Buddhism (67%)
    9. Taoism (65%)
    10. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (63%)
    11. New Thought (58%)
    12. Nontheist (57%)
    13. Scientology (55%)
    14. Bahá'í Faith (54%)
    15. Reform Judaism (53%)
    16. Sikhism (46%)
    17. Orthodox Quaker (42%)
    18. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (40%)
    19. Jainism (40%)
    20. Hinduism (35%)
    21. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (33%)
    22. Jehovah's Witness (24%)
    23. Islam (21%)
    24. Orthodox Judaism (21%)
    25. Seventh Day Adventist (14%)
    26. Eastern Orthodox (13%)
    27. Roman Catholic (13%)

    But I agree with you, the test is not correcto. The moment one chooses not to believe in god´s reencarnation on Earth the percentages in all christian religions should go much lower...

    By Blogger DrNitro, at 2:01 AM, January 12, 2007  

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