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Old 10-06-2004, 08:10 PM   #46 (permalink)
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1. Hinduism (100%)

2. Jainism (96%)

3. Mahayana Buddhism (83%)

4. Liberal Quakers (83%)

5. Unitarian Universalism (81%)

interesting. i already attend Quaker worship weekly, so that fits pretty well. i went to a local UU meeting a couple of times, but that just didn't seem to click. also went on a Zen (mahayana, i suppose) temple this summer with a friend and sat for a Zazen session.
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interesting. i already attend Quaker worship weekly, so that fits pretty well. i went to a local UU meeting a couple of times, but that just didn't seem to click. also went on a Zen (mahayana, i suppose) temple this summer with a friend and sat for a Zazen session.
hola ISFP,
a quick question: what is it that you are seeking in those belief systems that you are entering regularly?
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Old 10-06-2004, 09:43 PM   #48 (permalink)
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1. Orthodox Quaker (100%)

2. Mainline Liberal Christian Protestant (89%)

3. Mainline Conservative Christian Protestant (88%)


Wow - aren't Quakers prudes? ...yeah, that's me awright
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Old 10-06-2004, 10:26 PM   #49 (permalink)
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hola ISFP,
a quick question: what is it that you are seeking in those belief systems that you are entering regularly?
hello, Persona. that's a good question...i want to feel a sense of community, certainly, which is why i'm looking for a congregation. i know that i'm personally turned away from dogma or a rigidly structured belief system, which is why i tend to seek out faiths that emphasize one's personal path.

how about you?
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Old 10-06-2004, 11:45 PM   #50 (permalink)
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hello, Persona. that's a good question...i want to feel a sense of community, certainly, which is why i'm looking for a congregation. i know that i'm personally turned away from dogma or a rigidly structured belief system, which is why i tend to seek out faiths that emphasize one's personal path.

how about you?
I realized the importance of the question after I was asked it

I dont know ISFP, let me try to tell you using a poem that i really like..

i'm on a long and narrow road
on my way morning and night
i don't know what state i'm in
i'm on my way morning and night

from the moment i came into this world
began walking at the same time
in a place with 2 doors
i'm on my way morning and night

if ever it is thought of in depth
it'll seem far away when it's seen
the path is worth one minute in quantity
im on my way morning and night

PNG is confused at the state of this....
some laugh and some cry
to reach upto the place of object (the goal)
im on my way morning and night



yeah, im just going ISFP and i really dont know in which state i am...

good luck in your search friend, hope you'll face what you are looking
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Old 10-07-2004, 02:05 AM   #51 (permalink)
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hey, Knight.

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aren't Quakers prudes?
actually no, i wouldn't say so. they have a reputaion for being poorly understood and being seen as "old fashioned", though.

when most people think "Quaker" they think "guy on the oatmeal box" with his wide-brimmed hat and colonial attire. the old-fashioned clothes are very rarely worn these days (if at all)- most Quakers i've seen come to meeting dressed in khakis, skirts, dresses, or jeans.

and as far as prudery...i have the feeling that idea might come from the colonial attire that most people associate with Quakerism. Quakers value respect for others and one's self in all scenarios, including sexual ones. the congregation i attend is pretty much non-ruffled by sexual matters- lgbtq folks are openly welcomed, and i've yet to see anyone turned away based on their sexual orientation or sexual history.
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Old 10-07-2004, 09:35 AM   #52 (permalink)
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Ah, I see...well, so much for stereotyping...

Thanks for clearing that up, ISFP...
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1. 100% Neo-Pagan no suprise here.
2. 90% New Age Use of Tarot Cards
3. 76% Mahayana Buddhist no suprise
4. 75% Hinduism Hare Krisna
5. 74 % Unitarian/Universalist one of my ancestral strains
6. 62% Liberal Quaker another ancestral strain
7. 55% Theraveda Buddhist okay
8. 54% New Thought I occasionally go to New Thought Churches
9. 49% Main Line Liberal Protestant
10. 48% Jainism Okay but, why I don't know.

The Bottom JW's 16%, Conservative Protestant 19%, Islam and RCs and Eastern Orthodox tied at 21%.
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Old 10-12-2004, 06:30 AM   #54 (permalink)
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1. 100% Neo-Pagan no suprise here.
2. 90% New Age Use of Tarot Cards
3. 76% Mahayana Buddhist no suprise
4. 75% Hinduism Hare Krisna
5. 74 % Unitarian/Universalist one of my ancestral strains
6. 62% Liberal Quaker another ancestral strain
7. 55% Theraveda Buddhist okay
8. 54% New Thought I occasionally go to New Thought Churches
9. 49% Main Line Liberal Protestant
10. 48% Jainism Okay but, why I don't know.

The Bottom JW's 16%, Conservative Protestant 19%, Islam and RCs and Eastern Orthodox tied at 21%.
Didn't know this was a race, or a competition. But you have a good point.

I choose...none of the above...does that count?

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Old 03-09-2005, 10:36 PM   #55 (permalink)
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Just found this thread. Found it interesting and seemingly accurate. I have a good friend that is Sikh and should be pleased when I tell him of the results.

Your Results:

1. Bahá'í Faith (100%) Browse Bahá'í Faith related books. Click here for info
2. Sikhism (93%) Browse Sikhism related books. Click here for info
3. Reform Judaism (92%) Browse Reform Judaism related books. Click here for info
4. Orthodox Judaism (84%) Browse Orthodox Judaism related books. Click here for info
5. Islam (78%) Browse Islam related books. Click here for info
6. Liberal Quakers (78%) Browse Liberal Quakers related books. Click here for info
7. Unitarian Universalism (76%) Browse Unitarian Universalism related books. Click here for info
8. Jainism (73%) Browse Jainism related books. Click here for info
9. Mainline - Liberal Christian Protestants (66%) Browse Mainline - Liberal Christian Protestants related books. Click here for info
10. Mahayana Buddhism (57%) Browse Mahayana Buddhism related books. Click here for info
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Old 03-09-2005, 11:32 PM   #57 (permalink)
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Thought I would post my results too.

1. Bahá'í Faith (100%) Browse Bahá'í Faith related books. Click here for info
2. Reform Judaism (90%) Browse Reform Judaism related books. Click here for info
3. Sikhism (89%) Browse Sikhism related books. Click here for info
4. Orthodox Judaism (86%) Browse Orthodox Judaism related books. Click here for info
5. Islam (81%) Browse Islam related books. Click here for info
6. Jainism (78%) Browse Jainism related books. Click here for info
7. Liberal Quakers (77%) Browse Liberal Quakers related books. Click here for info
8. Unitarian Universalism (72%) Browse Unitarian Universalism related books. Click here for info
9. Mainline - Liberal Christian Protestants (67%) Browse Mainline - Liberal Christian Protestants related books. Click here for info
10. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (64%) Browse Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) related books. Click here for info
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Your Results:

Orthodox Judaism (100%)
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (93%)
Seventh Day Adventist (89%)
Bahá'í Faith (88%)
Orthodox Quaker (88%)
Islam (88%)
Sikhism (87%)
Eastern Orthodox (81%)
Roman Catholic (81%)
Mainline - Conservative Christian Protestant (80%)
Jehovah's Witness (79%)
Reform Judaism (67%)
Jainism (60%)
Hinduism (53%)
Liberal Quakers (53%)
Mainline - Liberal Christian Protestants (46%)
Theravada Buddhism (41%)
Mahayana Buddhism (40%)
Unitarian Universalism (40%)
Neo-Pagan (36%)
Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (32%)
Scientology (31%)
Taoism (29%)
New Age (25%)
New Thought (23%)
Secular Humanism (22%)
Non-theist (20%)

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Ro 2:28For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
Ro 2:29But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
Very Interesting
# 1 I have the deepest respect for and feel most related to
# 2 Most of my extended family belongs to and has for generations
# 3 I was raised in
SPOOKY LOL

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Old 03-25-2005, 07:20 PM   #59 (permalink)
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Your Results:

1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. Neo-Pagan (88%)
3. New Age (80%) 4. Liberal Quakers (78%)
5. Taoism (73%)
6. Secular Humanism (71%)
7. Mahayana Buddhism (70%)
8. Theravada Buddhism (70%)
9. Mainline - Liberal Christian Protestants (65%)
10. Sikhism (63%)
11. Hinduism (60%) 12. New Thought (52%)
13. Reform Judaism (52%)
14. Non-theist (50%)
15. Scientology (48%)
16. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (45%)
17. Jainism (43%)
18. Orthodox Quaker (33%)
19. Bahá'í Faith (24%)
20. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (24%)
21. Mainline - Conservative Christian Protestant (18%)
22. Orthodox Judaism (16%)
23. Seventh Day Adventist (16%)
24. Eastern Orthodox (13%)
25. Islam (13%)
26. Roman Catholic (13%)
27. Jehovah's Witness (0%)



What do these results say about me??
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Old 03-26-2005, 08:33 AM   #60 (permalink)
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They say you will sometimes take a test out of curiosity.
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