The Belief O Matic

Discussion in 'Belief and Spirituality' started by Gordian Knot, Jun 29, 2014.

  1. Gordian Knot

    Gordian Knot Being Deviant IS My Art.

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    The final page of the test only gives you the one result. But if you put in your email, the site will send you a message to your in-box that has the percentages of all the religions in comparison to your answers.
     
  2. DavidMcCann

    DavidMcCann Hellenist

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    Thank you! I was wondering why I was the only one with no results :eek: I hope mailinator.com has someone who will enjoy being on Belief-o-matics's mailing list. It wasn't much better for me: the top scores were
    Sikh, despite not being a monotheist
    Jain, despite being a theist
    Hinduism — that's plausible
    and the bottom ones were
    Protestant Christian
    Jehovah's Witness
    At least they were right there!
     
  3. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    To me it is the percentages that count.... 90%....you disagree with 10% of their beliefs....one of which may be monotheism...


    It is interesting to find that you may feel you disagree completely with a belief system but low and behold you agree with half of their actual beliefs.
     
  4. DavidMcCann

    DavidMcCann Hellenist

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    There are certain answers that count strongly. My top three were obviously selected because I said I believed in reincarnation: if I didn't, I got Bahai and Unitarian (again, ignoring polytheism). They're also geared to distinguishing various types of Christian, with a question about faith healing to pick out the Christian Scientists.
     
  5. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    And your 3 levels of importance affect the outcome as well...many take the test and never change those at all...
     
  6. Gordian Knot

    Gordian Knot Being Deviant IS My Art.

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    Yeah, David. As I mentioned in my OP, I enjoy taking these sort of tests, but I put little value in the results. The questions are too few, and they some of them are obviously posed to button hole certain results.

    The value that I do find in them is that they are interesting jumping off points into deeper ruminations about the levels of our perception of existence.

    Oh, and I find they are fun, too!
     
  7. DavidMcCann

    DavidMcCann Hellenist

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    Silly quizzes are compulsive: I've just been told that if I were a Muppet, I'd be Kermit. Actually, I think I'm more Waldorf or Statler...
     
  8. Aerist

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    Well, I believe I have a solid understanding, but there you go :D . I did a master practitioner course ten or so years ago so I may be a little out of date.

    I do agree that beliefs can be altered to support a chosen way of doing life: I remember doing a process to inculcate a belief that the earth was a wonderful place, to replace my conditioned belief that the earth was a scary place, and that does support my personality in interfacing with others daily.

    However in the area of religious and spiritual beliefs I don't find any of them anything other than a restriction on freedom. Some are more useful than others, ok, but in the end it is experience and intuitive knowing that counts.
     
  9. Gordian Knot

    Gordian Knot Being Deviant IS My Art.

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    Aerist said "However in the area of religious and spiritual beliefs I don't find any of them anything other than a restriction on freedom."

    I'm not sure what 'them' you are talking about. Do you mean NLP? Or do you mean beliefs themselves?
     
  10. Aerist

    Aerist Member

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    Beliefs. (apologies)

    The personality - and NLP - seem restricted to swapping one limiting belief for another (which hopefully will be more useful for the circumstances presenting).

    I haven't examined this bit, but NLP seems a view from the bottom up, as it were, and we are evolving to a top-down view. Another way of expressing this might be to say that NLP belongs to the Long Path, and not to the Short Path.

    e.g. http://paulbrunton.org/notebooks/23/1
     
  11. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai

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    Here's an oldie, but a goody. I thought I had taken this before, but I guess I didn't. Anyway here's my results. Rather amusing.

    100% Paganism
    94% Mahayana Buddhism
    93% Hinduism
    79% Jainism
    73% New Thought
    72% Taoism
    70% Liberal Quakerism
    70% Sikhism
    70% Theravada Buddhism
    69% Unitarian Universalism
    60% Reformed Judaism
     
  12. Elfiet

    Elfiet Comme je fus

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    Fun quiz. Here are my results!

    Unitarian Universalism beliefs (100%)

    Liberal Quakerism(92%)
    Orthodox Quakerism(87%)
    Taoism(86%)
    Church of Christ, Scientist(78%)
    Mahayana Buddhism(78%)
    Theravada Buddhism(77%)
    Liberal Christian Protestantism(75%)
    Neo-Paganism(74%)
    Seventh-day Adventists(69%)
    Secular Humanism(69%)
    New Age(68%)
    Reformed Judaism(68%)
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints(67%)
    Jehovah's Witnesses(67%)
    Conservative Christian Protestant(64%)
    Hinduism(63%)
    Sikhism(63%)
    New Thought(62%)
    Scientology(58%)
    Bahá'í Faith(52%)
    Roman Catholicism(47%)
    Orthodox Judaism(47%)
    Eastern Orthodox Christianity(38%)
    Jainism(38%)
    Atheism(35%)
    Islam(32%)
     
  13. Devils' Advocate

    Devils' Advocate Well-Known Member

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    Had to delete post - it didn't post properly. Grrrrrrrrr.
     
  14. BigJoeNobody

    BigJoeNobody Professional Argument Attractor

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    Orthodox Judaism - 100%
    Islam - 94% (I'd really like to see what answers they picked differently than me for this although IMO true Judaism is Islam.)
    Sikhism - 89%
    Reformed Judaism - 88%
    Bahai - 86%
    Church of Latter Day Saints - 78%
    Roman Catholic - 73%
    Conservative Christian Protestant - 68%
    Jainism - 65%
    Eastern Orthodox Christianity - 64%
    Orthodox Quakerism - 61%
    Hinduism, UU - 60%
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    Atheist - 17%
     
  15. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    Ok...ever evolving...with a new member inquiring and my urging to try belief o matic... I had to go try again... My home church is Unity, I am driven to be a Unitc a member of New Thought...but it looks like i keep moving further from it when I take the test... I believe the most recent changes is my wish to be a member of an organization that does more in the lines of compassion and care for the impoverished and our planet...more focus on good works...

    latest results!


    Liberal Quakerism
    Your beliefs match closest with Liberal Quakerism!

    UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISM
    96%
    SECULAR HUMANISM
    89%
    TAOISM
    83%
    LIBERAL CHRISTIAN PROTESTANTISM
    77%
    NEW AGE
    77%
    MAHAYANA BUDDHISM
    75%
    JAINISM
    69%
    REFORMED JUDAISM
    69%
    SCIENTOLOGY
    66%
    SIKHISM
    63%
    NEO-PAGANISM
    62%
    CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST
    58%
    NEW THOUGHT
    58%
    ATHEISM
    58%
    THERAVADA BUDDHISM
    54%
    ORTHODOX QUAKERISM
    50%
    BAHÁ'Í FAITH
    43%
    HINDUISM
    40%
    CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
    30%
    ISLAM
    28%
    CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIAN PROTESTANT
    22%
    SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS
    19%
    ORTHODOX JUDAISM
    17%
    ROMAN CATHOLICISM
    15%
    EASTERN ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY
    15%
    JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
    13%
     
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    OnePerson'sOpinion Close my account.

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  17. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    The thing I see most is that identifies the similarities between some beliefs....you know like we share the 90% dna with a housefly.
     
  18. seattlegal

    seattlegal Why do cows say mu?

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    I don't do Beliefnet.

    Here are my top 10 results from the Selectsmart quiz:

    http://www.selectsmart.com/RELIGION/

    1. Theravada Buddhism (100%)
    2. Mahayana Buddhism (97%)
    3. Jainism (96%)
    4. Unitarian Universalism (81%)
    5. Taoism (77%)
    6. Sikhism (76%)
    7. Hinduism (63%)
    8. Liberal Quakers - Religious Society of Friends (62%)
    9. Neo-Pagan (60%)
    10. New Age (57%)

    I disagree with the Unitarian Universalism result. They are waaaaay too political for my taste, and politics + Universalism = eventual corruption, imo.
     
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  19. A Cup Of Tea

    A Cup Of Tea An ordinary cup of tea

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    Always happy to see you SG!
     
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  20. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    Hellow SG! having just taken Beliefnet..the questions seem the same...and I think those last questions regarding homosexuality, pacifism, womens autonomy lead to UU perceptions...


    1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
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    2. Liberal Quakers - Religious Society of Friends (89%
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    3. Secular Humanism (88%)
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    4. Taoism (77%)
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    5. New Age (73%)
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    6. Neo-Pagan (65%)
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    7. Mainline - Liberal Christian Protestants (64%)
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    8. Mahayana Buddhism (64%)
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    9. Theravada Buddhism (62%)
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    10. New Thought (59%)
     

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