The Belief O Matic

Gordian Knot

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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.
 

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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.
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!
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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!
 

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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...
 

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Ah, NLP. A fascinating discussion all on its own. Aerist, it is my perception that you do not have a solid understanding of what beliefs mean in the NLP system. You said you do not find your beliefs helpful.

But NLP does not suggest that one should throw beliefs out the window. Beliefs are neither good nor bad. Rather it is how one uses beliefs that is the key.

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.
 

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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?
 

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I'm not sure what 'them' you are talking about.

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
 

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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
 

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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%)
 

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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%
 

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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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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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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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