Your beliefs: what are they REALLY?

Discussion in 'Belief and Spirituality' started by Snoopy, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. greymare

    greymare New Member

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    thrown away your tv, but not your computer??? interesting.
     
  2. 17th Angel

    17th Angel לבעוט את התחת ולקחת שמות

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    Interesting too how he has "no money" yet can pay for internet access....
     
  3. greymare

    greymare New Member

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    isit a belief to have no beliefs??
     
  4. citizenzen

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    Do you consider buds to be "prison-flower-control-matrix"?
     
  5. 17th Angel

    17th Angel לבעוט את התחת ולקחת שמות

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    Citizenzen... The only way is to take the blue pill :S... However I'd strongly advise agaisnt this and take the red pill.
     
  6. seattlegal

    seattlegal Why do cows say mu?

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    I thought I'd take the test again to see where I land today:

    1. Liberal Quakers (100%)
    2. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (95%)
    3. Unitarian Universalism (95%)
    4. Neo-Pagan (92%)
    5. Orthodox Quaker (89%)
    6. Reform Judaism (89%)
    7. New Age (87%)
    8. Mahayana Buddhism (86%)
    9. Baha'i Faith (85%)
    10. Theravada Buddhism (79%)
    11. Secular Humanism (73%)
    12. Jainism (72%)
    13. Orthodox Judaism (71%)
    14. Islam (62%)
    15. Taoism (60%)
    16. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (57%)
    17. Sikhism (53%)
    18. New Thought (52%)
    19. Nontheist (49%)
    20. Scientology (48%)
    21. Seventh Day Adventist (47%)
    22. Hinduism (44%)
    23. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (43%)
    24. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (42%)
    25. Jehovah's Witness (37%)
    26. Eastern Orthodox (34%)
    27. Roman Catholic (34%)
     
  7. Snoopy

    Snoopy Active Member

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    so any thoughts, sg?
     
  8. Snoopy

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  9. seattlegal

    seattlegal Why do cows say mu?

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    Cup of tea, Snoopy?
     
  10. Saltmeister

    Saltmeister The Dangerous Dinner

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    Am I understanding this question correctly? You did in post #1.:eek:
     
  11. Snoopy

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    A delightful thought! :)
     
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    I know, Salty! :)
     
  13. wil

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    wil UNeyeR1

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    Interesting....we are about 70% the same on our top 10...and snoop, 5 years ago you came out 100% UU and again now....Prior you said you knew nothing about them, have you attended any meetings in the past five years to meet others that think like you?

    Over the past 5 years I've stepped into a UU service three times, and all times enjoyed it thoroughly, but still have an affinity to my New thought Church which has moved down to 80%... Quaker has always resonated with me, and I see Buddhism climbing the ladder...
     
  15. Snoopy

    Snoopy Active Member

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    Nice sales pitch! :)

    No. I did some research at the time and again just reminded myself of it.

    I still think the quiz is a means to generate idea that we may not have considered or have dismissed in ignorance. However, I also still think (even though I think some more questions have been added?) that it says as much about the quiz (actual questions, bias, the way it “analyses” – whatever that is) as it does the person answering. I’m sure there’s a “percentage” of many religions that one can relate to but what in practice does that mean?

    I would describe myself as a non-theist (yet quite low at 12, 58%) so why the theistic religions? Because I’m not asked to dismiss them.

    I place high importance on environmental concerns, which seems to have put me as neo-pagan at 4 (89%).

    New Age 77%? I don’t think so.

    SCIENTOLOGY 49%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????


    I could go on…
     
  16. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    I think it probably quite accurate.... 49% of what scientology professes you might probably agree with 100%, however much of what remains you'd 100% disagree with....I believe that would make sense. Of what I've seen of scientology, much of it pertains to personal growth and is of a non thiestic more logical nature....tis the weird stuff that is well weird.

    But UUs quite politically active on the environmental front and specifically vacant on the whole theism thing. They'll have open discussions as to whether G!d exists and if G!d does is that relevant to what we are discussing....many religions and walks of life represented...and very supportive of a variety of viewpoints.

    No pitch, I just think it would be an interesting experiment if you've never stepped into a UU service to try a few on for size, like I said, I'm not UU (er...well, not more than 100% UU) but have enjoyed visiting (one thanksgiving, we were up in Vermont, and found a UU close by took my mother and kids...we ended up their for a few hours visiting with folks...)
     
  17. Snoopy

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    I think this demonstrates what a crude device the quiz is (or has to be?). Scientology may profess, as may Margaret Thatcher, that 2 plus 2 equals 4 and I woud be in agreement. But it's too simple to go through a check list comparing me with scientology to come up with a percentage. At ground zero I have complete contempt for scientology (and Thatcher - see the connection!) so anything we might have in common beyond that is irrelevant to me. I'm sorry to invoke Godwin's Law but if Hitler and I are both vegetarians I'm not going to consider brushing up on my goose-stepping. :(
     
  18. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    Nobody is saying you have everything in common. The fact that you and hitler are/were vegetarians means you have that in common, not anything else.

    I'll bet if you made a venn diagramm and compared your beliefs and scientology you'd find some commonalities....49% I don't know.
     
  19. Snoopy

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    Yes, as I said, I'm sure there’s a “percentage” of many religions that one can relate to. If I wanted to do a Hubbard, I'd draw up a bunch of tenets that as many people as possible could agree with. But the fundamental underpinnings of much of what I got listed by this quiz (ie the theistic traditions) mean that they fall at the get-go (for me) whatever commonalities I may share.
     
  20. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    I agree.. but that is what the questionare is doing isn't it...finding commonalities of beliefs.

    Now if you rate 95% something, but that one question is a deal breaker....say somone agreed with everything Hitler did, but can't cotton vegetarians....:D
     

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