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Old 08-05-2010, 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by recycle View Post

Of course calling yourself a neo-pagen Jew probably would be a good conversation starter. Perhaps you should give it a try next time someone asks.

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Old 08-06-2010, 05:28 AM
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Ok so heres an official introduction from moi.

my spiritual/religious inclination? well i just did murrays test and these were my top 5

1. Neo-Pagan (100%)
2. Unitarian Universalism (94%)
3. New Age (81%)
4. Mahayana Buddhism (81%)
5. Theravada Buddhism (77%)

I'm not really religious though.....liberal quakers sound pretty funky though, if i had to pick a religion based on name alone, that'd win.
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Old 08-06-2010, 07:05 AM
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I did a search on liberal quakers, because I didn't know much about them and they sound pretty cool.

Bonus...at the same time found an article in a christian publication saying liberal quakers were turning into neo-pagans...so I probably belong there:-) even found a meeting in the next town over, might have to go:-D
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Old 08-06-2010, 10:32 AM
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It's been fun looking at peoples full score, so here's mine;

1. Secular Humanism (100%)
2. Unitarian Universalism (92%)
3. Liberal Quakers (79%)
4. Theravada Buddhism (74%)
5. Nontheist (71%)
6. Neo-Pagan (67%)
7. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (65%)
8. New Age (57%)
9. Taoism (54%)
10. Reform Judaism (50%)
11. Mahayana Buddhism (49%)
12. Orthodox Quaker (44%)
13. Baha'i Faith (39%)
14. Scientology (38%)
15. Jainism (38%)
16. New Thought (37%)
17. Sikhism (33%)
18. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (31%)
19. Islam (22%)
20. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (22%)
21. Orthodox Judaism (22%)
22. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (20%)
23. Hinduism (20%)
24. Seventh Day Adventist (18%)
25. Eastern Orthodox (13%)
26. Roman Catholic (13%)
27. Jehovah's Witness (10%)

It appears Zencat and I have a few things in common

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Old 08-06-2010, 12:02 PM
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Not bad for a recovering Catholic.... although I have been busy with Mahayana Buddhism on and off in the past (lack dedication). My father always accused me of being a pagan and a communist, too.... But that was probably because I was a democrat....

Will look into this Unitarian Universalism and the Neo-Pagans.... see what that is all about.

How did the Belief-O-Matic do? Discuss your results on our message boards.

1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. Neo-Pagan (97%)
3. Mahayana Buddhism (93%)
4. Theravada Buddhism (93%)
5. New Age (91%)
6. Liberal Quakers (89%)
7. Secular Humanism (81%)
8. Taoism (73%)
9. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (73%)
10. Jainism (68%)
11. New Thought (65%)
12. Reform Judaism (63%)
13. Hinduism (62%)
14. Scientology (62%)
15. Orthodox Quaker (62%)
16. Sikhism (57%)
17. Nontheist (51%)
18. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (48%)
19. Baha'i Faith (43%)
20. Orthodox Judaism (34%)
21. Seventh Day Adventist (29%)
22. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (26%)
23. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (26%)
24. Islam (25%)
25. Eastern Orthodox (17%)
26. Roman Catholic (17%)
27. Jehovah's Witness (14%)
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by LaFemme View Post
I did a search on liberal quakers, because I didn't know much about them and they sound pretty cool.

Bonus...at the same time found an article in a christian publication saying liberal quakers were turning into neo-pagans...so I probably belong there:-) even found a meeting in the next town over, might have to go:-D
I wouldn't say liberal Quakers were turning into Neo-Pagans. Maybe a couple of them, probably the ones the writer knows (there is a pretty big spread on what liberal Quakers believe). My parents are liberal Quakers, that's how I was raised. And it sure didn't have much in common with neo-paganism. Our meeting was on the liberal end of the spectrum even for liberal Quakers and they still had much in common with liberal Protestantism, just no preacher.

Here's my top 5:
1. Secular Humanism (100%)
2. Unitarian Universalism (89%)
3. Nontheist (76%)
4. Theravada Buddhism (75%)
5. Liberal Quakers (75%)

I wanted to see the difference between Secular Humanism and Nontheism but Nontheist links back to the Secular Humanist page.
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:21 PM
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Ok, Guys here is mine Iím not sure I would be welcomed in this secular thread. I just like things that make sense in the real world including my beliefs! ( by the way NONE of these first 10 express who I am.)
I guess Iím really messed up??? A mental and emotional basketcase!

1. Orthodox Quaker (100%)

2. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (95%)

3. Seventh Day Adventist (93%)

4. Eastern Orthodox (88%)

5. Roman Catholic (88%)

6. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (79%)

7. Hinduism (70%)

8. Orthodox Judaism (63%)

9. Unitarian Universalism (62%)

10. Liberal Quakers (60%)


Well, I always did get nervous taking tests. Orthodox Quaker, I donít even know any Quakers, go figure
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Murray4x5 View Post
It appears Zencat and I have a few things in common
...and gneiss too

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Old 08-06-2010, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by luckedog View Post
...Iím not sure I would be welcomed in this secular thread.
Of course you are! We're always appreciative of different viewpoints

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Old 08-06-2010, 02:37 PM
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:53 PM
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Thanks Murray, I appreciate your tolerance. I have tried to listen to people who I donít see eye to eye with most of my life. It always amazes me how much I can learn from folks on the other side of the fence.
The problem is that too many people (religious, or not) are so narrow minded that a gnat could sit on the bridge of their nose and kick them in both eyes at the same time! Someone on these posts said it well the other day. Words to the effect that the only thing they could not tolerate was people that were intolerant! Weíre ALL a little different and I for one am glad of it, makes life interesting!
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Old 08-06-2010, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by luckedog View Post
Words to the effect that the only thing they could not tolerate was people that were intolerant! !
Hey, that was me:-D. Your friendly, neighborhood neo-pagan, quaker, jew!

I believe in God, talk to him frequently and see his presence everywhere. My God is also loving and non-judgemental, which sadly means a lot of my Christian friends and I don't see eye to eye.

I also don't believe in Hellfire and eternal damnation.

I also believe God gave us brains with the intention of using them:-) and I don't think believing in God means givin up your own personality and thought process.
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Old 08-06-2010, 03:57 PM
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I can't belief I lean even a little towards Scientology....I don't even like Travolta or Cruse!

1. Secular Humanism (100%)
2. Unitarian Universalism (89%)
3. Theravada Buddhism (86%)
4. Nontheist (85%)
5. Liberal Quakers (74%)
6. Neo-Pagan (58%)
7. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (55%)
8. Mahayana Buddhism (51%)
9. Orthodox Quaker (51%)
10. Jainism (49%)
11. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (44%)
12. New Age (44%)
13. Taoism (43%)
14. Seventh Day Adventist (38%)
15. Baha'i Faith (36%)
16. Hinduism (36%)
17. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (36%)
18. Sikhism (36%)
19. Eastern Orthodox (33%)
20. Islam (33%)
21. Orthodox Judaism (33%)
22. Roman Catholic (33%)
23. Jehovah's Witness (29%)
24. Reform Judaism (29%)
25. New Thought (18%)
26. Scientology (17%)
27. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (14%)

And if I would have known about my 44% leaning towards Mormonism it might have helped with that drinking problem.
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Ahh, I was 23% on Mormonism... but a 100% on Secular Humanism at the same time? Not sure how I manage that.

Luckedog, you are always welcome here! What's the point in only talking to people who always agree with you? And where's the fun in that anyway? Besides, I need another Okie around for company.
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Old 08-06-2010, 07:29 PM
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Weird, I must have taken a different test...

1. Unrealistic Idealism (100%)
2. Narcissist (99%)
3. New Traditionalists (84%)
4. Church of the SubGenius (81%)
6. Eastern Mountain Sports (76%)
5. Mainline Texts While Driving (55%)
7. Nervous Nellyist (40%)
8. Son of a Beach (34%)
9. Conservative Pepsist (20%)
10. G'bye Mate (10%)
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Originally Posted by carlri View Post
Weird, I must have taken a different test...

1. Unrealistic Idealism (100%)
2. Narcissist (99%)
3. New Traditionalists (84%)
4. Church of the SubGenius (81%)
6. Eastern Mountain Sports (76%)
5. Mainline Texts While Driving (55%)
7. Nervous Nellyist (40%)
8. Son of a Beach (34%)
9. Conservative Pepsist (20%)
10. G'bye Mate (10%)


Now that some funny stuff!! New Traditionalists!!!!Mainline Texts while Driving???? Hilarious!!
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Old 08-06-2010, 07:54 PM
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I agree It's a HOOT!! " Eastern Mountian Sports" Now thats something I could get into!
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Old 08-06-2010, 10:23 PM
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So its agreed, we all join the church of Eastern Mountain Sports? I want to be high priestess of sea kayaking!
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So its agreed, we all join the church of Eastern Mountain Sports? I want to be high priestess of sea kayaking!


I was thinking more along the lines of Arch Bishop of Ping Pong in snow shoes.
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8. Son of a Beach I think that's played by puppies w/berchballs?
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