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What kind of believer are you?

Discussion in 'Liberal Christianity DIR' started by GPV, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. GPV

    GPV Member

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    Here are some quizzes and my own results:

    [font=Verdana, Arial]Theologically, I come in as a Unitarian Universalist here: http://www.beliefnet.com/story/76/story_7665_1.html

    Here I am http://quizfarm.com/test.php?q_id=43870 :
    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial]Emergent/Postmodern 96%
    Modern Liberal 93%
    Classical Liberal 82%

    and here http://beliefnet.com/section/quiz/index.asp?sectionID=10002&surveyID=83 I am a 150 - 249
    You are a Hillary Rodham Clinton Christian (a.k.a. "Left-Leaning Traditionalist") although to be honest I didn't think much of this particular quiz.
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    Politically: I come in to the south and west of Gandhi here: http://politicalcompass.org/
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  2. CaptainXeroid

    CaptainXeroid Following Christ

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    Test I
    1. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (100%)
    2. Orthodox Quaker (96%)
    3. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (86%)

    Test II
    1. Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan 89%
    2. Emergent/Postmodern 79%
    3. Neo orthodox 75%

    Test III
    381...but then that test was quite strange. I had a friend who considers himself quite liberal take this test, and he scored 349. I think most Christians who've read the Bible will score quite high.

    Political Compass:
    Economic Left/Right: 5.00
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 1.33
     
  3. Aqualung

    Aqualung Tasty

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    Number 1:
    1. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Satints (Mormons) (100%)
    2. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (99%)
    3. Eastern Orthodox (94%)

    Number 2:
    Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan 71%
    Neo Orthodox 64%
    Emergent/Post Modern 50%

    Number 3:
    368
     
  4. Green Gaia

    Green Gaia Veteran Member

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    100% UU (go figure)
    Modern Liberal 93%
    Classic Liberal 93%

    60 - 149 You are a Bishop Spong Christian (a.k.a. "Biblical Revisionist").
    Economic Left/Right: -6.13
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.03
    On the chart, I'm closest to Ghandi, the Dalai Lama, and Nelson Mandala.
     
  5. michel

    michel Administrator Emeritus
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    Test 1

    1. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (100%)
    2. Liberal Quakers (89%)
    3. Bahá'í Faith (82%)
    4. Unitarian Universalism (78%)

    Test2

    Neo orthodox 86%
    Emergent/Postmodern79%
    Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan79%
    Roman Catholic75%


    Economic Left/Right: -5.63
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -0.92:)

    I was interested in how I would score, mainly because I have 'Changed directions' (from a religious point of view) since joining the Forum. As far as I can see, there has been a 'shift' since I last took these tests, some while back, but I still seem to be 'muddled'. Someone unmuddle me, please!!:D
     
  6. jonny

    jonny Well-Known Member

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    Test 1
    1. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (100%) 2. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (99%) 3. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (92%)
    Quiz 2
    You are a classical liberal. You are sceptical about much of the historicity of the Bible, and the most important thing Jesus has done is to set us a good moral example that we are to follow. Doctrines like the trinity and the incarnation are speculative and not really important, and in the face of science and philosophy the surest way we can be certain about God is by our inner awareness of him. Discipleship is expressed by good moral behaviour, but inward religious feeling is most important.

    Classical Liberal 86%
    Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan 75%
    Emergent/Postmodern 61%
    Charismatic/Pentecostal
    54%
    Neo orthodox 54%
    Modern Liberal 50%
    Reformed Evangelical 36%
    Fundamentalist 32%
    Roman Catholic 18%

    I have never thought of myself as a liberal... I think I'm confused! :)

    At least I got my church right!
     
  7. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Oldest Heretic

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    Test 1
    1. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (100%)


    2. Orthodox Quaker (85%)

    3. Liberal Quakers (84%)

    4. Unitarian Universalism (77%)

    5. Eastern Orthodox (69%)

    6. Roman Catholic (69%)

    7. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (69%

    Test 2

    Classical Liberal 71

    Emergent/Postmodern 71

    Roman Catholic 71

    Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan 64

    Modern Liberal 64

    Neo orthodox 57

    Charismatic/Pentecostal 39

    Reformed Evangelical 25

    Fundamentalist 0

    Test 3 348

    Test 4
    Economic -3.38


    Social -3.79


    I come out a liberal on all counts Except for that strange biblical beliefs one.



    Terry
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    Blessed are those who bring peace, they shall be children of God








     
  8. michel

    michel Administrator Emeritus
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    Hey Terry, I notice we come out very similarly on the first one, which, in my opinion, is the most accurate.:)
     
  9. Fluffy

    Fluffy A fool

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    Number 1

    1. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (100%) 2. Unitarian Universalism (99%) 3. Liberal Quakers (95%) 4. Neo-Pagan (85%) 5. New Age (82%) 6. Mahayana Buddhism (77%) 7. Theravada Buddhism (75%) 8. Sikhism (75%) 9. Hinduism (73%) 10. New Thought (70%)

    Okay... what????????? - Christian 100%??? I don't believe in God or that Jesus was the son of God but that seems to be of no object to this quiz. How very strange.

    I know I have strange beliefs for a Neo-Pagan though so thats no surprise.

    Can't do quiz number 2 or 3

    Quiz number 4

    Economic Left/Right: -5.25
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.62


    Changed a bit, less Libertarian but more left I think. I'm starting to lose faith in these lines however, since I think that in certain issues, they need to be redefined. For example, my view on abortion sends me to the authortarian side of things. However, I feel I am protecting the right of the child and therefore I view my stance as no more authortarian as condemning murder.
     
  10. uu_sage

    uu_sage Active Member

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    1. Liberal Quakers (100%)
    2. Reform Judaism (93%)
    3. Unitarian Universalism (90%)
    4. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (84%)
    5. Sikhism (83%)
    6. Mahayana Buddhism (75%)
    7. Neo-Pagan (73%)

    Unitarian Universalist 100%
    Non-Denom 60%
    Ecumenical 60%

    Liberal Protestant 100%
    Christian Science 71%
    Jehovah's Witness 50%
    Mormon 4%

    You are a Modern Liberal. Science and historical
    study have shown so much of the Bible to be
    unreliable and that conservative faith has made
    Jesus out to be a much bigger deal than he
    actually was. Discipleship involves continuing
    to preach and practice like Jesus' measure of
    love and acceptance, and dogma is not
    important in today's world. You are influenced
    by thinkers like Bultmann and Bishop Spong.

    Emergent/Postmodern 93%
    Modern Liberal 93%
    Classical Liberal 86%

    [FONT=&quot]Bishop Spong Christian
    (a.k.a. "Biblical Revisionist")

    Theological Outlook Selector
    1. Liberal Pietism
    2. Moderate Pietism
    3. Reformed
    4. Roman Catholicism
    5. Conservative Pietism
    6. Lutheranism
    7. Orthodoxy
    [/FONT]

    Economic Left/Right: -9.75
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -9.44



    My point on the graph is near the far left bottom corner. I go beyond Ghandi, and the Dali Lama.
     
  11. Izdaari

    Izdaari Emergent Anglo-Catholic

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    Test 1 (just my top 5)

    1. Eastern Orthodox (100%)
    2.
    Roman Catholic (100%)
    3.
    Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (94%)
    4.
    Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (87%)
    5.
    Seventh Day Adventist (87%)

    That's accurate. Even though I'm actually in category 3 (Mainline to Conservative Protestant), I agree with the RC and EO churches enough that they're in many ways a closer match for me.
     
  12. Fluffy

    Fluffy A fool

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    My results 2 and a half years ago:
    1. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (100%) 2. Unitarian Universalism (99%) 3. Liberal Quakers (95%) 4. Neo-Pagan (85%) 5. New Age (82%) 6. Mahayana Buddhism (77%) 7. Theravada Buddhism (75%) 8. Sikhism (75%) 9. Hinduism (73%) 10. New Thought (70%)

    My results today:
    1. Secular Humanism (100%) 2. Unitarian Universalism (91%) 3. Nontheist (78%) 4. Liberal Quakers (74%) 5. Theravada Buddhism (70%) 6. Neo-Pagan (63%) 7. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (56%) 8. Taoism (51%) 9. New Age (46%) 10. Orthodox Quaker (39%)

    I'm much less surprised by these results. Perhaps my beliefs and my analysis of my beliefs is now more coherent?

    Again, my beliefs 2 and a half years ago:
    Economic Left/Right: -5.25
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.62

    And today:
    Economic Left/Right: -8.38
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -8.10

    I'm becoming more politically extreme, it seems.
     
  13. Lucian

    Lucian Theologian

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    100% Orthodox Judaism. :cool:
     
  14. ChristineES

    ChristineES Tiggerism
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  15. Francine

    Francine Well-Known Member

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    Taoism 87%
    Catholicism 9%

    Whoo hoo!
     
  16. Troublemane

    Troublemane Well-Known Member

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    wow test no1 has me pegged as 100% New Thought, 96% Scientologist (which I see as a mind-control cult, lol), and 92% New Age. WTH?

    maybe its random, lol. that would be hilarious!
     
  17. Yeshua_Lives

    Yeshua_Lives Left the Forum

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    100% Mother
    100% Father
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    100% Son
    100% Daughter
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    100% Holy Spirit
     
  18. Somkid

    Somkid Well-Known Member

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    First quiz

    1. Mahayana Buddhism (100%) (good I am, at least I know what I believe, I buying what I'm selling)
    2. Taoism (99%) Yes, I'm a Ch'an Buddhist Mahayana Buddhism mixed with Taoism I agree)
    3. Theravada Buddhism (81%) (I live in a Theravada Buddhist country)
    4. Secular Humanism (79%) (I'll go along with that)
    5. Non theist (72%) (Atheist? yes, I am I agree)
    6. Unitarian Universalism (70%) (I don't know about this one the belief is all over the place)
    7. Hinduism (60%) (My dear Hindu Brother and Sisters this is no surprise many Buddhists have Hindu tendencies and vise versa)

    Well, none of this actually applies to me but I took it anyway just for kicks pretending I was a Christian for the moment.

    What's your theological worldview? You scored as a Emergent/Postmodern You are Emergent/Postmodern in your theology. You feel alienated from older forms of church, you don't think they connect to modern culture very well. No one knows the whole truth about God, and we have much to learn from each other, and so learning takes place in dialogue. Evangelism should take place in relationships rather than through crusades and altar-calls. People are interested in spirituality and want to ask questions, so the church should help them to do this. Emergent/Postmodern
    79% Modern Liberal
    36% Classical Liberal
    36% Charismatic/Pentecostal
    32% Roman Catholic
    7%

    Economic Left/Right: -1.50
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.15



    What does it mean???
     
  19. Izdaari

    Izdaari Emergent Anglo-Catholic

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    Test #2

    What's your theological worldview?

    You scored as a Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan

    You are an evangelical in the Wesleyan tradition. You believe that God's grace enables you to choose to believe in him, even though you yourself are totally depraved. The gift of the Holy Spirit gives you assurance of your salvation, and he also enables you to live the life of obedience to which God has called us. You are influenced heavily by John Wesley and the Methodists.

    79% Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan
    71% Emergent/Postmodern
    68% Neo orthodox
    64% Reformed Evangelical
    57% Charismatic/Pentecostal
    54% Classical Liberal
    46% Roman Catholic
    43% Modern Liberal
    32% Fundamentalist

    I am actually Assemblies of God, a Pentecostal denomination based on the Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan tradition. It would seem that I fit, but don't emphasize the charismatic elements of it, though I believe in them. It's also true that there's a strong Emergent/Postmodern strain in my theology.

    Seems like this quiz got me very accurately. :yes:
     
  20. Izdaari

    Izdaari Emergent Anglo-Catholic

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    Test 3: That quiz doesn't seem to be there anymore.

    "No record was found for the requested survey."

    Test 4: The Political Compass

    [​IMG]

    Economic Left/Right: 4.62
    Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -3.33

    Yep, I'm a Libertarian Right person for sure! :yes:

    Looks like Milton Friedman and I are pretty much political soulmates. But I could've told you that without this quiz.

    :ymca:
     
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