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What’s your faith?

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Today I came across a site (thanks to Rezwan) which asks you to fill up a questionaire, and based on what you fill up, they’ll tell you from what faith you are. There are some interesting results from each person, I am not an exception to that. Here’s what I got :

1. Liberal Quakers (100%)
2. Unitarian Universalism (95%)
3. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (93%)
4. Reform Judaism (86%)
5. Bah�’� Faith (79%)
6. Jehovah’s Witness (77%)
7. Sikhism (75%)
8. Theravada Buddhism (73%)
9. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (71%)
10. Secular Humanism (70%)
11. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (68%)
12. Orthodox Quaker (64%)
13. New Thought (63%)
14. Neo-Pagan (62%)
15. Orthodox Judaism (62%)
16. New Age (62%)
17. Scientology (60%)
18. Mahayana Buddhism (60%)
19. Islam (56%)
20. Jainism (54%)
21. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (50%)
22. Taoism (45%)
23. Hinduism (43%)
24. Nontheist (42%)
25. Seventh Day Adventist (42%)
26. Eastern Orthodox (25%)
27. Roman Catholic (25%)

The only Indian religion that came close to my top-10 list, is the Sikhism. The Baha’i faith also has a large number of followers in India, though it originated in Iran. The other Indian one, the Theravada Buddhism, is something new to me.

Though the results are not at are covering the whole domain of believes, still the revealations are quite satisfactory to me. The reasons are – I’m away from Roman Catholic, Hinduism(Orthodox), Islam and Orthodox Judaism; those I consider as problem to today’s society as they are less flexible. I am close to Liberal Christian Protestants and Reform Judaism, followed by the most advanced people on the earth. Also there are touches of Buddhism and Baha’i Faith, which I think are impractical to certain extent, but good for Human beings.

I will be really happy to see faiths called Neo-Hinduism and Moderate Islam, which is existing in reality. Moreover, as the science will progress, it will take place of religion. The logic will take place of belief and religion itself will lose it’s context. Hope that happens in 21st Century so that I can see it.

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Written by Diganta

April 17, 2006 at 6:51 am

Posted in Religion

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  1. Hmm. you have also topped as Liberal quakers. That makes me very interested to have a deeper look at that faith.

    Rezwan

    April 17, 2006 at 8:48 am

  2. Look long and hard before hooking up with the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

    Usually this survey shows them as a lower result and for good reason,they messed up my family.

    Danny Haszardhttp://www.dannyhaszard.com

    April 17, 2006 at 11:05 am

  3. Look long and hard before hooking up with the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

    Usually this survey shows them as a lower result and for good reason,they messed up my family.

    Danny Haszard

    April 17, 2006 at 11:05 am

  4. Rezwan, the “Liberal quakers” is somebody who has a variety of beliefs. That’s normal for you/me/those who live in a multi-cultural society.

    Diganta

    April 17, 2006 at 11:16 am

  5. Who are you refering to when you say “the most advanced people on earth”?
    On the one hand you say secular humanism is impractical, but on the other you say science will take the place of religion….?
    I came here through mindspeak. The link you have given does not open. what is the title of the article?

    Anu

    April 19, 2006 at 7:36 am

  6. “Most advanced people” means mostly Europeans and Americans. The other thing was by mistake, I didn’t intend to include Secular Humanism in that list. Thanks for your comments, I’ll update my writing.

    Diganta

    April 19, 2006 at 8:27 am

  7. It has become somewhat fashionable to state that science will someday take the place of religion. This was a reasonable assumption in the 19th century. But quantum physics throws that hope out of the window. The universe is not a “machine” as stated by classical physics. The theories (and observations) of quantum uncertainty in fact make a very strong case for the existance of consciousness as the source of all material existence. If you ever go through the implications of quantum physics, you will see what I mean, and the presence of spirituality is more logical than its absence.

    Sailesh Ganesh

    April 25, 2006 at 6:04 am

  8. Hi, I am an agnostic but also a conservative Hindu. It sounds weird but well, I believe the belief on God is not the most important element (atleast not as much as knowledge and understanding) but following religious tradition, docrine and law is more or less important. However, everytime i take this quiz, i get a different result.

    For questions with my belief on God, I repeatedly answered, “Don’t Know/Don’t Care..” but still very surprising but very reflective result this time.

    ================================
    1. Theravada Buddhism (100%)
    2. Unitarian Universalism (96%)
    3. Mahayana Buddhism (94%)
    4. Liberal Quakers (82%)
    5. Hinduism (80%)
    6. Neo-Pagan (78%)
    7. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (77%)
    8. Jainism (70%)
    9. New Age (65%)
    10. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (64%)
    11. New Thought (64%)
    12. Secular Humanism (60%)
    13. Taoism (59%)
    14. Bahá’í Faith (55%)
    15. Scientology (52%)
    16. Sikhism (50%)
    17. Reform Judaism (48%)
    18. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (43%)
    19. Jehovah’s Witness (43%)
    20. Orthodox Quaker (38%)
    21. Nontheist (35%)
    22. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (35%)
    23. Orthodox Judaism (28%)
    24. Seventh Day Adventist (27%)
    25. Islam (18%)
    26. Eastern Orthodox (13%)
    27. Roman Catholic (13%)

    “Moreover, as the science will progress, it will take place of religion.”

    Interesting but not true. Science will be used to “redefine” religion but it won’t totally replace religion.

    kobihttp://namaskartoronto.wordpress.com

    June 12, 2006 at 12:52 am

  9. Hi, I am an agnostic but also a conservative Hindu. It sounds weird but well, I believe the belief on God is not the most important element (atleast not as much as knowledge and understanding) but following religious tradition, docrine and law is more or less important. However, everytime i take this quiz, i get a different result.

    For questions with my belief on God, I repeatedly answered, “Don’t Know/Don’t Care..” but still very surprising but very reflective result this time.

    ================================
    1. Theravada Buddhism (100%)
    2. Unitarian Universalism (96%)
    3. Mahayana Buddhism (94%)
    4. Liberal Quakers (82%)
    5. Hinduism (80%)
    6. Neo-Pagan (78%)
    7. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (77%)
    8. Jainism (70%)
    9. New Age (65%)
    10. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (64%)
    11. New Thought (64%)
    12. Secular Humanism (60%)
    13. Taoism (59%)
    14. Bahá’í Faith (55%)
    15. Scientology (52%)
    16. Sikhism (50%)
    17. Reform Judaism (48%)
    18. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (43%)
    19. Jehovah’s Witness (43%)
    20. Orthodox Quaker (38%)
    21. Nontheist (35%)
    22. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (35%)
    23. Orthodox Judaism (28%)
    24. Seventh Day Adventist (27%)
    25. Islam (18%)
    26. Eastern Orthodox (13%)
    27. Roman Catholic (13%)

    “Moreover, as the science will progress, it will take place of religion.”

    Interesting but not true. Science will be used to “redefine” religion but it won’t totally replace religion.

    kobi

    June 12, 2006 at 12:52 am

  10. No surprises for me:

    “Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (100%)”

    -J. Kaiser

    totaltransformation

    February 19, 2007 at 2:12 pm

  11. With your permission I would like to excerpt from your post on my blog.

    george wesley at http://bahaiviews.blogspot.com

    georgewesley

    February 21, 2007 at 4:40 pm

  12. Yeah, you are welcome.

    horizonspeaks

    February 22, 2007 at 5:04 am

  13. Interesting post, excellent blog. Came here via your comment on ~Kashmir~. Like Kobi, I am a Hindu atheist. For long, I have liked Sujoi Karampuri’s take on this subject. My own views are here, in Hindi but due for translation.

    Raman Kaul

    February 23, 2007 at 3:34 pm

  14. If you want to know about Indian Atheists, go through the link named –

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carvaka

    Carvaka (Sanskrit cārvāka, also sometimes written as Charvaka) is a system of Indian philosophy that assumed various forms of philosophical skepticism and religious indifference.[1] It is also known as Lokayata (Sanskrit lokyāta).In overviews of Indian Philosophy, Carvaka is classified as a “heterodox” system, the same classifcation as is given to Buddhism and Jainism.[2] [3] It is characterized as a materialistic and atheistic school of thought.

    horizonspeaks

    February 26, 2007 at 5:58 am


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