Friday, July 27, 2007

A Really Stupid Conversation In the Bathroom This Morning

(While brushing my teeth)

Lauren: Jon, I took Belief Net's Belief-O-Matic test again. Why do I keep getting a 100% match with "Neo-Pagan?"

Jon: Because, life keeps kicking you in the ass, so it's shaken you from your Hindu/ Quaker/ Reformed Jew core.

Lauren: Yeah, but Neo-Pagan? How'd they get that?

Jon: I don't know, it's not Wiccan or anything......

Lauren: Uh, Jon, yes it's kinda like a "New wave- Wiccan."

(We turn and blankly look at each other.)

Jon: I've gotta go to work.


Judy said...

Check it out: My "over 50%" ones were:
1. Orthodox Quaker (100%)
2. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (87%)
3. Seventh Day Adventist (86%)
4. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (85%)
5. Eastern Orthodox (80%)
6. Roman Catholic (80%)
7. Liberal Quakers (67%)
8. Orthodox Judaism (64%)
9. Sikhism (59%)
10. Bahá'í Faith (55%)
11. Unitarian Universalism (53%)
12. Reform Judaism (52%)
13. Hinduism (52%)
14. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (51%)

Most interesting!

Laura said...

Here are my over 50%'s...most shocking was the 96% Mormon! How did they come up with THAT?! You know what's sad, I haven't heard of a couple of these "religions", I guess I have some homework to do.

1. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (100%)
2. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (96%)
3. Bahá'í Faith (91%)
4. Sikhism (88%)
5. Jehovah's Witness (84%)
6. Reform Judaism (84%)
7. Liberal Quakers (83%)
8. Orthodox Judaism (73%)
9. Unitarian Universalism (73%)
10. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (59%)
11. Islam (57%)
12. Neo-Pagan (55%)
13. New Age (55%)
14. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (52%)
15. New Thought (52%)
16. Jainism (50%)
17. Mahayana Buddhism (50%)
18. Orthodox Quaker (50%)

Jeremy said...

I'm not a very religious person, I'm not going to argue that, but here's what it came back with for me:

1. Secular Humanism (100%)
2. Unitarian Universalism (97%)
3. Theravada Buddhism (92%)
4. Liberal Quakers (80%)
5. Neo-Pagan (77%)
6. Nontheist (72%)
7. Mahayana Buddhism (70%)
8. New Age (64%)
9. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (60%)
10. Taoism (49%)

Kendra Lynn said...

Here are my results...the top one is Orthodox Judaism!

1. Orthodox Judaism (100%)
2. Sikhism (91%)
3. Islam (88%)
4. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (84%)
5. Reform Judaism (82%)
6. Jehovah's Witness (75%)
7. Orthodox Quaker (72%)
8. Bahá'í Faith (70%)
9. Seventh Day Adventist (69%)
10. Eastern Orthodox (66%)
11. Roman Catholic (66%)
12. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (66%)
13. Hinduism (63%)
14. Jainism (60%)
15. Liberal Quakers (54%)
16. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (47%)
17. Neo-Pagan (46%)
18. Unitarian Universalism (43%)
19. Mahayana Buddhism (42%)
20. Scientology (34%)
21. New Age (31%)
22. Theravada Buddhism (31%)
23. New Thought (29%)
24. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (28%)
25. Secular Humanism (24%)
26. Taoism (18%)
27. Nontheist (18%)

Lauren said...

You guys crack me up! Thanks for commenting. It seems that maybe this test is a bit wonky. I don't just seems when Pentecostal Kendra is 100% an orthodox gotta wonder how legit this test is. :) Fun though, right!?

So yes, I love how Mrs. Judy is all Quaker in the house and then we have Laura the Mormon and Kendra the orthodox Jew. Let us not forget little old Neo-Pagan me....

Jeremy, all I have to say is woot! You got the answer that I thought I would... the humanist. by the way LOVED your posts this weekend.

Thanks guys!!!!

Jeremy said...

This was before I met you, but I had an excellent post that I wrote a few years ago about my religious beliefs.

Check it out

Oh yeah, and I wrote it in response to this post that pissed a lot of people off.

You can read it here

Lauren said...

Wow, Jeremy, that was a great post. It's amazing because you feel exactly the same way I do about religion and spirituality. In your Q & A section at the end of the post, I could not have stated it better for myself. In fact, I've always wanted to blog about what you wrote but couldn't find a good way to do it without upsetting people, didn't know how to bring it up in a very respectful way. It's always on my mind though. Well done Jeremy. Thanks for sharing such interesting writing!