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Spiritual Belief System Selector: Please share your results...

Discussion in 'General Theology' started by Humble_Disciple, Aug 2, 2021.

  1. Humble_Disciple

    Humble_Disciple Well-Known Member

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    Spiritual Belief System Selector A Religion Selector

    1. Orthodox Quaker - Religious Society of Friends (100%)
    2. Seventh Day Adventist (86%)
    3. Orthodox Judaism (85%)
    4. Roman Catholic (84%)
    5. Eastern Orthodox (84%)
    6. Mainline - Conservative Christian Protestant (83%)
    7. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (80%)
    8. Jehovahs Witness (65%)
    9. Islam (65%)
    10. Bahai (50%)

    It's not surprising to me that my results are 100% Orthodox Quaker, given that their teachings are perhaps closer to what Anabaptists, the forerunners of the Baptist movement, historically taught than any other faith tradition on the list.
     
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  2. rhomphaeam

    rhomphaeam Robert Chisholm Supporter

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    I saw a man with a hat.
    Up came he to my place, and spake,
    “Teach not thy brother.”
    “Teach not thy brother,” spake I.
    “Why sayest thou, ‘Teach not thy brother?’”
    Sayest he, “One is called Teacher, and He alone shall teach”
    “And whence” spake I. “shall I find this Teacher thou speaketh of?”
    With clear content of words he sayest quick to me,
    “His kingdom is within, and thou must in silence learn of Him”
    Upon these words, which being entirely new to me, I did enquire,
    “Then why my Friend teacheth thou this man?”
    Much to my distress he did all at once sayeth to me in clear rancour,
    “Thou art not of His household and thou canst hear Him not.”
    “Oh” said I, in great discontent of his words.
    “Then how shall I to learn of Him if I am not His?”
    “Thou must listen to Him in thine inner man” sayeth he.
    “Oh” spake I impertinently, “How will I know when I have heard Him?”
    “I cannot say” spake he “I am not thy teacher”
    As he bade farewell I cried with sudden moment
    “If I come to thee what shall I speaketh if I am to be in agreement?”
    “For I do solemnly bear witness”
    “This very hour I do possess His name, His life and meaning all”.
    “Nought!” He insisted “Speakest thou nought”
    “Oh” spake I, heavy with doubt.
    “If nought I speaketh, wilt thou receive me?”
    “I will,” spake he, with clear content of words.
    “Oh” spake I. “Nought it is by thy hand Friend”.
     
  3. JM

    JM Particular Baptist Supporter

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    Modern Baptists grew out of the puritan nonconformist movement. Besides believing in credobaptism Anabaptists are very different from Baptists. Ex. Anabaptists and Arminian Baptists did not practice full immersion but pouring and sprinkling. They also were pacifists. Compare The Orthodox Confession (Arminian) and the London Baptist Confessions (1644, 1689) with any Mennonite or Anabaptist confession and writings and the differences become clear.
     
  4. rhomphaeam

    rhomphaeam Robert Chisholm Supporter

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    Have you ever studied George Fox? He was a raving mad man in sensibilities and one time went about England wearing leather breeches into which he had sown himself. He slept in hay stacks for years. To say that he was extreme is understated. He wrote some genuinely disturbing things along with some undoubted wonder. I wrote the poem posted above when I had been in discourse with a disturbed Quaker woman who after five days of my showing her just how disturbing George Fox was gave up all pretence and just tried to lay waste to me by feigning womanly weakness and victimhood. So I asked her ought I to be silent? Then wrote the poem. She's never spoken to me since.
     
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  5. anna ~ grace

    anna ~ grace Newbie Supporter

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    I’ve wondered about him… thank you for that info, I had no idea how unhinged he was.
     
  6. Humble_Disciple

    Humble_Disciple Well-Known Member

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    The way Jesus lived was pretty radical too, same for John the Baptist and all the Old Testament prophets, as well as Francis of Assisi.

    The quiz is not a 100% accurate. It doesn't even give Anabaptist as an option.
     
  7. rhomphaeam

    rhomphaeam Robert Chisholm Supporter

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    George Fox was not radical because he had sown himself into leather pants to walk the North of England and rebuke the clergy at their Steeple Houses - he was radical because he incited a refusal to swear oaths that were constitutionally necessary in the Common Wealth of England during a Civil War and thus turned his followers into destitute and miserable fodder for the prisons of England. He wilfully incited all authorities and created a rift in the areas he affected that swept away a generation of children in some areas. He wrote books that were prophetically deterministic that had every believer in England a heretic unless they held to his principles. George Fox was no mere prophetic man - he was a prophet who could not restrain the consequence of preaching the truth to himself, as John the Baptist did and Christ and Paul and Peter and so on - but had it that all others were to suffer also. No one in England was against Christ in the same meaning that Herod was against John or the Pharisees were against Christ. He did not have to do what he did.
     
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  8. HARK!

    HARK! שמע Staff Member Purple Team - Moderator Supporter

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    MOD HAT ON

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    MOD HAT OFF
     
  9. Bob Crowley

    Bob Crowley Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My first three results were -

    1. Roman Catholic 100%
    2. Eastern Orthodox 100%
    3. Mainline - Conservative Christian Protestant 78%

    Not particularly surprising, as I'm Catholic and was previously Presbyterian.

    I found a couple of the questions to be framed in such a way it was difficult to pin down the answer.
     
  10. The Liturgist

    The Liturgist Traditional Liturgical Christian

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    The results seem weird to me, because I think my theology is as close, or closer to Eastern Orthodoxy and Mainline Conservative Christian Protestantism than to Roman Catholicism, and it even gives me an equal 100% rating as Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic, so why it declares me Roman Catholic I can’t figure. Maybe I picked an answer that was closer to St. Augustine than St. John Cassian or St. Cyprian of Carthage.

    Your top result is:Roman Catholic.
    Your Complete Results:​

    1. Roman Catholic (100%)
    2. Eastern Orthodox (100%)
    3. Mainline - Conservative Christian Protestant (79%)
    4. Orthodox Quaker - Religious Society of Friends (75%)
    5. Seventh Day Adventist (74%)
    6. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (73%)

    7. Orthodox Judaism (67%)
    8. Jehovahs Witness (63%)
    9. Hinduism (62%)
    10. Islam (58%)
    11. Jainism (51%)
    12. Sikhism (47%)
    13. Mahayana Buddhism (35%)
    14. Bahai (33%)
    15. Liberal Quakers - Religious Society of Friends (31%)
    16. Unitarian Universalism (30%)
    17. Mainline - Liberal Christian Protestants (28%)
    18. Theravada Buddhism (25%)
    19. New Age (21%)
    20. Neo-Pagan (20%)
    21. Scientology (18%)
    22. Non-theist (14%)
    23. Secular Humanism (14%)
    24. Taoism (12%)

    25. Reform Judaism (11%)

    26. New Thought (9%)
    27. Christian Science Church of Christ, Scientist (9%)
     
  11. Bob Crowley

    Bob Crowley Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Basically it means you're a conservative Christian.
     
  12. JesusFreak78

    JesusFreak78 Reformed Baptist

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  13. The Liturgist

    The Liturgist Traditional Liturgical Christian

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    I didn’t think it was that bad. There were a few cases where answers struck me as being semantically similar to the point that the author of the survey probably did not fully grasp the nuances. I noted with a dismay that @Pavel Mosko and @dzheremi might share that there was no conception of Oriental Orthodoxy or Assyrian Church of the East theology, my friends @MarkRohfrietsch and @Albion and @hedrick might join me in bewailing the lack of a distinction between different sacramental modes among mainline Protestants whether liberal or conservative, and additionally, several of the questions looked like they aligned with the Gnostic heretical form of Christianity, but this was not one of the final outputs apparently.
     
  14. dzheremi

    dzheremi Coptic Orthodox non-Egyptian

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    Well I took it anyway since I've been summoned by name to the thread, and tried to correct for the lack of an Oriental Orthodox option by putting belief in the Incarnation and in the Holy Trinity on the highest end of the importance scale using the little slider. :)

    And with that, I got 100% Roman Catholic and 100% Eastern Orthodox. (90% Mainline conservative Protestant, 87% Orthodox Quaker, etc.)

    Huh.
     
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  15. The Liturgist

    The Liturgist Traditional Liturgical Christian

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    I also got 100% RC and 100% EO, but strangely, less mainline conservative Protestant than you! :scratch:
     
  16. bèlla

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    My results...

    Orthodox Quaker - Religious Society of Friends (100%)
    Seventh Day Adventist (86%)
    Mainline - Conservative Christian Protestant (74%)
    Orthodox Judaism (71%)
    Islam (64%)
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (59%)
    Roman Catholic (56%)
    Eastern Orthodox (56%)
    Sikhism (51%)
    Mainline - Liberal Christian Protestants (50%)
    Unitarian Universalism (49%)
    Reform Judaism (49%)
    Bahai (49%)
    Liberal Quakers - Religious Society of Friends (48%)
    Jehovahs Witness (37%)
    Jainism (30%)
    Hinduism (30%)
    Secular Humanism (26%)
    Neo-Pagan (24%)
    Theravada Buddhism (23%)
    Scientology (23%)
    Mahayana Buddhism (23%)
    Christian Science Church of Christ, Scientist (19%)
    New Age (16%)
    New Thought (14%)
    Taoism (12%)
    Non-theist (11%)
     
  17. dzheremi

    dzheremi Coptic Orthodox non-Egyptian

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    Hahaha. Must be my long-buried Presbyterian roots showing.

    Now to listen to some Gaelic Psalm chanting from the Outer Hebrides... :D
     
  18. Tigger45

    Tigger45 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    1. Mainline - Conservative Christian Protestant (100%) 2. Orthodox Quaker - Religious Society of Friends (97%) 3. Roman Catholic (92%) 4. Eastern Orthodox (92%) 5. Seventh Day Adventist (87%) 6. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (65%) 7. Orthodox Judaism (65%) 8. Islam (63%) 9. Jehovahs Witness (53%) 10. Bahai (43%) 11. Mainline - Liberal Christian Protestants (42%) 12. Hinduism (36%) 13. Reform Judaism (31%) 14. Liberal Quakers - Religious Society of Friends (31%) 15. Theravada Buddhism (28%) 16. Mahayana Buddhism (28%) 17. Sikhism (26%) 18. Jainism (26%) 19. Scientology (25%) 20. Unitarian Universalism (24%) 21. Neo-Pagan (16%) 22. Christian Science Church of Christ, Scientist (16%) 23. New Thought (14%) 24. New Age (12%) 25. Secular Humanism (12%) 26. Taoism (7%) 27. Non-theist (6%)
     
  19. bèlla

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    I didn’t touch the slider. That could be why I ranked high for Islam!
     
  20. The Liturgist

    The Liturgist Traditional Liturgical Christian

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    Indeed, because you most definitely are free from Islamic oppression. :)
     
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