Religion quiz

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Religion quiz

Post by DNS » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:04 pm

I saw this over at SuttaCentral. It looks pretty good, short quiz identifying which religions match your preferences, similar to the one belief net had in the past:

http://www.selectsmart.com/RELIGION/

My results:

Your Complete Results:
1. Theravada Buddhism (100%) More Info
2. Unitarian Universalism (90%) More Info
3. Mahayana Buddhism (85%) More Info
4. Liberal Quakers - Religious Society of Friends (71%) More Info
5. New Age (67%) More Info
6. Secular Humanism (66%) More Info
7. Taoism (66%) More Info
8. Sikhism (65%) More Info
9. New Thought (62%) More Info
10. Jainism (60%) More Info
11. Neo-Pagan (59%) More Info
12. Mainline - Liberal Christian Protestants (58%) More Info
13. Non-theist (50%) More Info
14. Scientology (50%) More Info
15. Reform Judaism (49%) More Info
16. Hinduism (47%) More Info
17. Christian Science Church of Christ, Scientist (36%) More Info
18. Orthodox Quaker - Religious Society of Friends (29%) More Info
19. Bahai (27%) More Info
20. Orthodox Judaism (22%) More Info
21. Islam (21%) More Info
22. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (18%) More Info
23. Mainline - Conservative Christian Protestant (15%) More Info
24. Eastern Orthodox (12%) More Info
25. Roman Catholic (12%) More Info
26. Seventh Day Adventist (11%) More Info
27. Jehovahs Witness (6%) More Info

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Re: Religion quiz

Post by retrofuturist » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:12 pm

Greetings David,

Similar here, except that I seem more closely lined up with the traditional Indian religions...

1. Theravada Buddhism (100%)
2. Mahayana Buddhism (92%)
3. Hinduism (77%)
4. Jainism (76%)
5. Taoism (75%)
6. Sikhism (67%)
7. Unitarian Universalism (63%)
8. Liberal Quakers - Religious Society of Friends (56%)
9. Scientology (51%)
10. New Age (48%)
11. New Thought (42%)
12. Christian Science Church of Christ, Scientist (37%)
13. Mainline - Liberal Christian Protestants (35%)
14. Orthodox Quaker - Religious Society of Friends (35%)
15. Neo-Pagan (31%)
16. Secular Humanism (31%)
17. Reform Judaism (26%)
18. Non-theist (25%)
19. Bahai (25%)
20. Seventh Day Adventist (21%)
21. Islam (19%)
22. Orthodox Judaism (18%)
23. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (16%)
24. Mainline - Conservative Christian Protestant (13%)
25. Eastern Orthodox (12%)
26. Roman Catholic (12%)
27. Jehovahs Witness (9%)

Metta,
Paul. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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Re: Religion quiz

Post by SarathW » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:16 pm

My score
1.Unitarian Universalism (100%) More Info
2.Jainism (98%) More Info
3.Theravada Buddhism (91%) More Info
4.Hinduism (81%) More Info
5.Liberal Quakers - Religious Society of Friends (81%) More Info
6.Secular Humanism (72%) More Info
7.Mahayana Buddhism (72%) More Info
8.Sikhism (71%) More Info
9.Taoism (69%) More Info
10.New Age (64%) More Info
11.Non-theist (57%) More Info
12.Orthodox Quaker - Religious Society of Friends (57%) More Info
13.Scientology (54%) More Info
14.Neo-Pagan (50%) More Info
15.Seventh Day Adventist (50%) More Info
16.Mainline - Liberal Christian Protestants (47%) More Info
17.Reform Judaism (47%) More Info
18.New Thought (40%) More Info
19.Orthodox Judaism (38%) More Info
20.Bahai (37%) More Info
21.Christian Science Church of Christ, Scientist (27%) More Info
22.Eastern Orthodox (27%) More Info
23.Islam (27%) More Info
24.Jehovahs Witness (27%) More Info
25.Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (27%) More Info
26.Roman Catholic (27%) More Info
27.Mainline - Conservative Christian Protestant (10%)
:rofl:

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Re: Religion quiz

Post by DNS » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:27 pm

I always felt Jainism is very close to Buddhism, especially Theravada. I was surprised my results weren’t that high for Jainism. Maybe there should have been a question about vegetarian diet. :tongue:

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Re: Religion quiz

Post by Sam Vara » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:32 pm

That's not a proper religion quiz - there's no questions about George Soros, the alt-right, and censoring people. :tongue:

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Re: Religion quiz

Post by retrofuturist » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:36 pm

Greetings,
Sam Vara wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:32 pm
That's not a proper religion quiz - there's no questions about George Soros, the alt-right, and censoring people. :tongue:
:rofl:

Metta,
Paul. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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Re: Religion quiz

Post by aflatun » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:51 pm

Sam Vara wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:32 pm
That's not a proper religion quiz - there's no questions about George Soros, the alt-right, and censoring people. :tongue:
:goodpost: :rofl:
"People often get too quick to say 'there's no self. There's no self...no self...no self.' There is self, there is focal point, its not yours. That's what not self is."

Ninoslav Ñāṇamoli
Senses and the Thought-1, 42:53

"Those who create constructs about the Buddha,
Who is beyond construction and without exhaustion,
Are thereby damaged by their constructs;
They fail to see the Thus-Gone.

That which is the nature of the Thus-Gone
Is also the nature of this world.
There is no nature of the Thus-Gone.
There is no nature of the world."

Nagarjuna
MMK XXII.15-16

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Re: Religion quiz

Post by DooDoot » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:58 am

1. Theravada Buddhism (100%)
2. Jainism (96%)
3. Unitarian Universalism (84%)
4. Liberal Quakers - Religious Society of Friends (81%)
5. Taoism (79%)
6. Mahayana Buddhism (78%)
7. Secular Humanism (76%)
8. Hinduism (70%)
9. Sikhism (63%)
10. Non-theist (60%)
11. Mainline - Liberal Christian Protestants (53%)
12. Orthodox Quaker - Religious Society of Friends (52%)
13. Bahai (49%)
14. Seventh Day Adventist (47%)
15. Islam (43%)
16. Scientology (43%)
17. Neo-Pagan (41%)
18. New Age (41%)
19. Reform Judaism (36%)
20. Orthodox Judaism (33%)
21. Eastern Orthodox (30%)
22. Jehovahs Witness (30%)
23. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (30%)
24. Roman Catholic (30%)
25. Christian Science Church of Christ, Scientist (27%)
26. Mainline - Conservative Christian Protestant (27%)
27. New Thought (27%)

:alien:

Changing the question of "Elective abortion should be a woman's choice" from neutral to disagree brought the following:

1. Theravada Buddhism (100%)
2. Jainism (96%)
3. Mahayana Buddhism (80%)
4. Liberal Quakers - Religious Society of Friends (78%)
5. Unitarian Universalism (78%)
6. Taoism (74%)
7. Hinduism (72%)
8. Secular Humanism (71%)

:alien:

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Re: Religion quiz

Post by aflatun » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:24 am

1. Mahayana Buddhism (100%)
2. Taoism (94%)
3. Unitarian Universalism (89%)
4. Theravada Buddhism (89%)
5. Liberal Quakers - Religious Society of Friends (85%)
6. Jainism (83%)
7. Sikhism (80%)
8. New Age (77%)
9. Neo-Pagan (71%)
10. Hinduism (68%)
11. New Thought (66%)
12. Mainline - Liberal Christian Protestants (64%)
13. Scientology (59%)
14. Reform Judaism (57%)
15. Secular Humanism (54%)
16. Christian Science Church of Christ, Scientist (45%)
17. Orthodox Quaker - Religious Society of Friends (42%)
18. Non-theist (38%)
19. Bahai (34%)
20. Islam (22%)
21. Orthodox Judaism (20%)
22. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (18%)
23. Seventh Day Adventist (17%)
24. Mainline - Conservative Christian Protestant (16%)
25. Eastern Orthodox (12%)
26. Jehovahs Witness (12%)
27. Roman Catholic (12%)

I think they profiled me based on my avatar, there goes what little dhammawheel street cred I had :toilet:
"People often get too quick to say 'there's no self. There's no self...no self...no self.' There is self, there is focal point, its not yours. That's what not self is."

Ninoslav Ñāṇamoli
Senses and the Thought-1, 42:53

"Those who create constructs about the Buddha,
Who is beyond construction and without exhaustion,
Are thereby damaged by their constructs;
They fail to see the Thus-Gone.

That which is the nature of the Thus-Gone
Is also the nature of this world.
There is no nature of the Thus-Gone.
There is no nature of the world."

Nagarjuna
MMK XXII.15-16

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Re: Religion quiz

Post by Garrib » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:18 am

mine was Mahayana as #1, followed by Unitarian Universalist?? I think it might have been the abortion question that got me too!

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Re: Religion quiz

Post by DNS » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:56 am

I removed some of the priority markers and left them all at medium and then I think I also missed the last question, thinking it was about worship of nature, but see that it includes reverence for nature so I checked agree and then noticed that the Jainism numbers went to the top 5 with Theravada still at number one with 100%.

Yes, I think the politically oriented questions pushes most of us high on the UU scale and also on secular humanism.

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Re: Religion quiz

Post by binocular » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:04 pm

Your top result is
Hinduism
SelectSmart.com
Your Complete Results:
1. Hinduism (100%)
2. Jainism (100%)
3. Mahayana Buddhism (100%)
4. Sikhism (100%)
5. Taoism (100%)
6. Theravada Buddhism (100%)
7. Non-theist (69%)
8. Secular Humanism (69%)
9. Liberal Quakers - Religious Society of Friends (69%)
10. Unitarian Universalism (47%)
11. Orthodox Quaker - Religious Society of Friends (43%)
12. Seventh Day Adventist (43%)
13. Mainline - Liberal Christian Protestants (39%)
14. Bahai (26%)
15. Christian Science Church of Christ, Scientist (0%)
16. Mainline - Conservative Christian Protestant (0%)
17. Eastern Orthodox (0%)
18. Islam (0%)
19. Jehovahs Witness (0%)
20. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (0%)
21. Neo-Pagan (0%)
22. New Age (0%)
23. New Thought (0%)
24. Orthodox Judaism (0%)
25. Reform Judaism (0%)
26. Roman Catholic (0%)
27. Scientology (0%)


Ha ha. I wonder what their methodology is.

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Re: Religion quiz

Post by Coëmgenu » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:44 pm

Hinduism 100%
Sikhism 95%
Jainism 89%
Unitarian Universalism 79%
Neopagan 77%
Mahayana Buddhism 67%
Taoism 61%
Quaker 60%
Orthodox Judaism 53%
New Age 50%
Theravada Buddhism 49%
世尊在靈山會上拈華示眾眾皆默然唯迦葉破顏微笑世尊云
The Lord dwelt at the Vulture Peak with the assembly and plucked a flower as a teaching. The myriad totality were silent, save for Kāśyapa, whose face cracked in a faint smile. The Lord spoke.
吾有正法眼藏涅槃妙心實相無相微妙法門不立文字教外別傳付囑摩訶迦葉。
I have the treasure of the true dharma eye, I have nirvāṇa as wondrous citta, I know signless dharmatā, the subtle dharma-gate, which is not standing on written word, which is external to scriptures, which is a special dispensation, which is entrusted to Mahākāśyapa.

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Re: Religion quiz

Post by DNS » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:39 pm

binocular wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:04 pm
Your top result is
Hinduism
SelectSmart.com
Your Complete Results:
1. Hinduism (100%)
2. Jainism (100%)
3. Mahayana Buddhism (100%)
4. Sikhism (100%)
5. Taoism (100%)
6. Theravada Buddhism (100%)

Ha ha. I wonder what their methodology is.
I like your results. How did you get those results? I like how they're all Dharma Paths. I run the forum Dharma Paths but your results are better suited than mine to run Dharma Paths. :tongue:

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Re: Religion quiz

Post by DNS » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:41 pm

Coëmgenu wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:44 pm
Orthodox Judaism 53%
Theravada Buddhism 49%
You scored higher on Orthodox Judaism than Theravada? :jedi: :guns: What are you doing here?

Just kidding :tongue:

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