Today’s throwback is from January 2009.
One of my favorite websites is Beliefnet It’s a treasure trove of information about all the major worlds religions. It’s an especially good place to go if one is searching for others who may fall within your same religious beliefs.
My favorite part of Belief.net is the Belief-O-Matic. It’s a fun test to take in which you answer a series of questions about your beliefs. Once done, the Belief-O-Matic will provide a list of approx 25 religions or belief systems and will give you a percentage which shows how closely your beliefs are in line with those. Here’s the top nine that were on my list:
- Secular Humanist
- Unitarian Universalist
- Liberal Quakerism
- Liberal Christian Protestantism
- Theravada Buddhism
- Reformed Judaism
- Mahayana Buddhism
My results aren’t surprising because I am a Unitarian Universalist who practices Buddhism and I’ve always had a huge respect for Quakers.
Beliefnet has descriptions of virtually every religion you can imagine, so you can check the results you get if you’re not sure what the religion is,
Go ahead and follow this link to the Belief-O-Matic. If you’re up to it, post the five top results in the comments section. It will be fun to see how similar or different we all are. Anything surprising?
One note: They’ve made a change that now requires you to enter your name and email to use the Belief-O-Matic. I put in a fake name and email address and it worked fine, so you can do the same if you’d prefer.