I had to do this one

9 Jul

I’m in the middle of trying to define what exactly, if anything I believe. It’s difficult if you’re an agnostic. It’s part of that system that you consciously chose neither to believe nor not to believe things you have no empirical experience of. But that does leave a certain spiritual emptiness that I do have empirical experience of. Or perhaps the better term here is “subjective experience of”, meaning internal to my psyche rather than “experienced in the external world”.

The results are not surprising. Alternative points of view at the top, favoring secular humanism, which I’ve always had an uncomfortable alliance with. Buddhism towards the middle–I can never quite connect with Eastern Religions. Western Religious orthodoxies at the bottom. I think I’m interested in the root religious concepts behind paganism and New Age movements, although the actual practices and institutions and individuals in these movements make me uncomfortable as well. *sigh*

1.  Neo-Pagan (100%)
2.  New Age (94%)
3.  Liberal Quakers (75%)
4.  Unitarian Universalism (75%)
5.  Secular Humanism (66%)
6.  Orthodox Quaker (62%)
7.  Scientology (61%)
8.  Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (60%)
9.  Mainline – Liberal Christian Protestants (60%)
10.  Mahayana Buddhism (59%)
11.  Taoism (58%)
12.  New Thought (55%)
13.  Bahá’í Faith (50%)
14.  Theravada Buddhism (50%)
15.  Sikhism (48%)
16.  Reform Judaism (47%)
17.  Hinduism (43%)
18.  Non-theist (41%)
19.  Jainism (40%)
20.  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (39%)
21.  Mainline – Conservative Christian Protestant (31%)
22.  Seventh Day Adventist (30%)
23.  Islam (28%)
24.  Orthodox Judaism (28%)
25.  Jehovah’s Witness (27%)
26.  Eastern Orthodox (24%)
27.  Roman Catholic (24%)

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