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re: :: Belief-O-Matic :: Dena

Posted by lil' jimi on July 14, 2003, at 12:07:52

In reply to Re: :: Belief-O-Matic :: lil' jimi, posted by Dena on July 14, 2003, at 11:03:37

hi Dena,

> Dear Jim -
> Thanks for your warm "welcome back". I appreciate your generous spirit, & the way you offer encouragement despite our, as you put so well, our "divergent" views.

it's easy to see we believe differently ... ... it is also easy to see that folks of different faiths can and should be supportive each other and that we can do this even when we disagree ... ... especially when we disagree ... ... heckfire, there ain't no sport in being gracious and considerate with the folks we agree with! ... that's no challenge!

> Like you, I'm clueless as to why Mr. Belief-O-Matic would rank conservative Protestantism as #1 (at 99%), while both Catholisism & Eastern Orthodoxy matched at 100%. Ah, the mysteries of the universe remain ever beyond our finite minds!
> Thanks for sharing such an interesting & useful quiz with us.
> I suppose it works by taking published statements of faith (creeds, doctrines, etc.) from various religious organizations, & forming questions to enable them to match our answers with the beliefs of each religion/community of faith.
> In my case, perhaps one of my answers aligned exclusively with Protestantism (some aspect not shared by Catholics & Eastern Orthodox), even while I matched up 100% with the latter two on the other answers.
> thanks again, jim.
> Shalom, Dena

i believe that the folks have devised their own set of statements of faith for each of the ranked beliefs, which they offer at their place ... along with the links to these statements that come with our rankings ... ... and the quiz questions are focused to articulate the distinctions ... ... maybe

... ... i have read their version of mahayana buddhism and i would quibble with their take on it, but the quiz still seems a surprisingly accurate evaluator ... quite clever ...

thanks again for your participation,
~ jim




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