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Religion quiz

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Here's a short quiz you can take and see which religions you mostly match to.

http://www.selectsmart.com/religion/

Not surprising to see my results:

1. Theravada Buddhism (100%)
2. Jainism (91%)
3. Mahayana Buddhism (88%)
4. Unitarian Universalism (84%)
5. Sikhism (79%)
6. Taoism (79%)
7. Liberal Quakers - Religious Society of Friends (77%)
8. Hinduism (69%)
9. New Age (64%)
10. New Thought (59%)
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1.Bahai (100%)More Info
2.Sikhism (93%)More Info
3.Hinduism (89%)More Info
4.Islam (87%)More Info
5.Reform Judaism (86%)More Info
6.Orthodox Judaism (85%)More Info
7.Jainism (80%)More Info
8.Unitarian Universalism (71%)More Info
9.Liberal Quakers - Religious Society of Friends (70%)More Info
10.Neo-Pagan (69%)More Info
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I just took the quiz again:

1. Sikhism (100%) More Info
2. Bahai (97%) More Info
3. Hinduism (96%) More Info
4. Jainism (87%) More Info
5. Reform Judaism (87%) More Info
6. Orthodox Judaism (86%) More Info
7. Islam (85%) More Info
8. Unitarian Universalism (79%) More Info
9. Liberal Quakers - Religious Society of Friends (78%) More Info
10. Scientology (78%) More Info

Sikhism, Hinduism and the Bahai faith are so similar that I am not bothered by either one of them as my top result.
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Presto Kensho wrote: Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:38 am I just took the quiz again:

1. Sikhism (100%) More Info
2. Bahai (97%) More Info
3. Hinduism (96%) More Info
4. Jainism (87%) More Info
That's good, you're improving. :tongue:

Jainism is my second favorite religion after Buddhism and see you've moved up to 87% on Jainism.
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This is how my score changes if I include belief in reincarnation as well as God as the impersonal Absolute in addition to being a personal God:

1. Sikhism (100%) More Info
2. Hinduism (97%) More Info
3. Jainism (82%) More Info
4. Neo-Pagan (80%) More Info
5. Unitarian Universalism (77%) More Info
6. Mahayana Buddhism (74%) More Info
7. Scientology (73%) More Info
8. New Thought (72%) More Info
9. Bahai (71%) More Info
10. Liberal Quakers - Religious Society of Friends (71%) ,

The Bahai faith doesn't accept the concept of past lives, but I don't think that the quiz is entirely accurate when it comes to the Bahai faith's understanding of God, which includes the universal mind.
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Presto Kensho wrote: Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:29 am This is how my score changes if I include belief in reincarnation as well as God as the impersonal Absolute in addition to being a personal God:

1. Sikhism (100%) More Info
2. Hinduism (97%) More Info
3. Jainism (82%) More Info
Improving again. :tongue:

Jainism is up to #3 on your list.
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Are there any modern Buddhist teachers who gave credible accounts of their own past lives?
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Presto Kensho wrote: Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:01 am Are there any modern Buddhist teachers who gave credible accounts of their own past lives?
Not that I can think of, off the top of my head. Buddhist teachers tend to shun discussing their own attainments, past lives, etc as it would be taken as a sign of boasting by most people or would be something to ridicule for others, basically not met with approval from either beginners or advanced students of Buddhism.

When asked if he was enlightened, Zen Master Roshi Kapleau kept quiet, later saying "If I answered no, all of the beginners would have left the room. If I answered yes, all of the advanced students would have left the room."
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Your Complete Results:1.Sikhism (100%)More Info2.Bahai (97%)More Info3.Hinduism (96%)More Info4.Jainism (87%)More Info5.Reform Judaism (87%)More Info6.Orthodox Judaism (86%)More Info7.Islam (85%)More Info8.Unitarian Universalism (79%)

I believe equally in Baha'i faith, Hinduism and Sikhism, which is common throughout India. I read Baha'u'llah because he was a masterful Sufi teacher.
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According to the quiz, I'm 100% taoist. :shrug:
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Jason wrote: Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:48 pm According to the quiz, I'm 100% taoist. :shrug:
Yes, it's interesting to see peoples' results. For many, it's a different religion than the one they follow. For example, I've heard a lot of Buddhists have Taoism or Jainism come out as number one. Not saying this is you, but for many Buddhists, they believe nirvana is some kind of eternalism (not saying it's right or wrong) and then their Buddhist score on the quiz is much lower than they expected.
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My wet blanket tendency is coming to the fore. This quiz is baloney. The questions are silly, with too many options being equated & thrown together. And what sort of algorithm is deciding the results? Bah humbug.
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I agree with Nicholas that the quiz is pretty poor.
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Jason wrote: Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:48 pm According to the quiz, I'm 100% taoist. :shrug:
Your top results might be more helpful than one particular result.
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This is my score, as of today:

1. Hinduism (100%) More Info
2. Sikhism (96%) More Info
3. Jainism (81%) More Info
4. Mahayana Buddhism (81%) More Info
5. Unitarian Universalism (67%) More Info
6. Liberal Quakers - Religious Society of Friends (66%) More Info
7. Neo-Pagan (66%) More Info
8. Scientology (62%) More Info
9. New Thought (61%) More Info
10. Bahai (58%) More Info

At this time, I do not identify with any particular religion. While I agree with the basic teachings and spiritual practices of the Indian religions, I do not identify with the cultural trappings, such as how Hindus abstain from beef and Sikhs refuse to cut their hair.

As far as I know, the abstention of beef wasn't an original teaching of Hinduism in the first place:
https://in.news.yahoo.com/rig-veda-indr ... 00603.html
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I consider myself a Sufi, but not a Muslim. I believe that Sufism predated Islam, especially in Persia. Studying the lives and teachings of Sufi mystics like Meher Baba has renewed my prayer life.

The original meaning of the word Sufi is one who wears wool. Middle Eastern mystics and renunciates, like John the Baptist and the Hebrew prophets, wore wool garments as outward symbols of their inward spiritual practice.
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The reason why I study Sufism is because the prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said that the Koran has both a literal meaning and a spiritual or esoteric meaning. The Sufi path is the path of inner forgiveness and inner peace, from studying the mystical side of the Koran.
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