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PostPosted: 27 Jan 2009, 19:47 
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1. Secular Humanism (100%)
2. Unitarian Universalism (92%)
3. Liberal Quakers (76%)
4. Nontheist (74%)
5. Theravada Buddhism (69%)
6. Neo-Pagan (64%)
7. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (60%)
8. New Age (48%)
9. Taoism (47%)
10. Reform Judaism (41%)
11. Mahayana Buddhism (40%)
12. Orthodox Quaker (39%)
13. Jainism (28%)
14. Baha'i Faith (27%)
15. Sikhism (27%)
16. Scientology (27%)
17. New Thought (24%)
18. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (23%)
19. Seventh Day Adventist (21%)
20. Hinduism (18%)
21. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (17%)
22. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (17%)
23. Eastern Orthodox (16%)
24. Islam (16%)
25. Orthodox Judaism (16%)
26. Roman Catholic (16%)
27. Jehovah's Witness (11%)

I find it ironic that saying you want social programs and such makes me a UU more than a non-theist.


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PostPosted: 27 Jan 2009, 22:25 
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The poll seemed more focused on standard monotheists than the rest of us, but it was an interesting walk nevertheless.

I suppose the results are not that surprising:

1. Neo-Pagan (100%)
2. Unitarian Universalism (87%)
3. Mahayana Buddhism (84%)
4. New Age (71%)
5. Liberal Quakers (68%)
6. Hinduism (67%)
7. Theravada Buddhism (64%)
8. Secular Humanism (63%)
9. Taoism (58%)
10. Scientology (54%)
11. Reform Judaism (54%)
12. Jainism (53%)
13. New Thought (52%)
14. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (52%)
15. Orthodox Quaker (42%)
16. Sikhism (42%)
17. Nontheist (37%)
18. Baha'i Faith (37%)
19. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (37%)
20. Orthodox Judaism (25%)
21. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (20%)
22. Islam (20%)
23. Seventh Day Adventist (18%)
24. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (15%)
25. Eastern Orthodox (10%)
26. Roman Catholic (10%)
27. Jehovah's Witness (7%)

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I am rather distraught thinking that I have 7% commonality of belief with JWs!
But apparently the 68% of Liberal Quaker puts me in good company.

By the way, has anyone here ever met a 'Liberal Quaker'?
I worked with a Quaker once and she seemed perfectly ordinary.
It wasn't as if when we were working on an analysis together that I had to think, "My goodness, these results might challenge her worldview about God."
Mind you, if had been an evangelical young-earther then it may very well have been a problem.
But that was a few years ago and maybe things have changed.


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PostPosted: 28 Jan 2009, 10:25 
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My ex's older sister was a quaker for a while. And a new ager. And a Buddist. And a mystic catholic...

All in the time I knew him, about 2 years.

So, I guess, no, unless 'liberal quaker' means 'flake'. ;)

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PostPosted: 28 Jan 2009, 20:36 
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It is entirely possible that Quaker means flake, because my Quaker Oats DOES have flakes in it.

I know that correlation doesn't mean causation, but stil, you have to wonder.


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PostPosted: 30 Jan 2009, 02:58 
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Tried it again. A little different this time around:

1. Neo-Pagan (100%)
2. Unitarian Universalism (96%)
3. Liberal Quakers (95%)
4. Reform Judaism (93%)
5. Mahayana Buddhism (93%)
6. New Age (87%)
7. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (84%)
8. Sikhism (81%)
9. Hinduism (80%)
10. Baha'i Faith (78%)
11. Theravada Buddhism (78%)
12. Jainism (74%)
13. New Thought (68%)
14. Orthodox Judaism (62%)
15. Taoism (60%)
16. Orthodox Quaker (57%)
17. Secular Humanism (57%)
18. Scientology (56%)
19. Islam (45%)
20. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (44%)
21. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (37%)
22. Seventh Day Adventist (36%)
23. Eastern Orthodox (31%)
24. Roman Catholic (31%)
25. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (28%)
26. Nontheist (26%)
27. Jehovah's Witness (25%)

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PostPosted: 30 Jan 2009, 03:00 
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'Liberal Quakers' are 'unprogrammed meeting' Quakers, that is, they sit in silence and speak only as the Spirit moves them. They are good folks (and I'm not saying that because I am one myself!) :D

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PostPosted: 30 Jan 2009, 07:10 
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Yeah, I'll second the defense of the LQ's. I've met a few, and loved 'em all to bits.


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PostPosted: 30 Jan 2009, 08:11 
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That would be an interesting meeting.

I'd like to see that...

What types of things do they speak about?

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PostPosted: 30 Jan 2009, 08:55 
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1. Nontheist (100%)
2. Secular Humanism (100%)
3. Unitarian Universalism (88%)
4. Theravada Buddhism (81%)
5. Liberal Quakers (59%)
6. Neo-Pagan (55%)
7. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (41%)
8. Eastern Orthodox (36%)
9. Roman Catholic (36%)
10. Taoism (34%)
11. Reform Judaism (27%)
12. New Age (26%)
13. Baha'i Faith (23%)
14. Islam (23%)
15. Mahayana Buddhism (23%)
16. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (23%)
17. Orthodox Judaism (23%)
18. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (19%)
19. Jainism (19%)
20. Sikhism (19%)
21. Hinduism (15%)
22. New Thought (15%)
23. Orthodox Quaker (15%)
24. Scientology (15%)
25. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (11%)
26. Seventh Day Adventist (11%)
27. Jehovah's Witness (3%)


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PostPosted: 30 Jan 2009, 09:13 
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1. Secular Humanism (100%)
2. Theravada Buddhism (95%)
3. Unitarian Universalism (90%)
4. Liberal Quakers (81%)
5. Nontheist (77%)
6. Taoism (69%)
7. Neo-Pagan (68%)
8. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (56%)
9. Mahayana Buddhism (55%)
10. New Age (51%)
11. Orthodox Quaker (51%)
12. Reform Judaism (45%)
13. Baha'i Faith (34%)
14. Jainism (32%)
15. New Thought (31%)
16. Scientology (31%)
17. Sikhism (27%)
18. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (22%)
19. Hinduism (20%)
20. Seventh Day Adventist (20%)
21. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (18%)
22. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (14%)
23. Eastern Orthodox (9%)
24. Islam (9%)
25. Orthodox Judaism (9%)
26. Roman Catholic (9%)
27. Jehovah's Witness (0%)


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PostPosted: 01 Feb 2009, 23:45 
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jess wrote:
That would be an interesting meeting.

I'd like to see that...

What types of things do they speak about?


Well as they speak 'as the Spirit moves' it can be about anything, really about anything.

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PostPosted: 02 Mar 2009, 23:00 
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Hex wrote:
Do Liberal Quakers still get to eat the oatmeal? :cheeky:


No, they're not allowed to have the cinnamon.


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PostPosted: 03 Mar 2009, 15:13 
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still about the same, the top three change in percentages probably due to the high/med/low part of the quiz. There are a few questions that hang me up.


. Neo-Pagan (100%)
2. Unitarian Universalism (99%)
3. New Age (97%)
4. Liberal Quakers (86%)
5. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (83%)
6. Hinduism (80%)
7. Mahayana Buddhism (79%)
8. Orthodox Quaker (76%)
9. New Thought (72%)
10. Scientology (70%)
11. Theravada Buddhism (66%)
12. Secular Humanism (65%)
13. Jainism (63%)
14. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (63%)
15. Taoism (63%)
16. Sikhism (56%)
17. Reform Judaism (55%)
18. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (48%)
19. Baha'i Faith (47%)
20. Nontheist (42%)
21. Seventh Day Adventist (42%)
22. Orthodox Judaism (41%)
23. Eastern Orthodox (32%)
24. Roman Catholic (32%)
25. Islam (31%)
26. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (29%)
27. Jehovah's Witness (15%)

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