Sunday, July 5, 2009

Belief-O-Matic -

Belief-O-Matic -

Now that's a rather interesting or potentially interesting test that will tell you what is your religion, even if you don't know it.

Below is my result. And there I thought I was a New Age type, but not quite, it only arrives 4th (but at 90%). Strangely, "Reform Judaism" arrives just after - and there I thought I was a non-believer Jew.

More on-topic, Scientology arrives 11th, with 70% - not surprisingly, as Scientology borrows many Buddhist and New Age concepts with which I identify.

It's a relief to see that Roman Catholic and Jehovah's Witness arrive last, but more surprising is the discovery that for 55% I am a Muslim - something I was really not aware of, although I must admit that the lavish promise of being cared for by 72 sweet and charming virgins in heaven is quite an attractive proposition...

1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. Neo-Pagan (96%)
3. Liberal Quakers (95%)
4. New Age (90%)
5. Reform Judaism (88%)
6. Baha'i Faith (82%)
7. Mahayana Buddhism (82%)
8. Hinduism (76%)
9. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (75%)
10. New Thought (73%)
11. Scientology (70%)
12. Sikhism (68%)
13. Secular Humanism (65%)
14. Taoism (63%)
15. Jainism (62%)
16. Orthodox Judaism (61%)
17. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (60%)
18. Orthodox Quaker (59%)
19. Islam (55%)
20. Theravada Buddhism (50%)
21. Nontheist (37%)
22. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (32%)
23. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (30%)
24. Seventh Day Adventist (28%)
25. Eastern Orthodox (22%)
26. Roman Catholic (22%)
27. Jehovah's Witness (18%)

Scientology Sign Gets Makeover

Internationally Known Scientology Sign Gets Makeover: "Los Angeles - More than a thousand Scientologists, their friends and families cheered the lighting of a new state-of-the-art LED sign Friday night atop the Scientology complex on the corner of L. Ron Hubbard Way and Sunset Boulevard.

The updated landmark is three times the size of the previous Scientology sign, which had been in place since the late '70s and is recognized the world over. The new sign is 5.2 tons, 84 feet long, 16 feet tall and can be seen for miles - from several Hollywood and Los Angeles freeways, and indeed by aircraft from far above."