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  Posted: 03-Sep-2004, 02:53 PM
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Try this website for religious/spirituality quizzes:


I took the "What Type of Catholic Are You?" quiz. Here is my result:

You are a progressive Catholic

As far as you're concerned, the church needs to make radical changes in its teachings and structure to bring about social justice, especially on issues relating to minorities and women. You admire people like Mitch Snyder and Daniel Berrigan, and think Catholics need to embrace the theology of writers like John Dominic Crossan. Your idea of a great movie is "The Last Temptation of Christ."

That's me, pretty much to a "T". I didn't care for "The Last Temptation of Christ", though. I appriciated the more satirical look at organized religion in the movie "Dogma".

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Posted: 03-Sep-2004, 04:33 PM
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I took the "What kind of Christian are you?" Quiz. I would have never suspected this result: biggrin.gif

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Jerry Falwell Christian
(a.k.a. "Historicist" or "Literalist")
You view the Bible as historically accurate and divinely inspired. You go to church every Sunday, with the Good Book in a Bible cover, and Wednesday night for Bible study. You've read at least one of the books in the apocalyptic "Left Behind" series, prefer your iced tea very sweet, and suspect Bill Clinton has murdered somebody somewhere in Arkansas. You're furious that people actually believe "The Da Vinci Code" and have bought a book debunking the novel. You wept uncontrollably all three times you went to see "The Passion of the Christ" and have ordered the DVD in bulk to give copies to friends. You may watch Eternal Word Television Network, and you adore Dr. Laura, Chuck Colson, James Dobson, and Rush Limbaugh. You enjoy some episodes of "Joan of Arcadia" but think it's not reverent enough--"Touched by an Angel" was better. If you're Catholic, you go to Latin Mass and weekly confession, though you don't have much to confess. You think homosexuals are sinful but try periodically to love them. You think the surrounding culture is so polluted that you shop at Christian bookstores, listen only to Christian radio and send your kids to Christian or parochial schools--or homeschool them. You give generously to your church and Christian charities. The Bible provides you not only a direct connection to God but a roadmap for how to lead your life.

I also took the "Belief-O-Matic" and here is the result:

Conservative Protestants

Also sometimes referred to as traditionalist, orthodox, fundamentalist, or evangelical. This is an umbrella term for Protestant denominations, or churches within denominations, which are Bible-centered, viewing the Holy Bible as the final and only authority, the inerrant Word of God, interpreted literally as law. There are more than 2,000 Protestant denominations offering a wide range of beliefs, from extremely liberal to mainline to ultra-conservative, and those that include characteristics on both ends. Examples include some churches within Pentecostal, Southern Baptist, fundamentalist, evangelical, Lutheran, etc. Anglican/Episcopalian is often regarded as a "bridge" denomination between Roman Catholic and Protestant.

? Belief in Deity
Most Conservative Protestants believe God is incorporeal, omnipresent spirit--a Trinity of the Father (God), the Son (Christ), and the Holy Spirit that comprises one God Almighty.

? Incarnations
Jesus Christ is God's only incarnation. He is the Son of God and God, both fully divine and fully human, part of the Trinity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, which comprises one God Almighty.

? Origin of Universe and Life
The biblical book of Genesis is inerrant. God created the universe and all life forms from nothing in less than 7 days, less than 10,000 years ago--not as revealed by modern science. Many resolve the conflict between scientific evidence and the book of Genesis with the contention that God created the appearance of evolution (perhaps as a test of faith), or that scientific evidence is faulty.

? After Death
Saved souls experience the bliss of heaven and unsaved souls the torture of hell. On Judgment Day, Jesus Christ will resurrect the dead, reunite body and soul, and judge each for eternity in heaven, or on a restored, paradisiacal earth, or in hell. Some believe the souls of the dead will remain "asleep" until the resurrection and final judgment.

? Why Evil?
The original sin of Adam and Eve caused all to inherit sinfulness. Some Conservative Protestants believe that only relatively few people will be saved. The work and influence of Satan prevail among the unsaved and/or those who lack complete faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

? Salvation
Salvation is granted by the grace of God alone, through faith in Jesus Christ alone as Lord and Savior--not through "works" such as moral behavior, good deeds, and generally not through sacraments. Some believe that once saved, or born again, always saved. Many Conservative Protestants regard baptism, when performed, as a practice for adult believers, rather than infants/children, as it is not considered a sacrament for salvation but an act of commitment to the fellowship. However, some churches do regard certain sacraments as very important components on the path to salvation (e.g. Evangelical Lutheran Church of America), including infant baptism, regarding baptism as a miracle from God that creates faith in the heart. Some Protestants regard baptism as a washing away of sin, which may be repeated. Among most, confession/repentance is considered personal, between the individual and God, unless a public sin is involved, and confession to a pastor, when offered, is optional. Some use exorcism to remove indwelling evil spirits. Pentecostalists believe that speaking in tongues is a gift from God as evidence of having been born again, and some regard it as the only evidence of having been born again. Preaching the gospel, the Word of God, is often regarded as a means for building faith in Christ.

? Undeserved Suffering
Some suffering is caused by the inheritance of mortality originating from Adam and Eve's disobedience to God, which includes vulnerability to illness and disease. Also, Satan rules the earth, causing pain and suffering. Many believe that suffering is God's design to test, teach, or strengthen belief in Him; the greater the suffering of innocent believers, the greater will be their reward after life.

? Contemporary Issues
Abortion is considered murder. Positions among denominations on divorce vary from unacceptability of divorce and remarriage to acceptance of divorce in certain situations and remarriage.

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Posted: 04-Sep-2004, 12:11 PM
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You are a neo-traditionalist Catholic
Vatican II was just fine, as far as you're concerned--but you wish church liberals would stop pushing for still more changes. Your favorite hymn is "Gift of Finest Wheat," your favorite pope is John Paul II, and you think Mel Gibson makes some good points about religion and family.

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Twas St . Patrick himself, sure, that set it;
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And with dew from his eye often wet it.
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Mireland, and they call it the dear little shamrock of Ireland.
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You are a "recovering" (alienated) Catholic

You are seriously alienated from the church, whose official teachings and hierarchical structure have strayed far from what Jesus envisioned, in your opinion. You agree with criticisms leveled at the church by writers like Garry Wills and you appreciate the religious satire in movies like "Dogma."

I'm not surprised ! biggrin.gif

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Posted: 05-Sep-2004, 12:42 PM
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I too am a Jerry Falwell Christian. I have no idea who Jerry Falwell is, but I have a feeling this quiz was meant to be a little sarcastic. I do like my iced tea very sweet, though. tongue.gif

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If man will take His word as guide
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Then we shall come to happiness
And blisses more than we can guess in Jesu's company."

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