Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Given my view as stated in my previous post on religious belief (my second most popular item), i.e. that my values are derived from my Christian heritage, the results of this "pop quiz" are surprising. I can understand that it doesn't score me as an atheist. For it to do that, I would have to have faith in my own ability to know everything. If I had that amount of faith, I could have the false comforts of religion. The doubts it detects are so vanishingly small that "atheist" is still a more honest description.
But it makes no sense that it assesses me as being further from Christianity than Buddhism or Islam. Maybe I have firmer views against the doctrines with which I am familiar? Or maybe the quiz-setter is a Christian and is better at identifying his own brand of unbeliever? Please give the quiz a try and let me know what you think.
I still maintain that I am an atheist, but that the "theism" I am "a" is Christianity. H/T The Blogpower Headmaster
|You are an agnostic. Though it is generally taken that agnostics neither believe nor disbelieve in God, it is possible to be a theist or atheist in addition to an agnostic. Agnostics don't believe it is possible to prove the existence of God (nor lack thereof).
Agnosticism is a philosophy that God's existence cannot be proven. Some say it is possible to be agnostic and follow a religion; however, one cannot be a devout believer if he or she does not truly believe.
Which religion is the right one for you? (new version)
created with QuizFarm.com
James it looks fine in Safari and Firefox. Are you using Internet Explorer?
Posted by: Tom Paine | Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 11:32 PM
I suspect that the analysis is comparatively simplistic for the test.
I thought your Credo post was excellent, by the way.
Posted by: Ian Grey | Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 07:25 PM
There is an error with this site's html, Tom and that's why your post looks like it does. You need to lift the results and post them separately, then put the link below. It took me five goes before I realized what was going on.
Posted by: james higham | Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 06:47 PM