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Fears of being assimilated - Dhamma Wheel

Fears of being assimilated

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Fears of being assimilated

Postby m0rl0ck » Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:33 pm

Recent beleif o matic results:

1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. Theravada Buddhism (92%)
3. Mahayana Buddhism (87%)
4. Liberal Quakers (82%)
5. Neo-Pagan (82%)
6. New Age (73%)
7. Taoism (72%)
8. Secular Humanism (71%)


:shock:

first time i ever got theravadan over mahayana. maybe i been hanging out here too much :)
“The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth," and so it goes away. Puzzling.” ― Robert M. Pirsig

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Re: Fears of being assimilated

Postby Reductor » Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:54 pm

You... Poor... Bugger!

I am wagging my finger at you very sternly. Lol.

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Re: Fears of being assimilated

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:05 pm

Resistance is futile.

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Re: Fears of being assimilated

Postby Fruitzilla » Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:50 pm

I decided to try the same, after a bit of an absence of being "active" on buddhist fora (and practice). Just to get a bit of a contrast :mrgreen:
And I got this:

1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. Secular Humanism (95%)
3. Liberal Quakers (86%)
4. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (75%)
5. Theravada Buddhism (75%)
6. Nontheist (70%)
7. Neo-Pagan (65%)
8. Taoism (59%)
9. Mahayana Buddhism (55%)
10. New Age (55%)

I'm not very surprised I got Theravada Buddhism over Mahayana though, although I used to practice Zen... :sage:

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Re: Fears of being assimilated

Postby Modus.Ponens » Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:56 pm

Your mind is ours now. Don't worry, everything's gonna be alright.

My results were:

1. Theravada Buddhism (100%)
2. Jainism (87%)
3. Mahayana Buddhism (87%)
4. Hinduism (79%)
5. Sikhism (76%)
6. Unitarian Universalism (66%)
7. Neo-Pagan (65%)
8. Taoism (64%)
9. Liberal Quakers (64%)
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Re: Fears of being assimilated

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:08 pm

I like that test. It shows that we are not all the same (with other religions) but we are also not that different either.

I took the test a few years back and it came out something like:

1. Theravada Buddhism (100%)
2. Mahayana Buddhism (98%)
3. Jainism (87%)
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Re: Fears of being assimilated

Postby Reductor » Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:11 pm

Oh god! Where did i go wrong? :tongue:

1.  Jainism (100%)
2.  Theravada Buddhism (98%)
3.  Mahayana Buddhism (96%)
4.  Unitarian Universalism (87%)
5.  Taoism (86%)
6.  Hinduism (84%)
7.  Liberal Quakers (84%)
8.  Sikhism (75%)
9.  Neo-Pagan (72%)
10.  Secular Humanism (69%)
11.  Orthodox Quaker (66%)

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Re: Fears of being assimilated

Postby daverupa » Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:20 pm

It might be interesting to see one of these dedicated to Buddhism generally, given the plethora of options. At the end, instead of giving you results, it offers an appropriate Dhamma book tailored to one's prevailing biases.

I remember taking and re-taking this quiz in order to get the results I wanted, back in college...

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Re: Fears of being assimilated

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:34 pm

Here are my top ten just to see where I stack up:

1. Theravada Buddhism (100%)
2. Mahayana Buddhism (85%)
3. Jainism (77%)
4. Neo-Pagan (76%)
5. Sikhism (73%)
6. Unitarian Universalism (71%)
7. Hinduism (66%)
8. Liberal Quakers (62%)
9. Taoism (61%)
10. New Age (60%)
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Re: Fears of being assimilated

Postby Reductor » Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:42 pm

1.  Theravada Buddhism (100%)
2.  Jainism (98%)
3.  Taoism (97%)
4.  Mahayana Buddhism (95%)
5.  Unitarian Universalism (87%)
6.  Hinduism (87%)
7.  Liberal Quakers (84%)
8.  Sikhism (83%)
9.  Orthodox Quaker (71%)
10.  Neo-Pagan (68%)
11.  Secular Humanism (66%)
12.  Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestant

Now I feel better. :clap:

It is interesting that I am one check mark and an answer away from being a jain. Didn't see that coming. Lol.

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Re: Fears of being assimilated

Postby Kenshou » Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:24 pm

We are the Bor-, I mean, Theravada, you will be assimilated.

Do not fret, Morlock, all is well once you join the hive.

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Re: Fears of being assimilated

Postby Ytrog » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:58 pm

1. Theravada Buddhism (100%)
2. Mahayana Buddhism (80%)
3. Unitarian Universalism (80%)
4. Neo-Pagan (75%)
5. Jainism (72%)
6. Sikhism (71%)
7. Hinduism (70%)
8. Liberal Quakers (70%)
9. Taoism (69%)
10. Secular Humanism (63%)


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