Liberal Quaker

Several years ago I took an online test to see which faith best matched my outlook on religion, spirituality and the divine. I took a snapshot of the results, and stumbled upon them yesterday. Out of curiosity, I checked to see if the site was still there, and if anything had changed.

Well, very little had changed in 6 years, but the number 1 match now seems to be liberal quaker. A quick look at what defines liberal quaker is like a brief look at a list of unfinished projects. Its all kind of wishy-washy, but in a non-condemning, non-excluding kind of way.

Belief-O-Matic results
One artist's conception

Although the quaker oats guy is a slightly misconceived notion, I thought it would be funny to celebrate my new found religion of circumstance with a photoshop.

What didn’t change were the 3 religions that least fit my results. In decreasing order of match: Orthodox Judaism, Eastern Orthodox, and Roman Catholic. No surprises there.

6 thoughts on “Liberal Quaker”

  1. Perfect! May I call you OatBoy?

    I have been both to a Quaker Meeting and in a Q wedding. I can totally see you there.

  2. You peaked my curiosity so I had to take the test, here are my results.

    1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
    2. Secular Humanism (92%)
    3. Liberal Quakers (91%)
    4. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (88%)
    5. Theravada Buddhism (77%)

    The funny thing is that I have been raised a Roman Catholic, and currently consider myself as Catholic, but in my results list “Roman Catholic” was the least likely match for me (last on the list).

  3. One thing to remember: Catholic in the general sense means universal but Roman Catholic means quite the opposite. You can still consider yourself Catholic and feel OK about it. I learned from a co-worker of a church here in town that’s a split congregation, 1/2 Lutheran, 1/2 Catholic. Quite a feat, but really a lot closer to how it was supposed to be.

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