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Re: A Religious Quiz

Postby Mackerni » Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:15 am

Maniacal Mongoose wrote:Are you trying to fit participants into one of your 30 prescribed religions? If that's your goal, then the results will be random for people who don't subscribe to aspects of those 30 religions, those 30 questions.

Put in the choice of "Other/Neither" or "N/A".


I noticed you still didn't answer my question as to what religion you are. Is it really that hard to answer that question?

I included the top twenty religions of the world, which according to Wikipedia fits the VAST MAJORITY of people.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_religious_populations

And after that I included many popular "alternative" religions.

As for your last idea, I did want to do that with many questions, but I was thinking of the Political Compass while I made this quiz, and that quiz does not allow neutral answers, on purpose because someone must choose how they feel about a question and not just have an easy escape route. But I'm willing to edit the quiz to include more neutral answers. I started to open up to that idea, for example, when it came to the nature question, which I allowed, "benevolent and malevolent" answer.
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Re: A Religious Quiz

Postby James S Saint » Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:16 am

Mackerni wrote:I have spent many hours researching and developing a religious quiz that is supposed to match advanced personality quizzes regarding religion. I currently have 30 questions and 30 results - I prefer to have my ratio of questions and results in a 1:1 match. The first twenty religions I gathered came from Wikipedia's twenty most popular religions - and the last ten came from a wider diversity. The questions themselves are broad in scope. So, without further a do, below is the URL for the religious quiz.

https://www.qzzr.com/c/quiz/210744/which-religion-are-you

After you take the quiz, please fill out this questionnaire regarding your experience with it.

1. Were your results the results you expected?

2. Was there enough questions and were the questions diverse enough?

3. I'm I missing any key aspects of religion, or results?

Possible Results: Christianity, Islam, Secular, Hinduism, Chinese Religion, Buddhism, Ethnic Religion, African Traditional Religion, Sikhism, Spiritism, Judaism, Baha'i Faith, Jainism, Shinto, Cao Dai, Zoroastrianism, Tenrikyo, Modern Paganism, Unitarian Universalism, Rastafari, Terasem Movement Transreligion, Scientology, Religion of Humanity, LaVeyan Satanism, World Pantheist Movement, jediism, Pastafarianism, Eckankar, Raelism, and Thelema

Seriously?

What makes you think that you are even remotely qualified to identify who might best belong to which religion (especially with merely 30 questions for 30 religions)?

From wince does your confidence come?
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From THIS age of sleep, Homo-sapien shall never awake.

The Wise gather together to help one another in EVERY aspect of living.

You are always more insecure than you think, just not by what you think.
The only absolute certainty is formed by the absolute lack of alternatives.
It is not merely "do what works", but "to accomplish what purpose in what time frame at what cost".
As long as the authority is secretive, the population will be subjugated.

Amid the lack of certainty, put faith in the wiser to believe.
Devil's Motto: Make it look good, safe, innocent, and wise.. until it is too late to choose otherwise.

The Real God ≡ The reason/cause for the Universe being what it is = "The situation cannot be what it is and also remain as it is".
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Re: A Religious Quiz

Postby Mackerni » Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:32 am

James S Saint wrote:Seriously?

What makes you think that you are even remotely qualified to identify who might best belong to which religion (especially with merely 30 questions for 30 religions)?

From wince does your confidence come?


Well seriously ... you are taking this wayyy too seriously.

Most people have an idea of what religion they are. For me, it's Terasem. I took the quiz, and after 16 or so questions were added my result every time came up as Terasem. Even though the quiz says, "Which religion are you?" it was meant more as a validation than anything else. Look. Everybody has an idea of what religion they are - well like 99% of the population does. The most popular religion test on the Internet only has 20 questions. I have ten more. That test has 27 results, and I have 30. And my results are much more diverse than that quiz.

Just have fun with it. You might discover something about yourself that you didn't know. You might not. In many cases people might be paired up with a smaller religion (like the person who got Religion of Humanity) and they might do some research and look into it. They may or may not feel like it's the right fit for them. I can't make that call. Personality quizzes are never 100% accurate. Dan got Telema because he believes in magic, but I never considered him Telemic (I know Dan a little bit.)

Just have fun with it. Don't get offended if you get something you disagree with. It's meant to be fun.
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Re: A Religious Quiz

Postby James S Saint » Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:46 am

Mackerni wrote:
James S Saint wrote:Seriously?

What makes you think that you are even remotely qualified to identify who might best belong to which religion (especially with merely 30 questions for 30 religions)?

From wince does your confidence come?


Well seriously ... you are taking this wayyy too seriously.

Okay .. nuff said.
Clarify, Verify, Instill, and Reinforce the Perception of Hopes and Threats unto Anentropic Harmony :)
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From THIS age of sleep, Homo-sapien shall never awake.

The Wise gather together to help one another in EVERY aspect of living.

You are always more insecure than you think, just not by what you think.
The only absolute certainty is formed by the absolute lack of alternatives.
It is not merely "do what works", but "to accomplish what purpose in what time frame at what cost".
As long as the authority is secretive, the population will be subjugated.

Amid the lack of certainty, put faith in the wiser to believe.
Devil's Motto: Make it look good, safe, innocent, and wise.. until it is too late to choose otherwise.

The Real God ≡ The reason/cause for the Universe being what it is = "The situation cannot be what it is and also remain as it is".
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Re: A Religious Quiz

Postby WendyDarling » Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:30 am

Commentator: Mackerni and Maniacal Mongoose appear to be in a Mexican standoff regarding the answering of questions. The first two questions were posed by that daring Mongoose without movement from the Mackerni camp. Mackerni seems to be growing impatient with that Goose. At this point, it's hard to tell where this is going.
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Re: A Religious Quiz

Postby MagsJ » Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:50 am

MagsJ wrote:Never heard of this religion, but I see myself as spiritual not religious, and I don't want to worship any 'thing'.

The positivist “Religion of Humanity” was essentially an attempt to take out all transcendence and superstitions of religious doctrine while keeping ritual, ceremony and ethical teaching. It sought to discard the remnants of the two more primitive stages of society, the Religious and Metaphysical stage, while cultivating the values of the Positive age.

...to take out all transcendence and superstitions of religious doctrine. Check

...while keeping ritual, ceremony and ethical teaching. Only ethical teaching, but not ritual and ceremony, so not check.

...to discard the remnants of the two more primitive stages of society, the Religious and Metaphysical stage, while cultivating the values of the Positive age. Check.

Not far off the mark, but the wrong religion, so the questions definitely do need adding to in order for a more precise outcome that the current selection is not allowing.
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Re: A Religious Quiz

Postby A Shieldmaiden » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:34 am

Mackerni wrote:

If you'd be up to it, I would be willing to give you access to edit the quiz yourself.


I would be of no real help as I have much to learn myself and I would be biased in my opinions.
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Re: A Religious Quiz

Postby Ierrellus » Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:25 pm

Maniacal Mongoose wrote:Well, it's news to me.

Either/or questions rope you in and there were several of those trap questions from the first one on.

I agree. There were many questions in the quiz that called for choice among given answers, neglecting the answers I could have given. The test concluded that I am a modern pagan. I'm not.
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Re: A Religious Quiz

Postby Mackerni » Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:36 am

Hey guys - if you haven't, or even if you have taken the religious personality quiz I've created, I invite you to take it again. It is much longer, now with 42-questions, is very personalized with answers - now allowing multiple answers on every question, and there's 37 possible results. The link to the quiz is below. Take it and see if you agree with the religion that picks you!

https://www.qzzr.com/c/quiz/210744/whic ... on-are-you

P.S. My goal is to have 50 questions and 50 results. Questions at this point are easier to think of than results.
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Re: A Religious Quiz

Postby surreptitious57 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:38 am


Took the test again and got the same result as last time : Secular
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Re: A Religious Quiz

Postby Mr Reasonable » Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:23 am

surreptitious57 wrote:
Took the test again and got the same result as last time : Secular



Me too.
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Re: A Religious Quiz

Postby WendyDarling » Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:31 am

Has the test been revamped any?
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I live my philosophy, it's personal to me and people who engage where I live establish an unspoken dynamic, a relationship of sorts, with me and my philosophy.

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Re: A Religious Quiz

Postby Mackerni » Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:41 am

WendyDarling wrote:Has the test been revamped any?


Totally revamped. More questions, more results, all questions have the ability for multiple answers, and I revamped the points system to include only one point per religion.

Coming soon: My SelectSmart personality quiz, which is more limited than Qzzr's approach, but will allow a percentage-style list of results for all your answers. My original on that will include 20 questions/results but I hope to expand that to 25 questions/results (the most that quiz maker will do).
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Re: A Religious Quiz

Postby MagsJ » Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:02 pm

That's much more me than the previous outcome of Religion of Humanity I got... I'm not big on caring as much as I am on a naturally transient society.

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Re: A Religious Quiz

Postby WendyDarling » Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:33 am

2nd test: Tenrikyo

Tenrikyo, what little I know of it, may be something that I have already incorporated as part of a need I have.

My religion is my own, tailored to my needs, and it is further revealed through living.
I AM OFFICIALLY IN HELL!

I live my philosophy, it's personal to me and people who engage where I live establish an unspoken dynamic, a relationship of sorts, with me and my philosophy.

Cutting folks for sport is a reality for the poor in spirit. I myself only cut the poor in spirit on Tues., Thurs., and every other Sat.
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Re: A Religious Quiz

Postby Mackerni » Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:27 am

WendyDarling wrote:2nd test: Tenrikyo

Tenrikyo, what little I know of it, may be something that I have already incorporated as part of a need I have.

My religion is my own, tailored to my needs, and it is further revealed through living.


The point of this quiz was to get the result you were looking for. People like you, who don't have a religion - the "spiritual but not religious" folk, don't really fit into how the test was made. Since the quiz has been revamped, more people have taken it and seen their result as something they actually agree with. You are the first one to say, "this isn't exactly me" - but the way you put it, sounds like any religion would have been the wrong one.

I actually don't know too much about Tenrikyo myself. For most of the questions I had to do quick searches on Google about that specific religion. Unfortunately, sometimes it can be really hard to find information about said faith. Google resources are decent if you are looking for a specific aspect (usually), but I'd recommend the Wikipedia article on this.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenrikyo

Let me know if you like what you see on that page.

PS

Not enough people are actually saying one way or another that they agree with their results. Don't just tell us your results. Tell us if you agree with your result or not.
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Re: A Religious Quiz

Postby MagsJ » Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:37 am

I agree with my outcome of Secularism.

Good job. =D>
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Re: A Religious Quiz

Postby Arminius » Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:53 pm

MagsJ wrote:Never heard of this religion, but I see myself as spiritual not religious, and I don't want to worship any 'thing'.

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A "religion of humanity", if it should be a "positivistic church" is absurd (typical French). It makes no sense, it is not logical, because humanity is not merely a "positivistic" thing, and positivism is not merely a "humanitarian" thing.

MagsJ wrote:That's much more me than the previous outcome of Religion of Humanity I got... I'm not big on caring as much as I am on a naturally transient society.

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That definition is false too. Securalism is not "the state of being seperate from religion". You can be secular and nonetheless be religious. No problem at all.
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Re: A Religious Quiz

Postby Mackerni » Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:19 am

Arminius wrote:A "religion of humanity", if it should be a "positivistic church" is absurd (typical French). It makes no sense, it is not logical, because humanity is not merely a "positivistic" thing, and positivism is not merely a "humanitarian" thing.

That definition is false too. Securalism is not "the state of being seperate from religion". You can be secular and nonetheless be religious. No problem at all.

I got those descriptions from Wikipedia. Take it up with them to modify it if it upsets you that much. :P

EDIT:

1) "Positivism" has nothing to do with being "positive" it has to do with being positive that only real things are real. Hence its humanistic qualities. You can think very negative (like cynicism) and still be a postivist.

2) You are right, since there are secular religions, such as (ironically enough), the Religion of Humanity. However, in the case of my quiz's nature - this definition still holds true.

3) Why don't you take the quiz and give us your results instead of complaining about it?
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Re: A Religious Quiz

Postby surreptitious57 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:59 am

Mackerni wrote:
Not enough people are actually saying one way or another that they agree with their results

I agree with my results which were Secular both times which is what I would have expected
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Re: A Religious Quiz

Postby James S Saint » Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:32 am

I'm guessing that on your test you mean "Human Secularist" when you say "Secular". As Arminius pointed out, "secular" doesn't say anything about what religion might be involved. "Secular" refers merely to whatever concerns that might be outside of religious issues, such as architecture, carpentry, farming, business....
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The Wise gather together to help one another in EVERY aspect of living.

You are always more insecure than you think, just not by what you think.
The only absolute certainty is formed by the absolute lack of alternatives.
It is not merely "do what works", but "to accomplish what purpose in what time frame at what cost".
As long as the authority is secretive, the population will be subjugated.

Amid the lack of certainty, put faith in the wiser to believe.
Devil's Motto: Make it look good, safe, innocent, and wise.. until it is too late to choose otherwise.

The Real God ≡ The reason/cause for the Universe being what it is = "The situation cannot be what it is and also remain as it is".
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Re: A Religious Quiz

Postby Uccisore » Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:34 am

A lot of work to (possibly) get an answer one already knows.
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Re: A Religious Quiz

Postby Mackerni » Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:44 am

James S Saint wrote:I'm guessing that on your test you mean "Human Secularist" when you say "Secular". As Arminius pointed out, "secular" doesn't say anything about what religion might be involved. "Secular" refers merely to whatever concerns that might be outside of religious issues, such as architecture, carpentry, farming, business....


Okay. I'll change it. Changes quiz.

Uccisore wrote:A lot of work to (possibly) get an answer one already knows.


This quiz was made for people like WendyDarling, who are "spiritual but not religious", the people who know they have spiritual beliefs but don't know which religion they fall under. If you follow a religion, or are a "human secularist", then this quiz is meant to solidify your faith. Now, if you know your religion and you get a different result ... then I f'ed up... Or it isn't a result. I have 37 results, yet there are thousands of religions in the world.
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Re: A Religious Quiz

Postby WendyDarling » Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:06 am

WendyDarling wrote
Why this test? What is your goal?


Finally, an answer and it is me, The Darlings of the world. :o :lol:
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I live my philosophy, it's personal to me and people who engage where I live establish an unspoken dynamic, a relationship of sorts, with me and my philosophy.

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Re: A Religious Quiz

Postby Mackerni » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:17 am

I added two more questions: one on gnosticism, and one on calendars.

More importantly, though, every question now has a "N/A" answer, for anyone who doesn't have an answer that reflects them.

Tally: 44 Questions, 37 Results. I wanted to get to 50 questions/results, but I'm unsure if that will ever happen.
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