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Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Which UU shibboleth is yours?

Ah, a SelectSmart quiz made up of garden-variety dogmas asking "What kind of Unitarian Universalist are you?" Could there possibly be a UU alive who needs this quiz to help them decide whether they're a Christian or Atheist or Buddhist UU? Nonetheless, I'd hate for you to miss out on an Internet quiz.

Copyright © 2005 by Philocrites | Posted 16 February 2005 at 10:49 PM

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11 comments:

Scott Wells:

February 16, 2005 11:36 PM | Permalink for this comment

Golly, it seems I'm a Christian. Go figure.

Props to the quiz about asking the trinitarian question, something so many real live Unitarian Universalists have a hard time even asking.

Jeff Wilson:

February 17, 2005 08:51 AM | Permalink for this comment

Well, that was a waste of 45 seconds. Like I needed the Internet to tell me I'm an Atheist-Buddhist-Humanist.

I'm a graduate student, which means I am constitutionally unable to stop myself from deconstructing everything which crosses my path. I hope this affliction abates somewhat once I graduate. Anyway, I notice that "Unitarian" was one of the options, but "Universalist" was not. There were no questions like "Do you believe in universal salvation" or "Do you believe in punishment in the afterlife." Or maybe, "Do you agree with this statement--'Give them not hell, but hope and courage.'"

chutney:

February 17, 2005 09:53 AM | Permalink for this comment

I'm a graduate student, which means I am constitutionally unable to stop myself from deconstructing everything which crosses my path. I hope this affliction abates somewhat once I graduate.

LOL. Took me a good five years and a lot of scifi.

I sent the quiz out to our 20/30s group because so many of them are new to the movement. For new folks, it might underline our diversity. I hope it doesn't make it seem like the divisions are harder than they are.

My favorite part of the quiz were the ads. Yikes! Even Firefox couldn't get them all.

Philocrites:

February 17, 2005 02:42 PM | Permalink for this comment

Hey Chutney, for some reason I can't seem to load MyIrony.com. Please don't say it has vanished from the 'Net!

TransparentEye:

February 17, 2005 04:32 PM | Permalink for this comment

I came out as Buddhist-Unitarian. I guess that answering yes to reincarnation did it. I don't think that's quite right, as I'm more Western than Eastern oriented.

Pagan and Christian came out on the bottom.

I liked the quiz.

Chalicechick:

February 17, 2005 06:06 PM | Permalink for this comment

CC came out a Humanist-Athiest-Unitarian.

The weird thing about this is that Beliefnet's quiz is quite convinced I'm a liberal Christian.

It all comes down to how one asks the questions.

CC

Matthew Gatheringwater:

February 18, 2005 11:14 AM | Permalink for this comment

I was surprised to discover I was a Bu-UU, until I realized I'd mis-read one of the questions: I "believe" in The Enlightenment, not Elightenment!

chutney:

February 18, 2005 01:08 PM | Permalink for this comment

Ack. I forgot to renew the registration, and it looks to be about three weeks before I can sort that mess out. (150 bucks versus 15.) So I'll be back before too long.

Peacebang:

February 18, 2005 01:36 PM | Permalink for this comment

That quiz made my head explode.

Philocrites:

February 18, 2005 04:36 PM | Permalink for this comment

Peacebang, that's why you should always wear a helmet when taking Internet quizzes. It's much easier to gather up one's scattered wits when they're collected inside a helmet rather than scattered all over the room. Guilty admission: I never took quiz. I have no idea what kind of UU I am. But my head hasn't exploded.

Actually, I do know what kind of UU I am: I'm the kind that gets called on as an amateur piano player to accompany the Friday morning Large Church Conference worship service, setting my knees a-knocking because these people are used to some mighty fine professional-quality piano-playing. Happily, the 300 of us had a grand time singing "Now Let Us Sing," "The Morning Hangs a Signal," and "Love Will Guide Us." I got to play a Steinway. It turned out to be a blast! What's my "learning"? I want quizzes to have a hymn-lovin' line. The rest of you can figure out whether we believe in the Enlightenment; I'll just play the music.

Dan Harper:

February 24, 2005 11:39 PM | Permalink for this comment

Bad Internet quiz! Bad, bad, *bad* Internet quiz!

No categories for "Universalist", nor for "Transcendentalist." Because the quiz didn't know what to do with a Universalist Transcendentalist, I came out as "Native American Spirituality."

Which is so far from the truth, I just have to laugh.



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