what's your religion?

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Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » November 20th, 2012, 6:44 pm

PaGeN wrote:Sara - thanks for the link. As I have feared for so long, I am closet Liberal Quaker! I have to leave my Liberal Methodist Church now. :-(


just compromise...eat some oatmeal with your Welch's grape juice. ;)
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Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » November 20th, 2012, 6:57 pm

i got Unitarian Universalist as well. which i'm pretty sure (from my experience with the UU church) is where the quiz slots if it doesn't know where the heck you belong. which is as it should be. ;)
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Postby happywaffle » November 20th, 2012, 10:19 pm

sara farr wrote:If you don't know what world religion with which your beliefs most sync, take this quiz...

Belief-O-Matic

Even if YOU don't know what faith you are, Belief-O-MaticTM knows. Answer 20 questions about your concept of God, the afterlife, human nature, and more, and Belief-O-Matic™ will tell you what religion (if any) you practice...or ought to consider practicing.

WARNING: Belief-O-Matic™ assumes no legal liability for the ultimate fate of your soul.

About Beliefnet: Our mission is to help people like you find, and walk, a spiritual path that will bring comfort, hope, clarity, strength, and happiness. More about Beliefnet.


Nothing happens when I click the Get Started button. I'm worried about what this says about me.
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Postby Chuy! » November 21st, 2012, 3:26 am

happywaffle wrote:
sara farr wrote:If you don't know what world religion with which your beliefs most sync, take this quiz...

Belief-O-Matic

Even if YOU don't know what faith you are, Belief-O-MaticTM knows. Answer 20 questions about your concept of God, the afterlife, human nature, and more, and Belief-O-Matic™ will tell you what religion (if any) you practice...or ought to consider practicing.

WARNING: Belief-O-Matic™ assumes no legal liability for the ultimate fate of your soul.

About Beliefnet: Our mission is to help people like you find, and walk, a spiritual path that will bring comfort, hope, clarity, strength, and happiness. More about Beliefnet.


Nothing happens when I click the Get Started button. I'm worried about what this says about me.


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Postby Chelley » November 21st, 2012, 11:20 am

I got Secular Humanism which I completely agree with. Good job, belief-o-matic.

For awhile I didn't want to put myself in a definite group so I called myself an agnostic. But the more I think about it and the more I feel that there is no god. I feel religion is something that was made up by man to explain the mysteries of the world around them. But with Science I feel like we're finding those answers more and more.
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Postby B. Tribe » November 21st, 2012, 12:38 pm

The Belief-O-Matic said UR GAY LOLOL.
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Postby Ryan Hill » November 21st, 2012, 5:53 pm

PaGeN wrote:Sara - thanks for the link. As I have feared for so long, I am closet Liberal Quaker! I have to leave my Liberal Methodist Church now. :-(


I KNEW it, Paul. :-)

In Our Prime could go to Quaker meetings together.
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Postby Spots » November 22nd, 2012, 3:30 am

This quiz thing.
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Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » November 22nd, 2012, 1:35 pm

Ryan Hill wrote:
PaGeN wrote:Sara - thanks for the link. As I have feared for so long, I am closet Liberal Quaker! I have to leave my Liberal Methodist Church now. :-(


I KNEW it, Paul. :-)

In Our Prime could go to Quaker meetings together.


new rule: all troupes must convert to the religion of one of their members. :P
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Postby Mike » November 23rd, 2012, 1:26 am

Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell wrote:new rule: all troupes must convert to the religion of one of their members. :P


OK, I'll have IFE speaking Old Norse and premiering our new format "Ragnarok" by next March.....
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Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » November 23rd, 2012, 3:32 pm

Mike wrote:
Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell wrote:new rule: all troupes must convert to the religion of one of their members. :P


OK, I'll have IFE speaking Old Norse and premiering our new format "Ragnarok" by next March.....


excellent...an excellent plan indeed...

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Postby Ryan Hill » November 23rd, 2012, 4:49 pm

Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell wrote:
Ryan Hill wrote:
PaGeN wrote:Sara - thanks for the link. As I have feared for so long, I am closet Liberal Quaker! I have to leave my Liberal Methodist Church now. :-(


I KNEW it, Paul. :-)

In Our Prime could go to Quaker meetings together.


new rule: all troupes must convert to the religion of one of their members. :P


We have meditated at the beginning of rehearsals, and bonus for Buddhism, you can keep your other traditions... :-)
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Postby Jules » November 23rd, 2012, 5:43 pm

I love this thread. It's on my mind a lot lately, this whole belief thing.

I believe in "little s" spirituality, in compassion, empathy and love, in social justice, in mystery, in being ok that mysteries get solved but open up new mysteries and that dogma and organized religions do a lot (and have done) of good and also harm.

I was raised Presbyterian and loved the idea of a wild, radical Christ. I'm also Universal Life Church ordained, and am looking into celebrancy work. I'm a fan of the moon, and the woods.

I believe in ecstatic experiences like dance, drums, and theater (which is an ancient spiritual ritual), and I think something powerful happens in the group that doesn't always happen alone, and that's both physic and meta physic. Improv appeals for this very reason.

I feel called.

I don't know what's calling me, but I feel called to be a force of peace and love and social justice is a huge part of that for me.

My guess is that churches and interfaith dialogue and peace groups could really benefit from improv training and experience.
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Postby beatsweetheart » November 23rd, 2012, 7:03 pm

I'm all messed up. I'm going to say a lot of things that don't make sense, ok?

I was raised Catholic, and went to a Catholic school*, and I'm getting married in the Catholic Church**.
And in order to get married, I have to become a practicing Catholic again. I'm really interested and curious to see how it will go.
I've never felt uncomfortable in a church, but I've sort of denounced subscribing to an organized religion at all, because it sort of becomes a competition, and absolutely gives others one more thing to stereotype about you. I don't believe in everything the Church says to believe in, especially I don't really believe Jesus was God on Earth. I think he must've been a very wise and charismatic man who had a deep spiritual understanding of the world.
I pray occasionally, but never to a corporeal god. It's more the "The Great Whatever" and the energy and spirit of the world around me. Karma, fate, The Force. You get it.

My beliefs are more of a swirling invisible energy all around us that is benevolent, but depends on our free will to function properly. Read the book The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, and that's my actual belief system in a novel.

*I loved it very much, thank you. And yes we did have uniforms but there was never any crazy horror stories that people expect that I have when I tell them I went to a Catholic school. My teachers were all extremely loving, kind-hearted, and open-minded. And besides that, awesome teachers, which is the most important part of a school. We did have religion as a class subject, but I only remember learning about to apply things like the Beatitudes and Ten Commandments into our daily lives in a realistic way. I feel that we focused more on the absolute fact that everyone is flawed, but that's ok. You just have to admit it to yourself and sometimes to others (aka Confession). So, please, don't make that shocked face that says, "Oh that must've been awful" when I tell you I went to Catholic school.

**Getting married in the Church is mostly for my family, but also because I have been to so many secular weddings in which the ceremony lasts 15 minutes. To me, that is the most important part of the wedding, and I want it to last and let it sink in a bit, and a Mass wedding can do that. I know there are other options, but this is what is working for us.
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Postby Jules » November 23rd, 2012, 7:27 pm

Would anyone be interested in an "interfaith/interprov" dialogue group? Anyone interested in how improv can/could be applied to social justice etc?
contact me at juliejezebel@gmail.com if so.
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