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Quiz Time: Pagan Traditions Selector

I was scrolling down Facebook and came across Star Fosters posting about this new quiz. As it was reminiscent to the old Beliefnet’s quiz I thought I was worth a spin. Being a big fan of quizzes, I’m passing on the results and inviting you to post your own. I must say I am surprised by the result.  (For those having trouble pasting to a blog or other sites, try pasting to notepad first to quickly drop the formating and tables.)

Your top match
for
Pagan
Traditions Selector
is:
Romuva Pagan Tradition

Romuva Pagan Tradition (100%)
Finnish Paganism (95%)
Old English Heathenry Pagan Tradition (95%)
Religio Romana Pagan Tradition (95%)
Slavic Pagan Tradition (95%)
Vedic Pagan Tradition (95%)
Numinism Pagan Tradition (92%)
Mesopotamian Pagan Tradition (90%)
Hellenic Pagan Tradition (87%)
Asatru Pagan Tradition (84%)
Celtic Reconstructionist Pagan Tradition (84%)
Druidry Pagan Tradition (79%)
Traditional Witchcraft Pagan Tradition (79%)
Egyptian Pagan Tradition (76%)
Traditional Wicca Pagan Tradition (73%)
Thelema Pagan Tradition (65%)
Minoan Pagan Tradition (63%)
Satanism Pagan Tradition (63%)
Discordianism Pagan Tradition (60%)
Celtic Wicca Pagan Tradition (55%)
Stregha Pagan Tradition (49%)
Eclectic Wicca Pagan Tradition (28%)
Christo-Pagan (25%)
Norse Wicca Pagan Tradition (14%)
Dianic Wicca Pagan Tradition (0%)

I don’t know what to make of the results. I’m Eclectic Pagan with Hellenic leanings and yet Hellenic rates in at 87%.

Can you pick five…?

A friend of mine posted the following questions in a group we are both in. It has taken me exactly 19 days to answer it. I’m not proud that it has taken that long to do so. But I am happy that I have answered it. This kind of self reflection is a needed exercise. After answering it I felt like I needed to dunk my head in ice water just to put out the fire.

1) If you could study with any 5 people in history, who would they be?
2) If you could study with any 5 fictional characters, who would they be?
3) If you had to narrow the above list of 10 down to only 5, who would they be?
4) what insights, if any, do these lists give you about yourself and/or others?

Historical:

  1. Plato
  2. Pythagoras
  3. Hypatia of Alexandria
  4. Dr. Ruth Westheimer
  5. Siddhārtha Gautama

Fictional:

  1. Ender of Enders Game
  2. Wolverine
  3. Hall 9000
  4. Elminster Aumar
  5. Ayla of Earth’s Children

The Top Five Only:

  1. Dr. Ruth Westheimer
  2. Siddhārtha Gautama
  3. Elminster Aumar
  4. Ayla
  5. Plato

So, what’s your Top Five?

Open mindedness

It’s very rare to find a religious forum that claims to be open mined and actually be so. Recently I was disappointed in a forum that claimed such and failed miserable. Instead I found them to be very New Ageish in promoting topics while deleting and discouraging topics I found interesting.

The latest kicker for me was; while reading a thread it was locked and then deleted. The only reason I can come up with for this action was that the poster was actually questioning and seeking answers and understanding but from a different point of view. This poster was very respectful but very confused about how they site gods wanted things to occur. And then the Almighty accusation came down from above….”you need to be open minded…”

I really wish I had copy and pasted that thread. It had a lot of good info. I was wanting to review the thread in the hopes of teasing out exactly why the site gods had such an issue and why they used such a heavy hand in dealing with a very minor disagreement. This incident explains why there were no locked threads available for reading and explains why there isn’t a lot of posts either. I guess I can chalk that site up as not one for free speech on the web. Things like what I watched keeps me a lurker on most forums.

So what is being open minded:
As per Dictionary.com

1. having or showing a mind receptive to new ideas or arguments.
2. unprejudiced; unbigoted; impartial.

A great blog post about being open minded:
Skeptico Blogs

A Quiz about being Open Minded:


You Are 60% Open Minded


You are a very open minded person, but you’re also well grounded.
Tolerant and flexible, you appreciate most lifestyles and viewpoints.
But you also know where you stand firm, and you can draw that line.
You’re open to considering every possibility – but in the end, you stand true to yourself.

How Crunchy Am I?

I’ve been looking at several crunchy quiz’s…so here are a few results…


Moms: How Crunchy Are You? Version 3.0!


Trail Mix Mama!You got crunch, with a teeny bit of chewy mixed in! Still, there’s some softness to ya that makes it easy for you to relate to mommyies of all kinds. But they can tell there is just something about you that’s different. Some of them are envious of your unique ability to interact with your child or your enthusiasm for not littering. But you won’t hesitate to tell a friend how proud you were for homebirthing or non-circing, even if you know she didn’t do the same. The difference is, you respect her decision and assume that she respects yours in kind.
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Quiz Time

You scored as Buddhism. Your beliefs most closely resemble those of Buddhism. Do more research on Buddhism and possibly consider becoming Buddhist, if you are not already.

In Buddhism, there are Four Noble Truths: (1) Life is suffering. (2) All suffering is caused by ignorance of the nature of reality and the craving, attachment, and grasping that result from such ignorance. (3) Suffering can be ended by overcoming ignorance and attachment. (4) The path to the suppression of suffering is the Noble Eightfold Path, which consists of right views, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right-mindedness, and right contemplation. These eight are usually divided into three categories that base the Buddhist faith: morality, wisdom, and samadhi, or concentration. In Buddhism, there is no hierarchy, nor caste system; the Buddha taught that one’s spiritual worth is not based on birth.

Buddhism

83%

Satanism

75%

Paganism

71%

agnosticism

58%

Christianity

54%

Judaism

54%

Hinduism

54%

atheism

46%

Islam

42%

Which religion is the right one for you? (new version)
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