Monday, August 1

Self-Discover

You are a Self-Discoverer

You're not religious, but you've created your own kind of spirituality.
Introspective and thoughtful, you tend to look inward for the divine.
You are distrusting of all forms of organized religion.
You especially dislike religious gurus and leaders, who you feel are charlatans.

I spent a very long time and a lot of energy when I was younger exploring my beliefs. I can’t stand it when people call me an atheist or an agnostic. Because I neither reject the concept of God or do I claim not to know, I just have a slightly different perspective that does fit in with organized religion. I like the label of self-discover, I’ll have to write it in the next time I’m surveyed.

5 comments:

Bearette24 said...

This is kind of surprising, as I'm a little all over the place...raised Catholic, married Jewish, likes Buddhism...but anyway:

What's Your Religious Philosophy?

You are a Believer

You believe in God and your chosen religion.
Whether you're Christian, Muslim, Jewish, or Hindu..
Your convictions are strong and unwavering.
You think your religion is the one true way, for everyone.

I don't agree with the last line, I don't think there's one true way...but anyway, an interesting quiz...

Off to San Fran...

I hope you're enjoying your new job!

J Bo said...

I had a big problem with this one...First, it told me I was agnostic, then I did it again to find that it pegs me as atheist! Not even close!

I am the self proclaimed Jewish Buddhist. http://cesioroujamais.blogspot.com/2005/04/golden-rule.html

Lora said...

Jewish Buddist, now that's an interesting combination, but believe it or not I think I get it and my belief system is probably not to far off. The first time I took this quiz it I came up as agnostic, and my husband irritatingly refers to me as an atheist, but these labels just don't accurately describe me. I believe that religion was created by man for man, because we need psychologically need something to believe in and for societal purposes. I find it hard to articulate by beliefs so that others understand them, but it's be influenced by a great deal of reading, introspection, and observation. While I find parts of most organized religion hard to swallow I try to remain respectful and honestly I'm somewhat envious that of the sharing of believe that people of organized religions have. I have a feeling I'll seek out some group I'm comfortable enough with soon, but not this month.

colleen said...

I'm with you on that one, Lora (self-discoverer). I don't even have to take the test...although I might for the fun of it, later.

gypsy said...

I am a self discoverer as well, but I guess that's to be expected from someone who attends and works for the unitarian fellowship, and likes it very much, but still refuses to officially join it.