I am a Liberal Protestant – ya think?

"INRI" Stainglass Window
“INRI” Stainglass Window, originally uploaded by Cobber99.
taken in Montevideo, MN

So I just took this quiz. Turns out it is a very accurate test insofar as my personal beliefs are concerned. The ultra-fundamentalist answers scared me, especially given that so much of America answers with those options!

My Results:

1. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (100%)
2. Liberal Quakers (80%)
3. Orthodox Quaker (74%)
4. Unitarian Universalism (72%)
5. Seventh Day Adventist (65%)
6. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (63%)
7. Reform Judaism (62%)
8. Eastern Orthodox (62%)
9. Roman Catholic (62%)
10. Hinduism (52%)
11. Bahá’í Faith (50%)
12. Sikhism (50%)
13. Neo-Pagan (50%)
14. New Age (45%)
15. Secular Humanism (41%)
16. Orthodox Judaism (39%)
17. Mahayana Buddhism (38%)
18. Theravada Buddhism (38%)
19. New Thought (36%)
20. Taoism (32%)
21. Scientology (31%)
22. Jainism (30%)
23. Islam (29%)
24. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (28%)
25. Nontheist (25%)
26. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (22%)
27. Jehovah’s Witness (14%)

More Detail on My Results:
Also sometimes referred to as secular, modern, or humanistic. This is an umbrella term for Protestant denominations, or churches within denominations, that view the Bible as the witness of God rather than the word of God, to be interpreted in its historical context through critical analysis. Examples include some churches within Anglican/Episcopalian, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, and United Church of Christ. There are more than 2,000 Protestant denominations offering a wide range of beliefs from extremely liberal to mainline to ultra-conservative and those that include characteristics on both ends.

Belief in Deity
Trinity of the Father (God), the Son (Christ), and the Holy Spirit that comprises one God Almighty. Many believe God is incorporeal.

Beliefs vary from the literal to the symbolic belief in Jesus Christ as God’s incarnation. Some believe we are all sons and daughters of God and that Christ was exemplary, but not God.

Origin of Universe and Life
The Bible’s account is symbolic. God created and controls the processes that account for the universe and life (e.g. evolution), as continually revealed by modern science.

After Death
Goodness will somehow be rewarded and evil punished after death, but what is most important is how you show your faith and conduct your life on earth.

Why Evil?
Most do not believe that humanity inherited original sin from Adam and Eve or that Satan actually exists. Most believe that God is good and made people inherently good, but also with free will and imperfect nature, which leads some to immoral behavior.

Various beliefs: Some believe all will go to heaven, as God is loving and forgiving. Others believe salvation lies in doing good works and no harm to others, regardless of faith. Some believe baptism is important. Some believe the concept of salvation after death is symbolic or nonexistent.

Undeserved Suffering
Most Liberal Christians do not believe that Satan causes suffering. Some believe suffering is part of God’s plan, will, or design, even if we don’t immediately understand it. Some don’t believe in any spiritual reasons for suffering, and most take a humanistic approach to helping those in need.

Contemporary Issues
Most churches teach that abortion is morally wrong, but many ultimately support a woman’s right to choose, usually accompanied by policies to provide counseling on alternatives. Many are accepting of homosexuality and gay rights.
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