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Old April 23rd, 2014, 09:36 PM   #1
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Scoring Religions

How would you score religions that you know on a scale of -10 to +10? A negative score means that you would prefer being isolated to joining that religious community, and a positive score means that you would prefer joining that religious community to being isolated. Here are my scores from lowest to highest:

Reform Judaism -10
Modern Protestantism -8
Atheism -7
Islam -5
Catholicism -2
Orthodox Judaism +1
Odinism (pagan) +2
Orthodox Christianity +3
Karaite Judaism +5

Please post how you would score the religions that you know.
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Old April 24th, 2014, 03:32 AM   #2
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I think this is a pissing contest in which I won't get involved LOL
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Old April 24th, 2014, 04:13 AM   #3
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only -5 for the blood lusting death cult of islam?

I don't get it.
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Old April 24th, 2014, 10:09 AM   #4
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only -5 for the blood lusting death cult of islam?

I don't get it.
Try reading this book: No god but God (Updated Edition): The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam.
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It's time for me to update this list.

Reform Judaism -10
Modern Protestantism -9
Catholicism -8
Atheism -7
Islam -5
Orthodox Judaism 0
Odinism (pagan) +2
Karaite Judaism +3
Orthodox Christianity +5
Biblic Judaism +10
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I didn't know there were Jews that specialized in karate. Are those the JDL ones?
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I didn't know there were Jews that specialized in karate. Are those the JDL ones?
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only -5 for the blood lusting death cult of islam?

I don't get it.
they'd be dead last if I felt like typing more in this silly thread..
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I don't feel myself educated enough to complete a scoring of all the options on the list.

I am fine with being a protestant so far at this point for myself, but I certainly don't consider myself "modern".

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Old June 22nd, 2015, 06:43 PM   #10
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They are mostly the same, the futile attempt to mix the secular with the spiritual, though after more than four decades of study, I've got to rate Islam as the antichrist religion.

One's relationship to the spiritual, if one has a relationship with it, is up to the individual, and God, the Spirit, the Force, however one envisions it, meets everyone where they are.
In this dark we call creation
We can be and feel and know
From an effort, comfort station
That's surviving on the go
There's infinite survival in
The high baptismal glow.
Slip inside this house as you pass by.

There is no season when you are grown
You are always risen from the seeds you've sown
There is no reason to rise alone
Other stories given have sages of their own.

Live where your heart can be given
And your life starts to unfold
In the forms you envision
In this dream that's ages old
On the river layer is the only sayer
You receive all you can hold
Like you've been told.

Every day's another dawning
Give the morning winds a chance
Always catch your thunder yawning
Lift your mind into the dance
Sweep the shadows from your awning
Shrink the fourfold circumstance
That lies outside this house, don't pass it by....

All your lightning waits inside you
Travel it along your spine
Seven stars receive your visit
Seven seals remain divine
Seven churches filled with spirit,
Treasure from the angels' mine
Slip inside this house as you pass by.

Slip inside this house as you pass by.
The space you make has your own laws
No longer human gods are cause
The center of this house will never die.

There is no season when you are grown
You are always risen from the seeds you've sown
There is no reason to rise alone
Other stories given have sages of their own. -- Roky Ericsson
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