?

Log in

No account? Create an account
 
 
08 June 2005 @ 10:20 pm
You *know* I'm procrastinating when I start posting memes.  
And now:
You scored as Emergent/Postmodern. You are Emergent/Postmodern in your theology. You feel alienated from older forms of church, you don't think they connect to modern culture very well. No one knows the whole truth about God, and we have much to learn from each other, and so learning takes place in dialogue. Evangelism should take place in relationships rather than through crusades and altar-calls. People are interested in spirituality and want to ask questions, so the church should help them to do this.

</td>

Emergent/Postmodern

93%

Classical Liberal

82%

Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan

57%

Modern Liberal

54%

Roman Catholic

46%

Charismatic/Pentecostal

46%

Neo orthodox

36%

Reformed Evangelical

14%

Fundamentalist

14%

What's your theological worldview?
created with QuizFarm.com


That's... really surprisingly accurate for the fact that I don't really know what the Trinity is except that Liz went to school there I didn't even understand half the questions. Once again, I desire membership in a remedial Sunday School for grownups. (See! The quiz is right! I'm curious and want to ask questions!)

Important questions remain, of course. One: So, what church *is* this that I'm meant to be attending, exactly? Two: Who the heck is that guy in the picture?

And in "Sachi is kinda crazy" news, taking this quiz was actually kind of hard for me (well, except for the part where I wondered how I was meant to "respect" someone named Bishop Spong when it is only one letter away from both pong and sponge -- no insult intended if you are of the Spong clan yourself). Religion and spirituality and God is such a huge wacko hot button in me that all kinds of emotions get set off just by thinking about it -- I've never understood it. (Especially since I, you know, don't really have a religion, per se.) I will spare you the Little Red Theological Conclusions Of The Day, however, as this is a pretty common hot button and I have no actual information with which to defend my flailing. :)

Now I will go back to the New Age and read the rest of that (crazy, omg, craaaaazy, and this is me saying that) book about auras that I am to be tested on at work tomorrow. Seriously, why do I say yes to these things? (Because aura photos are really nifty, even if I don't think they're the be all and end all of solving every problem ever. Because I want extra babysitting money. Because I keep thinking that I'm somehow way healthier than I actually am and have time and energy for part-time jobs and projects because I "shouldn't need so much downtime" or whatever.) *thunks head on desk*

Lastly: After all that, I regret not getting a permanent account. But yay for DVDs someday in the future. :)
 
 
feel: contemplativecontemplative
hear: Sublime - "Santeria"
 
 
 
mysticalweather: CreamCultmysticalweather on June 9th, 2005 04:52 am (UTC)
*giggles at your icon*

Ah, the memories that brings back...

:)

~Misty
Little Red: sg - cult - me!mylittleredgirl on June 9th, 2005 07:49 pm (UTC)
... does it?

I think I might have missed something important.
fycaidle_dreamer on June 9th, 2005 05:51 am (UTC)
http://www.anewkindofchristian.com/

I feel really smart for finding that, but it wasn't difficult. I just clicked on the properties for the pic, saw the name mclaren, did a google search, and found that. *gloats*
Little Red: sg - cult - me!mylittleredgirl on June 9th, 2005 07:52 pm (UTC)
Oooooh. Well, he seems like a fairly nice guy, so I'm less wooked out to have his picture on my LJ now. ;) I'll have to look the site over more thoroughly, since apparently he represents meeeeee according to this UTTERLY scientific and foolproof quiz!
pellucid: Library--mys1985 (thanks genamarie)pellucid on June 9th, 2005 02:16 pm (UTC)
Once again, I desire membership in a remedial Sunday School for grownups. (See! The quiz is right! I'm curious and want to ask questions!)

Just to file away in your brain, a pretty good "Christianity 101 for grownups" type thing is the Alpha course that some Episcopal churches have. It's basically just a theology fyi/let us answer your questions type thing that goes for maybe six weeks or so. Admittedly, the hope of at least some of the people that tend to run them (they tend to be at the more evangelical Episcopal churches) is that the participants will think that Christianity is a great idea and convert, but they're really not pushy and obnoxious about it. Or at least the people running the one in New York aren't--can't vouch for others.

There are doubtless others of these type things that I'm less familiar with, and loads of books, of course, but Alpha is more interactive and stuff than books are.

Incidentally, though, despite my theology geekishness, I didn't know who Bishop Spong was either--will have to look that one up! ;)
Little Red: b5 - all alone in the night - thatfangirmylittleredgirl on June 9th, 2005 07:56 pm (UTC)
Oooooooo! YES! OMG! *wants* There are lots of Episcopal churches around here, actually. There's a little one that I love because they never lock the door or turn the lights out, so you can walk over there in the middle of the night and be all by yourself and it's wicked nifty. The big one in the center of town is more likely to have classes, but I'm not sure if they would -- the county's fairly small and I don't think there's much converting going on.

Of course... I do kind of belong to a church already (in that I have a nametag! and my mom plays the organ on Christmas Eve, so they know us!), so I really should just ask the awesome minister for some reccomendations! :) My work schedule on Sunday has been cutting into my ability to actually attend, but I think I'll try (yet again) to make a point of it. :)

Thank you! *love*
One Whose Honesty is Stronger Than Her Fearamilyn on June 9th, 2005 09:23 pm (UTC)
This former fundamentalist would be glad to do the Bible 101 course, if you're interested. I love religious studies.

Also, the Unitarians, and, to a much greater extent, the United Church of Christ (UCC) are VERY welcoming, very tolerant, VERY present in your area (since they originated there) and are very happy to have you come just because you want to learn about but never necessarily join the religion.
Little Red: gleee! - nenyamylittleredgirl on June 9th, 2005 09:29 pm (UTC)
*grins* The church I (sometimes) go to now is a UCC/Congregational and is AWESOME. The minister actually took on a Celtic spiritual name recently -- she's that interested in other faiths. I didn't realize the tolerance was a whole thing of the UCC -- I thought it was just this one woman! How cool! I'm sure if I made more time to go I would catch on to the basic tenets of Christianity (and realize how much I already know!) but I do feel like I could do with a little 101. :)

Ooooh, I'm all inspired to go back to church now. W00t!
One Whose Honesty is Stronger Than Her Fearamilyn on June 9th, 2005 10:08 pm (UTC)
The UCC is really quite something. The thing that cracks me most up? They grew out of the Congregationalists who were what grew out of...wait for it... ::drum roll:: ...the Pilgrims/Puritans...who I'm sure are rolling in their graves. **proud grin**

They're good people. And the pastor at the one where I've been attending is also lovely...and the part where women RUN this church for the msot part...also lovely.

But feel free to ask me anything if you want.
pellucid: bookish iconpellucid on June 9th, 2005 10:05 pm (UTC)
Not all Episcopal churches would be likely to have Alpha; usually, if they have guitars and drums in addition to/instead of an organ, they'll be more likely to have Alpha--don't ask me to explain that, but it's true! But you could always just ask around.

But of course chatting with the minister you already know is always a good plan, too--most ministers are more than happy to field questions, etc., and that wouldn't necessarily require you to go on Sundays when your schedule doesn't permit. ;)
Little Red: b5 - all alone in the night - thatfangirmylittleredgirl on June 11th, 2005 01:17 am (UTC)
I... don't know about the guitars and drums. I suppose I would have to go and see. That sounds neat, though!

*plans to go on Sundays before work and bring sandwich to eat in car* If I manage that a few times, perhaps I will ask minister for reccomendation of a book or if there are classes or something. :) Thank you!

If worse comes to worse, my uncle is a Baptist minister, and is awesome, and loves meeeee as niece despite my godless-heathen-ness. However, it might be best not to stir the pot of extended family on this subject, because then if I don't see the light.... er, yes, I've just talked myself out of this one.
pellucid: McKay/Zelenka (by riekchen)pellucid on June 11th, 2005 01:40 am (UTC)
Yeah, I tend to stay away from Baptist ministers if I can! Though I'm sure your uncle is a lovely guy. ;)
Little Red: b5 - all alone in the night - thatfangirmylittleredgirl on June 11th, 2005 01:46 am (UTC)
He's surprisingly lovely!! A really nice and relatively open-minded guy. He even wowed my dad over into believing that, even though he's an arm of the church (which is evil and repressive, etc), he's a True Christian and therefore respectable.

My aunt (the one *actually* related to me in the relationship) is quite skeery with her OMGRELIGION, though. So perhaps it's the minister's wives that you should stay away from?
pellucid: Rainbow Brite (thanks ladyofemynarnen)pellucid on June 11th, 2005 01:59 am (UTC)
Well, I never cease to be surprised at the people who ought to be scary about religion and aren't, as well as my ability to still be friends with people who are scary. Of course, if I hadn't developed that ability, I might not have had very many friends in college... *is friends with lots of skeery fundamentalists*
-a.frog/gorf.a-froggoddess on June 9th, 2005 05:11 pm (UTC)
omg are you doing aura photography where you work??? can i come have my picture taken? i'm dying to get a new aura photo done and i haven't found a place here in the valley and i don't want to have to go all the way to southern rhode island for a silly photo...let me know!!
Little Red: sg - cult - me!mylittleredgirl on June 9th, 2005 07:58 pm (UTC)
YESSSS! I just passed my aura test! :) You can definitely come have your picture taken! I *might* be able to swing you a free one as a "test photo" if you come at the beginning of a session I'm doing -- otherwise I can give you my discount.

Aura photos are so cool and pretty!
(Deleted comment)
Little Red: sg - cult - me!mylittleredgirl on June 9th, 2005 08:01 pm (UTC)
Well, yes, my actual beliefs are well off the Christian path, dogma-wise, but it was still a fun quiz to take. :) You know, once I got over my "but I don't KNOW why the Trinity is cool!"

That homosexuality question flipped me out. I think I finally got it. I didn't really realize that it was supposed to be one of the worst sins, and now people's reactions to it make much more sense. I thought it was just a general sin that had been harped upon recently for... I don't even know why. But eep. K.

Aura photography is when I photograph your AURA!!! And you can see it in pretty colors on the picture, and that says a lot about your energy state at that moment and about WHO YOU ARE based on what energy centers in the body you're accessing. :)
pellucid: Library--mys1985 (thanks genamarie)pellucid on June 9th, 2005 10:00 pm (UTC)
Biblically homosexuality is not "one of the worst sins"--whenever it's mentioned, it's always in a big long list of other things, sexual and otherwise. It really is just that people are harping on it because they're homophobic and stuff. People are irrational and weird. *thwaps them*
Little Red: b5 - all alone in the night - thatfangirmylittleredgirl on June 11th, 2005 01:13 am (UTC)
Ahhhhh, k. God hates shrimp. Got it. :)

*clings to kind and benevolent God and ignores people!*
redbeardredbeard on June 9th, 2005 07:27 pm (UTC)
I guess I am a Spongian
You scored as Modern Liberal. You are a Modern Liberal. Science and historical study have shown so much of the Bible to be unreliable and that conservative faith has made Jesus out to be a much bigger deal than he actually was. Discipleship involves continuing to preach and practice Jesus' measure of love and acceptance, and dogma is not important in today's world. You are influenced by thinkers like Bultmann and Bishop Spong.

</td>

Modern Liberal

75%

Classical Liberal

71%

Emergent/Postmodern

68%

Roman Catholic

43%

Charismatic/Pentecostal

43%

Neo orthodox

39%

Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan

36%

Reformed Evangelical

18%

Fundamentalist

0%

What's your theological worldview?
created with QuizFarm.com
Little Red: sg - cult - me!mylittleredgirl on June 9th, 2005 08:01 pm (UTC)
YOU SPONG, YOU!