Some tiny creature, mad with wrath,

Is coming nearer on the path.

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Friday, October 28, 2005

Friday Meme -- Spirituality

Since we've been discussing matters of spirituality here of late, this seems a perfectly quaint way to start the day:

You fit in with:

Your ideals mostly resemble that of a Humanist. Although you do not have a lot of faith, you are devoted to making this world better, in the short time that you have to live. Humanists do not generally believe in an afterlife, and therefore, are committed to making the world a better place for themselves and future generations.

20% spiritual.
80% reason-oriented.

Take this quiz at

I think it's interesting to note that the Judeo-Christian faiths are assigned a place on the scientific side of the x axis, rather than the spiritual side. I'd be curious whether the people who came up with this actually were informed by clear working definitions of, e.g., spirituality.

Care of Binky. See, Mark, whether Humanism encompasses everything non-theistic (the rather unscientific chart suggests otherwise), it apparently has me firmly in its skeletal grasp. ;-p


Blogger brian said...

Let's not forget there is a rich tradition of Christian Humanism.

10:22 AM  
Blogger Moon said...

Interesting. Kind of makes me want to read the Hunter essay cited in the wikipedia entry, as little is more upsetting in contemporary American society than the disintegreation of pluralism into polarization.

10:26 AM  

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