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God Checker

I decided to check out the Japanese section and the intro has me snickering:

"The Japanese have 800 myriads of Gods which must cause a few congestion problems on their islands.

"They appear to have a tendency to worship anything if it stays still long enough and looks interesting enough. Photography has replaced Iconography and pilgrims can often be seen in London recording taxis and streetlamps for possible deification."

By this logic, I am a god in Japan.

There were a ton of tourists taking my picture when I was mapping in the Grand Canyon as a grad student. I'm not sure what was so photogenic about a fat American girl in combat boots, jeans, and a flannel shirt. Maybe it was the fact I was sitting astride the stone wall at the very edge of the canyon with a map board and pencil while squirrels used my leg as a highway in and out of the canyon. Or the fact that the squirrels were stealing my grapes while I worked.

One of them probably has a photo of me taking a photo of a squirrel as the squirrel tried to steal my camera.
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You fit in with:
Atheism

Your ideals mostly resemble those of an Atheist. You have very little faith and you are very focused on intellectual endeavors. You value objective proof over intuition or subjective thoughts. You enjoy talking about ideas and tend to have a lot of in depth conversations with people.

40% scientific.
60% reason-oriented.

Take this quiz at QuizGalaxy.com

There's a bias in this one, everything is either/or and never both. Technical field OR arts. Left brain rational OR right brain creative. At least it stuck me on the edge of atheist and not in the middle where I definitely don't belong. Personally I would have put myself in the "Humanist" range.

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Forget not the days of old
And recall the stories told
Of the burnings and the screams
Do they ever haunt your dreams?

There was a time when freedom died
It was an age of genocide
The Inquisition at the door
The Church of Rome in a holy war

They broke freedom on the wheel
In the madness of their zeal
In the shadow of their wake
The innocent burning at the stake

Children resist a return to the burning times
People be wise to the power of their lies
Be not fooled as those who were fooled before
Children, oh children, be free, be wild

They came to bring the "good news"
To burn witches, pagans, Jews
Said they were the Shepherd's sheep
Whipped old women through the streets

Then the turning of the tide
From the truth they could not hide
Now the darkest age has passed
The Goddess has returned at last!


In the current political climate, listening to Inkubus Sukkubus is probably imprudent. They're a pagan rock band with a distinct anti-Christian flavor in several tracks (Wake of the Christian Knights comes to mind immediately.)
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Country, meet Hell and Handbasket.

"Our job is to reclaim America for Christ, whatever the cost," Kennedy says. "As the vice regents of God, we are to exercise godly dominion and influence over our neighborhoods, our schools, our government, our literature and arts, our sports arenas, our entertainment media, our news media, our scientific endeavors -- in short, over every aspect and institution of human society."

Read the whole article.

I'll be deliriously happy if someone can point to proof that this is a joke.
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For the few people on my friends list that aren't mutual friends with friends that linked to this:

The Unitarian Jihad

Thanks [livejournal.com profile] cargoweasel

[Edit: And thanks to a link from [livejournal.com profile] joisbishmyoga I have found my Unitarian Jihad Name: Sister Broadsword of Warm Humanitarianism. You can get yours here.]
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You scored as Satanism. Your beliefs most closely resemble those of Satanism! Before you scream, do a bit of research on it. To be a Satanist, you don't actually have to believe in Satan. Satanism generally focuses upon the spiritual advancement of the self, rather than upon submission to a deity or a set of moral codes. Do some research if you immediately think of the satanic cult stereotype. Your beliefs may also resemble those of earth-based religions such as paganism.

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Buddhism

71%

Satanism

71%

agnosticism

63%

paganism

54%

Islam

46%

Hinduism

46%

atheism

38%

Judaism

17%

Christianity

8%

Which religion is the right one for you? (new version)
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Oh yes, [livejournal.com profile] iceraptoress and I will be pillaging Hell.

And I suspect my paganism score is unnaturally low due to not worshiping a Goddess. Why paganism seems to be synonymous with goddess worship for most people is something I'll probably never get. Especially in cases where there's been no apparent effort to separate out things like shamanism from the pagan umbrella.
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A bit on the fall of the Greek democracy by [profile] bradhicks, for [personal profile] athelind if he hasn't seen it yet.
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Blatantly snatched from [livejournal.com profile] ursulav's journal comments.

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