As many of you probably already know, your obed’nt srvt., Valteron, is a cranky, misanthropic, pretendingly suicidal, middle-aged, unobjective crackpot of an attention whore who is 58, gay, and legally married to his partner of 30 years (we are Canadians). And, oh yes, my use of extra !!! in my postings indicates possible mental illness, I am told.
Anyhow, I have been informed by an atheist, of all people, that I am too hard on certain religions like Islam. So I went to a site called Belief-0-Matic where they give you a test of your beliefs. I was shocked and surprised by the results.
Number 1 of a list of 27 faiths is Reform Judaism, with which I have, apparently, 100% compatibility!!! Following that are Unitarian Universalist and Liberal Quakers both with 99% (perhaps my aversion to oatmeal accounts for the 1%).
My childhood religion, Roman Catholicism, comes in 26 out of 27, just ahead of Jehovah’s Witnesses (no surprise there) with only 35%. I was obviously NOT meant to be a Catholic.
So, since Jews are not entirely rare on the ground on this website, I was just wondering. Does anyone here have experience in being a Reform Jew or has anyone here converted to RJ? Or any other branch of Judaism? What is it like?
Another shocker is that Islam and **Orthodox ** Judaism both score a not-unrespectable 71% on my list. This is a bit confusing considering that I made it clear that my liberal opinions on homosexuality, abortion and women’s equality were extremely important in my belief system.
Is that test a load of bullshit do you think? I mean, 71% for Islam and Jewish Orthodox? Can you just see my same-sex partner and I going to our local Mosque? Or our local Orthodox temple?
I know I can look up Judaism in Wikipedia and elsewhere and I already have. But I just thought it might be interesting to get personal views from posters here.