A Religious Liberal Blog

This site hopefully can provide some vehicle by which I can comment, complain, and once in a while praise the state of religion in this country and around the world from a liberal protestant perspective.

Thursday, August 19, 2004

If Jewish voters could determine this election, John Kerry would win by a landslide as recent polling has Kerry leading 75% to Bush 22%. Whenever the topic of religion and the presidential campaign comes up, facts like this would seem relevant if religion was not invariably typecast as evangelical protestant.

Ok..so I took another online quiz. A number of questions are asked to determine whether you have a "biblical" worldview. Not surprising, as a religious liberal, my score was pretty low. But the categories and the questions constituting the test is the odd thing. From the flat tax to separation of church and state to evolution, you soon discover that this is not a test trying to sort out doctrinal claims.

It's trying to situate you in relation to a particular right wing agenda. If you are not on the right, regardless of your orthodoxy, it's impossible to get a high score. But the categories where I ranked highest and the lowest surprised me. Because I believe that moral judgements are possible I got 50% of the questions right, ie I have a moderate biblical worldview.

My worst category was science, since I believe in evolution I received a -12% and got labeled as a Communist, Marxist, Socialist, Secular Humanist Worldview Thinker. Wow. How did marxism get lumped in with biology? And why are all these labels strung together in this way?

I don't know why, but the test is interesting, if anything to get a picture of what people mean by "biblical" in today's political climate. And for a continuation of yesterday's post, there's a great new website where you can report any left wing activities from the pulpit. It's aptly called Rat Out a Church. They even have a nice picture of a rat dressed up in clerical robes with Kerry signs.


At 9:31 PM , Blogger jj said...

Whoops, guess I should abandon my site:

"Your classification is: Communist/Marxist/Socialist/Secular Humanist Worldview Thinker"


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