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.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

And now for a pic of my other cat, Talula, resting rather comfortably. So I recently took an online quiz on my theological worldview and was surprised, after taking it several times, that I was defined as post modern-emergent. Coming in second was Catholicism. I figured liberal protestant would have come out higher but it came in at third place.

Maybe it was because I ranked Barth over Spong as more influential to theology or said that commmunion was important in worship. The crusade against gays by Benedict and the Vatican continues. Now they are presurring Catholic social services in Boston to stop adopting children to gay and lesbian parents.

Al Mohler paints a dim picture of this country. Why? Gay marriage of course. Love and committment by gays is the key problem for him. I'd submit that a new poll showing majority support of the use of torture to be a more apt example of our problems. Today is Human Rights Day, a good day to start trying to change attitudes on this subject and hold politicians accountable.

1 Comments:

At 2:04 PM , Blogger Tanya-J said...

Hey, Dwight. Here's where I fell on the quiz. You're probably correct in thinking that the two questions skewed your results a bit. You mean something different when you talk about Holy Communion, after all.

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.

Emergent/Postmodern 89%
Classical Liberal 64%
Modern Liberal 64%
Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan 43%
Charismatic/Pentecostal 43%
Roman Catholic 39%
Neo orthodox 32%
Reformed Evangelical 11%
Fundamentalist 0%

 

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