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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Another fun Quiz

You fit in with:
Humanism


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.
60% reason-oriented.

Take this quiz at QuizGalaxy.com
(via Respectful Insolence)

3 Comments:

Blogger Katinula said...

You are officially a quiz whore. I love every second of it. Keep em coming!

11/02/2005 12:51:00 PM  
Blogger Dave Justus said...

Whores get paid. I'm just a quiz slut.

11/02/2005 01:13:00 PM  
Blogger Ghost Dansing said...

That quiz is nonsensical. None of the parameters are mutually exclusive, yet it depicts them as polarized.

“Absolute truth belongs only to one class of humans—the class of absolute fools.” These are the piercing words of Ashley Montagu, famous evolutionist/humanist of Princeton University (1981, p. 4-C). Dr. Montagu wanted to make it clear that, at best, truth is relative—and anyone who states differently is to be categorized as a fool. Others have joined Dr. Montagu in this kind of thinking. Sir Julian Huxley, for instance, said: “We must now be prepared to abandon the god hypothesis and its corollaries like divine revelation or unchanging truths, and to change over from a supernatural to a naturalistic view of human destiny” (1965)

But there's a catch. The super-natural is simply the natural for which we have yet as not an explanation.

Some humanist thinkers have overstated their position and made deductions that are non sequitor.

Some religionists, ostentibly those who postulate God or God(s) routinely throughout history, have tacitly and explicitly, at times, attempted to prematurely truncate human curiosity with the illusion of absolute answers... and have had a tough time.

Extremist positions are extremist positions regardless of particular conclusions... all could use a good dose of humility in acknowledging that we don't even know what we don't know.

11/06/2005 09:28:00 AM  

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