belief-o-matic

So, I took the belief-o-matic test at Beliefnet and the results were interesting…

1. Seventh Day Adventist (100%)
2. Orthodox Quaker (95%)
3. Eastern Orthodox (93%)
4. Roman Catholic (93%)
5. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (89%)
6. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (80%)
7. Liberal Quakers (62%)
8. Hinduism (58%)
9. Unitarian Universalism (51%)
10. Orthodox Judaism (48%)

Apparently I would fit in better with the adventists, quakers and orthodox than I do with the baptists…

Anyway, try it out and let me know your results

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And God saw that this was good.

So, when I grow up, I want to be this guy, Jim Thompson.   But even more than that, (no offense, Jim), I want to be this guy, Andrew Lewis.  And they both have one of these Jewish Study Bibles.  It is the Jewish Bible with commentary from a Jewish perspective…

photo-30It is interesting to see the difference in understanding of various passages… thus far, if the commentator is to be believed, the jewish persepective on genesis 1 is based around a literary framework view and not a chronological framework.  In other words, the seven days are a literary device to describe the majesty and awesomeness of creation, not a historical device to describe a chronological sequence of events.  I am excited about this thing…