The Belief-O-Matic

The Belief-o-matic. It sounded like a new-fangled kitchen appliance I would have seen advertised on late night TV — back in 1985. I could see the greasy haired salesman on my screen telling me how simple it was to use: “Insert beliefs and in no time at all, you’ll have the perfect religion!”

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5 thoughts on “The Belief-O-Matic

  1. I did the test several years back and got very similar answers to yours, including the 100% Liberal Quaker score. The CND friends and associates had an Advent retreat a couple of weeks ago and many of us were commiserating about the state of the world, “the church” and how it has affected our faith. My solution has been to divide my spiritual time with folks who welcome the fretting and questioning while trying to follow the spirit of all the holy people who set examples for us. Tough to be idealistic in an imperfect world.

  2. Just today we were talking about the Catholic Church at RCIA (Rite of Chrisitan Initiation) for adults coming into the faith. One fellow who was Protestant, brought up the fact that many Catholics do not seem to understand the fullness of the teachings and only look at and practice the rules and traditions, without full understanding. It is a quest for each of us….I often think how simple Christ’s message is: “To love the Lord your God with your whole heart, and your neighbor as yourself”. The teachings of the Catholic church should support this at all times. Keep on your quest Becky! Love, W

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