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I am a presbyter in the diocese of Fort Worth, Texas (Anglican Church in North America). I serve as Chaplain at St. Vincent's School and as a canon of St. Vincent's Cathedral Church in Bedford, Texas. In addition to my parish duties and teaching Religion classes in the school I am also the Middle School Social Studies teacher.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Another Amusing Quiz

Some of you seemed to enjoy the "theologian" quiz about which I posted a few weeks ago, so I thought I would let you know about another amusing site--"Christian Traditions Selector." (Thanks to Anglo-Catholic Ruminations for calling my attention to it.) Here were my results:

Rank Item Percent
1: Roman Catholic (100%)
2: Anglican/Episcopal/Church of England (84%)
3: Eastern Orthodox (80%)
4: Presbyterian/Reformed (62%)
5: Lutheran (60%)
6: Congregational/United Church of Christ (47%)
7: Baptist (Reformed/Particular/Calvinistic) (30%)
8: Church of Christ/Campbellite (25%)
9: Methodist/Wesleyan/Nazarene (20%)
10: Pentecostal/Charismatic/Assemblies of God (12%)
11: Seventh-Day Adventist (12%)
12: Baptist (non-Calvinistic)/Plymouth Brethren/Fundamentalist (10%)
13: Anabaptist (Mennonite/Quaker etc.) (8%)

No great shock in these results, I suppose. Naturally, the maker of this selector was equating "Anglican" with a more liberal version of my tradition than is found in the diocese of Fort Worth!

You can find the quiz yourself here.

13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

1: Roman Catholic (100%)
2: Eastern Orthodox (95%)
3: Anglican/Episcopal/Church of England (80%)
4: Lutheran (75%)
5: Presbyterian/Reformed (67%)
6: Congregational/United Church of Christ (57%)
7: Baptist (Reformed/Particular/Calvinistic) (47%)
8: Church of Christ/Campbellite (37%)
9: Methodist/Wesleyan/Nazarene (37%)
10: Anabaptist (Mennonite/Quaker etc.) (35%)
11: Pentecostal/Charismatic/Assemblies of God (25%)
12: Seventh-Day Adventist (25%)
13: Baptist (non-Calvinistic)/Plymouth Brethren/Fundamentalist (15%)

I wonder if this will change any after the next 3 years?

Chad Nusbaum

8:17 AM  
Blogger Scott said...

I kept answering "not sure." I'd better hie me to a seminary, or a few well-selected books, methinks.

8:38 AM  
Anonymous Robert Duffield said...

Randy,
Looks like we might disagree on theology some.

1. Secular Humanism (100%)
2. Theravada Buddhism (97%)
3. Unitarian Universalism (97%)
4. Liberal Quakers (89%)
5. Mahayana Buddhism (77%)

my birth religion in the top 10

9. Mainline - Liberal Christian Protestants (67%)

Still higher than the Bahai

15. Bahá'í Faith (41%)

22. Mainline - Conservative Christian Protestant (23%)
24. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (19%)
25. Eastern Orthodox (13%)
26. Jehovah's Witness (13%)
27. Roman Catholic (13%)

Robert

9:21 AM  
Anonymous Robert Duffield said...

1. Secular Humanism (100%)
2. Theravada Buddhism (97%)
3. Unitarian Universalism (97%)

7. Non-theist (73%) Interesting!

9. Mainline - Liberal Christian Protestants (67%)

15. Bahá'í Faith (41%)

21. Islam (23%)
22. Mainline - Conservative Christian Protestant (23%)
23. Orthodox Judaism (23%)
24. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (19%)
25. Eastern Orthodox (13%)
26. Jehovah's Witness (13%)
27. Roman Catholic (13%)

Looks like we may disagree on theological issues Randy.

Robert

9:27 AM  
Anonymous Antonio said...

100% Roman Catholic?
Does it mean that TEXANGLICAN is T-"Ex-Anglican"?

2:04 PM  
Blogger texanglican said...

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2:26 PM  
Blogger texanglican said...

Not in the least, Antonio. It just means that the person who created the survey doesn't have traditionalist Anglo-Catholics in mind when he categorizes "Anglicans." I have a good friend who once called me "viscerally orthodox." In terms of the quiz, that seems to equate to RC. But I have no plans to swim the Tiber any time soon. Thankfully I am in a good diocese with a faithful bishop.

2:29 PM  
Blogger Caelius said...

I really don't understand why Quakers are grouped with Anabaptists...

I also now am a member of one of the largest and most liberal churches in ECUSA. Hmmm...

1: Roman Catholic (100%)
2: Anglican/Episcopal/Church of England (90%)
3: Lutheran (88%)
4: Eastern Orthodox (76%)
5: Presbyterian/Reformed (60%)
6: Church of Christ/Campbellite (51%)
7: Congregational/United Church of Christ (51%)
8: Baptist (Reformed/Particular/Calvinistic) (46%)
9: Methodist/Wesleyan/Nazarene (41%)
10: Pentecostal/Charismatic/Assemblies of God (33%)
11: Baptist (non-Calvinistic)/Plymouth Brethren/Fundamentalist (23%)
12: Anabaptist (Mennonite/Quaker etc.) (16%)
13: Seventh-Day Adventist (8%)

3:41 PM  
Blogger Julian said...

What, Randall, you callin' me liberal? :-) By the way, I think that was the most unfairly worded quiz of this sort that I've taken so far. I don't enjoy being pigeonholed!


1: Anglican/Episcopal/Church of England (100%)
2: Eastern Orthodox (95%)
3: Lutheran (92%)
4: Roman Catholic (76%)
5: Methodist/Wesleyan/Nazarene (64%)
6: Church of Christ/Campbellite (63%)
7: Pentecostal/Charismatic/Assemblies of God (59%)
8: Presbyterian/Reformed (59%)
9: Baptist (Reformed/Particular/Calvinistic) (56%)
10: Congregational/United Church of Christ (56%)
11: Baptist (non-Calvinistic)/Plymouth Brethren/Fundamentalist (36%)
12: Anabaptist (Mennonite/Quaker etc.) (22%)
13: Seventh-Day Adventist (18%)

6:03 PM  
Blogger texanglican said...

I don't think any who scored 95% for Eastern Orthodoxy could ever be called too much of a "liberal," my friend. Impressive!

8:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree that this is one of the most narrowly worded quizes ever...
who would have only these choices for communion:

"All those who express faith in Jesus Christ should be invited, and no one should be turned away unless he does not identify himself as a Christian.

Those who express faith in Christ and have been baptized should be invited, and church officials should "fence" the table to ensure that no excommunicant or heretic partakes of the elements.

Only those who are members of your own denomination should be invited.

Not sure"

Surely not anyone going to actual Protestant churches that prounounce that All are Welcome, period.

Becky Jo

10:44 AM  
Blogger Julian said...

Becky: exactly. I took particular offence at the word "fence." That was really asking for it! No matter how strongly I might feel about closed or open communion, "fence" is not a word I would use. The author should have known that.

3:17 PM  
Blogger Julian said...

Maybe I should comment to the quiz author instead of complaining here!

3:17 PM  

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