Which is the religion for you?

First I'd like to point out that I'm not deliberately trying to offend
anyone or belittle anyone's religious faith. I am merely attempting to
prove a point. Secondly, within this test I haven't included Hinduism,
Buddhism or any other polytheist religions for the simple reason that I
don't know anything about them.

Now lets discover which religion is for you!

1) Do you believe in a creator God who made the Universe?
Yes - score 10
No - score 5

2) Do you believe that this God is inherently good?
Yes - score 10
No - score 5

3) Do you believe that your God is the one true God?
Yes - score 10
No - score 5

4) Do you believe that this God is omniscient and omnipotent?
Yes - score 10
No - score 5

5) Do you believe that evil will be punished and the good will be 'saved'
or rewarded?
Yes - score 10
No - score 5

6) Do you believe that it is morally wrong to kill or selfishly hurt
another person?
Yes - score 10
No - score 5

7) Do you believe in a holy book?
Yes - score 10
No - score 5

8) Do you believe that a man named Jesus was crucified on the cross
because he spread the word of your God?
Yes - score 10
No - score 5

Results

If you scored between 0 and 20 then you seem to belong to a wholly new
religion. Congratulations! Hope that works out for you! Either that or
you are an atheist and that's fine by me.

If you scored between 20 and 80 then the religions that might be right for
you include:
Islam
Judaism
Christianity (Church of England)
Methodist
Catholic
Protestant
Greek Orthodox
Russian Orthodox
Jehovah's Witness
Any other type of Christianity based on any part of the Bible

I don't think that all these religions are the same; everyone has their own beliefs and in some ways all these have huge differences. My point is that they are also all very similar in their values and attitudes. Before anyone says anything connecting Islam to women's rights I would like to point out that the Koran says nothing about women wearing headscarves or staying in all day although there is an obvious connection between Islam and women's oppression in many countries. It is possible to be a liberal Muslim. What I really want to say is that I can't understand all the hatred that people of one religion expend against another. Nor the scorn that they pour on other people's beliefs; I would never tell anyone that their religion was stupid and ridiculous and I'm an atheist. I would say I don't believe what they believe but that doesn't mean that either of us are wrong in our beliefs.

I'm writing this because I was thinking today about a programme on television that asked whether prayer can cure. They got prayer groups from around the world to pray for certain people and not for others. It was most interesting for me when on prayer group (I won't mention which religion they belonged to because that isn't important) said that the Hindu monks on the other side of the globe were wasting their time because only their prayers would matter! They should be grateful for another group of people trying to help the sick even if they believe that their prayers would be ineffective.

Okay, that was my two cents.