22 September 2010

The best religions

Ranked in order from best to worst.
1. Buddhism
2. Neo-paganism
3. Judaism (reform)
4. Hinduism
5. Baha'i
6. Christianity (non-Catholic)
7. Islam
8. Confucianism
9. Animism
10. Catholic Christian

Is anyone NOT offended? I hope not.

Here's what puzzles me, and the point I'm clumsily trying to make - we get most angry and exercised about the BELIEFS we hold. Beliefs that cannot be proven by any empirical method. Does that strike anyone else as odd?


Dave2 said...


renee said...

Where is unitarian universalism?


mimbles said...

*raises hand tentatively* I'm not offended...

Mary_Flashlight said...

As a non-believer, I'm not offended. I don't give a crap as long as people's BELIEFS don't impede my RIGHTS. Unfortunately, that happens all the time.

SUEB0B said...

Dave2 - I think you need to go out and slaying others, then.

Renee - Doesn't count

Mimbles and Mary Flashlight - that's exactly what what I would expect from heathens like y'all.

Magpie said...

I'm not offended. But then, I'm an atheist.

Anonymous said...

Why would I be offended?

People get too kerfuffled by what other people think and don't spend enough time owning their own beliefs.

My personal version of I'm OK/You're OK: I'm not wrong and neither are you.

orion said...

Just like a theory can neither be proved or disproved.

Isabella Golightly said...

Where's the Pastafarians then? Definitely not offended :-)

Ericka said...

i'm not offended, but i'm a godless heathen and you can't ask us anything. or take us anywhere. apparently.

Denise said...

I'm not offended - I'm happy to be in the top 5, lol (#3 more specifically, though I'm Reconstructionist and not Reform but I'll assume you meant all forms of liberal Judaism).

My husband had an acquaintance (a conservative Christian) ask him if we (i.e., 'the Jews') sit around bashing Christianity all the time. WTF? No, amazingly, we really don't devote entire portions of our religious worship or discussion time worrying about what other religions are doing/believing. It's not all about you, Sparky.

ps -
@BarnMaven and @Mary_Flashlight: I agree totally.

J said...

I haven't figured out if there's a religion that I might adopt. Thus far, no go. Of course, atheism isn't a religion, but it's the number one on my list.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

Like the other Godless heathens I am not offended at all.

Suzanne said...

I kind of love it.

Anonymous said...

I kind of love it, too.

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