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Please keep in mind that your responses will be kept completely confidential, and that you need not

disclose your name or address unless you prefer a direct response to comments or suggestions. 1. How did you find out about God? ___ Newspaper ___ New Testament ___ Torah ___ Book of Mormon ___ Koran ___ Other Book ___ Television ___ Divine Inspiration ___ Word of mouth ___ Dead Sea Scrolls ___ My mama done tol' me ___ Near-Death Experience ___ Near-Life Experience ___ National Public Radio ___ Tabloid ___ Burning Shrubbery ___ Who? ___ Other (specify): _____________ 2. Which model God did you acquire? ___ God of Israel ___ Jehovah ___ Allah ___ Just plain God ___ Krishna ___ Father, Son & Holy Ghost (Trinity Pack) ___ Zeus and entourage (Olympus Pack) ___ Odin and entourage (Valhalla Pack) ___ Gaia/Mother Earth/Mother Nature ___ None of the above; I was taken in by a false god 3. Did your God come to you undamaged, with all parts in good working order and with no obvious breakage or missing attributes? __ Yes __ No If No, please describe the problems you initially encountered here. Please indicate all that apply:

What factors were relevant in your decision to acquire a God? Please check all that apply. Astrology __ Star Trek re-runs __ Fortune cookies __ Dear Abby __ Psychic Friends Network __ Dianetics __ Playboy and/or Playgirl . ___ Indoctrinated by parents ___ Needed a reason to live ___ Indoctrinated by society ___ Needed target for rage ___ Imaginary friend grew up ___ Hate to think for self ___ Wanted to meet girls/boys ___ Fear of death ___ To p1ss off parents ___ Needed a day away from work ___ Enjoy organ music ___ Needed focus on whom to despise ___ Needed to feel morally superior ___ Graduated from the tooth fairy ___ My shrubbery caught fire and told me to do it 5. doesn't stay beseeched ___ Requires burnt offerings ___ Requires virgin sacrifices ___ Plays dice with the universe 4. Are you currently using any other source of inspiration in addition to God? __ Yes __ No If Yes. Jesse Helms) ___ When beseeched. please check all that apply.___ Not eternal ___ Not omniscient ___ Not omnipotent ___ Finite in space/Does not occupy or inhabit the entire universe ___ Permits sex outside of marriage ___ Prohibits sex outside of marriage ___ Makes mistakes (Geraldo Rivera. __ Self-help books __ Tarot.

God also attempts to maintain a balanced level of disasters and miracles. Drugs.__ Sex. and Rock & Roll __ Biorhythms __ EST __ Television __ Mantras __ Jimmy Swaggart __ Crystals (not including Crystal Gayle) __ Human Sacrifice __ Wandering around in desert __ Burning shrubbery __ Other:_____________________ 6. God employs a limited degree of Divine Intervention to preserve the balanced level of felt presence and blind faith. Which would you prefer (circle one)? a. ___ Odin ___ Cthulhu ___ Lottery ___ Baal ___ Beelzebub ___ The Almighty Dollar ___ The Conservative Right ___ Mick Jagger ___ Bill Gates ___ The Great Pumpkin ___ Ronald Reagan ___ A burning cabbage ___ Mushrooms ___ Other: ________________ 7.what's Divine Intervention? 8. Have you ever worshiped a false God before? __ Yes __ No If so. which false God were you fooled by? Please check all that apply. . Don't know . Current level of Divine Intervention is just right d. Less Divine Intervention c. More Divine Intervention b.

5 = excellent): Disasters: 1 2 3 4 5 Flood 1 2 3 4 5 Famine 1 2 3 4 5 Earthquake 1 2 3 4 5 War 1 2 3 4 5 Pestilence 1 2 3 4 5 Plague 1 2 3 4 5 AOL 1 2 3 4 5 Republican Congress 1 2 3 4 5 Jerry Lewis 1 2 3 4 5 Dubya 1 2 3 4 5 My last relationship Miracles: 1 2 3 4 5 Rescues 1 2 3 4 5 Spontaneous remissions 1 2 3 4 5 Crying statues 1 2 3 4 5 Water changing to wine 1 2 3 4 5 Walking on water 1 2 3 4 5 Stars hovering over towns 1 2 3 4 5 VCRs that set their own clocks 1 2 3 4 5 Clear and competent statements by the President 1 2 3 4 5 My present relationship 9. Please rate the following on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 = unsatisfactory. Has anyone ever told you that God loves you and that He has a super plan for your life? Yes . 5= excellent): 1 2 3 4 5 God's Courtesy 1 2 3 4 5 Answers to your prayers 1 2 3 4 5 Are your spiritual needs being met? 1 2 3 4 5 How are your shrubs doing? *1.Please rate on a scale of 1 to 5 God's handling of the following: (1 = unsatisfactory.

Fill me with the Holy Spirit. Did you know that you are a "whosoever"? Yes No *6. come into my heart." If you would like to receive the gift that God has for you today. I believe that God raised You from the dead. If today were your last day here on earth. and the joy of the Lord. "yes" to question #2. beyond a shadow of a doubt that you would go to Heaven? Yes No *3. I pray that they will do so right now. do you know for sure. say this out loud and mean it in your heart: "Dear Lord Jesus. If they have never called upon Your name. Forgive me of my sin. Set me free. do a quick work in their heart and make Yourself very real to them. "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Give me a ." And "For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. bless the person reading this with a long and healthy life. Jesus. Here's a quick prayer for you: "Lord. Jesus." And "Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved?" Yes No *5. thank You that You died for me.No *2. If you answered. is that because you are a good person and/or because you attend church regularly? Yes No *4. Have you ever heard that the Holy Bible reads. the peace of God.

I'm saved. God rested on the seventh. The many gods and entities are all part of one larger . Disagree religion. Humans' true nature is in fact similar to that of animals. Disagree Agree 12. a hunger for the things of God. the Son. Disagree belief in a religious authority should be avoided. without Agree 8. The earth was created in six days. with few limitations. like music or literature. Through meditation.passion to reach the lost. Agree 18. People are not inherently evil. One deserves his social status. Disagree morality are useless. and the Holy Agree 19. Disagree Agree 10. He heard you and did exactly that! All of your sins are forgiven. The world would be so much better if there were no Agree 20. Disagree one who follows rites and customs of his culture. Arts. Disagree Agree 11. I have interest only in aliens. Disagree being. Disagree Agree 4. Disagree Agree 14. Disagree Agree 17. There is not a religion that shows the real Agree 9. they are just weak and have free will. and a holy boldness to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Self-control is a very important value. Disagree Agree 5. rather than gods or similar. study and self-control we can achieve the virtue. espers or time-travellers. Disagree Agree 15. Disagree Ghost. Disagree truth. Disagree Agree 2. God takes three forms: the Father. I should be able to do whatever I enjoy. There is a God but there are also many other entities next to Agree 16. Full Agree 6. I'm forgiven and I'm on my way to Heaven because I have You in my heart. I have a strong belief and trust in myself. Everyone should dress modestly and do charity. The right man is the Agree 3. Moses was Agree 7. Disagree Agree 13. Man created God in his own image for easing his fears and sorrows. Thank You Jesus!" When you asked Jesus to come into your heart and to forgive you. Disagree the greatest prophet. Disagree it. Always remember to run TO God and not FROM God because He love you and has a great plan for your life! Did you say the above prayer? Yes No 1.

21. Disagree Agree Agree 30. There is surely nothing after Agree 28. Common people and Agree 25. Disagree Agree 32. Disagree Agree 22. I can avoid suffering through meditation. There are many Agree 26. I do not harm any living things. Disagree believe in a set of specific rules given by God on how to live my life. Agree 40. We should refuse wishes and attachment to things for reaching interior peace. Agree 42. Disagree better than religious beliefs. Preachers and Agree 45. Disagree Disagree Agree 35. We should do an effort Agree 46. I do not really care about what there is after death. I believe in supernatural activities and Agree 38. I believe in a female Goddess. or none at all. Disagree and salvation through submission to God. Oddities and paranormal things are Agree 27. Disagree . Disagree own image. Disagree an important prophet. Disagree should follow the representants of our religion. Disagree ordinary human activities are really boring. Disagree Traditions should be followed. Jesus is only a historical figure. I 29. Disagree prophets are not fully trustable. or at least I try not to. Disagree should love each other. but not a God. Disagree against our negative passions and those who threaten us. Disagree with the natural world as much as I can. God created humans in his Agree 37. Disagree Agree 34. I should do Agree 50. Jesus is Agree 24. Disagree Agree 23. There should be no moral restrictions on diet Agree 39. Disagree incarnations of God. I believe in reincarnation. My than a "male" god. We Agree 47. Everyone 41. I cannot really say if there is a God or not. I can reach happiness Agree 43. Disagree Agree 31. Agree 36. Disagree at least one pilgrimage in a holy place of my religion. rather Agree 49. Religion is naive and misinformed. multiple gods. Jesus is God. Disagree or sexual activity. Disagree Agree 33. Disagree death. The only thing or person I can ever really trust or rely on is myself. I try to be in tune Agree 44. neither God nor a prophet. Disagree Agree 48. Evry animal has a spirit or should at least be respected as a living being. Disagree manifestations.

I have a strong tendency to believe that God exists and the God expects humans to behave ethically.behavior influences events of my life. There is no way that it can seriously be considered the word of God. Like other ancient writings such as Homer. I have a lot of respect for my ancestors. Other than weddings and similar social events. and the Koran. how many times in the last year have you attended religious services? 3 or fewer times. I The strongest spiritual connection I feel is in nature. What is your age? Under 18 Years Old 18 to 24 Years Old 25 to 30 Years Old 31 to 40 Years Old 41 to 50 Years Old 51 to 60 Years Old Over 60 Years Old 2. God has chosen a race to follow him. Confucius. I am quite certain that the Bible is nothing more than the writings of ancient people. Agree 55. 5. Which of the following comes closest to describing your beliefs about the Bible? The Bible is the word of God and literally true. Agree 52. Disagree Agree 54. Disagree Disagree Agree 51. Which comes closest to your beliefs about God? I believe with a high degree of certainty that God exists and wants us to worship Him. What is your gender? Male Female 3. adventurer? Find out! 1. 4 to 9 times. 4. but I have doubts that it is the word of God. Disagree consider aliens the ones that brought life in Earth many ages ago. Disagree Agree 53. the Bible gives us a glimpse at the thinking of ancient civilizations. but I also have strong doubts about whether God expects us to worship him or even . Jesus died for our sins. 10 or more times.

In searching for truth and finding meaning in your life. As such. Sometimes it's just good to believe that things happen for a reason. Without it we could have no hope. Faith is defined as a belief in something even though there is no evidence to support it. without the intervention of a supernatural force. Faith is a lot like optimism. 10. do you: Approach the world from a natural standpoint. 9. I believe organized religions do some good but also cause much needless division in the world.. applying reason and personal experience to . In searching for truth and finding meaning in your life. applying reason and personal experience to assess things. I believe prayer connects us to God and is essential to finding spiritual peace and salvation.believe in him. I do not believe in personal divinities of any kind. but once in awhile B. Usually A. Sometimes I find that prayer. Find truth and meaning mainly through religious and supernatural beliefs. 8. 6. but I have no idea whether it is a connection with God or just a psychological phenomenon. Nowadays they do much more harm than good. Evolution is basically a true theory and it discredits much of traditional religious doctrine. Nevertheless. 11. so I don't believe that prayer is a means of connecting with a divintiy. Which comes closest to your beliefs about prayer? I don't believe in supernatural phenomenon. Which comes closest to your views on evolution? Evolution is compelling evidence that humans evolved naturally. it seems possible to me that some divinity may have set up the laws that led to the evolution of humans and other life. Organized religions are leftover evidence of the human tribal instinct. do you: Approach the world from a natural standpoint. Which comes closest to your views with respect to organized religion? I think organized religions are very important and that the world would be filled with immorality without them. Evolution is a false theory that undermines important religious beliefs. Which comes closest to your beliefs about religious faith? Faith is very important. 7. I have no use for religious faith. like meditation. helps me relax and focus.

Not sure. Christianity is the religious identity of my family and I never considered identifying any other way. Jesus was an important historical figure who taught important moral lessons. one cannot live an ethical life. . 12. but I don't believe that one has to have strong religious faith to be a good person. I don't identify as a Christian. Religiosity is no indicator of one's ethical or moral character. I do not believe in life after death. Orthodox. Which comes closest to your beliefs about Jesus? I believe in the divinity of Jesus and that salvation cannot be obtained without faith in Him. I doubt that Jesus was anything more than an ancient an about whom we know very little. but I really don't know and I don't structure my life around trying to gain salvation in an afterlife. Insincere con artists who take advantage of vulnerable people. Do you believe that most television evangelists are: Sincere preachers who are saving souls. 16. Which comes closest to your beliefs about an afterlife? I believe that after we die we will be judged by God. but once in awhile B. Protestant. 14. Which comes closest to your beliefs about morality and ethics? I tend to associate religion with morality.assess things. Without traditional religion and a strong belief in God. 15. Find truth and meaning mainly through religious and supernatural beliefs. Since Jesus left no writings and we have nothing but unreliable second-hand and third-hand evidence of what he might have said..) is it because: Even though I don't believe many doctrines of the church. I sometimes find myself hoping that there is life after death. Usually A. If you currently identify yourself as a Christian of any type (Catholic. 13. I sincerely believe most of the doctrines of my church. etc.

. but I don't believe that one has to have strong religious faith to be a good person. applying reason and personal experience to assess things. Which comes closest to your beliefs about morality and ethics? I tend to associate religion with morality. 12. Usually A. do you: Approach the world from a natural standpoint. Sometimes I find that prayer. Without traditional religion and a strong belief in God. Not sure. Insincere con artists who take advantage of vulnerable people. 14. but once in awhile B. Religiosity is no indicator of one's ethical or moral character. 11. helps me relax and focus. like meditation. Find truth and meaning mainly through religious and supernatural beliefs. but I really don't know and I . applying reason and personal experience to assess things. In searching for truth and finding meaning in your life. Do you believe that most television evangelists are: Sincere preachers who are saving souls. one cannot live an ethical life. I sometimes find myself hoping that there is life after death. but I have no idea whether it is a connection with God or just a psychological phenomenon. but once in awhile B. Which comes closest to your beliefs about an afterlife? I believe that after we die we will be judged by God. 13. Usually A. Find truth and meaning mainly through religious and supernatural beliefs. 10..I believe prayer connects us to God and is essential to finding spiritual peace and salvation. In searching for truth and finding meaning in your life. do you: Approach the world from a natural standpoint.

Protestant. Since Jesus left no writings and we have nothing but unreliable second-hand and third-hand evidence of what he might have said. 16. Christianity is the religious identity of my family and I never considered identifying any other way. etc. I don't identify as a Christian. I do not believe in life after death. Bottom of Form .don't structure my life around trying to gain salvation in an afterlife. Orthodox. If you currently identify yourself as a Christian of any type (Catholic. I doubt that Jesus was anything more than an ancient an about whom we know very little. I sincerely believe most of the doctrines of my church. Which comes closest to your beliefs about Jesus? I believe in the divinity of Jesus and that salvation cannot be obtained without faith in Him.) is it because: Even though I don't believe many doctrines of the church. Jesus was an important historical figure who taught important moral lessons. 15.

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