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Post  blacklens on Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:13 pm

At the New Humanist website you can find out just what kind of humanist you are. So, take the test and let the rest of us know the result.

Here's the test

Oh yeah, apparently I'm a Hedonistic Humanist
You are one of life’s enjoyers, determined to get the most you can out of your brief spell on this glorious planet. What first attracted you to atheism was the prospect of liberation from the Ten Commandments, few of which are compatible with a life of pleasure. You play hard and work quite hard, have a strong sense of loyalty and a relaxed but consistent approach to your philosophy. You can’t see the point of abstract principles and probably wouldn’t lay down your life for a concept, though you might for a friend. Something of a champagne humanist, you admire George Bernard Shaw for his cheerful agnosticism and pursuit of sensual rewards, and your Hollywood hero is Marlon Brando, who was beautiful (for a while), irascible and aimed for goodness in his own tortured way. You adored the humanist London bus slogan (“There’s probably no God, now stop worrying and enjoy your life”) and are delighted that wild young comedians like Stewart Lee, Christina Martin and Ricky Gervais share your full-blooded rejection of religion. Sometimes you might be tempted to allow your own pleasures to take precedence over your ethics. But everyone is striving for that elusive balance between the good and the happy life. You’d probably better open another bottle and agree that for you there’s no contest.
I like the term Champagne Humanist better though. I quite like champagne Very Happy
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Post  jifrock on Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:44 pm

Hedonistic Humanist - that makes two. But I'm not actually a humanist...'cause...you know...it's a label thing, innit.
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Post  blacklens on Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:56 pm

jifrock wrote:Hedonistic Humanist - that makes two. But I'm not actually a humanist...'cause...you know...it's a label thing, innit.
Well champagne labels are something I'm quite fond of actually. Wine labels too. Now that I come to think about it, almost any kind of bottle label is ok in my book tongue
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Post  MisterChristopher on Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:43 pm

It seems hedonist (based off of a whopping 3 responses) seems to be pretty popular...that's what I got too
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Post  Sosa on Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:53 pm

Hedonistic Humanist as well cheers
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Post  Nicholas on Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:27 am

Hounded Humanist

Oh, God – I mean, oh, Dawkins! – why does it all have to be so difficult? You try so hard, don’t you, to be a good person and to lead a blameless life? You keep a compost heap, cycle to the bottle bank, and the list of countries you won’t buy from is longer than the washing line for your baby’s towelling nappies. You would never cheat on your partner, drink and drive, accept bribes or fiddle your expenses. You try not to waste money, but give loads to charity. But you can’t help feeling guilty a lot of the time. It took quite an effort to throw off the shackles of your religious upbringing and even today you occasionally wonder if you’ve done the right thing. At other times, though, you remember with a shudder of revulsion the hypocrisy and constraints that you’ve escaped. You feel awkward when Christopher Hitchens argues that religion is primitive. Yet you’re filled with violent loathing when Jehovah’s Witnesses bang on your door or you encounter a line of orange Hare Krishnas chanting in the street. The commentator you most admire is Terry Eagleton, who, despite having no truck with religion itself, is a powerful advocate of religious values. You’re a reluctant atheist who’d have preferred some fundamental certainties but realised with sadness that there weren’t any. Lighten up – and wear your humanism with heart.

Huh. Not sure how accurate that is, especially the whole "residual guilt" part. And listening to Hitchens go off on religion is like my own personal national past time. Oh well, I suppose I wasn't paying as much attention as I should; listening to On Point with Tom Ashbrook tends to dominate my attention.
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Post  Stegocephalian on Thu Sep 17, 2009 2:50 am

I'm hounded as well! Shocked

Though the description isn't that accurate - I may be principled, but at the temptation of the right kind of hedonistic pleasure, I may just cheat a little. tongue
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Post  pandamonium on Thu Sep 17, 2009 5:24 am

Hedonist. tongue
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Post  jifrock on Thu Sep 17, 2009 5:51 am

Hounded trailing as we head to the break: Hedonists lead 5 - 2. We'll be right back. Basketball
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Post  blacklens on Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:08 am

jifrock wrote:Hounded trailing as we head to the break: Hedonists lead 5 - 2. We'll be right back. Basketball
Gooooooo Hedonists! cheers
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Post  NH Baritone on Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:54 am

I'm a honkin' hedonist humanist! Somehow I think they should have more than four categories. Surely there are more than 4 types of religious folks.
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Post  Neon Genesis on Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:12 pm

I'm also a hedonistic humanist.

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One more!

Post  Momma Heathen on Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:59 pm

Hounded! Shocked
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Post  Neon Genesis on Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:07 pm

MisterChristopher wrote:It seems hedonist (based off of a whopping 3 responses) seems to be pretty popular...that's what I got too
Does this mean we're proving the stereotype that atheists just want to live in sin and not follow any rules (just kidding)?

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Post  jifrock on Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:12 pm

Neon Genesis wrote:Does this mean we're proving the stereotype that atheists just want to live in sin and not follow any rules (just kidding)?

Who's kidding? That's why I signed up in the first place!
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Post  MisterChristopher on Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:06 pm

jifrock wrote:
Neon Genesis wrote:Does this mean we're proving the stereotype that atheists just want to live in sin and not follow any rules (just kidding)?

Who's kidding? That's why I signed up in the first place!

2nd

Did I miss something? There were other reasons to be an atheist?
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Post  NH Baritone on Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:47 pm

MisterChristopher wrote:
jifrock wrote:
Neon Genesis wrote:Does this mean we're proving the stereotype that atheists just want to live in sin and not follow any rules (just kidding)?
Who's kidding? That's why I signed up in the first place!
2nd

Did I miss something? There were other reasons to be an atheist?
Some of us abandoned the Christian ship when we realized the Church-ites were just clinging to to one another, pretending they were protected from the sea by a craft that floated only in their imagination. They and we alike are afloat without that protection, but we get to look outward & explore beyond their imagined hull.

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another hedonist

Post  Closet Agnostic on Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:06 am

Some of the questions were hard. I had to research a few. And a couple I could have answered "D" if "B" didn't work, for instance. But that is a problem with labels. You can't neatly fit people into tidy little boxes. But it was a fun and informative quiz nonetheless. Very Happy
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Post  jifrock on Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:45 am

Closet Agnostic wrote:Some of the questions were hard. I had to research a few.

I just took a punt with the hard ones. There was something about gardens. What do I know about gardens? These random choices are possibly an indication of my crazy, free-wheeling hedonism. What a Face
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Post  schtumpy on Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:50 am

Hedonist as well.
Because we're the biggest group does this make us the "One True Humanists"?
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Post  Fletch on Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:40 am

Hedonist.

Hurm.

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Post  Jim on Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:15 pm

i came back with hounded, but it's really wrong. maybe if i were british it would be different. mostly i just sat staring at the screen thinking either "none of these represent me in any way at all," or "what the hell do i know about gardens?"
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Post  Matijs on Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:28 am

Hounded Humanist

Not convinced, though... I think I would cheat on my partner...
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Post  NH Baritone on Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:44 am

Matijs wrote:Hounded Humanist

Not convinced, though... I think I would cheat on my partner...
Why would you "cheat on him" instead of negotiating an open relationship?
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Post  cleanwillie on Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:00 pm

I'm apparently a hounded humanist. Are there only two types?
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