Hairshirt Humanist

Found at The Itinerant Librarian, "What kind of humanist am I?"

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Excuse us, could you just put down that hammer for a minute and listen. You’re so busy getting things done you rarely take any time out just to relax. In fact, you’ve probably forgotten how to relax. That’s because you’re so anxious to prove that it’s possible to lead a good and moral life without religion that you have built a strict and forbidding creed all of your own.

You keep a compost heap, cycle to the bottle bank, invest in ethical schemes only and the list of countries you won’t buy from is longer than the washing line for your baby’s towelling nappies. You admire uncompromising self–sacrificers like Aung San Suu Kyi and Che Guevara, and would have liked the chance to be incarcerated for your principles like Diderot or Nelson Mandela.

You would never cheat on your partner, drink and drive, accept bribes or touch drugs. You never waste money though you give lots to charity. Living a good life? You’re a model to us all. But it wouldn’t hurt you to try a little happiness once in a while. Loosen up.

What kind of humanist are you? Click here to find out.

Now this is a mixed bag, as usual.  Relaxing?  What the heck is that?  Well, it is possible to lead a good and moral life without religion.  What’s your point?  Strict and forbidding?  Whatever.  Some things just aren’t right and, to be honest, the most repressive parts came from the early Protestant indoctrination. 

I don’t have a compost heap; I don’t have a garden because I don’t have a yard.  But, OK, I would if I could.  I don’t invest (much).  And I had to look up Aung San Suu Kyi.  But OK, I’ll respect a Nobel Peace Prize Winner who said, "It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it" [Wikipedia]. Amen, sister!

That last paragraph—well  I certainly would not do a few of those things.  It’s a bit too late for the others.  And while I do give money to charities, I also waste quite a bit of it.  More importantly, if this is the good life then I am in serious trouble.  But.  I am still searching for it.  And the journey, along with recognizing what is not the good life, is the most important thing a soul can do.

And a little hint, most of what your society tells you is the good life is a complete and utter lie.  Always has been; always will be.

I swore I’d cut down on these…

…and I have.  There are a few I didn’t post after doing them, and a few I just didn’t do.  Found at The Itinerant Librarian.

 

 

Obi-Wan Kenobi
You scored 80% wisdom, 45% aggression, 59% power,  and 77% morality!
You are one of the wisest Jedi of them all, and have had a very
eventful career full of failures and successes. You are a skilled
fighter, having defeated many powerful opponents in your time. You are
not overly aggressive, though. You are more reserved and collected.
Your sense of morality is without question, and you are a model Jedi.

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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Link: The Famous Jedi or Sith Test written by SarumantheMad on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

I’ve got to say that I much prefer ‘classic’ Star Wars also, but then I’ve only seen #4 (or #1 if you prefer) and don’t plan on watching the last two.  Which means I’d also prefer to have Alec Guinness over this upstart Ewan McGregor.  But the description isn’t too bad.

And which mythological beast?

 

Unicorn
You scored 40% Esotericism, 14% Power,  and 34% Malevolence!
The unicorn is a legendary animal. It is usually portrayed as a
slender, white horse with a spiraling horn on its forehead, although
its appearance and behavior differs, depending on the location. In the
west it was usually considered wild and untamable, while in the Orient
it was peaceful, meek and thought to be the bringer of good luck. There
it is usually depicted as a goat-like creature, with cloven hooves and
a beard. In Japan it is called Kirin, and in China Ki-lin.
The word "unicorn" is based on the Hebrew word re’em ("horned animal"),
in early versions of the Old Testament translated as "monokeros",
meaning "one horn", which became "unicorn" in English. The creature is
possibly based on the rhinoceros or the narwhal, a marine creature with
one horn.

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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Link: The Mythological Profile Test written by LacedWithASmile on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

Legendary.  Now that’s more like it.

Found at the God and Goddess tests.

But, which Goddess am I?

 

Minerva
Indeed, you are 70% erudite, 62% sensual, 54% martial, and 45% saturnine.
Another virgin Goddess (Diana or Artemis being the other), Minerva was, just like her Greek counterpart Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom and Freedom as well as an all powerful Goddess of War, which made her a most formidable opponent indeed.

Among the many disciplines that fell under her control were: writing,
the sciences, architecture, embroidery, and just about anything else
dealing with artistic skills, wise counsel, and of course battle and
warfare.

Like Athena, owls were considered sacred to Minerva, representing wisdom. She was a very wise warrior, respected by the Roman legions.

She was also, no kidding, the Goddess of Women’s Rights and patroness of career women.

The Fifteen Goddesses

These are the 15 categories of this test. If you score above average in �

�all or none of the four variables: Neit. �
Erudite: Minerva. �
Sensual: Aphrodite. �
Martial: Artemis. �
Saturnine: Persephone. �

Erudite & Sensual: Isis. �
Erudite & Martial: Sekhmet. �
Erudite & Saturnine: Nemesis. �
Sensual & Martial: Hera. �
Sensual & Saturnine: Bast. �
Martial & Saturnine: Ilamatecuhtli.  �

Erudite, Sensual & Martial: Maeve. �
Erudite, Sensual & Saturnine: Freya. �
Erudite, Martial & Saturnine: Sedna. �
Sensual, Martial & Saturnine: Macha.

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You scored higher than 38% on saturnine
Link: The Mythological Goddess Test written by Nitsuki on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

This one is OK, but coulda been better.  I’m not too happy with that whole ‘virgin’ business.  It uses the exact same questions as the God quiz and I tried to answer them the same; although that might not have been the best tack to take to approach my inner Goddess.

Found at The Heretik via A Night Light.

Which God Are You?

 

Thoth
Indeed, you are 70% erudite, 62% sensual, 58% martial, and 41% saturnine.
Thoth, the Egyptian
God of secret wisdom, intellect, geometry and other forms of higher
mathematics, was also the God of books and learning, of writing and
numbers. And above all, he was the God of Magic. Indeed, he was the
first and greatest of all magicians, said to create miracles from
nothing by the mere vibrations of his voice alone.

Within his main temple were said to be stored his books of magic which
were open for the edification of all, providing those absorbing this
magic understood its sacred content. Over the centuries, these books
were said to have been carefully translated by various priests of
secret orders until finally, the Greeks compiled them as the works of Hermes Trismegistus.

One book most everyone is familiar with which is attributed to the mysteries of the God Thoth is the Tarot,
considered to be an unbound book of symbols that may be read in an
endless variety of sequences imitating the random nature of existence
itself.

The Fifteen Gods

These are the 15 categories of this test. If you score above average in �

�all or none of the four variables: Dagda. �
Erudite: Thoth. �
Sensual: Frey. �
Martial: Mars. �
Saturnine: Mictlantecuhtli. �

Erudite & Sensual: Amun. �
Erudite & Martial: Odin. �
Erudite & Saturnine: Anubis. �
Sensual & Martial: Zeus. �
Sensual & Saturnine: Cernunnos. �
Martial & Saturnine: Loki.  �

Erudite, Sensual & Martial: Lug. �
Erudite, Sensual & Saturnine: Coyote. �
Erudite, Martial & Saturnine: Hades. �
Sensual, Martial & Saturnine: Pan.

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You scored higher than 25% on saturnine
Link: The Mythological God Test written by Nitsuki on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

Now this is a result I can live with!

Found at A Night Light

Postmodernist? Me?

First off, let me say that I pretty much despise Postmodernism.  For one, it only really means anything specific in architecture.  Otherwise, it is a very loose, and often conflicting, amalgamation of views that if those proffering it as a serious view were philosophically and historically educated enough would realize were all recorded over 2000 years ago.

With that on the table, what kind of Postmodernist am I?

revisionist historian
You are a Revisionist Historian.  You are the Clark
Kent of postmodernists.  You probably want to
work in a library or in social services.  No
one suspects you of being a postmodernist…
until they read your publications!

What kind of postmodernist are you!?
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Yes, I do want to work in a library.  But what’s with the damn law books?  Maybe it’s because I found it at Sivacracy where Ann Bartow (lawyer) had posted it.

This is more like it

Thanks for this one Angel!

 

Wizard
40% Combativeness, 20% Sneakiness, 88% Intellect, 16% Spirituality
Brilliant!  You are a Wizard!

Wizards are spells-casters who study powerful arcane magic.  While Wizards tend to be pretty fragile, some of those spells can pack quite a punch.  Unlike Clerics, Wizards aren’t as good at fixing people as they are at breaking them, so watch where you toss that fireball…

Your most distinctive trait is your intelligence.  You’re probably well learned and logical, if perhaps a bit fragile.

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You scored higher than 90% on Intellect
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You scored higher than 3% on Spirituality
Link: The RPG Class Test written by MFlowers on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

This is far more like me, for once, even if I could’ve answered a few of the questions differently.  I certainly played lots of mages in my days of AD&D.  And for once I even knew the pop culture references in this quiz.

I wouldn’t care if I’m a "bit fragile" if I could cast a few fireballs, hehehe.  Of course, a few more subtle spells could be useful too.

I gotta say that’s a mighty beefy looking wizard, though.  And what’s with that sword at his side?

Another mistaken quiz

Another mistaken quiz!  I’m not arguing with the title, only with the description.  Who knows, maybe I answered what I wanted my answers to be instead of what they really should be as I live my life.  Actually, I think it was a mixture of (at least) those two types of answers.

The Fool Card
You are the Fool card. The Fool fearlessly begins the journey into the unknown. To do this, he does not regard the world he knows as firm and fixed. He has a seemingly reckless disregard for obstacles. In the Ryder-Waite deck, he is seen stepping off a cliff with his gaze on the sky, and a rainbow is there to catch him. In order to explore and expand, one must disregard convention and conformity. Those in the throes of convention look at the unconventional, non-conformist personality and think What a fool. They lack the point of view to understand The Fool’s actions. But The Fool has roots in tradition as one who is closest to the spirit world. In many tribal cultures, those born with strange and unusual character traits were held in awe. Shamans were people who could see visions and go on journeys that we now label hallucinations and schizophrenia. Those with physical differences had experience and knowledge that the average person could not understand. The Fool is God. The number of the card is zero, which when drawn is a perfect circle. This circle represents both emptiness and infinity. The Fool is not shackled by mountains and valleys or by his physical body. He does not accept the appearance of cliff and air as being distinct or real. Image from: Mary DeLave http://www.marydelave.com/

Which Tarot Card Are You?
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Another highly mistaken test score

Well, since we have a quiz lover in the house…here’s one I did 6 days ago but had decided not to post.  Because it is (probably) so very wrong.  Is wrong based on the past.  And since it is what I’d like to believe but have no experiences to validate it, it is still wrong.

   

   

    

   

   

    

   

   

      LITERARY SEX FIEND
      You scored 81 bookishness and 76 kinkiness!
    
Alright, you love books, you completely dig great sex…and both at the
same time is even better, n’est-ce pas? According to my calculation,
you are SEX ON WHEELS…the wheels of a book truck, that is. Come find
me…I have a key to the building, baby. 😉

 

   My test tracked 2 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 71% on bookishness
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You scored higher than 61% on kinkiness

 

Link: The Sex In The Library Test written by missthang8 on OkCupid Free Online Dating

Found via The Itinerant Librarian

Yes, I do like books and I did have keys to the building for over four years AND I pushed more book carts than anyone esle in the library during that time, BUT I didn’t even get a kiss much less SEX ON WHEELS.  Another quiz so very, very wrong.  Oh well, a boy can hope.

I do like book carts, but they sure seem a little dangerous for this purpose….

You call this funny?

I rarely pass along these sorts of things, but this one I couldn’t resist because it is so completely and utterly wrong about me!

I realize, and I hope that others do too, that these sorts of things are strictly for entertainment, but the geniuses who dream these things up are, well, just dreaming.  I hope that when you do one one of these tests that you pay a bit of attention to the sorts of questions that are asked and then compare that to the results you get.  What about all those questions that you felt had absolutely no correct answer that applied to you?  What about questions such as, "Which of these movies is funniest to you? (If you haven’t seen one don’t choose it)?"  If I’ve only seen one and I have to choose it, what does the test designer really think they’re learning about me?  Especially if I don’t even consider it funny.

My friends often have no idea what the heck I’m talking about, so how in the heck can my "sense of humor [be] a guilty pleasure for [my]
friends?" 

Spontaneous?  OK, something I struggle to work on, but I have never been accused of, or complimented as, being spontaneous.

Approachable?  I want to be approachable and I strive to be, but compared to naturally charismatic people, not even close. 

Popular?   Who really cares at this point in life?  But back when it did matter, I was the smallest kid in my class until 4th grade (2nd smallest), four-eyed, and sucked at most sports.  Oh, and I was mouthy, if you can imagine that?  Add into that mix someone whose test scores were routinely much higher than my peer group, and we’ll just skip past the whole popular non-starter.

Simple?  Silly?  Sets me apart in this cynical word?  If you don’t know me then it’s all true, really!  I’m just a big-hearted lug that gets along with everyone.  If you do know me, I hope you found these results as hilarious as I did!  Oh, maybe the test designer really did nail my style of humor.  Hmmmm?

Enjoy!

 

the Ham
(39% dark, 52% spontaneous, 22% vulgar)
your humor style:
CLEAN | SPONTANEOUS | LIGHT

Your style’s goofy, innocent and feel-good. Perfect for parties and for
the dads who chaperone them. You can actually get away with corny
jokes, and I bet your sense of humor is a guilty pleasure for your
friends. People of your type are often the most approachable and
popular people in their circle. Your simple & silly
good-naturedness is immediately recognizable, and it sets you apart in
this sarcastic world.

PEOPLE LIKE YOU: Will Ferrell – Will Smith

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Link: The 3 Variable Funny Test written by jason_bateman on Ok Cupid

Sorry, found via Pinko Feminist Hellcat


Seems I am unable to make this fit on my page.   Been trying to play with resizing it but the big image is the main issue.   I believe part of the deal of using these things is using the supplied source code, so it’s just another reason not to use them.