Can We Guess Your Religion In Just 30 Questions?

Zoe Samuel

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About This Quiz

Faith is a very personal thing for billions of people across the world. For some, it is the cornerstone of their life, informing every action from big ones like who they marry and where they live to mid-size ones like what to eat and how to spend their weekends, to small ones like what to wear or which way to face at a given time. Other people might not have a faith at all, and perhaps even think the very idea of it is pretty silly. Some are militantly atheistic and have made something of a religion out of their godlessness.

Most people, however, are somewhat in the middle: we do our best to stick to the big laws about being a good person and not coveting or lying (too much!), but we give ourselves a break on observing every single ritual and keeping every single law. That doesn't mean we aren't deeply devoted to our faiths, though. We might very well not show up to church or temple for months but still be passionately active in our community in other ways, or just in a constant dialog with faith and prayer themselves.

Whether you're a full-time devotee or what one rabbi dubbed a "seventh-day absentist," tell us about your faith, and we'll see if we can figure out which religion you call your own!

Is God always moral in the conventional sense?

Is there more than one god?

Is God's (or gods') law good because God (or gods) came up with it, or did they give it to humanity because it is good?

Where does God (or gods) come from?

When was the Earth created?

Who was the greatest antagonist in your religion's texts?

What dietary restrictions should you probably follow?

How important is charity to your ethos?

How important is environmentalism to your ethos?

Is your religion explicitly tied to a geographic region?

How many wars has your religion waged in the name of faith?

How much has your faith diverged from its form at its founding?

How many revisions has your primary text gone through?

How many secondary texts does your religion have?

Does your religion have a head?

How focused on the end of the world is your religion?

Do you believe in an afterlife?

Do you believe in divine punishment?

How do you feel about sin?

What vice is most unacceptable?

How many nations explicitly claim to be of your religion?

Historically speaking, how oppressed is your religion?

Have people of your faith been killed for their faith in the last 1,000 years?

How easy is it to convert to your religion?

How many people of your faith are converts?

Does your religion require the belief in a God or gods?

Does anyone in your religion recommend punishing apostates?

How literate are the very religious of your faith?

How many other faiths does yours have major friction with?

How popular is your religion's holiday calendar outside of your religion?

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