It took .0001 seconds to violate Yom Kippur last night. I was saying the blessing over the candles when the phone rang. I nearly burned the house down, left Minitaur sitting by an open flame AND a lighter and answered in time.
I suggested his solicitations were coming at a most inopportune time. Except I'm pretty sure I used stronger language than that. I can't remember because I was cussing so loudly.
I then proceeded to use electric appliances, eat, fooled around on the computer and then today went to the farmer's market instead of Temple, where I ran into yet more non-fasting and completely unrepentent Members of the Tribe.
So of course I did what any guilt-laden, spiritually confused geek would do: I web surfed and found Belief-O-Matic. Just plug in your wackiest convictions and it spits out a list of matching religions.
You'll note Reform Judaism came up first for me. Phew. Woulda been weird if Hari Krishna or the Moonies earned the top spot, huh?
And considering I've actually been to a Quaker service and my mother considers Reform Jews to be Unitarians for all practical purposes, I think the site was pretty uncanny, really.
The complete list:
1. Reform Judaism (100%)
2. Liberal Quakers (94%)
3. Unitarian Universalism (88%)
4. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (88%)
5. Neo-Pagan (84%)
6. Sikhism (83%)
7. Orthodox Judaism (81%)
8. Mahayana Buddhism (78%)
9. Bahá'í Faith (76%)
10. Islam (75%)
11. New Age (71%)
12. Hinduism (64%)
13. Scientology (63%)
14. New Thought (63%)
15. Orthodox Quaker (62%)
16. Jainism (60%)
17. Theravada Buddhism (55%)
18. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (53%)
19. Taoism (53%)
20. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (50%)
21. Eastern Orthodox (46%)
22. Roman Catholic (46%)
23. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (43%)
24. Secular Humanism (42%)
25. Jehovah's Witness (38%)
26. Seventh Day Adventist (33%)
27. Nontheist (19%)