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A religious meme

January 10th, 2006 (07:00 pm)

You scored as Pelagianism. You are a Pelagian. You reject ideas about man's fallen human nature and believe that as a result we are able to fully obey God. You are the first Briton to contribute significantly to Christian thought, but you're still excommunicated in 417.

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Socinianism

50%

Pelagianism

50%

Monarchianism

42%

Chalcedon compliant

33%

Nestorianism

33%

Arianism

0%

Apollanarian

0%

Adoptionist

0%

Docetism

0%

Monophysitism

0%

Albigensianism

0%

Modalism

0%

Gnosticism

0%

Donatism

0%

Are you a heretic?
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Posted by: Pellegrina (pellegrina)
Posted at: January 10th, 2006 08:04 pm (UTC)

Me too... 92% Pelagian!

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: January 10th, 2006 10:50 pm (UTC)

In the movie King Arthur, Arthur is an admirer of Pelagius, and is planning to meet him in Rome, but of course learns that Pelagius has been executed by the Evil Church Authorities.

Posted by: Osymandias (osymandias)
Posted at: January 10th, 2006 08:17 pm (UTC)

Likewise. Of course, there was only one question that didn't imply the existence of god, and which I was thus able to agree to...

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: January 10th, 2006 09:48 pm (UTC)

My near-atheism accounts for the low scoring, methinks.

Posted by: Evil Asian Genius (eag)
Posted at: January 10th, 2006 09:26 pm (UTC)

Me too!

You scored as Pelagianism. You are a Pelagian. You reject ideas about man's fallen human nature and believe that as a result we are able to fully obey God. You are the first Briton to contribute significantly to Christian thought, but you're still excommunicated in 417.

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Pelagianism

75%

Socinianism

67%

Monarchianism

50%

Nestorianism

42%

Gnosticism

33%

Apollanarian

17%

Chalcedon compliant

17%

Docetism

17%

Adoptionist

8%

Arianism

0%

Monophysitism

0%

Albigensianism

0%

Modalism

0%

Donatism

0%

Are you a heretic?
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Posted by: pyotr_stolypin (pyotr_stolypin)
Posted at: January 10th, 2006 09:36 pm (UTC)

I just don't understand this now. I'm still Sir Stafford Cripps. Was he Pelagian?

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: January 10th, 2006 09:47 pm (UTC)

Perhaps you would be revealed as Pelagian if there was a Chancellors of the Exchequer meme...

Posted by: Disparate Housewife (wryelle)
Posted at: January 10th, 2006 10:34 pm (UTC)

I'd never heared of Socinianism before this quiz, but Wikipedia assures me it is a late 16th - early 17th century movement of sceptics.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: January 10th, 2006 10:48 pm (UTC)

I'd heard of Socinianism, usually in the context of Arianism, which has been seen as its forerunner, though as I recall they don't match all that well, as I don't think that Arius was a sceptic. I'm not surprised that Socinianism was second-placed. My knowledge isn't deep, though. It's a long time since Religious Studies A-Level, and much of what I know was absorbed earlier through agenda-driven popular works such as Jesus: The Evidence and, worse, The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: January 10th, 2006 10:49 pm (UTC)

- it was only second-placed after a tie-break, and I've forgotten what the question was...

Posted by: Disparate Housewife (wryelle)
Posted at: January 10th, 2006 11:28 pm (UTC)

Arianism as far as I recall (and I'm a theology newbie) is the idea that Christ was created by God as opposed to being co-eternal. This would cover a broad spectrum of non-trinitarian to sceptical views from the Jehovah's Witness idea of Him as a kind of sub-God super-angel to views of him being nothing special at all.

The original Arius wasn't a sceptic in a modern sense of a Dawkins type - he was just sceptical about the Trinity in particular. The forerunner of Unitarians and such (although of course these ideas well predate Arius).

It sounds like your religious studies A-level was pretty in depth - I'm impressed!

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: January 10th, 2006 11:47 pm (UTC)

The religious studies A-level came in two halves - one was 'Philosophy and Ethics', including various arguments for the existence of God, and the other was the New Testament, involving discussion of what Jesus's message actually was, how far the gospels can be read as narratives and how they were shaped by the needs of the early church, and so forth.

Posted by: rustica (rustica)
Posted at: January 11th, 2006 12:02 am (UTC)

Isn't the verse refuting Pelagianism "Thou shalt not approach my altar by degrees" or something? I was always rather taken by this subject, as an historian rather than as a theologian. The social background of medieval heresy is fascinating, but exceedingly complicated.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: January 11th, 2006 12:17 am (UTC)

I didn't know about that verse. This is the sort of discussion where I realise that I want to be a general practitioner of history, not an eighteenth-century specialist...