Saturday, May 21, 2005

My World View-Quiz

As you know, I don't often put quizzes on this site, but I found this one very interesting from my friend Alix at Alix in Wonderland.

The quiz asks a series of questions to determine "your world view" and, interestingly, it was able to nail my own world view pretty accurately.

You scored as Cultural Creative. Cultural Creatives are probably the newest group to enter this realm. You are a modern thinker who tends to shy away from organized religion but still feels as if there is something greater than ourselves. You are very spiritual, even if you are not religious. Life has a meaning outside of the rational

Existentialist 88%
Cultural Creative 88%
Idealist 56%
Postmodernist 50%
Romanticist 44%
Materialist 38%
Fundamentalist 25%
Modernist 19%

What is Your World View? (corrected...again)
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Life has a meaning outside of the rational.

Yes, I do believe that. Mainly because I, as I've noted previously, the world, in all it's chaos, but through it's natural order is orderly with each activity or condition of physical things working together with another to create the next action or thing.

It always seems to me to beg the question: What is the meaning of life?

I don't belong to an organized church though I prescribe to the teachings of Christianity. I have read and studied, even if superficially, other religions from ancient times to modern and found many interesting similarities, not the least of which is man trying to answer the questions:

Why do I exist?
Who or what created the universe?
Why do things happen as they do?
Am I in control or is there something greater?

Even as I look at nature and it's organized interaction, flowers and bees, moon and tides; even as I study the scientific explanation of how each of these work together, it never ceases to amaze me that it does work, it does have structure. While there may seem to be randomness in some activities, such as no specific flower that a bee is always attracted to or no specific animal that a lion or wolves may drag down for lunch, there is still order and meaning.

A bee still flies to a flower and, while collecting honey, picks up pollen which it will take to another flower, thus creating more. Lions and wolves instinctively know which animal is the weakest and bring it down, thus causing the heard to be culled and only the strongest to survive and procreate.

Even man in his seeming randomness and chaos instinctively searches for order in things he does and creates. Roads are built and drivers go where they will, but roads go to distinctive places and the traffic is organized, flowing north and south, east and west. Laws are created and many are universal concepts. Murder of another human being is against the law. Stealing as it will harm society. The concept of contractual relations to create and insure the care of family.

Man has always sought to reflect what he sees in nature, in the universe: organized chaos; creating and destroying.

Is it an instinct of nature, finally tuned through millenia of living and surviving? Or, is it the divine spark, and we have evolved and refined it for millenia?

That seems to be the question of all ages.

5 comments:

Scott from Oregon said...

Gee, I hate to be like the woodenpecker, knocking away incessantly poking holes in stuff.....


So I won't....




I will say that I find nature extraordinary and profound.

Worth looking after, in my humble estimation.....

Scott from Oregon said...

Cultural Creative

94%
Existentialist

94%
Postmodernist

63%
Modernist

63%
Materialist

44%
Romanticist

31%
Idealist

25%
Fundamentalist

13%

cjufnf said...

An awesome quiz! Thanks for pointing it out! I took it myself and got the same end result, although different percentages of course.

Cultural Creative - 100%
Idealist - 81%
Postmodernist - 75%
Existentialist - 63%
Fundamentalist - 38%
Romanticist - 31%
Modernist - 31%
Materialist - 0%

Kat said...

The fundamentalist part will decrease after awhile and then increase when you get older.

Happens to us all.

But, it is amazing that many people share the same ideas. Or not, considering the concept of traditionalists and free expression are simultaneously growing in America (a study I saw).

So, we aren't all crazies, just want our views to be heard.

Scott from Oregon said...

When you touch a sea anemone, it recoils and collapses into itself. When you tap a turtle on its shell, it pulls its head in. When you attack a Nation and kill three thousand of its people with relative ease, it retreats into familiar enclaves.....

Whala! The growth of traditionalism and a retreat into religiousity....