Friday, November 30, 2007

the POLITICAL compass

think you're REALLY left, or right?
absolutely dead certain you are NOT an extremist?
take this free, quick and painless test to find out.
if you're REALLY brave, post your results in the comments section.
anonymously, if you desire.


Bart said...

Economic left = -7.62 & libertarian left = -4.82, pretty good company with Ghandi, Nelson Mandela, and the Dalai Lama.

s.fuller said...

Econonic Left = -4.62
Libertarian Left = -4.46
Looks like I'm in the same general area.

Thomas said...

Rabbit Dicer say:

Score of -5.75 and - 4.46
just shy of Gandhi and I eat a lot and wear clothes!

luv, luggs

the mostly reverend said...

the orphanage director could teach that little bald guy a thing or two about compassion:

-7.12, and -6.51

[and i thought some of MY answers were a little hard-assed!]

are we going to hear from some of our, um, "upper-right quadrant" readers?

hey, dicer--do you travel with carrots these days?

slice'ndice said...

It must be a baad weather day,
My sons have chimed in
Ian is at -6.62, -7.59
Sean is at -2.75 and -4.56
they are twinns age 17

Both have hair,both have clothes
and their mom is republican (sp?)
what has one wrought?
luv, luggs

the mostly reverend said...

they certainly aren't identical, are they!
but at least they're in the proper neighborhood.
i am interested to hear results from some of our more conservative readers--and i know they're out there. maybe they think it's a trick?

Anonymous said...

3.38 economic
-1.85 libertarin

jeff bratz

the mostly reverend said...

there we are! thanks for posting, jeff.
i knew that not ALL my readers were negative nelsons and nellies.

Pete Basso said...

Kim, I prefer not to be called a READER of your blog. Reading is viewed as something pleasurable. Reading your blog instills much pain and sorrow therefore I would called a "monitor" of your site. This better fits the description of why I view the site.

BTW, I ran across a Biblical verse today that reminded me of you, Romans 1:22 "Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools"

Economic Left/Right: -1.12
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: 0.31

Continuing my prayers for you and your followers.

the mostly reverend said...

wikipedia says that if you move your lips, it's "reading."

the mostly reverend said...

oh, and regarding romans 1:22, pete.
it might interest you to learn that paul, as a jew living in corinth, was referring to the actions and beliefs of greek-speaking business people living in rome who believed in false gods.
paul also claimed to be upset with men who wanted to have sex with other men.
if you study closely, you'll also note that god was unhappy with the future new england patriots for their future use of sideline films as wrongful acts involving other men. seems pretty clear to me what god/paul means.
but, as an agnostic, i have NO gods, false or otherwise, so you really must admit that romans 1:22 doesn't apply to me.
just mormans.

Pete Basso said...

No Kim, you don't get to set the rules as the rules apply to all men whom think they are the wisest, (as you do).

Romans 1:22 (The Message)
The Message (MSG)
Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson

Ignoring God Leads to a Downward Spiral
18-23But God's angry displeasure erupts as acts of human mistrust and wrongdoing and lying accumulate, as people try to put a shroud over truth. But the basic reality of God is plain enough. Open your eyes and there it is! By taking a long and thoughtful look at what God has created, people have always been able to see what their eyes as such can't see: eternal power, for instance, and the mystery of his divine being. So nobody has a good excuse. What happened was this: People knew God perfectly well, but when they didn't treat him like God, refusing to worship him, they trivialized themselves into silliness and confusion so that there was neither sense nor direction left in their lives. They pretended to know it all, but were illiterate regarding life. They traded the glory of God who holds the whole world in his hands for cheap figurines you can buy at any roadside stand.

Fits you to a tee!! When the shoe fits, my un-God-tistic, (made up word..also known as a Bush-ism), friend, you must wear it..

the mostly reverend said...

you knocking my wind-up parking angel?
she really DOES find me good parking places, and i didn't get her at a roadside stand.