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WHAT STAGE ARE YOU
A Faith Stage
from Finding Your Religion by Scotty McLennan
Is your world full of
spirits and demons?
Are fairy tales your
favorite kind of literature?
Do you think God makes
everything happen, for good and bad?
Do you spend a lot of time
trying to determine what's real and what's not?
Are scriptures true in a
concrete and literal sense, rather than being stories and maxims that may or may
not be real?
Do you feel that you can
influence God's actions by being good?
Do you have a very
important peer group or leader who is primarily responsible for shaping your
Is it important to you to
understand and follow religious doctrine and moral rules?
Is your main image of God
that of a perfect parent?
Is your spiritual life
unique and personal?
Do you often find yourself
wanting to demystify scripture?
Do you think of God or
Ultimate Reality primarily as an impersonal force or spirit (or as
Do you find a spiritual
community important to you at the same time that you maintain your own
Do you experience
spiritual power in religious symbols and myths that you can also analyze
Do you conceive of God or
Ultimate Reality both as a person and as an impersonal
Do you sense yourself in
community with religiously committed people of any and all
Is your consciousness
ego-free and beyond paradox and ambiguity?
Do you often feel that God
or divine spirit is in everything and that everything exists in God or divine
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