Short survey on religious teachings
October 17, 2014 — 14:30

Author: Helen De Cruz  Category: Uncategorized  Tags: ,   Comments: 4

You are invited to participate in a survey organized by Helen De Cruz and John Schwenkler. The purpose of this study is to explore to what extent you agree with a series of religious (theological) teachings.

The survey takes approximately 10 minutes and, if you wish, you can be entered into a prize draw for an Amazon voucher of 50 GBP or 75 USD.

Please follow this link to complete the survey:


  • Done. Note that the question on whether anything was unclear has both answers basically saying “No”. 🙂

    October 17, 2014 — 23:16
    • Oops – sorry, just take “no” to mean that not everything was clear (we can’t change it anymore now…)

      October 18, 2014 — 2:31
  • Went to the survey, and wonder about this in the introductory comments: “If you agree to participate, you will be given a list of religious doctrines, and you will be asked to what extent you personally agree with them.” But what if I disagree them but nevertheless believe that they are true. For example, as a Catholic I accept the Church’s teaching about capital punishment, but I don’t agree with it, even though my views are within the purview of permissible beliefs within the Church.

    November 16, 2014 — 16:13
  • Louise

    As an atheist I have a problem answering a number of these questions. For example: I neither agree nor disagree with ‘Salvation can only be obtained by good deeds’ (some questions had this form). I do not believe there is a god, therefore I do not believe that ‘salvation’ refers to anything. The only way to choose between ‘agree’ and ‘disagree’ is to pretend for a moment that I am religious. If i were religious I think that yes, a person must do good deeds. But if I therefore answer ‘agree’ it seems that now I agree with some religious doctrine….but I do not. (I think I answered ‘somewhat agree’, because I thought that was the least worrisome option.)
    Similarly, I never had any religious education, but this is not an option according to the survey.

    November 23, 2014 — 17:44
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