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Please keep in mind that your responses will be kept completely confidential, and that you need not

disclose your name or address unless you prefer a direct response to comments or suggestions. 1. How did you find out about God? ___ Newspaper ___ New Testament ___ Torah ___ Book of Mormon ___ Koran ___ Other Book ___ Television ___ Divine Inspiration ___ Word of mouth ___ Dead Sea Scrolls ___ My mama done tol' me ___ Near-Death Experience ___ Near-Life Experience ___ National Public Radio ___ Tabloid ___ Burning Shrubbery ___ Who? ___ Other (specify): _____________ 2. Which model God did you acquire? ___ God of Israel ___ Jehovah ___ Allah ___ Just plain God ___ Krishna ___ Father, Son & Holy Ghost (Trinity Pack) ___ Zeus and entourage (Olympus Pack) ___ Odin and entourage (Valhalla Pack) ___ Gaia/Mother Earth/Mother Nature ___ None of the above; I was taken in by a false god 3. Did your God come to you undamaged, with all parts in good working order and with no obvious breakage or missing attributes? __ Yes __ No If No, please describe the problems you initially encountered here. Please indicate all that apply:

___ Not eternal ___ Not omniscient ___ Not omnipotent ___ Finite in space/Does not occupy or inhabit the entire universe ___ Permits sex outside of marriage ___ Prohibits sex outside of marriage ___ Makes mistakes (Geraldo Rivera, Jesse Helms) ___ When beseeched, doesn't stay beseeched ___ Requires burnt offerings ___ Requires virgin sacrifices ___ Plays dice with the universe 4. What factors were relevant in your decision to acquire a God? Please check all that apply. ___ Indoctrinated by parents ___ Needed a reason to live ___ Indoctrinated by society ___ Needed target for rage ___ Imaginary friend grew up ___ Hate to think for self ___ Wanted to meet girls/boys ___ Fear of death ___ To p1ss off parents ___ Needed a day away from work ___ Enjoy organ music ___ Needed focus on whom to despise ___ Needed to feel morally superior ___ Graduated from the tooth fairy ___ My shrubbery caught fire and told me to do it 5. Are you currently using any other source of inspiration in addition to God? __ Yes __ No If Yes, please check all that apply. __ Self-help books __ Tarot, Astrology __ Star Trek re-runs __ Fortune cookies __ Dear Abby __ Psychic Friends Network __ Dianetics __ Playboy and/or Playgirl

__ Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll __ Biorhythms __ EST __ Television __ Mantras __ Jimmy Swaggart __ Crystals (not including Crystal Gayle) __ Human Sacrifice __ Wandering around in desert __ Burning shrubbery __ Other:_____________________ 6. Have you ever worshiped a false God before? __ Yes __ No If so, which false God were you fooled by? Please check all that apply. ___ Odin ___ Cthulhu ___ Lottery ___ Baal ___ Beelzebub ___ The Almighty Dollar ___ The Conservative Right ___ Mick Jagger ___ Bill Gates ___ The Great Pumpkin ___ Ronald Reagan ___ A burning cabbage ___ Mushrooms ___ Other: ________________ 7. God employs a limited degree of Divine Intervention to preserve the balanced level of felt presence and blind faith. Which would you prefer (circle one)? a. More Divine Intervention b. Less Divine Intervention c. Current level of Divine Intervention is just right d. Don't know - what's Divine Intervention? 8. God also attempts to maintain a balanced level of disasters and miracles.

Please rate on a scale of 1 to 5 God's handling of the following: (1 = unsatisfactory, 5 = excellent): Disasters: 1 2 3 4 5 Flood 1 2 3 4 5 Famine 1 2 3 4 5 Earthquake 1 2 3 4 5 War 1 2 3 4 5 Pestilence 1 2 3 4 5 Plague 1 2 3 4 5 AOL 1 2 3 4 5 Republican Congress 1 2 3 4 5 Jerry Lewis 1 2 3 4 5 Dubya 1 2 3 4 5 My last relationship Miracles: 1 2 3 4 5 Rescues 1 2 3 4 5 Spontaneous remissions 1 2 3 4 5 Crying statues 1 2 3 4 5 Water changing to wine 1 2 3 4 5 Walking on water 1 2 3 4 5 Stars hovering over towns 1 2 3 4 5 VCRs that set their own clocks 1 2 3 4 5 Clear and competent statements by the President 1 2 3 4 5 My present relationship 9. Please rate the following on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 = unsatisfactory, 5= excellent): 1 2 3 4 5 God's Courtesy 1 2 3 4 5 Answers to your prayers 1 2 3 4 5 Are your spiritual needs being met? 1 2 3 4 5 How are your shrubs doing?

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Has anyone ever told you that God loves you and that He has a super plan for your life? Yes

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If today were your last day here on earth, do you know for sure, beyond a shadow of a doubt that you would go to Heaven? Yes No

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If you answered, "yes" to question #2, is that because you are a good person and/or because you attend church regularly? Yes No

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Have you ever heard that the Holy Bible reads, "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." And "For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." And "Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved?" Yes No

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Did you know that you are a "whosoever"? Yes No

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Here's a quick prayer for you: "Lord, bless the person reading this with a long and healthy life. Jesus, do a quick work in their heart and make Yourself very real to them. If they have never called upon Your name, I pray that they will do so right now." If you would like to receive the gift that God has for you today, say this out loud and mean it in your heart: "Dear Lord Jesus, come into my heart. Forgive me of my sin. Set me free. Jesus, thank You that You died for me. I believe that God raised You from the dead. Fill me with the Holy Spirit, the peace of God, and the joy of the Lord. Give me a

passion to reach the lost, a hunger for the things of God, and a holy boldness to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I'm saved. I'm forgiven and I'm on my way to Heaven because I have You in my heart. Thank You Jesus!" When you asked Jesus to come into your heart and to forgive you, He heard you and did exactly that! All of your sins are forgiven. Always remember to run TO God and not FROM God because He love you and has a great plan for your life! Did you say the above prayer? Yes No
1. Self-control is a very important value. Disagree one who follows rites and customs of his culture. Disagree Agree 2. The right man is the Agree 3. I have

interest only in aliens, espers or time-travellers, rather than gods or similar. Disagree Agree 4. I have a strong belief and trust in myself. Disagree belief in a religious authority should be avoided. Disagree the greatest prophet. Disagree morality are useless. Disagree truth. Disagree Agree 5. Full Agree 6. Moses was

Agree 7. Arts, like music or literature, without Agree 8. There is not a religion that shows the real Agree 9. One deserves his social status. Disagree

Agree 10. I should be able to do whatever I enjoy, with few limitations. Disagree Agree 11. Man created God in his own image for easing his fears and sorrows. Disagree Agree 12. The earth was created in six days; God rested on the seventh. Disagree Agree 13. Humans' true nature is in fact similar to that of animals. Disagree Agree 14. People are not inherently evil; they are just weak and have free will. Disagree it. Disagree Agree 15. There is a God but there are also many other entities next to Agree 16. Everyone should dress modestly and do charity. Disagree Agree 17. Through meditation, study and self-control we can achieve the virtue. Disagree Ghost. Disagree religion. Disagree being. Agree 18. God takes three forms: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Agree 19. The world would be so much better if there were no Agree 20. The many gods and entities are all part of one larger

21. The only thing or person I can ever really trust or rely on is myself. Disagree Agree 22. I cannot really say if there is a God or not. Disagree an important prophet, but not a God. Disagree ordinary human activities are really boring. Disagree incarnations of God. Disagree better than religious beliefs. Disagree death. Disagree Agree 23. Jesus is Agree 24. Common people and Agree 25. There are many Agree 26. Oddities and paranormal things are Agree 27. There is surely nothing after Agree 28. Jesus is God. Disagree Agree Agree 30. I

29. I do not harm any living things, or at least I try not to. Disagree believe in a set of specific rules given by God on how to live my life. Disagree

Agree 31. Evry animal has a spirit or should at least be respected as a living being. Disagree Agree 32. I do not really care about what there is after death. Disagree Agree 33. We should refuse wishes and attachment to things for reaching interior peace. Disagree Agree 34. I believe in reincarnation. Disagree Traditions should be followed. Disagree own image. Disagree manifestations. Disagree or sexual activity. Disagree Disagree Agree 35.

Agree 36. God created humans in his Agree 37. I believe in supernatural activities and Agree 38. There should be no moral restrictions on diet Agree 39. I can avoid suffering through meditation.

Agree 40. Jesus is only a historical figure; neither God nor a prophet. Agree 42. I can reach happiness Agree 43. I try to be in tune Agree 44. Preachers and Agree 45. We should do an effort Agree 46. We Agree 47. Everyone

41. Religion is naive and misinformed. Disagree and salvation through submission to God. Disagree with the natural world as much as I can. Disagree prophets are not fully trustable. Disagree

against our negative passions and those who threaten us. Disagree should follow the representants of our religion. Disagree should love each other. Disagree

Agree 48. I believe in a female Goddess, rather Agree 49. I should do Agree 50. My

than a "male" god, multiple gods, or none at all. Disagree at least one pilgrimage in a holy place of my religion. Disagree

behavior influences events of my life. Disagree Disagree

Agree 51. Jesus died for our sins.

Agree 52. God has chosen a race to follow him. Disagree Agree 53. I have a lot of respect for my ancestors. Disagree Agree 54. Agree 55. I

The strongest spiritual connection I feel is in nature. Disagree consider aliens the ones that brought life in Earth many ages ago.

adventurer? Find out! 1. What is your age? Under 18 Years Old 18 to 24 Years Old 25 to 30 Years Old 31 to 40 Years Old 41 to 50 Years Old 51 to 60 Years Old Over 60 Years Old 2. What is your gender? Male Female 3. Which of the following comes closest to describing your beliefs about the Bible? The Bible is the word of God and literally true. Like other ancient writings such as Homer, Confucius, and the Koran, the Bible gives us a glimpse at the thinking of ancient civilizations, but I have doubts that it is the word of God. I am quite certain that the Bible is nothing more than the writings of ancient people. There is no way that it can seriously be considered the word of God. 4. Other than weddings and similar social events, how many times in the last year have you attended religious services? 3 or fewer times. 4 to 9 times. 10 or more times. 5. Which comes closest to your beliefs about God? I believe with a high degree of certainty that God exists and wants us to worship Him. I have a strong tendency to believe that God exists and the God expects humans to behave ethically, but I also have strong doubts about whether God expects us to worship him or even

believe in him. I do not believe in personal divinities of any kind. 6. Which comes closest to your views with respect to organized religion? I think organized religions are very important and that the world would be filled with immorality without them. I believe organized religions do some good but also cause much needless division in the world. Organized religions are leftover evidence of the human tribal instinct. Nowadays they do much more harm than good. 7. Which comes closest to your beliefs about religious faith? Faith is very important. Without it we could have no hope. Faith is a lot like optimism. Sometimes it's just good to believe that things happen for a reason. Faith is defined as a belief in something even though there is no evidence to support it. As such, I have no use for religious faith. 8. Which comes closest to your views on evolution? Evolution is compelling evidence that humans evolved naturally, without the intervention of a supernatural force. Evolution is a false theory that undermines important religious beliefs. Evolution is basically a true theory and it discredits much of traditional religious doctrine. Nevertheless, it seems possible to me that some divinity may have set up the laws that led to the evolution of humans and other life. 9. Which comes closest to your beliefs about prayer? I don't believe in supernatural phenomenon, so I don't believe that prayer is a means of connecting with a divintiy. I believe prayer connects us to God and is essential to finding spiritual peace and salvation. Sometimes I find that prayer, like meditation, helps me relax and focus, but I have no idea whether it is a connection with God or just a psychological phenomenon. 10. In searching for truth and finding meaning in your life, do you: Approach the world from a natural standpoint, applying reason and personal experience to assess things. Find truth and meaning mainly through religious and supernatural beliefs. Usually A., but once in awhile B. 11. In searching for truth and finding meaning in your life, do you: Approach the world from a natural standpoint, applying reason and personal experience to

assess things. Find truth and meaning mainly through religious and supernatural beliefs. Usually A., but once in awhile B. 12. Do you believe that most television evangelists are: Sincere preachers who are saving souls. Insincere con artists who take advantage of vulnerable people. Not sure. 13. Which comes closest to your beliefs about morality and ethics? I tend to associate religion with morality, but I don't believe that one has to have strong religious faith to be a good person. Without traditional religion and a strong belief in God, one cannot live an ethical life. Religiosity is no indicator of one's ethical or moral character. 14. Which comes closest to your beliefs about an afterlife? I believe that after we die we will be judged by God. I sometimes find myself hoping that there is life after death, but I really don't know and I don't structure my life around trying to gain salvation in an afterlife. I do not believe in life after death. 15. Which comes closest to your beliefs about Jesus? I believe in the divinity of Jesus and that salvation cannot be obtained without faith in Him. Jesus was an important historical figure who taught important moral lessons. Since Jesus left no writings and we have nothing but unreliable second-hand and third-hand evidence of what he might have said, I doubt that Jesus was anything more than an ancient an about whom we know very little. 16. If you currently identify yourself as a Christian of any type (Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, etc.) is it because: Even though I don't believe many doctrines of the church, Christianity is the religious identity of my family and I never considered identifying any other way. I sincerely believe most of the doctrines of my church. I don't identify as a Christian.