Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Ruled by Divine Command, in an Existential Fashion

Folks, I took another of those quaint Internet tests, this one answering the question What philosophy do you follow? Here are the curious results:

Divine Command

100%

Existentialism

75%

Utilitarianism

50%

Justice (Fairness)

30%

Kantianism

30%

Strong Egoism

5%

Hedonism

5%

Apathy

0%

Nihilism

0%

What philosophy do you follow? (v1.03)
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I've always known about my Existentialist strain. The Divine Command questions were highly subjective, though. They had no space for the exercise of reason within it. God calls us to use our reason; faith and reason have been a mainstay of Catholic theology since day one. Many people, including most posters, imagine faith and reason as mutually exclusive and tend to equate faith with irrationality. Their questions then, tend to be very one-sided. Good entertainment, though.