Sunday, November 12, 2006

It's CatholicWang!

I like evidence and part of my embryonic doctoral thesis is about formulating an epistemology of my specialty. There is something of a dichotomy between the qualitative and the quantitative when discussing the trustworthiness or the value of particular pieces of research. I have been impressed by the humane work of Professor Trish Greenhalgh in that she knows her onions when it comes to evidence based medicine and critical appraisal. But she knows a thing or two about intuition as she shows here.

Everyone is testing how Catholic they are or whether they are a heretic or not - even Fr Ray and Joee. I’ve done this survey which tells me to my relief that I’m a Catholic (I knew that) and adds other dimensions too. But I’m not sure telling me I’m 21% modern liberal really tells me anything, because it doesn’t really mean anything. I am NOT a modern liberal.

So, here’s a different, rather more intuitive test: you KNOW you are a Catholic when THIS makes you feel good

and THIS makes you want to barf.


Blogger northern cleric said...

Is that second picture shewing some sort of 'new age' scalp massage?

11:00 PM  
Blogger Paulinus said...

All new HERESY & SCHISM with added INVALIDITY - perfect for dandruff and flaky scalp.

11:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes I agree your test is better.

9:12 AM  
Blogger Joee Blogs said...

:( humph! But I was enjoying rooting out heretics with our test!

10:40 AM  
Anonymous Andrew said...

Horrible chasubles those women priests. At least they could have a bit of lace?

12:44 PM  
Anonymous Christopher said...


1:16 PM  
Blogger antonia said...

haha! That is the ultimate test!

7:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have read Trisha Greenhalgh's book "How to read a paper" and it helped me a lot in undergraduate medicine. Love the traditional catholic picture! ordination? Never had the pleasure of seeing one of them!

5:43 PM  
Blogger Alfred of Wessex said...

Interesting result from that Theological Worldview Quiz. I never thought of myself as an evangelical Weslyan, given that I came to faith through the witness of charismatic Anglican Christians, and that most of my life as a Christian has been lived as part of a local Baptist fellowship.

Sola fides, sola scriptura.

11:18 AM  
Blogger Paulinus said...

Try this for sola scriptura

6:22 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Does this mean that everyone should CatholicWang-Chung tonight?

I for one, plan on having fun tonight.

2:10 PM  

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