Demographic Questions

Answer the following questions the best describe your current demographic status:

Demographics
Question Response
2. Gender
8. Do you consider yourself to be a religious person?
12. Do you have any children
15. Were you born in Australia?
16. Are you a native English speaker?
19. Do you have siblings?

Social Questions

Rate whether each statement is a True or False description about you:

Social Questions
# Statement True / False
1 I sometimes feel resentful when I don't get my way.
2 I'm always willing to admit it when I make a mistake.
3 No matter whom I'm talking to, I'm always a good listener.
4 I am sometimes irritated by people who ask favors of me.
5 I sometimes try to get even rather than forgive and forget.
6 I am always courteous, even to people who are disagreeable.
7 There have been occasions when I took advantage of someone.
8 I have never deliberately said something that hurt someone's feelings.
9 It is sometimes hard for me to go on with my work if I am not encouraged.
10 There have been times when I was quite jealous of the good fortune of others.
11 I have never been bothered when people express ideas very different from my own.
12 On a few occasions, I have given up doing something because I thought too little of my ability.
13 There have been times when I felt like rebelling against people in authority even though I knew they were right.

Transgression Narrative Test of Forgiveness (TNTF)

Below are a number of situations in which people might find themselves. People respond in different ways in these situations in terms of what things they will forgive. We would like you to read each situation and imagine it has happened to you. Then we would like you to use the scale below to indicate how you think you would respond to the situation:

0 = definitely not forgive
1 = not likely to forgive
2 = just as likely to forgive as not
3 = likely to forgive
4 = definitely forgive






 

Tendency to Forgive (TTF) / Attitudes Towards Forgiveness (ATF)

Rate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each statement by placing a number from the following scale into the blank next to each item.

Tendency to Forgive (TTF) / Attitudes Towards Forgiveness (ATF)
# Statement strongly disagree  
strongly
agree
1 I tend to get over it quickly when someone hurts my feelings.
2 If someone wrongs me, I often think about it a lot afterwards.
3 I have a tendency to harbor grudges.
4 When people wrong me, my approach is just to forgive and forget.
5 I believe that forgiveness is a moral virtue.
6 Justice is more important than mercy.
7 It is admirable to be a forgiving person.
8 I have no problem at all with people staying mad at those who hurt them.
9 Forgiveness is a sign of weakness.
10 People should work harder than they do to let go of the wrongs they have suffered.

Post Critical Belief Scale (Religious Belief Scale)

Please click on the link of the religion that your are affiliated with.

Post Critical Belief Scale (PCBS):

Only for Jewish participants

Rate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each statement by placing a number from the following scale into the blank next to each item.

PCBS
# Statement strongly disagree  
strongly
agree
1 The Torah holds a deeper truth which can only be revealed by personal reflection
2 God has been defined for once and for all and therefore is immutable
3 Faith turns out to be an illusion when one is confronted with the harshness of life
4 The Torah is a rough guide in the search for God, and not a historical account
5 Even though this goes against modern rationality, Moses and the Jewish people really did witness the parting of the red sea
6 Each statement about God is a result of the time in which it was made
7 Even though the Torah was written a long time ago, it retains a basic message
8 Being religious is the straightest path to knowing God
9 The manner in which humans experience God will always be colored by society
10 Ultimately, there is only one correct answer to each religious question
11 The world of Torah stories is so far removed from us, that it has little relevance
12 Science has made a religious understanding of life superfluous
13 God grows together with the history of humanity and therefore is changeable
14 My ideology is only one possibility among so many others
15 I think that Torah stories should be taken literally, as they are written
16 Despite the injustices of the world, the Torah's message remains valuable
17 In the end, faith is nothing more than a safety net for human fears
18 Faith is an expression of a weak personality

Please go to the Tolerance Questionnaire.

Post Critical Belief Scale (PCBS):

Only for Muslim participants

Rate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each statement by placing a number from the following scale into the blank next to each item.

PCBS
# Statement strongly disagree  
strongly
agree
1 The Koran holds a deeper truth which can only be revealed by personal reflection
2 God has been defined for once and for all and therefore is immutable
3 Faith turns out to be an illusion when one is confronted with the harshness of life
4 The Koran is a rough guide in the search for God, and not a historical account .
5 Even though this goes against modern rationality, Mohammad truly was a prophet of God.
6 Each statement about God is a result of the time in which it was made
7 Even though the Koran was written a long time ago, it retains a basic message
8 Being religious is the straightest path to knowing God
9 The manner in which humans experience God will always be colored by society
10 Ultimately, there is only one correct answer to each religious question
11 The world of Koran stories is so far removed from us, that it has little relevance
12 Science has made a religious understanding of life superfluous
13 God grows together with the history of humanity and therefore is changeable
14 My ideology is only one possibility among so many others
15 I think that Koran stories should be taken literally, as they are written
16 Despite the injustices of the world, the Koran's message remains valuable
17 In the end, faith is nothing more than a safety net for human fears
18 Faith is an expression of a weak personality

Please go to the Tolerance Questionnaire.

Post Critical Belief Scale (PCBS):

Only for Christian participants

Rate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each statement by placing a number from the following scale into the blank next to each item.

PCBS
# Statement strongly
disagree
 
strongly
agree
1 The Bible holds a deeper truth which can only be revealed by personal reflection
2 God has been defined for once and for all and therefore is immutable
3 Faith turns out to be an illusion when one is confronted with the harshness of life
4 The Bible is a rough guide in the search for God, and not a historical account
5 Even though this goes against modern rationality, Mary truly remained a virgin.
6 Each statement about God is a result of the time in which it was made
7 Even though the Bible was written a long time ago, it retains a basic message
8 Being religious is the straightest path to knowing God
9 The manner in which humans experience God will always be colored by society
10 Ultimately, there is only one correct answer to each religious question
11 The world of Bible stories is so far removed from us, that it has little relevance
12 Science has made a religious understanding of life superfluous
13 God grows together with the history of humanity and therefore is changeable
14 My ideology is only one possibility among so many others
15 I think that Bible stories should be taken literally, as they are written
16 Despite the injustices of the world, the Bible's message remains valuable
17 In the end, faith is nothing more than a safety net for human fears
18 Faith is an expression of a weak personality

Please go to the Tolerance Questionnaire.

Post Critical Belief Scale (PCBS):

Only for participants non-affiliated to any religious group

Rate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each statement by placing a number from the following scale into the blank next to each item.

PCBS
# Statement strongly
disagree
 
strongly
agree
1 Some religious stories hold a deeper truth which can only be revealed by personal reflection
2 God has been defined for once and for all and therefore is immutable
3 Faith turns out to be an illusion when one is confronted with the harshness of life
4 Some religious stories are a rough guide in the search for God, and not a historical account
5 Even though this goes against modern rationality, the miracles that some religions describe truly exist.
6 Each statement about God is a result of the time in which it was made
7 Even though many religious stories were written a long time ago, it retains a basic message
8 Being religious is the straightest path to knowing God
9 The manner in which humans experience God will always be colored by society
10 Ultimately, there is only one correct answer to each religious question
11 The world of religious stories is so far removed from us, that it has little relevance
12 Science has made a religious understanding of life superfluous
13 God grows together with the history of humanity and therefore is changeable
14 My ideology is only one possibility among so many others
15 I think that some religious stories should be taken literally, as they are written
16 Despite the injustices of the world, the message of religion remains valuable
17 In the end, faith is nothing more than a safety net for human fears
18 Faith is an expression of a weak personality

Please go to the Tolerance Questionnaire.

Tolerance Questionnaire

All Participants

Q1: If religious leaders from the Christian, Islam and Jewish faiths were to meet at a world conference, what topic(s) from the list below would you most like them to discuss?