I got a 39 our of 50, not great but destroyed the average score. Obviously need to re-read some parts of the bible.
Is the quiz a little biased? Yes and no. Yes because it does emphasize some of the more messed up parts of the bible, no because messed up or not, they are in there. I posted this on my Facebook but didn't get many responses. Mostly because after years of telling all the religious people on there I know more about the bible then they do, they didn't want me to prove I'm right. Or at least that's what I tell myself. How many of you can beat my score?
18 out of 50. A lot of obscure factoids. Where were the questions like "_____ slayed Goliath", and "How many animals of each type were on the Ark?". Need to dust off the Bible and brush up a bit.....
18/50. Hahaha, and I did it with the help of my roommates, and we go to a religious school. Oops. Reading through the correct answers and explanations though, it seems like they were meant to trip you up. I do feel like the website has inherent bias though, and that plays into the quiz. Oh well. It was interesting nonetheless.
It is a pretty biased quiz, and I did kind of cheat. Knowing where the quiz was, and reading enough to both books to know where they were they were going with the questions, I picked the most messed up answer. Unfortunately, when it comes to the bibles, that's usually the way to go.
Seeing that it was written by the Freedom FROM Religion Foundation, I guessed the most heinous answer when I didn't know. I got 26 out of 50, mostly by guessing judiciously.
I didn't do too badly. I didn't cheat. Just when straight through, clicking the first answer I thought it was.
This test reminds me of the show 'Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader'.
Regurgitating facts doesn't necessarily mean you understood the ultimate reason for the lesson. Knowledge and understanding are two separate things. I wouldn't be too quick to gloat.
Oh I understand the bibles. Two books, thousands of pages, all to "teach" you when in doubt stone someone and women should know their place and STFU.
It is like that game, except it would be call Do you know the bible better than an atheist. Which I'd be willing to bet, most don't.
I agree. Because most Christians I've run across haven't read the Bible. I don't know that they are encouraged to. I could be wrong. But, I don't see the Bible as a unified book. I think it is clear, to me at least. I think of the teachings of Jesus as a stand alone message. They end the foolishness of the old testament by making it clear why the laws were first created and subsequently perverted. Everything past the gospels, and portions of the gospels are clearly more perversion.
The message was simple. Love God, love your neighbor and accept that the rest, if it doesn't boil down to that, is BS.
While I will agree that the new testament isn't nearly as messed up, for lack of a better term, as the old, the message is far from love everyone.
Do not think that I came to bring peace on Earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I came to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and a man’s enemies will be the members of his household. He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me. He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it. (Matthew 10:34–39 NASB)
Nothing in that says love. That, no matter how you try to interpret that, says F everyone. How can anyone honestly read something like that, then think "This is a good book. We should teach our kids this crap"
I know several people who would hold to the assertion that the new testament is worse. Firstly, it introduces hell. Secondly, it mandates that a human sacrifice creates a loophole so no one is ultimately responsible for their actions. For example, a man can assault, torture and kill a woman who doesn't believe. She goes to hell. Meanwhile, he had a deathbed conversion and goes to heaven. Its unjust and immoral.
Becoming the fact that a god claiming to be omniscient has to resort to sending himself to earth in order to sacrifice himself to himself to appease himself, just so he can forgive his creation for breaking the laws he put into place is just patently absurd.
I certainly wouldn't teach my kids the crap you interpret. I didn't teach my kids anything from a spiritual standpoint other than that everyone is of equal value in the universe and everything in the universe is of a value we can't fathom in our ego driven lives.
As I stated in the beginning, nit noid facts are easily remembered, but remembered facts are not necessarily useful until you understand how they work in real life. You can't arbitrarily assume that you have strung them together to find a universal truth.
I wouldn't argue that the Bible isn't a bloody, hate filled book with many parts not fit for the eyes of a child. So is any honest history book. We are capable of looking at the past and learning from it. But we have to find your touchstone, in order to stay centered while you learn. Hate and derision makes for an unhealthy benchmark to hold fast to. I wouldn't have my children inherit that.
The truth they were taught is the simple commandments that were said to fulfill all of the laws. Respect the universe and all within it. That is the message worthy of having been found in the Bible and all the rest of the text is used to ignore it because, quite honestly, our egos can't stand that message.
I stopped reading at the word interpret. That's reading it word for word, not implying anything. There is nothing to imply about "jesus" telling you to love him more than your parents/children. Awesome family values right there.
Pull your head out of the sand.
28/50 -- not bad for an atheist. And knowing the facts may not be everything, but it would be a fine start--right? I don't think you can say knowing the Bible is worse than not knowing it, no matter who you are.
28/50. Biased I think because many of the website's interpretations appear to be heavily influenced by the prevailing interpretations of the American evangelical Church.
I sent it to my Father-in-law who will not tolerate liberal interpretations of the bible. Blue touch paper and all that.
39 for me.
I was brought up Roman Catholic and now consider myself pagan.
20, pitiful. Religious Studies was one of my favourite classes at school, but to be honest I enjoyed the discussions about euthanasia, drug addiction and prostitution, clearly I completely missed the main focus of the lessons!
I got 29 out of 50. Not too shabby. I was surprisingly surprised by some of what I got wrong.
I just got a 39. Although, I am an atheist, and my christian pastor friend only got a 20. Funny, that.
46/50. I guess I remembered most of this from childhood. My dad was a Biblical scholar.
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