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Australian philosopher, literary critic, legal scholar, and professional writer. Based in Newcastle, NSW. My latest books are THE TYRANNY OF OPINION: CONFORMITY AND THE FUTURE OF LIBERALISM (2019) and AT THE DAWN OF A GREAT TRANSITION: THE QUESTION OF RADICAL ENHANCEMENT (2021).

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Do you have biblical morals?

Your morality is 0% in line with that of the bible.

Damn you heathen! Your book learnin' has done warped your mind. You shall not be invited next time I sacrifice a goat.

Do You Have Biblical Morals?
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Anonymous said...

Ashamedly I only scored 92%. One wrong answer from perfection.
If I had my time over, I wouldn't again consider allowing John Wayne Bobbit into my church.


Blake Stacey said...

If I were a pompous, intellectual killjoy, I'd point out that there is no single, identifiable "morality of the Bible". I mean, it's hard enough to warrant attaching the definite article — what anybody calls "the" Bible is their preferred translation of their preferred reconstruction of their preferred subset of all the books which self-identified Christians have called inspired. (The first person to have attempted to establish a Biblical canon was Marcion, whose list of canonical books excluded the entire Old Testament and included only a couple Pauline epistles and an edited version of Luke. As a fellow who refuses to acknowledge that Star Trek V was ever a Trek movie, I sympathize.) Add the problem of interpretation on top of that — did Jesus nullify all of those Levitical prohibitions, or just the ones about pork? — and you've got yourself a holy mess.

As an Internet quiz, though, it's pretty darn funny.

I also like "Which Edward Gorey death will you die?".

Anonymous said...

Nice! :-)

On a related note, I value the Bible in part because it illustrates, in a well-known and commonly-accessible text, the changes in our perceptions of morality and divinity over time.

Coathangrrr said...

I agree with you there Lincoln. I'd add that it's good as a common cultural reference. I have a co-worker who is a who is a Jehovahs Witness and both of us having read the bible I can reference things from it that none of our other co-workers understand and get a laugh from him.

On that note, I'm going to try to get him and one of my Jewish friends to come over to my house next Christmas for a get together because I feel like that has to be the beginning of a great joke.(JWs don't celebrate Christmas)