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Australian philosopher, literary critic, legal scholar, and professional writer. Based in Newcastle, NSW. Author of FREEDOM OF RELIGION AND THE SECULAR STATE (2012), HUMANITY ENHANCED (2014), and THE MYSTERY OF MORAL AUTHORITY (2016).

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)