Friday, February 02, 2007

Very Impressive!

And to think I tried to tell my parents all of that Sunday School was for nothing!

You know the Bible 79%!

Wow! You are truly a student of the Bible! Some of the questions were difficult, but they didn't slow you down! You know the books, the characters, the events . . . Very impressive!

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Via PZ Myers, who is 11% more Bible-savvy than me.

Fortunately, I can brush up on my Bible here. They do the Koran and Book of Mormon, too!


diego said...

I posted this originally as a comment on your Dawkins/Nagel post

I'm atheist, too. And I lean toward monism, though subjectivity is quite amazing and puzzling, especially on acid. But I wonder why you think it'd be better to get rid religion altogether. Correct me if I'm wrong, but is the argument this?

Religion is irrational.
Irrationality is bad.
If religion were subtracted, you'd get that much less irrationality.
You'd get that much less bad.

If so, what about nonreligious sources of irrationality? Wouldn't Hume's problem of induction remain? Are mistakes not practically built into perception and behavior?

How much of the bad in the world owes to religion and how much to common miscalculations? How much to evolutionary psychology? How much to group dynamics? How much to the anarchic inter-state system? Would getting rid of religion really make a meaningful contribution to the reduction of bad in the world?

Would it not also remove the happiness that religion and religious activity brings to many people? What is the quantity of that good relative to the quantity of the bad.

How do you define bad and good? I define them as essentially happiness and sadness. Happy good, sad bad. Religions tend to believe that a kind of moral ether exists. But I think that if the last two people on Earth were Jeffrey Dahmer and one of his victims, and Dahmer got his way, and they were the only two sentient organisms, that would technically be a good world to the extent that Dahmer was happy. Excuse the extreme example.

Tommaso Sciortino said...

79%. We're bible buddies.

Rebecca C. Brown said...

Only 66%. If it were a quiz solely about what Jesus did and did not say about 21st century political issues, I would have aced it. I make a point of looking those kinds of things up.

Kevin said...