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Bible Stories #1

Name these facts about stories from the Bible.
Last updated: August 28, 2017
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Noah builds this ship
The Ark
Jesus is born in this city
Bethlehem
God speaks to Moses in the form of this
Burning Bush
David uses this weapon to best the mighty Goliath
Sling
This city tries to build a tower to the heavens
Babel
This man is swallowed by a great fish
Jonah
Esau sells his birthright to this person
Jacob
This skeptical person touches Jesus's wounds
Thomas
Daniel spends a harrowing night in this place
The Lion's Den
God parts this sea so that the Israelites may cross
The Red Sea
Joshua circles this city and the walls came tumbling down
Jericho
Israelites worship this idol while Moses is gone
Golden Calf
Samson slays entire army using this part of a donkey
Jawbone
This holy man survives on a diet of locusts and honey
John the Baptist
Jesus turns water into this
Wine
Judas betrays Jesus for thirty pieces of this
Silver
Bears maul children who mock the baldness of this holy man
Elisha
The Israelites often fight this tribe, of whom Goliath is a member
Philistines
God allows Satan to torment this man to test his faith
Job
This king builds the first temple
Solomon
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level 47
Mar 7, 2015
Thomas never actually touched Jesus' wounds, but believed after seeing Jesus. Could the question be reworded?
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level 69
May 2, 2015
And while we're on the subject, the clue could use an apostrophe (either "Jesus's" or, because it qualifies for the ancient name exception, "Jesus' ") too.
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level ∞
Aug 28, 2017
Fixed the grammar. I just read the relevant verses and it is implied that Thomas touches the wounds. Thomas says "I won't believe until I touch the wound". Jesus says "Here touch". And Thomas says "I believe now". So did he touch the wounds or not?
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level 75
May 2, 2015
Chilling in the shadow of Mt Ararat right now. Haven't spotted any Arks, curiously enough...
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level 75
May 2, 2015
Hope you enjoy your day, Kalb. I remember a song years ago by the Statler Brothers in which the bass singer couldn't say Ararat and instead it came out something like, "A-rare-a-rat". Every time I see the word Ararat now, that is how I hear it in my mind.
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level 67
May 2, 2015
Probably disintegrated by now... at least we think.
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level 75
May 2, 2015
1. the mountain named Mt. Ararat is almost definitely not the mountain(s) mentioned in the Bible. Nobody really knows where they are. 2. The Ark definitely never existed.
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level 70
Jun 13, 2017
Saying the Ark never existed doesn't make it so. Be honest and say that you don't WANT the Ark to have existed. The arrogance of some humans knows virtually no bounds.
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level 52
Dec 6, 2017
Wood, rotting over a five thousand year period? Shocked, shocked I am!
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level 75
Dec 24, 2017
Don: saying "the Ark never existed doesn't make it so" doesn't make your belief that Ark ever existed even remotely plausible. Be honest and say that you WANT the Ark to have existed, even though, obviously, that's completely absurd. What's more arrogant? Accepting facts, or denying them and calling people names who don't believe in your fairy tales? Accepting that none of us really knows everything but acknowledging what is most plausible and supported by evidence? Or ignoring all evidence and insisting that YOU have some kind of special direct mental pipeline to information coming from the Creator of the Universe? The hypocrisy of some people knows no bounds.
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level 19
Dec 24, 2017
But Kalbahamut, I'm just not sure I believe you.
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level 75
Dec 24, 2017
that's fine. It doesn't really matter to me if you believe what I say. The important stuff you can verify for yourself if you take the time to learn about it. I'd be very happy to think I may have encouraged even one person to go and look something up.
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level 19
Dec 25, 2017
But Kalbahamut, I-I, I just don't know if I, like, y'know, believe you.
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level 41
Jan 5, 2018
The Ark definitely did not exist. It is not possible for a boat smaller than the Titanic to hold even one of every species of animal, let alone seven of the clean and two of the unclean. It would not even be capable of holding one of every "kind" of animal, as Biblical Literalists are always quick to suggest. What did they feed to the carnivores? And what did they do with all the waste the animals left behind? For that matter, what did Noah and his family eat? Also it's completely impossible for two members of a species to rebuild its population. The Ark did not exist.
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level 19
Jan 6, 2018
Yeah, you sound kind of risky, Zalias. Not sure I can trust you.
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level 75
May 17, 2018
I've never met a slug who had fewer interesting things to say.
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level 19
May 18, 2018
I, don't, believe you, Kal?
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level 75
May 2, 2015
Also, I object to the use of the word "stories." These are clearly historical facts.
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level 26
May 2, 2015
What is your problem. Stop being a pest.
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level 75
May 2, 2015
Thanks for your contribution.
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level 70
Jun 13, 2017
The Bible contains scientifically accurate information that was not available to humans at the time it was written. That is a stone cold fact. Whether it's related to migratory habits of birds, the DNA blueprint being drawn within minutes of conception, the fact that the Earth us spherical and hangs upon nothing....the Bible had it right centuries before humans even had a clue. It is also a fact that corrupt religious groups throughout the centuries have falsely represented what is in the Bible, leading some to disregard the Bible instead of disregarding those who claim the Bible says things that it actually does not. (e.g. hell as an actual place, Earth created in less than a week, etc.)
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level ∞
Jun 14, 2017
You should post references. I'm sure the discussion would be interesting.
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level 75
Dec 24, 2017
stone cold fact? More like steaming pile of bull poo.

QM: I used to believe in some of this nonsense. I could list a few things. Interestingly (or not so interestingly) Muslims make the same *exact* argument. And they are equally as wrong. They say that the Quran mentions that salt water and fresh water don't mix and that this is true (it's not), they say that the Quran had medical knowledge about embryology not available at the time (the Quran's embryology is copied almost entirely from Galen, and it's also completely wrong), they say the Quran detailed how mountains keep the surface of the Earth stable and prevent earthquakes (actually the opposite, mountains appear in regions with a lot of tectonic activity and they have no "roots"), they say that the description in the Quran of the origins of the universe being smoke and light lines up with the theory of the Big Bang (it doesn't, and it also contradicts the young Earth Islamists). Could go on for several pages.
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level 72
Dec 20, 2018
A very brief (sceptical) introduction to the idea that the bible makes scientific predictions, including links to pages which debunk various books trying to support the idea - https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Biblical_scientific_foreknowledge
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level 75
Dec 24, 2017
slug: sarcasm
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level 15
Dec 25, 2017
kal: joke
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level 27
May 2, 2015
Can you accept lion pit
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level 65
May 2, 2015
100%
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level 57
May 2, 2015
"Facts" is a funny term to use given the subject
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level 56
May 2, 2015
They are facts of the stories of the Bible, but whether the stories themselves are factual is debatable.
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level 49
May 2, 2015
Jesus was born in Nazareth.
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level 67
May 2, 2015
What Biblical proof is there?
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level 40
May 2, 2015
Nope, he just grew up there.
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level 75
May 3, 2015
If he existed at all, he almost certainly was. He was known as Jesus the Nazarene, after all. And there was no reason for his parents to travel to Bethlehem at the time of his birth. But... this quiz is about stories from the Bible and not historical facts. According to the Bible stories, Jesus was born in Bethlehem, same place David was supposed to have born. This was a necessary detail to include by Jesus' biographers, writing anonymously many decades after his death without any primary sources, because in order for Jesus to fulfill the prophecy of the messiah he was supposed to be born in the city of Bethlehem. They fabricated a reason for him to be there (the census which did not take place that year), and thus the story is almost surely made up.
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level 75
May 3, 2015
This is actually one of the reasons why I believe Jesus was based on a real person. If he were entirely fictional or celestial as some scholars believe, then why go to the pains of retconning his origin story? Why not just make him Jesus of Bethlehem. If he was a real person known to be from Nazareth, then there is some incentive to retain that part of the story even if it creates a little problem with the prophecy fulfillment aspect of the story that requires editing.
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level 16
May 22, 2017
Remember guys, if my parents were 100% American, but I was born in Australia, I'm not American whatsoever at all, not even if I moved there at 2 years old and grew up there. I would be 150%, pure, authentic, Australian. Nothing else matters. The only thing that decides what you are in life is where you were born, not diddleysquat, anything else. Just remember that guys.
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level 38
Aug 7, 2017
Sorry to confuse you. But if your parents are American, you could be born in Timbuktu and you would STILL be a citizen of the USA. In this country if at least one parent is a US Citizen then so are you!
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level 19
Aug 7, 2017
I think that may have been Fiddle's point. I read his comment as a sarcastic, joking type comment, but that is hard to show online. I could be wrong, though. But the way I read it, it seemed like Fiddle was mocking the others, basically saying that Jesus could totally have been born in Bethlehem and still be called a Nazarene because that's where his parents were from, and he grew up there, and so on. He didn't have to be born in Nazareth to be called Jesus of Nazareth. Kal said that Jesus was born in Nazareth, because he was known as Jesus of Nazareth, but Fiddle was mocking that, trying to say that where you are born is not the only thing that matters. But like I said, I could be totally wrong. I may have completely misunderstood his comment, but that's just how I read it.
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level 16
Aug 11, 2017
^
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level 75
Dec 24, 2017
Fiddley was making the point that he didn't understand what I was saying at all.
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level 16
Dec 24, 2017
Actually, I was making a point, called, a joke, and that nobody can identify, because, their, like, hard to detect. In text form. So, yeah. I know that you, like, like to pretend that your smart, Kal, and that you know what people were trying to do, but uh, well. You're just wrooong this time. Like, its one thing to think I was making one point when I was making another, but it's really bad when you think I'm making one point, and, I wasn't making a point at all... Yeah... Anyway, Kal, when you decide to come back and talk trash to me that nobody cares to see, just make sure to do it after Christmas, so you can retain any respect you might have left. That would be quite honorable of you.
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level 75
Dec 24, 2017
There's a moratorium on correcting people's ignorance on Christmas? Nobody told me.
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level 16
Dec 26, 2017
Oh there isn't. It's just that I didn't want you to spend part of your Christmas trash talking people, and there's people I know that would despise your very existence for doing so on. I didn't want that to happen to someone even as annoying as you. Merry (late) Christmas!
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level 75
Dec 27, 2017
So super awesome and Christian of you to feign concern and politeness while publicly attacking someone and despising their existence. Jesus is proud of you, I'm sure.
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level 16
Dec 27, 2017
Mhm, mhm, nice, nice. Go on. I especially love the part where you accused me of being Christan and despising your existence when I stated neither of those thing, thats good work. What else?
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level 75
Dec 29, 2017
You clearly implied what I observed even if you are too sleazy, cowardly, or disingenuous to just say what you mean directly. I used Christian as an adjective to sarcastically describe your behavior. I don't care if you are or not it's not relevant. If you're not, that makes your hiding behind the sanctity of a Christian holiday while you feign civility and say vile things even more low than it already was. "What else?" Anything else and I'll get censored again if I haven't gotten there already.
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level 16
Dec 29, 2017
Interesting... I see... So is it skepticism that makes you think I'm hiding? Is it a feeling deep down inside that tells you I'm hiding, or is it something else? Your dead wrong any way, but I could use the information. I'll wait for your reply.
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level 75
Dec 30, 2017
My dead wrong?

You are not worth my time.
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level 16
Dec 30, 2017
Hmmm... not a very unique way to escape an argument. Knowing you Kal, I thought for sure you would have a more, well, unique way. Well, I guess I thank you for your time then. Twas fun playing with you this long.
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level 75
Jan 5, 2018
Escape? I didn't say that I was escaping. But that's interesting you would use this word. So even you believe that to have a conversation with you is to fall into a trap? Anyway wish I could say the same but you are just wasting everyone's time.
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level 16
Jan 6, 2018
Hey you came back! I'm so happy that you've decided to come back and play, even though you think its wasting time. Like, that's nice of you to waste your own time just to make an excuse to make it look like you weren't trying to find a way out of the conversation. How sweet. And you even tried to put words in my mouth to draw us away from the fact that you're trying to "escape". Awww, silly kal... Yeah... Never said it's a trap to converse with me, never implied it, but I can't say its not true, kal, and you fell for the trap. You've fallen for it in the past as well, actually. Do you realize how fun and easy it is to "capture" you?
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level 22
May 2, 2015
Fantastic quiz☺
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level 16
May 2, 2015
Jesus wasn't born in Nazareth. He grew up there but he was born in Bethlehem.
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level 56
Sep 14, 2018
That's what the Bible says but it probably isn't actually true.
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level 47
May 3, 2015
We have substantially more historical accounts and writings documenting the existence of Jesus and what he did than we have of the existence of Plato. Yet no one ever argued that Plato didn't exist, and numerous people throughout the ages have tried to say Jesus didn't exist and all of the stories are fake. From this I can only conclude that Jesus was a very powerful and important figure. Otherwise why go to the trouble of shutting him up and making all these arguments about him? He was either a liar, a lunatic, or Lord. He believed what he was saying, so he wasn't a liar. Too many other people believed him and died for the sake of the gospel for him to be a lunatic. So he must be Lord.
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level 49
May 4, 2015
There are a lot more possibilities than liar, lunatic and Lord, though nice alliteration.
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level 75
May 4, 2015
There's no good reason to doubt the existence of Plato. He is not a god figure at the center of a cult that performed magical feats and rose from the dead. The people who wrote about Plato were not members of a religion with him at the center. There are no stories in Plato's biography that are demonstrably wrong because they contain historical inaccuracies or are self-contradictory. Why go to the trouble of arguing about the historicity of Jesus? Well, historians will go to the trouble because that's their job. Why do meteorologists go to the trouble of talking about the weather every day? Is it because hail storms are Lord? Other people go to the trouble because there are millions of delusional people out there who believe this guy was a god and because of this delusional belief, they try to do things like discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation, traumatize children into hating their own sexuality, deny women reproductive choice, burn witches alive...
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level 75
May 4, 2015
...declare war on other non-Christian countries, bomb women's health clinics, ban books that are critical of their religion, make our kids dumber by replacing science education with theology and mythology, stop funding on important medical and scientific research, steal money from gullible people, convince people that prayer works better than medicine, and so on and so on and so on.... as soon as those people stop doing those things, then I guarantee you the rest of the world will for the most part stop giving a flip about Jesus. Or at best they'll pay as much attention to him as Thoth or Mithra or Thor. Who knows maybe some day he'll be on The Avengers.
Historians will probably still care. But that doesn't make him a lord. Or "Lord." Or even Lourde.
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level 23
Dec 24, 2017
you do know that Jesus was the first supporter of women's rights (He used women, and only women, as His eyewitnesses to His resurrection, which is enough to prove that everything is true, because if the "fake authors" wanted their "fake religion" to be believed, they would've had all male eyewitnesses (in official courts of the time, a woman's testimony would be considered invalid because they were believed to be inferior to men)) try again buddy
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level 75
Dec 24, 2017
brandy: I've met plenty of them. I, and most atheists, have no problem with that variety of Christian believing, practicing their faith, and living as they choose. The problem really is when irrational beliefs influence politics, local ordinances, or voting behavior; and also when the millions of nice, non-extreme irrationalists give cover to the smaller number of extremists. This is a perfect example of that, actually. We can't criticize behaviors that are truly harmful to society, because those behaviors are being done by Christians, and inevitably someone will come along and defend these behaviors by stating that there are other Christians who don't do those things, somewhat missing the point.

Hunter: I read your first sentence and then couldn't stop laughing so I was unable to finish. Sorry.
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level 19
Dec 24, 2017
Wait, Kal. Isn't Hunter's entire comment actually only 1 sentence??? How are you able to read only his first/only sentence but not finish!?!!?*GAAAAASP*
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level 75
Dec 24, 2017
eh, you're right. I didn't notice the punctuation. It would have been more accurate to say I read the first line, or up through the first parentheses.
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level 19
May 18, 2018
Oh, I meant to say something forever ago, but I guess I never hit the "submit comment" button. I was just gonna say, "Ah, I figured that's what you meant Kal. You know I just gotta give you a hard time. Its all just fun and games in the end".
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level 75
May 4, 2015
Also re: the arguments against lunacy... Jesus had 12 apostles. There were 24 members of the Manson Family. Jim Jones got more than 900 people to commit suicide with him. Sathya Sai Baba's followers number in the MILLIONS and include many actual eye-witnesses to miracles he performed that are still alive today.

So all of these people must also be Lord. Much moreso than Jesus apparently.
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level 75
May 4, 2015
Muhammad and Joseph Smith and David Koresh and Sun Myung Moon and Kim Il Sung and many many many others all had WAY more followers than Jesus, too. Many of whom died for their beliefs. Try again.
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level 24
Jun 15, 2016
There are many Christian martyrs who have died for their beliefs
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level 47
Apr 10, 2017
What haave you got against Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God? One day when you are burning in Hell will you realise your fatal mistake, but it will be too late. So stop making statements that you have no clue about.
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level 52
Dec 6, 2017
There are billions of people who are Christians nowadays. Might be five billion or more all-time.
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level 75
Dec 24, 2017
pearl, slug: right. so by your logic, Jesus is awesome but not as awesome as Emperor Hirohito. Because dying for something makes that thing true or good.

pianos: might want to follow your own advice, there.

Aesthus: eh... there are just over 2 billion Christians in the world today. Saying "billions" seems slightly misleading. And given how rapidly world population has grown the past 100 years or so I'd be skeptical about that 5 billion figure. It's possible. Source?
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level 15
Dec 26, 2017
Man, Kal, I wasn't even talking to you. I was talking to pearl. I noted that it was a fact because I wanted people to know that's all I was doing, was stating a fact, not stating opinions. I guess the way I put it wasn't really the best, given my intentions however... But I wasn't trying to make a point, give opinions, or prove anything. I am a Christian, yes, I believe in God, yes, but I agree, the above argument is a bit..... Lacking everything..... But anyway, what I'm getting at, I guess, is, no, that's not my logic, that dying for something makes it true/good. I never meant to state an opinion or prove anything, or whatever. I only wanted to state a fact, and I'm sorry that I worded my sentence in such a way that you felt the need to have a keyboard warrior internet brawl with me. Okay? Good day sir.
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level 15
Dec 26, 2017
Oh, and yes, I'm slugcharger. Things happened, and I use this account now.
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level 75
May 4, 2015
And your argument against him being a liar is even worse. It's not even an argument.
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level 33
May 4, 2015
i chuckled at the mention of the story with the bear mauling children because I love telling it to people to point out how random and crazy the bible is some times.
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level 74
Aug 13, 2015
When I was in catholic school, we had a children's bible with illustrations. The drawing of the bears attacking the children was awesome for many reasons :) I wish I still had those books...
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level 78
Mar 10, 2017
I'm bald and always appreciated the bear story in 2 Kings.
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level 38
Jan 17, 2017
A frequent commentator on these quizzes is either independently wealthy, an air/ship hostess or steward, possessed of a vivid imagination or is a bald-faced liar!
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level 75
Dec 24, 2017
This is just as solid an argument as the Jesus is liar, lunatic or lord thing....
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level 25
Mar 11, 2017
Great quiz, thank you.
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level 45
Apr 22, 2017
Shouldn't "calf" be used instead of "golden calf"?
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level 38
Jun 21, 2017
Why? - The bible account specified "golden calf". Why alter it (and thereby make it less accurate)? If you can remember calf, then you should be able to remember golden calf. Give me a BREAK!
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level 25
Oct 28, 2017
I tried cow first, and then variations until I got it. 'Calf' got me in.
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level 44
Dec 24, 2017
Whale is not a fish. Fix that!
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level 31
Dec 24, 2017
Fish is actually correct because it wasn't a whale mentioned (other than in some newer or children's versions) it actually was a 'giant fish'.
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level 23
Dec 24, 2017
Jonah 1:17 Now the LORD provided a huge fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.
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level 75
Dec 24, 2017
Why do people get so bent out of shape about this? It's hilarious. As if surviving inside a whale is impossible, but inside a fish? Sure, why not? If anything it makes the story even worse.
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level 38
Dec 24, 2017
Hell is the common grave.
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level 59
Dec 24, 2017
Tried lion pit, lion cage, pit, cage but not lion's den :(
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level 26
Dec 24, 2017
Please accept Noah's ark as well as the ark
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level 26
Dec 24, 2017
Bethlehem is a town, not a city
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level 69
Dec 24, 2017
I think Bible quizzes are presented just to start ridiculous theological arguments. (And next will be someone objecting to my use of the word "ridicuIous.)
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level 16
Dec 24, 2017
For real...
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level 75
Dec 24, 2017
That's half the reason I show up. But the quizzes are fun to take, too.
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level 19
Dec 29, 2017
...
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level 75
Dec 30, 2017
How many slugs do we have using this site anyway? They're all so eloquent.
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level 19
Jan 7, 2018
I mean, if you count me as an actual army, you probably have at least somewhere between 0-9001. Otherwise, I've only seen I think 2 other slugs. Slugs are overpowered dude.
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level 67
Dec 25, 2017
A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our readers!
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level 60
Dec 25, 2017
And you. Finally a refreshing comment :-)
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level 34
May 18, 2018
Got them all right with 1 second left :)
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level 23
Oct 6, 2018
The clue for the story of 'Doubting Thomas' should be that he was 'invited' to put his hands in Jesus' wounds. That is what the Bible actually says. We don't know if he did, or not. He certainly didn't need to, once Our Lord invited him to do so, and it doesn't matter, anyway. Did or didn't --- the only thing we know for sure is that the invitation was there.
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