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Religion Analogies

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Last updated: September 13, 2018
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Bible is to Christianity
Quran is to Islam
Venus is to Beauty
Mars is to War
Nun is to Woman
Monk is to Man
Bethlehem is to Jesus
Mecca is to Muhammad
Halal is to Islam
Kosher is to Judaism
Brahmā is to Creator
Shiva is to Destroyer
Buddhism is to
Siddhārtha Gautama
Taoism is to Laozi
Church is to Christianity
Mosque is to Islam
Jupiter is to Rome
Zeus is to Greece
Genesis is to the
Old Testament
Matthew is to the
New Testament
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Exodus is to Leviticus
Leviticus is to Numbers
Jihad is to Struggle
Akbar is to Great
Rome is to Catholicism
Constantinople is to
Greek Orthodox
Smith is to Mormonism
Hubbard is to Scientology
Aaron is to Moses
Esau is to Jacob
Adam is to Abel
David is to Solomon
Quetzalcoatl is Mayans
Isis is to Egyptians
Lutheranism is to Luther
Methodism is to Wesley
Paradiso is to Heaven
Inferno is to Hell
Disbelief is to Atheist
Doubt is to Agnostic
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level 74
Sep 5, 2013
*prayer will not be enough to get you anything, technically.

good quiz. masjid should probably be accepted for mosque. agnosticism doesn't actually mean doubt. Only nits worth selecting that I saw. I missed the Methodism one. Tried "Method Man" but that wasn't the right answer.
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level 59
Sep 30, 2013
I agree that "doubt" is not to "agnostic" as "disbelief" is to "atheism".
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level ∞
Oct 2, 2013
I can't imagine any non-pedantic reason why not.
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level 75
Jun 1, 2014
To be atheist is to believe there are no gods, but it's still a belief. To be agnostic is to leave the questions unanswered... it can be called doubt, it is also a rejection of beliefs.
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level 74
Feb 4, 2016
The reason why not is because agnosticism DOES NOT MEAN one who doubts the existence of god, even if popular incorrect opinion is that it does.
An agnostic is one who believes that the nature or existence of god is unknowable or unproveable. You can be a very devout, faithful, believing agnostic theist... and just believe that it is folly to try and prove the existence of God because it is impossible, or that proof denies faith, or that our brains are too small to comprehend God anyway so why bother?
You can similarly be totally convinced there is no god, and be an agnostic atheist, which means that even though you are sure you don't believe in god you nevertheless acknowledge that it is impossible to definitively prove a negative.
Gnostic theists believe in god and believe they have good evidence and can prove their belief. Gnostic atheists either believe the non-existence of god has been proven, or that it will be eventually. This isn't being pedantic. Words have meaning
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level 44
Feb 4, 2016
Frozenshade, I think you are confused in your explanations.
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level 74
Feb 4, 2016
frozenshade actually knows what he's talking about.
All of the above being said, though, English is a dynamic living language. Over time, if enough people misuse the same word over and over in a similarly incorrect way, eventually, they will update the definition in the dictionary to reflect this.
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level 75
Feb 4, 2016
Maybe you're right Kalbahamut. Let's say I'm an agnostic atheist then ^^.
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level 65
Feb 5, 2016
I agree completely with frozenshade and kalbahamut.
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level 16
Nov 9, 2016
Kalbahamut, you say prayer will not be enough to get you anything, technically, HOWEVER, you are technically wrong (read the whole comment before replying). Imagine this: There is a club. This is a big club. An international club. An awesome club. You want to get into this club. However, to get into said club, the leader says you must pass initiation. What is initiation you ask? The leader says, "All you have to do is pray". So you pray, and they allow you to enter the club! Without praying, there was no way to legally and truthfully enter the club. Therefore! In a situation as random and unlikely as this, prayer would be enough to get you somewhere. So technically, your statement is wrong. Also, I shall point out unto you and everyone else, I am simply having fun. I'm not trying to start an internet brawl or anything. I am simply enjoying the ability to come up with random things like this, and post them on Jetpunk.com for others to read, and think I'm wierd. Have a good day good sir.
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level 74
Oct 18, 2017
There is no such club.
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level 20
Oct 19, 2017
There isn't?
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level 53
Jul 8, 2018
"A" = without "Gnosis" = knowledge. I don't know if there is life on other planets, but I don't necessarily doubt it, either.
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level ∞
Aug 1, 2018
After reading all these comments, the clue will stand. If people make an effort to interpret a short clue uncharitably they will always find a way in which it is "wrong". It is impossible, when dealing with dogma, to write a clue that is both succinct and technically accurate in all respects.

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/atheism
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/agnosticism

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level 74
Nov 3, 2018
It's simply incorrect and it leaps out at you immediately if you know what the words mean. I wasn't expending effort to be uncharitable. It's wrong. Even if, as I've acknowledged, given enough time and enough incorrect usage it will eventually become right, and it's hard to say when that moment is.

More accurate clue would be:
Belief in god is to atheist as belief in the possibility to attain knowledge of god is to agnostic.

More succinct, less accurate:
Belief in god is to atheist as knowledge of god is to agnostic.

More succinct, even less accurate:
Theism is to atheist as knowledge is to agnostic; or god(s) is to atheist as knowledge is to agnostic
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level 72
Feb 4, 2016
Oh my God so did I!
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level 65
Nov 3, 2018
I also tried Method Man.
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level 74
Nov 4, 2018
I'm a Methodist so that one was easy for me, but many people don't know that Wesley was an Anglican minister. His critics at Oxford were the ones who first called his Christian group "methodists" because of the methodic and orderly way he and his brother Charles organized things. It eventually became a new denomination which pulled away from the Church of England but Wesley considered himself Anglican his entire life.
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level 55
Sep 28, 2013
Wow, I managed to miss "monk" because I kept reading "nun" as some foreign word. I definitely need a nap.
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level 62
May 2, 2014
I prefer 'priest' or 'pastor' or even 'padre'
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level 74
Feb 4, 2016
Why isn't priest acceptable?
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level 65
Feb 4, 2016
Priest is not accepted because just like Nuns, Monks live a segregated life away from people to live in quite contemplation. Priests live to perform pastoral duties etc.
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level 58
Feb 5, 2016
There are female priests who are not necessarily called priestess so it doesn't quite fit as it asks for the male counterpart of a nun.
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level 58
Nov 5, 2018
Per the Catholic church, women are not permitted to serve as priests, which is probably why there is no official name given. That doesn't mean there aren't women serving as priests, but the official Catholic position on this is that women cannot be priests. https://www.catholic.com/tract/women-and-the-priesthood
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level 59
Feb 4, 2016
Both nuns and monks (this includes sisters, brothers, and friars) are vowed religious (religious is a noun, not an adjective here). Priests are ordained, but do not take vows, although they do have promises to their bishop, of course. To make it more confusing, religious monks/friars can also be priests, but they are not necessarily so; whereas a non-religious order priest (also called a diocesan priest--they're the ones most people picture when thinking "priest", with the Roman collar and all) is "just" a priest, and not part of a religious order community (such as the Franciscans, Jesuits, etc.).
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level 74
Nov 4, 2018
Thank you. I didn't know all that, and I'd always assumed all priests were part of an order. You explained it very well.
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level 29
Sep 29, 2013
Nice quiz! Only missed one, and I'd never heard of him.
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level 45
Oct 1, 2013
20/20 and I'm a godless heathen!
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level 40
Oct 8, 2013
I'm Orthodox, and I missed the question about Greek Orthodox! I kept trying to type in Mount Athos or Mt. Athos, because that is what I was thinking of. I didn't know where the ecumenical patriarch is located. And in many ways we Orthodox see the center of our faith - not in the ecumenical patriarch but in the monks on Mount Athos who are ceaselessly praying for the life of the world.
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level 69
Jun 19, 2014
Congratulations. First religion quiz I've seen with no comments claiming some aspect is offensive. You should try your hand at a politics quiz.
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level 66
Feb 4, 2016
As an atheist I find it offensive that Arp2600 states that atheism is a belief. Atheists know that all the different religions in the world are baseless beliefs set up by man to control the masses, gain power over the gullible and self aggrandisement.
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level 54
Sep 16, 2018
I'm an atheist and I don't know that religions were all set up to control the masses. They frequently have controlled the masses but I haven't seen any good evidence that they were ALL deliberately created to do that. Atheism is a belief. It doesn't make any difference that it is a correct one, or that it requires a negative in its definition.
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level 74
Nov 3, 2018
^yeah, what he said. I believe religions are a leading source of evil, misery, and suffering in the world, but I also find the belief that they were invented to control people to be pretty silly and naive. And though it's more accurate to call atheism a lack of belief, it's not that much different calling it a belief. It's a position on a single question.
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level 75
Feb 4, 2016
It may be a much better belief than all those set up religions, but it's still a belief if there are no proofs (and there aren't any...). Let's clarify that I'm a theoretical physicist and that I base my philosophy on the level of fundamental interactions, quantum mechanics, hyperspaces and so on...
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level 75
Feb 4, 2016
Anyway, my knowledge of English is definitely not good enough to discuss philosophy, so I prefer not to take part in those risky debates anymore. Sorry if I didn't express myself correctly and if I was offensive to anyone.
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level 65
Feb 5, 2016
It's not a belief, it's the lack of one specific belief.
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level ∞
Aug 1, 2018
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/atheism

Definition 1. Belief that no deities exist

The article goes on to list many other definitions, so you're not entirely wrong @dunkinggandalf, but you're also not correct.

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level 71
Sep 13, 2018
Think it depends on your precise definition of belief - would you call it a belief if the subject in question were anything else other than deities?

If I said that I'm pretty sure that flying potatoes don't exist, is that a belief that I hold?

If the response for each question (existence of god / flying potatoes) is the same then I think you have your answer. If they are different then you need to ask why one question is given special status over the other.
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level 54
Sep 16, 2018
Thinking that flying potatoes, God, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, ghosts, free will, aliens, Satan or witches don't exist are all beliefs. Not believing that they do exist (which is not the same thing) is a lack of belief.
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level 48
Jun 21, 2014
Maybe I'm being needlessly pedantic, but it would make a bit more sense to me if it read "Esau is to Jacob" instead, since Aaron and Esau are both the elder brothers. But it's still pairs of brothers, so hey.
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level 51
Jun 6, 2015
This quiz was by no means difficult. Also, atheism is lack of belief in gods, but agnosticism isn't doubt. Agnosticism isn't even a position on belief- it's a position on knowledge. It means a person who thinks it is impossible to prove or know with certainty whether a god exists- it says nothing about whether that person believes in a god. Most people- atheist and theist alike- are agnostics.
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level 65
Feb 5, 2016
I disagree with the idea that most people are agnostics, but the definitions are spot on.
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level 70
Feb 4, 2016
"Isis" these days is an unfortunate clue.
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level 75
Feb 4, 2016
The islamic state must find that acronym very offensive ^^.
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level 60
Feb 4, 2016
No pastafarian question, I'm deeply outraged.
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level 67
Feb 4, 2016
In the spirit of the long celebrated pedantry on Jetpunk, Quetzalcoatl seems to generally be associated more with the Aztecs. Although he/she/it had a Mayan equivalent(s), the name Quetzalcoatl comes from the Nahuatl language which is the language of the Aztecs.
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level 59
Feb 4, 2016
Yes, I thought this too, but thankfully the question didn't require that we guess Incas/Aztecs. It was clear enough that I got it.
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level 61
Nov 4, 2018
Gukumatz (of various spellings) is generally the Classical Mayan equivalent of Quetzalcoatl, though they do differ. Sure it's pedantic, but to someone who notices it, it's like saying Juno was Greek or Louis XIV was Danish.
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level 60
Feb 6, 2016
Pedantry level of this comment section: above bureaucracy
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level 28
Feb 6, 2016
Byzantium should be accepted as it was the name of Constantinople before it became the Eastern capital of the Roman empire. If Istanbul is accepted then I don't know why any other names for the same city shouldn't be accepted.
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level 69
Mar 1, 2016
Istanbul was Constantinople; now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople...
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level 50
Apr 19, 2016
If "Paradiso" is meant to be heaven is Spanish, then the corresponding answer should be "Infierno." That is hell in Spanish.
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level 66
Aug 19, 2016
It's Dante.
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level 71
Apr 9, 2017
So it's Italian, not Spanish
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level 55
May 19, 2016
You should add some alternative spellings for Zeus...
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level 41
Mar 10, 2018
Quetzalcoatl is not Mayan. He was the Aztec's main God.
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level 65
Aug 7, 2018
Thank God I´m an atheist
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level 71
Sep 13, 2018
Indeed - religion is the work of the devil
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level 56
Nov 3, 2018
Is scientology really a religion though....?
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level 39
Nov 3, 2018
In some places yes, in some no. If i'm not mistaking Germany is not accepting is a religion, but here (Netherlands) for example is.
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level 47
Nov 5, 2018
Nope, it's a pyramid scheme-cheap self help new age con-pretense of a cult.
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level 57
Nov 3, 2018
The Spanish for hell is INFIERNO - note second 'I'
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level 58
Nov 3, 2018
But this, I believe, is a reference to the work of Dante. An Italian.
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level 57
Nov 3, 2018
You should also accept "brother" for the nuns question. In fact, at least from a Catholic perspective, "brothers" is more correct than "monks" for an analogy to nuns. Monks live away from society, but most nuns do not. The nuns were an integral part of our parish when I grew up (as they are in most Catholic parishes). Most of them taught in the parish school. They collected donations, organized fundraisers, etc. They were often more involved in the community than the priests. The male version of a nun in this sense -- a person who takes vows and lives a life of worship and community service but is not a priest -- is a brother. The brothers are also teachers and also very involved in the church community. In fact, the Marianist brothers (the ones who taught me) identify their contributions to the community ("charism") as their defining quality. Also worth considering that nuns take the appellation "sister," as in "Sister Mary Clarence." That's no coincidence.
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level 39
Nov 3, 2018
Maybe nice to add one relating to anti-theism.
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level 20
Nov 3, 2018
Please accept shiv for shiva, as some hindus spell it shiv. Also, its pronounced shiv.
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level 48
Nov 4, 2018
I don't get the 'jihad' and 'Akbar' question - and I have googled it so please don't berate me for stupidity, just explain. I thought jihad was a holy war and Akbar the Great was an Emperor??
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level 45
Nov 5, 2018
Jihad means struggle which can be an internal struggle with your own personal problems. It is also used by extremist for armed struggle in the sense of holy war. But it is not the primal meaning of it. Akbar is often used beside Allah to mean "Allah is great".
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level 74
Nov 6, 2018
Jihad means holy war, or war waged to advance the cause of Islam (often poorly translated by Western Muslim apologist white washers as "personal spiritual struggle"). Akbar means great.
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level 57
Nov 8, 2018
1.) Taoism is the antiquated spelling. While Daoism is accepted, it should be the displayed spelling, and "taoism" should be the accepted alternative, especially since you use the spelling Laozi instead of Lao-Tzu. 2.) "Akbar," especially in the implied context, means "Greater," not just "Great." It should be displayed as such. "Great" can still be an accepted answer. 3.) Since this quiz is about multiple religions, you should use "Hebrew Scriptures" instead of "Old Testament."
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