Religion Analogies

Can you fill the blanks in these analogies that pertain to religion?
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Last updated: January 7, 2021
First submittedJuly 17, 2013
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This is to this …
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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
This is to this …
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Exodus is to Leviticus
Leviticus is to Numbers
Jihad is to Struggle
Akbar is to Great
Pope is to Catholicism
Patriarch is to
Eastern 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
Helios is to Greece
Ra is to Egypt
Deify is to God
Canonize is to Saint
Paradiso is to Heaven
Inferno is to Hell
Hebrew is to Judaism
Sanskrit is to Hinduism
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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 76
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 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 67
Feb 4, 2016
No pastafarian question, I'm deeply outraged.
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Level 59
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 78
Apr 9, 2017
So it's Italian, not Spanish
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Level 62
Jan 8, 2021
And 'paradiso' isn't a Spanish word either, it would be paraíso.
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Level 53
May 19, 2016
You should add some alternative spellings for Zeus...
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Level 62
Jan 8, 2021
'Lanac Zeus' for example.
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Level 72
Aug 7, 2018
Thank God I´m an atheist
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Level 75
Sep 13, 2018
Indeed - religion is the work of the devil
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Level 58
Nov 3, 2018
Is scientology really a religion though....?
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Level 62
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 68
Nov 5, 2018
Nope, it's a pyramid scheme-cheap self help new age con-pretense of a cult.
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Level 60
Oct 22, 2020
In other words, a religion.
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Level 68
Jan 8, 2021
One begs to differ.
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Level 72
Feb 12, 2019
it has all the trappings of any other religion. books, meetings, sky-people, money laundering, every flavor of abuse that can be mentioned, etc. So yeah it qualifies.
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Level ∞
Jan 7, 2021
Question from one of our general knowledge quizzes:

What is legally classified as a religion in the United States, a cult in France, and a business in Switzerland?

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Level 71
Nov 3, 2018
The Spanish for hell is INFIERNO - note second 'I'
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Level 68
Nov 3, 2018
But this, I believe, is a reference to the work of Dante. An Italian.
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Level 75
Jul 5, 2019
This is not the Spanish version of the quiz
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Level 78
Jan 8, 2021
Paradiso is Italian, not Spanish.
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Level 65
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 62
Dec 9, 2019
Depends on the order, nuns used to be very cloistered indeed in the past. Some more so than monks. See The Nun's Story a film with Audrey Hepburn as a nun.
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Level 85
Jan 8, 2021
If I got the question right, monk is the "profession" (like "king") while brother is the word you use when addressing a monk (like "your majesty" when addressing a king) so in my opinion "brother" is correctly not an eligible answer.

On the other hand, in my opinion, another possible answer to the quiz could be "friar".

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Level 78
Jan 8, 2021
It's really simple. Nun-monk, sister-brother. As for the way of life, it really depends on the order, for both genders. Some are extremely reclusive, others are very much involved in society, running schools and hospitals etc.
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Level 60
Nov 3, 2018
Please accept shiv for shiva, as some hindus spell it shiv. Also, its pronounced shiv.
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Level 55
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 54
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 81
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 63
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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Level 53
Feb 25, 2019
It's a trap
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Level 67
Mar 14, 2020
I tried hellooo for inferno ( no joke haha I was looking for an italian sounding word that was a synonym for hell, but couldnt thinkof one, closest I could think of was diablo also tried purgatory, hell+o was my final desperate attempt haha)
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Level 45
Mar 14, 2020
Interesting quiz
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Level 47
Jul 1, 2020
Perhaps "ummah" should be an alternative to "mosque", taking that meaning of "church" which is "all Christians everywhere".
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Level 72
Jan 8, 2021
Patriarch is not for sure the same thing to Eastern Orthodox as the pope is to Catholicism. There is not only one patriarch in the Orthodox Church.
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Level 72
Jan 9, 2021
Patriarch is the highest in the hierarchy. So it fits. Unless there's another religion with an official worldwide leader, though offhand I can't think of one.
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Level 72
Jan 14, 2021
There is no official worldwide leader in the Orthodox Church.