The "Are You Too Dumb to Live?" Quiz

If you don't get all of these answers correct on your first try, then you should have your voting rights taken away and probably be locked in a padded room somewhere.
suggestions on expanding the list of questions are welcome.
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Last updated: September 17, 2018
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President Barack Obama was born here.
not Kenya
Hawaii, USA
The terrorist attacks of 9-11, 2001 were planned and executed by them.
not Jews, George Bush, or the US government
Al-Qaeda
Jews control the media: TRUE or FALSE?
 
FALSE
In 1969, Americans sent astronauts to:
not a Hollywood studio
the moon
John F Kennedy was killed by: a) Lee Harvey Oswald, b) the 2nd shooter on the grassy knoll c) the CIA, d) Fidel Castro, e) the Mafia, f) space aliens
not b, c, d, e, or f
Lee Harvey Oswald
President Barack Obama's religion
not Islam
Christianity
The United States Constitution establishes the USA as a Christian nation: TRUE or FALSE?
 
FALSE
Jews control this country
not the USA. Starts with "Is," ends with "rael."
Israel
TRUE or FALSE? President Barack Obama is a Communist, terrorist sympathizer, or wishes to confiscate all of your guns.
 
FALSE
primary ingredient in matzah ball soup
not the blood of children, it's in the name and starts with "m"
matzah
Vaccinations will make your children retarded: TRUE or FALSE?
 
FALSE
The World Trade Center was destroyed by these man-made things
not explosives or a controlled demolition
airplanes
The Holocaust really happened: TRUE or FALSE?
 
TRUE
A second Holocaust is being perpetrated right now against the Palestinians: TRUE or FALSE?
 
FALSE
The one true and correct religion is
 
none of the above
If you forward this to 100 people Bill Gates will pay you $1000: TRUE or FALSE?
 
FALSE
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Level 40
Feb 16, 2013
Great work as always Poor thalassemia has had all his/her illusions shattered. Mind you, if you substituted "A second Holocaust is being perpetrated right now against the Palestinians" with wanting the blow the crap out of the whole country of Palestine I'd have been edging towards the YES camp. :)
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Level 40
Feb 16, 2013
I mean Israel wanting to. Not me want to. I don't want to. :)
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Level 80
Feb 16, 2013
well..... desire doesn't equal action. Certainly some Israelis feel that way. But, if they are actually trying to kill all of the Palestinians (which they are perfectly capable of doing), then they are horribly inefficient. The population in the occupied West Bank and formerly occupied Gaza has exploded since 1967. They're going in the opposite direction of a genocide.
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Level 40
Feb 20, 2013
Well yes, Palestine has a high birth rate. But that doesn't mean Israel doesn't spend lot of time blowing up bits of it... and stealing large chunks of it. But anyway... cool quiz. Conspiracy theories are dumb!
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Level 80
Apr 7, 2014
Are you trying to make a joke about people being hit by bombs or suicide bombers during the Intifada?

The point is there is obviously no systematic policy to eliminate or even reduce the non-Jewish population of Israel, Gaza, or the West Bank, in spite of widespread belief to the contrary. What's taking place there could be called oppression, repression, in some cases arguably murder, but not a Holocaust or genocide.

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Level 46
Feb 18, 2019
The only blowing up Israel has done to Palestine (which, by the way, isn't a sovereign nation like Israel) is in retaliation to the blowing up Palestine has done to Israel. If tomorrow Palestine laid down all their weapons, Israel and Palestine would coexist peacefully. If Israel publicly laid down all THEIR weapons, Palestine (or Syria, or Jordan, or Russia, or Iran, or Iraq, or any number of other countries--probably a combination) would blow them entirely off the map within a week.
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Level 80
Feb 19, 2019
Kenobi: a lot of what you said is probably true, though it's not accurate to say that Israel has *only* blown stuff up in retaliation. Most of the time, maybe, but it's hard to say who started what sometimes as each side will claim they are retaliating for something that came before and it just goes back and back forever.
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Level 21
Apr 27, 2013
14/16 :)
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Level 80
Apr 28, 2013
hm.... good??
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Level 53
Jun 4, 2013
it seems to me that this quiz should not be allowed because many questions are not based on proven facts but on your personal beliefs. I also sense a tinge of anti-arab/islam and an obvious pro israel stance. Hundreds of Palestinian villages have been wiped off the map so its not fair to give the jewish holocaust, as terrible as it was, as having a monopoly on being victims of oppression. This is probably the worst quiz I've taken.
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Level 80
Jun 4, 2013
There are a lot of quizzes on the site not really based on fact, but, there is nothing on here that is not 100% factual beyond any shadow of a doubt. The Holocaust was not "oppression," it was the systematic murder of millions of people with the overt goal of genocide. Nothing even remotely similar to that is happening in Palestine right now. Nobody is being marched into an oven or gas chamber. Compare the following stats. In Poland before WW2 there were 3,500,000 Jews. After WW2 there were about 50,000-120,000 left. This is about a 98% decrease. The population in the Gaza Strip and West Bank in 1970 was just over 1 million. In 2010 it was 4.4 million. This is about a 440% INCREASE. If there is a Holocaust occurring here then the Israelis are doing it wrong. There is nothing biased or pro-anything about these statements. They are purely dispassionate facts.
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Level 74
Nov 1, 2013
Interesting. I refused to answer that question because I found it odd and a little bit offensive. To compare one tragedy with another simply because people of one religion/ethnicity are/were parties to both doesn't make sense to me. On the genocide point, while it is obviously true that Israel is not attempting to murder every Palestinian, it is equally obvious that they are attempting a genocide in as much as that word means to obliterate a people or culture. From Ben Gurion's and Dayan's policy of erasing all trace of Palestinian history in the towns they 'cleared', to Golda Meir's assertion that "there are no Palestinians", to the repeated claims that the Palestinians can go to any Arab country and feel perfectly at home, to the religious loons, to that butcher Sharon, to General Eitan's desire to reduce the Palestinians to "drugged cockroaches in a bottle", to the military handbook which sanctioned the murder of non-combatants, several proud terrorist PMs, right up to now.
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Level 80
Nov 2, 2013
Well, I'd say that demonstrating overt policy to "obliterate a people or culture" is a pretty questionable proposition at best. But, while you raise a few issues worth considering, I was only referring to the belief that Israel is attempting to systematically murder ever non-Jew in Israel. I encounter many people who actually believe this. *that* much, at least, is demonstrably false. and yes, such a belief is indeed quite offensive.

Sure there are different factions in Israel that attempt to marginalize the claims of other factions... that much has been going on for thousands of years. Not really the same thing. Well... sometimes it escalates into the same thing. But... not recently.

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Level 80
Jun 4, 2013
I wanted to highlight common misconceptions in this quiz. Such misconceptions frequently stem from prejudice and bigotry (thought not always, sometimes it's just paranoid delusion). Historically, Jews have been the target of such prejudice and bigotry for thousands of years. And this common prejudice, a bit muted after WW2, is again increasing in popularity around the world. There are quite a lot of misconceptions floating around out there. If you feel that the objective and factual statements above are "personal beliefs," then you may have succumbed to some of these misconceptions yourself.
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Level 80
Jun 4, 2013
Anyway, thanks for taking the quiz and for your feedback. :)
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Level 80
Jun 4, 2013
Just to be clear, neither I nor this quiz are pro-any country, including Israel. Personally I don't even support the idea of nationalism. I don't believe that the Jewish religion is any more valid than any other including Mohametanism, and I don't believe that the land of Israel belongs or should belong to any one specific people. The quiz is not supporting any agenda, political party, or ideology.

On the other hand, both I and the quiz *are* pro-fact, pro-reason, pro-rationalism, and pro-logic. I am generally against any conspiracy theories or widely held beliefs that have been repeatedly and soundly debunked. Where I live, I meet a lot of people on a regular basis who believe in such things, and I've even seen them reported in the local newspapers.

If there were some widely circulated and believed conspiracy theories about Palestinians or Arabs then I would include those, but I honestly couldn't think of any.

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Level 80
Jun 4, 2013
Concerning the fate of Israel and the people, Jewish, "Arab" or otherwise who live there, I'm all in favor of peaceful coexistence and wish all sides would stop antagonizing one another. This quiz has nothing to do with that. But to that end... one of the biggest impediments to progress toward a peaceful solution to the Israeli issue is that, by and large, Arabs believe that Jews are inhuman monsters, not to be trusted, murderers, thieves, and the eternal enemy of Muslims. How can you negotiate peace with someone whom you believe steps on kittens and drinks the blood of babies and is planning to exterminate you and your whole family? It's impossible. Educating people about these lies is actually about the most pro-Palestinian thing you can possibly do. Helping to perpetuate these lies prolongs the violence and prolongs the suffering, because it makes peace and coexsitence unthinkable.

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Level 53
Jun 5, 2013
again all i hear is arabs are saying this and that... there is no recognition by you that what has happened to the Palestinians is unjust or in anyway even the slightest bit wrong. This is my main problem with all your statements is that you take it as anti Jewish when it is not at all. You need to understand the TRUTH about the world before their will be progress. You say the Arabs believe jews are a certain manner but do you ever say that jews believe arabs are a certain manner? No you do not at all, all you do is reinforce the typical stereotype that Palestinians are naturally fanatical and jews are victims but when you look at the facts there is one segment of the population displacing another so please get off your high horse and understand the reality of what is going. so quit perpetuating the lies and help bring about the truth so there can be peaceful coexistence. I am not Arab or Muslim but Palestine is under occupation and oppression
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Level 53
Jun 5, 2013
Palestinians continue to lose their livelihood and land on a daily basis but you give no empathy to them, you only give a right for them to be occupied and displace like they deserve it. Nobody ever said anything was right about the discrimination to jews, it is WRONG. Just as what Israel has done to Palestinians... It is WRONG. Say it once and the we can talk on the same level
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Level 80
Jun 5, 2013
"again all I hear"

Yes, you do seem to have trouble hearing what I'm saying. On this point we are in total agreement.

"no recognition from you"

because none is needed. This quiz is not about the wrongness of people's suffering. The quiz is about widely believed falsehoods that are easily disproven.

"you need to understand the truth"

I do

"you say x but you don't say y"

Does that make x untrue? No.

"All you do is reinforce stereotypes"

Sometimes stereotypes are true. I live in Saudi Arabia. I talk to people every day about these issues and read the local newspapers. I know what they think here. I haven't mischaracterized anybody. The only thing I claimed Jews were the victims of was prejudice and slander (misconceptions), which is documented fact and should not be controversial. I made no argument or political point beyond this. You are the one trying to extend it into something else.

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Level 80
Jun 5, 2013
"When you look at the facts"

Trust me, I know the facts. I can talk all day about Middle East history. I can list year by year the inhabitants, rulers and demographics of the Levant for the past 3500 years from memory. I know exactly which peoples have been displaced. This is all completely irrelevant to my quiz above. Again, you're trying to turn it into something it's not.

"so quit perpetuating the lies"

I'm trying to do exactly that. :o) Thank you for the encouragement.

"Israel... is WRONG. Say it once."

I will not. This quiz is about facts. Not judgments. I am happy to discuss facts, but you are 1) implying I've made a judgment which I have not, and 2) demanding that I make and declare the opposite judgment. I'm not going to do that. It's not that I'm shying away from the discussion, I just don't feel that this is the appropriate place to have that particular discussion.

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Level 80
Jun 5, 2013
If you have some specific problem with any of the proven facts above, I'm happy to talk about those if you want to. But you've been reading between the lines and criticizing things that I haven't actually said.
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Level 53
Jun 5, 2013
your wrong... this quiz is about judgements not facts. That is my main problem with this quiz. Anyway I'm sorry I got into this discussion, I never thought i would be in one of these types on the internet. I am done here
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Level 80
Jun 5, 2013
lol. whatever dude. You're right. matzah ball soup really is made from the blood of children. I've just been brainwashed by the vast Zionist network that controls the world. Thanks.
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Level 50
Sep 1, 2014
Kal, you're pretty darn smart, you have a lot of funny and serious things to say, you can say some pretty deep stuff, but, learn the art of the subtle put-down. Or at least the one that leaves the opponent lost. Once a boy who was REALLY annoying was driving me up the wall by saying things like 'You should get your voice box removed.' and 'Do you need hearing aids, too? I'm talking to you!', but I didn't show him that. We were playing in a game of 4-square at the time(if you know what that is). I simply turned to him, with a completely blank(well, maybe a little bit mocking)expression and said, 'On the contrary. I can hear you perfectly well. I am simply choosing to ignore you.' Everybody else laughed, I served the ball, he's out. It was pretty funny. He also told me to 'cut the sciency talk' when I quoted Sherlock Holmes and said 'Never underestimate the power of women...' He's one of those boys who thinks he knows everything, when, in fact, his intelligence is decidedly below average.
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Level 80
Sep 4, 2014
Subtle put-down can be fun for the personal amusement of the person delivering the put-down but they are so often lost on the intended target of the put-down I find it's actually a bit nicer and less condescending to be less subtle. Though above I wasn't putting anyone down unless you're talking about my sarcastic admission of defeat to Tecumseh, which I guess could be read to mean that I think he's a bit delusional.
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Level 74
Nov 1, 2013
"Mohametanism"? I thought you lived in Saudi Arabia? I hope they're not monitoring your internet usage, because Muslims do not like their religion being referred to in that way. That word implies that they worship Mohammed (which of course most do in my experience, though they would never recognise that they do) but Islam forbids worshiping anyone but Allah. I believe Saudi Arabia's punishments for insulting the religion are, shall we say, 'strict'?
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Level 80
Nov 2, 2013
I do live here. I often resort to using the term Islam as shorthand but Mohametanism was the preferred term in most of the world up until recently and I feel it's more accurate. Calling it Islam is a little demeaning to people of other faiths.
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Level 50
Sep 1, 2014
Why is it demeaning? I don't think I understand... Having Asperger's Syndrome, this may be one of those subtle social things that just completely passes me by. Please explain.
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Level 80
Sep 2, 2014
I wouldn't blame it on your Asperger's. I don't think most people would understand what I was saying. I'll explain. The word Islam in Arabic is derived from "Salaam" which means peace, specifically peace through submission to God (Allah). A Muslim comes from the word Islam and means one who has found peace through submission to god. Calling Mohametans Muslims implies that they are the only ones who submit to god, and that Christians, Jews, Mormons etc are not following god. So it is actually rather demeaning to people of other faiths, if only they understood the word.
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Level 65
Aug 26, 2016
True, I know Saudi Arabia isnt war ridden in the same way many people confuse with the near east, but aren't they pretty theocratic? Even if you're not a woman? (Bc I know their really sexist too.) Also, out of curiousity, how did you end up living there?
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Level 80
Aug 27, 2016
Saudi Arabia is run by the AlSaud tribe. It is a monarchy not a theocracy. There is the Soura council which is a body of clerics that makes decisions regarding religious interpretation and application within the country, but they are loyal to the royal family. The original AlSaud royalty made an alliance with the Wahhabist clerics of Diriya way back, and they have used this to try and grant themselves some religious bonafides. But it doesn't always work. Extremists like bin Laden and others have labeled Saudi Arabia's rulers infidels or dafers and declared fatwas against them. The AlSauds understand the threat their rule faces from Islamists and conservatives very well, and so, in order to maintain their grip on power, they are always walking the very fine line between reform and fundmentalism, trying to appease both their allies in Washington and the religious nuts in their back yard. But ultimately they only care about their own wealth and power.
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Level 80
Aug 27, 2016
To your last question, I moved there for work at the very end of 2008. I worked there, off and on, through the fall of 2014. Since then I've been traveling full time. I went back for 3 months at the end of last year for more money.
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Level 43
Jun 26, 2013
I got 15/16 because I was guessing the Taliban instead of Al-Qaeda.

My favorite question is "the one true and correct religion is.... none of the above".

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Level 80
Jun 26, 2013
There are multiple correct type-ins for that answer, but the Taleban would be a pretty big stretch.... they did protect the senior leadership of AlQaeda after 9/11... but had basically nothing to do with planning or executing the attacks. If you had simply typed in "terrorist(s)," or a variety of other similar things, then you would have gotten the right answer.
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Level 73
Mar 13, 2018
Reading this answer makes me even more offended that you included "muslims" as a type-in. (Yes, I did try it out just to see if you'd go that far.) Although I can concede that the people who planned the attacks were indeed muslims, it seems like a stretch to accept it as a correct answer. Especially now that I see I could have types "terrorists, or a variety of other similar things"... I'm sure you didn't mean to put them in the same category, but that doesn't make it less offensive.
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Level 80
Mar 13, 2018
The answer is not offensive. You are offended. There's a big difference between those two things. There are type-ins accepted similar to "terrorists." I wasn't saying that "Muslims" and "terrorists" are synonyms. The 9/11 hijackers were Muslim. They were terrorists. They were members of Al Qaeda. They were mostly Saudi. They were Arabs. They were jihadists, religious "extremists," and Islamic fundamentalists. That they exist at the intersection of all of these things on a venn diagram is simply fact. I'm not going to apologize to you for the offense you take to reality.
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Level 63
Jun 28, 2013
Wow. And you wonder why more of your quizzes aren't featured on this site? You take every opportunity to insult anyone who believes differently than you.
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Level 80
Jun 28, 2013
I've never wondered why this quiz wasn't featured on the site. And trust me, there are *many* opportunities to insult people that I don't take advantage of. The instances where I do it's usually because someone else said something insulting first, and I felt as though they deserved it. I don't begrudge anyone their beliefs if they don't state those beliefs in an offensive way, don't try to declare as fact what is demonstrably untrue, or simply keep those beliefs to themselves.

If you come back and read these comments, if you will oblige my curiosity... was there something about the above quiz that you found insulting? Apart from the admittedly-provocative title and description?

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Level 63
Jul 1, 2013
"The one true and correct religion is... None of the above"

This answer makes a statement as though it is fact that Christianity is not the true and correct religion. This answer is your opinion and is not based on fact.

Anyway, this is insulting to Christians and Muslims, because it is an attempt to belittle us and our beliefs. It is no secret from your comments and questions that you especially hate the idea of Christianity. In many quizzes on this site you go out of your way to try and make fools out of Christians and their beliefs. How about you leave your opinions on religion out of it altogether?

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Level 80
Jul 1, 2013
Is it not insulting to Muslims when you state that Christianity is the true and correct religion? Is it not insulting to Christians when Muslims state that Islam is the true and correct religion? The objective stance on the issue, that NO one religion is inerrant, infallible, or able to back up any of the extraordinary claims that it makes, is the one position that I see as least offensive. It is not making any presumptions. It treats all people and all beliefs equally and applies the same standard of proof to each. There are certain things that we know to be true. These things have been tested, others have tried to disprove them, they have held up to critical scrutiny applied with the greatest academic rigor, and thus have become accepted fact all over the world. Gravitational theory, germ theory, the fundamental laws of physics and so on.
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Level 80
Jul 1, 2013
None of the wildly contradictory claims made by religious people have ever passed the same test. We can see that religious beliefs depend on where you were born and how you were raised and have no evidentiary basis. If this were not true, then by now we would have come to some sort of consensus and educated people around the world would know which religion was the right one. Stating that this religion or that religion is true, which necessarily requires that all others be false, is simply not a statement that can be supported. The above statement is the more neutral, more objective, and less offensive.

Incidentally, your assumptions about me are off the mark. I take it that you are Christian, and I assume that something in the past that I've said you took personally. I assure you it wasn't intended that way. I could explain why, but probably you would just be further offended by my explanation. Anyway, I don't have any special hate for Christians or for you.

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Level 67
Oct 30, 2013
I'm sorry to say, but there is no truly neutral view to the question. Even though you claim to have a neutral position, the answer of none is actually a heavily biased statement, and actually leans toward the tone that the one true religion is atheism, which I believe is as equally valid of a religious belief as any other religion in the world, but I still have yet to see any undeniable evidence that the atheists are the ones who hold the one true and correct viewpoint. There is no answer to the question. It should be removed and replaced with a different, actually valid question. Other than that, great quiz.
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Level 80
Oct 31, 2013
1. Atheism is not a religion

2. If it were a religion, then why wouldn't the question apply to the religion of Atheism as well? Why would you make a special exception for one religion when the answer clearly states that there are none?

3. You can accept the fact that all religions make equally specious claims about reality and still believe in "God" or a god. Whether or not you are an atheist is actually somewhat irrelevant to this question. I'm afraid I have to disagree with you on all the points you have raised. but, thank you for stopping by. I honestly do appreciate all feedback. :) and I'm happy you enjoyed the rest of the quiz.

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Level 80
Oct 31, 2013
Also, the neutral view is not that "this religion is right and that one is wrong," or, "this person has all the answers to life and those guys do not."

The neutral position that I'm referring to is one that accepts any claim supported by sufficient evidence, and denies those that are very poorly supported, not in any way agreed upon, and often self-contradictory. You can say that it's not agreed upon that Scientology is inaccurate because there are a lot of people that believe in it- but it is actually agreed upon amongst those who are consistently applying the same standard of proof, evidence and logic to every belief system. I have personal beliefs that I could have put in this quiz but I did not because I realize that some of my personal beliefs are not objectively verifiable, they are just opinions. This quiz is not about atheism or religion. It's about objectivity.

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Level 50
Jul 16, 2014
Um... kal, actually the neutral viewpoint is 'who knows?', not 'none of them'.
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Level 80
Jul 17, 2014
cookie, if not for the fact that every single religion in the world has made claims that have been proven false I might agree with you. But they have.
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Level 50
Sep 1, 2014
Still, it is not a truly neutral viewpoint to say that no religion is true. There is the religious side of the scale and the atheist side of the scale. Saying that no religion is true is decidedly on the atheist side. Saying that nobody knows for sure is as close to the middle as you can get, really, because any opinion other than 'not sure' is pretty much bound to be on one side of the scale. I'd love to make a pitch for Christians here, but that's also on one side of the scale. Even 'don't care' is on a side of the scale. The closest truly neutral view is a question mark.
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Level 80
Sep 2, 2014
You comment suggests that this is a binary question with only two possible answers, and that given those two possible answers both sides of the argument have equally good arguments or evidence. Both suggestions are false.
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Level 50
Sep 3, 2014
I'm afraid I don't fully understand what you mean. I don't see any other possible answers, really, because saying that 'no religion is true' is still not a neutral viewpoint. It is an obviously biased view, biased toward atheism. By the way, I'm not attempting to use 'biased' as an insult. Please explain what you mean and why I am incorrect.
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Level 80
Sep 3, 2014
It's neutral to say all are equally false or all are equally (un)true because it is using the same standards for each and every religion. If you say that one religion is true based on appeals to emotion, anecdote, personal experience, faulty evidence or logical fallacy (which is what all religious apologists have to do), then this is showing bias toward one religion and against all others. If you accept that no one religion has been able to make a stronger case than any others, this is being neutral and objective. If that objective point of view leads you toward atheism, so be it. Though as I have said before atheism is not necessarily the same thing as admitting that no one religion has all the answers or can back up all of its claims about the universe. You could presumably still believe in a god or gods and not favor one particular religion above all others.
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Level 80
Sep 4, 2014
and if it's not already clear from what I said, the reason that this shows bias is because the same exact arguments (or at least the same type) that one religious person uses to prove the validity of Christianity are used by some other religious person to prove the validity of Islam or Hinduism or whatever. i.e. they just "know" in their heart that they are right, or the book that they worship is perfect and inerrant (even though it's not) and contains information that couldn't possibly have been known to the original authors (it doesn't), or they have some story about a powerful personal experience and they would be a fool *not* to believe... etc etc. If you are convinced by these arguments for ONE religion, but at the same time dismiss the EXACT SAME arguments for ANOTHER religion... this is very clear bias. If on the other hand you have the same standards of proof for every religion, this is not biased at all.
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Level 50
Sep 5, 2014
I believe we're getting off topic. This is not about what religion I believe in. This is about the neutral view. I still believe that saying 'I don't know' is the neutral view. In reality, any one religion or none of them could be true, because people do make mistakes. I would love to firmly state that Christianity is the one true and correct religion, but I would be jumping off the highway of neutral viewpoints and falling into a ditch. (Don't worry, there are ditches for all the other religions(and non-religions, such as atheism and such) too.) Unfortunately, you seem to be in one of these ditches. Please climb out.... Great, now I've started thinking about what each ditch would look like for each religion(etc.). Let's see. Yours would be... a ditch. Just dirt. Nothing else. Mine would be... dirt that was molded precisely into a cross-shaped ditch. Big Bang theory's ditch would be a big circle, with dynamite at the bottom. Unlit. I'm not a psychopath. Anyway. I'm running out of room!.
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Level 80
Sep 5, 2014
I'm sorry that you're having trouble understanding this.
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Level 69
Dec 22, 2014
Gandalf, you wanted to know a religion that couldn't be contradicted by facts. But then you said that absolute truth doesn't exist. So, are facts absolutely true or not? It's impossible to have a truth contradict a truth.
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Level 80
Dec 23, 2014
We can have facts and still not "absolute truth." Religions often promise absolute truth: they tell you the meaning and purpose of life and how you are supposed to live it and usually attempt to answer all the big questions like why are we here? and what happens when we die? Religions also often set down in stone (sometimes literally) rules about what is or is not moral or good, what does or does not please god or gods, and what the nature of reality and the cosmos are. These things cannot be known absolutely, so trying to define them so rigidly is one of religion's biggest failings. "Facts," on the other hand, are much smaller than "absolute truth." Facts are data points that most people can agree on, things that can be proven and demonstrated and reproduced. Facts can change, based on new evidence. Absolute truth cannot. Every religion that offers a version of absolute truth has had that truth refuted in part or in whole by facts and evidence.
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Level 80
Jul 2, 2013
ctleng, I understand what you're saying. You don't want the statement "Christianity is wrong" to be accepted fact. But try to think about it this way. Consider the statement:

Mormonism is the one true and correct religion and all other religions are wrong.

Which is, of course, what Mormons believe. Is this statement true? Can it be supported by anything? Are the arguments Mormons make any more convincing than those of Scientologists or Branch Davidians? Isn't it less offensive to admit that it is not true and not supported than to say that it might be true, or worse, that it is? To claim it is a true statement would mean saying that the arguments made by Mormons, which are identical to the arguments made by all other religions, are superior to those same arguments. It doesn't make sense, it shows clear bias, and it is offensive to say that.

The same is true if you substitute Islam, Hinduism, or any other religion in the space for Mormonism in that statement.

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Level 63
Jul 2, 2013
I never once said that Christianity is the one true religion. Read my post again and you will see.

What I was trying to say is that it is offensive to say that any religion isn't the one and true religion, as many people believe strongly about their beliefs. Yes, it IS offensive to claim that a person's religion isn't true. The only right thing to do in this case is to remain neutral about it altogether.

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Level 63
Jul 2, 2013
Also, I don't think you hate Christians, I just think you have real problems with Christianity. And that's ok, as long as we don't have to hear your opnions about it. Again, if you don't want to offend anyone, then why bring up your personal views on religion at all?
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Level 80
Jul 3, 2013
My position IS the neutral position. And it is not a personal view to assert that no one religion has any more evidence than any other. I know it makes some people upset when I say that 9/11 was not, in fact, an inside job. Because they feel very strongly that it was, and have spent a large amount of time arguing passionately that it was, and so they have invested a portion of their own ego into this belief. But I won't accept that I should not state facts simply because it upsets someone. Your position I guess is that everyone should just keep their mouths shut out of respect for people's feelings. I respectfully disagree. Actually, I find this idea quite offensive and upsetting. It goes against things that I believe in very deeply; ideas (free speech, skepticism, the primacy of critical thinking, the importance of sharing ideas) that I hold as sacred. So, why did you state this if you believe that we should not say things that offend people?
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Level 80
Jul 3, 2013
Also, if you refuse to state (despite your beliefs) that Christianity is the one true religion, then why are you not agreeing with the answer above? If your position is that nobody should make this statement about their own religion, then you agree that "none" is the correct answer. At least in a way. That was the point of the question: that nobody has the moral or empirical authority to make such an offensive claim. I suppose you are more concerned with politeness than evidence, but the ultimate conclusion is the same. You can take the "none of the above" answer to mean "no comment," which seems to be what you would have chosen.
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Level 80
Nov 22, 2014
Very true, mr. gandalf. Such as informing a proud Frenchman that their country is, in reality, only #6 on the list of countries that entertain the most tourists. I guess that can be a hard pill to swallow. Any time you've invested a portion of your ego in something it can be hard to see that you were wrong. And a natural response to become angry or defensive.
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Level 65
Aug 26, 2016
Wait, what!?! Can you explain the part about France please?
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Level 80
Aug 27, 2016
dg is an FR German who resides in Paris. In the past he's made very partisan remarks in favor of both countries, and frequently outed himself as a hypocrite. For one example he complained about me counting Einstein as an American even though he took on American citizenship; while at the same time defending Marie Curie's Frenchness on another quiz. For another example he reacted very negatively to my quiz about countries that entertain the most number of tourists because I counted both domestic and international tourism, because France only tops the ranks if you disregard domestic tourism.
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Level 46
Aug 25, 2013
i wish the last question was true
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Level 80
Aug 26, 2013
well according to some who take this quiz the answers are a matter of opinion, so, who knows? Maybe it is true. Try it and let us know.
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Level 20
Sep 20, 2013
Two things I enjoy: 1) your quizzes and 2) reading strings of comments from offended users. Combine them together and you get great entertainment. Thanks for inadvertently brightening my morning.
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Level 80
Sep 20, 2013
you're welcome! The strings would be much longer if QM didn't periodically delete some of the more offensive ones...
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Level 39
Nov 13, 2013
i wonder why. seems like someone has too much time on their hands...
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Level 80
Nov 13, 2013
If you mean me, it's a combination of a mandatory part of my job (office hours) and spending most of my time in perhaps the most boring country in the world (Saudi Arabia).
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Level 14
Dec 21, 2014
So do I!
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Level 37
Nov 14, 2013
Can you accept planes for airplanes?
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Level 80
Nov 14, 2013
sure. The answers are supposed to be all but impossible to miss. I'll add that one.
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Level 23
Nov 17, 2013
yes go me! didn't even get one!
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Level 80
Nov 24, 2013
You'll be getting a call from someone on one of Obama's death panels shortly.
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Level 50
Sep 1, 2014
What's a death panel? Are you implying that Obama is evil? Is this another social intricacy? Did you read the above comment about Asperger's which states that I am a recipient of said syndrome and in very good company with Bill Gates, Einstein, etc., and pretty much totally blind to any subtle social implications or etiquettes that may be perceived easily as an NT or neurotypical person? Is having extra wisdom teeth a possible side effect of Asperger's and other neural disorders such as ADHD, ADD, OCD, and Tourette's? Do I have them all? Am I making any sense?
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Level 50
Sep 1, 2014
Did you even bother reading all of that?
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Level 80
Sep 2, 2014
Not much sense, no. But the death panels remark is a joking reference to the belief propagated by Sarah Palin and other unscrupulous/ignorant right-wing politicians and pundits that somewhere in the Affordable Care Act was a provision providing for "death panels" that would review whether or not patients in care homes should be allowed to live or not.
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Level 50
Sep 3, 2014
I see, thank you for explaining.
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Level 77
Nov 27, 2013
You forgot to ask if Donald Rumsfeld is a lizard person, or ask if people expect to collect Social Security in the future.
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Level 80
Nov 27, 2013
Haha... I did make a vague reference to the inter-dimensional/time-traveling lizard people in the sequel to this quiz, though I used Leprechauns as a stand-in for lizard-people. Belief in either is equally absurd.

As far as social security goes, if you believe that the program will remain solvent for the next 50 years I would call you optimistic but not mentally imbalanced or deficient. I don't think it's beyond the realm of possibility that a solution will be found, and the US actually has more than enough money to pay for it if they were just able to manage revenues and expenditures intelligently, though the government of the United States continues to lower the bar on what exactly they are able to accomplish so maybe that is asking too much.

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Level 53
Jan 10, 2014
gosh that is four minutes of my life I will never get back…spend your time making enjoyable quizzes
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Level 80
Jan 10, 2014
I'm just going to go out on a limb here and guess that every 4 minutes of your life that goes by is 4 minutes you won't get back.
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Level 77
Jan 15, 2014
I actually got 4 minutes back for every minute I spent during the Black Friday time sales.
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Level 80
Jan 15, 2014
hahaha... that's a good deal!!
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Level 77
Jan 15, 2014
Like you were going to cure AIDS or something in those four minutes.
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Level 53
Jan 20, 2014
for some reason I think I really am starting to like these quizzes :/
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Level 54
Jan 27, 2014
Note that this isn't the only question that I have a problem with, but whatever. You're allowed to have your annoying opinions, kalbahamut. :)

Obama cannot be called a Christian. Maybe we can't all agree that he is/isn't a Muslim (I did not call him a Muslim--but that's my annoying opinion to you.), but I would put him under the "secular" category to be fair. Can we agree on that?

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Level 80
Jan 27, 2014
Well he calls himself Christian and goes to church and I believe that he has faith in the Christian god (maybe he's lying for political reasons, that's a possibility). But whatever the case, he is certainly not Muslim. Rational people CAN agree on that. There is zero evidence that this is true.

Sure he is "secular." I mean he is a politician after all, and a former corporate lawyer and community organizer. Obviously he concerns himself with what happens in the real world. He is not a member of a monastic order that devotes himself entirely to prayer. Are you saying that all people who call themselves Christian but engage in the real material world are not true Christians but secularists? That's not a totally unique opinion, if so. Or are you using secularist as code for atheist? I don't think Obama is atheist, but maybe. He's still not Muslim.

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Level 80
Jan 27, 2014
Anyway, personally, I think if someone wants to call themselves a Christian then they have as much right to the label as any other person. If we discounted as "true Christians" all Christians who were hypocrites or who did not follow the teachings of Christ as described in the Bible perfectly, then there would be no Christians.
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Level 26
Jan 20, 2015
Be that as it may, please capitalize God, when referring to the King of the Universe.
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Level 26
Jan 20, 2015
On second thought maybe I should have worded my comment differently, as not all view God as supreme or even existent. :(
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Level 80
Jan 27, 2014
Finally, (whether Obama is a "true" Christian or not aside) these are not opinions but demonstrable facts. :)

Thank you for your input. I do enjoy the conversations this quiz starts.

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Level 25
Jul 3, 2016
I guess that makes Jesus Prince of the Universe.
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Level 51
Feb 9, 2014
Great quiz.

Still it's a little disturbing the intensity of how many people are arguing against basic facts. While there are very legitimate concerns regarding Israel's actions in Palestine, it does not even come close to the Holocaust.

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Level 88
Feb 25, 2014
Silly Kal, vaccinations make your kids Autistic, not retarded. I mean, clearly...

Thanks for the laugh.

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Level 80
Feb 25, 2014
I'm guessing that most of the people who believe in these things don't actually know that there is a difference.
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Level 37
Mar 16, 2014
I find it hilarious that 29 percent of people truly think there is one true religion.
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Level 80
Mar 16, 2014
I think the percentage is higher than that. They might have just been trying to get the right answer. Or they might have typed in "Only God, the pope, and everyone born into a Catholic family knows" since I have made any answer that ends in "knows" acceptable now, following some comments above that convinced me to loosen up the answer a bit.
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Level 26
Jan 7, 2016
So "Jaden Smith knows" is an acceptable answer? Sweet.
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Level 73
Mar 13, 2018
I went with stuff like "Truth", "Science", etc. Never thought of trying "None". Doesn't mean I think there is one true religion.
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Level 80
Mar 13, 2018
Truth and science are not religions.
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Level 80
Mar 16, 2014
I find it more concerning that 15% are so committed to 9/11 conspiracy theories that they can't bring themselves to type in the word "airplane"
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Level 37
Apr 1, 2014
Yeah, that's concerning. Anyways, I liked the quiz.
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Level 52
May 13, 2016
I can't believe people missed the true or false ones. You type in one answer, it's wrong, so you type the other one? How hard can that be?
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Level 47
Apr 26, 2015
what do you think they put?
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Level 47
Dec 29, 2016
Maybe...
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Level 54
Mar 28, 2017
I find it hilarious how opinionated kalbahamut is to list so many contentious issues as 'obvious' facts. It's pretty difficult to have a nation 'under God' but not being Christian. And I find it funny how the 'Christian' president revoked the country's Christianity. Funny, that.
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Level 80
Mar 30, 2017
I wouldn't call all of these things "obvious." But they are proven and demonstrably true, even if that's not obvious to some. Unfortunately there is an enormous glut of misinformation out there on most subjects, particularly religion, politics, health/nutrition, and a few other things. It can be difficult to see through the fog this misinformation creates.
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Level 80
Mar 13, 2018
Also you know that the "under god" silliness in the pledge of allegiance (itself silly to begin with) is just an artefact of the Cold War, right? It was added in the 1950s. Was not originally there. Same as "in god we trust" printed on US currency.
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Level 66
Mar 22, 2020
Does the "one nation under God" thing specify that it be a Christian God? Or could this refer to any God? I really want to know this now.
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Level 80
Mar 22, 2020
Fed: It does not specify. Though if you suggest changing it to "One Nation Under Allah", which means the same thing, I'm sure some people would absolutely lose their minds. Also, obviously, even if it's just one nation under any one god, this is discriminatory against both those who believe in multiple gods and those who recognize that there are none and goes against the diverse and pluralistic nature of the United States, in addition to being fundamentally 180 degrees opposed to the enlightenment principles the secular nation was founded upon.
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Level 52
Jun 5, 2020
180 degrees opposed to the founding of this country when our Founders wrote that we were.... "endowed by our Creator"....?

Really? 180 degrees?

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Level 80
Jun 5, 2020
Iron clad argument you got there. You might want to look up how this language made its way in to the document, and what the author's views on it were.

So anyway this person I've never noticed before, or since forgotten at any rate, comes along and leaves at least 20 creepy comments on my quizzes today and I was wondering what it was all about and here we get to the root of it... and it's another one who is upset that I don't believe in the same god. sigh... how unoriginal.

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Level 50
Jun 25, 2014
The real right answers, from my POV: Correct, correct, correct, correct, correct, something else, correct(sadly), not quite correct(but close), no, it's TRUE!, correct, correct, correct, correct, correct, Christianity!, correct
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Level 80
Jun 26, 2014
well the quiz was not designed to be taken by cookies, but you did remarkably well on this one considering what happened last time.
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Level 50
Jul 15, 2014
Technically, since this is the original and the other is the sequel, it isn't the 'last time', it's the future.
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Level 80
Jul 15, 2014
if that makes sense to you I'm pretty sure you're the only one.
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Level 50
Jul 16, 2014
Actually, people who are crazy don't know they're crazy. I know I'm crazy therefore, I am not crazy, now isn't that crazy?

Be what you would seem to be - or, if you'd like it put more simply - Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise

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Level 50
Jul 16, 2014
I enjoy crazy quotations.
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Level 52
Oct 31, 2016
Are you just typing random words that come to your mind? This is very entertaining to read...
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Level 71
Jul 1, 2014
At first I could see why someone might take offense at the religion question, but after reading your responses, I see that they should not. Really great quiz, by the way!
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Level 79
Jul 5, 2014
All of us who belong to any organized religion are taught that ours is the one and true religion, and it is that to each of us personally. However, just because I'm a Christian doesn't mean that someone who is a practicing Muslim, Buddhist, Druid, or whatever, cannot feel the same about his/her own religion. It seems to me that a better answer to your question would be, "All of the above," rather than none of the above. The answer you gave seems to me to be your own personal belief that no religion is the true one, but you do not leave any room for the rest of us who follow different religions for whatever reasons.
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Level 80
Jul 6, 2014
I was having this talk with my spiritual friend who just KNOWS that he's a reincarnated space alien sent to help us Earthlings evolve.

You're welcome to believe whatever you want. That doesn't make it objectively true. If you want to say "this works for me" or "I feel my faith has given me the strength," that's fine. But no major religion is all about subjective reality and good feelings. All of them make claims about the nature of reality/the cosmos and usually history. These claims are often false and also mutually exclusive (i.e. the Biblical story of Jesus directly contradicts the Qur'an). You can't say the Bible is true for person A and the Qur'an is true for person B unless you believe there are 7 billion simultaneous alternate realities. While that's an interesting idea for a Twilight Zone episode there is no good reason to believe it's true, and so like all purely speculative and unsupported (or demonstrably false) theories it is not the one supported by this quiz.

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Level 50
Jul 19, 2014
The one belief I can think of that I really hate for its total absurdity is 'What's true for you is true, and what's true for me is true, etc.' Well, if what's true for you is true and what's true for me is true, then what if my truth says your truth is a lie?
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Level 80
Jul 19, 2014
right. Similar to what I tell people here in Saudi when they tell me that I must respect their religion which means (to them) I can't criticize it or its prophet in any way, to which I tell them they are disrespecting views that I hold sacred, such as the primacy of critical thinking and the value of free speech. The point of view that all opinions are equally valid and must be respected equally and that somehow they can all coexist together is simply not a tenable one. Just like we can't say one religion is true without necessarily implying (in most cases) that all others are false. Thus, none of them being true being the default and neutral position. (though "who knows?" is an acceptable type-in on this quiz)
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Level 50
Jul 20, 2014
I love paradoxes.
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Level 50
Sep 3, 2014
Although, technically, still, saying that none of them is true is not neutral by your own argument. Because you cannot say that none are true without saying that all are false. Still, not quite neutral.
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Level 47
Dec 29, 2016
I can speak for the fact that just because you believe in one religion it doesn't mean that you think it is DEFINITELY the one true and correct religion. I accept that all ideas could be true. Sort of like Pi. Is it?
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Level 80
Dec 29, 2016
But they can't all be true at the same time. Maybe you are not sure which one is true, that makes sense, but if you believe that one faith is true then it necessarily follows that you believe all others are false. If you want to say that you believe they are all true.... that's nonsense. Though I've heard people say that before.
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Level 47
Dec 31, 2016
Fair enough.
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Level 54
Mar 28, 2017
So...wait. There's no objective truth except for kal's objective truth that no religion is correct?

I mean, really.

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Level 80
Mar 30, 2017
If it was only my truth that would be subjective. Do you know what objective means?
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Level 54
May 16, 2017
My point, kal, is that if no religion is true, objective truth doesn't exist. But for you to be right objective truth must exist, thereby necessitating that you are wrong.
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Level 80
May 16, 2017
oh, okay. Well in that case I would humbly submit that your point is the most ridiculous thing I've heard in a long time.
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Level 54
Dec 7, 2017
I would joke about that like I usually do, but seriously. Do you actually want to take this seriously and offer a reasonable response...or just call my view ridiculous without thinking?
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Level 80
Dec 7, 2017
I'll take option C: devote nearly 4 decades of serious thought and study toward the subject, and then call your views ridiculous. Say something not ridiculous and I will take you seriously.
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Level 54
Apr 23, 2018
kalbahamut, you do actually have to explain what's wrong with my argument. If you spent more time explaining your beliefs and less time shouting down all others, you'd probably make quite a few more de-converts.
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Level 80
Apr 23, 2018
No I don't.
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Level 59
Aug 6, 2018
It should be fairly obvious, but for those who don't see it, the problem with the argument is the statement "if no religion is true, objective truth doesn't exist". That claim is definitely not true.
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Level 80
Aug 6, 2018
I once saw an amusing graphic illustrating how flawed the theist's argument is that the only objective truth possible comes from their religion. (for those in the audience who honestly don't know, objective would be something that is the same regardless of perspective, while subjective is something that is influenced by personal feelings, opinions, or point of view) The graphic had two maps of the world. The left map colored in the parts of the world where the majority of people believed in Catholicism, Protestantism, Orthodoxy, Sunni Islam, Shia Islam, Buddhism, Jainism, Judaism, Confucianism, Shinto, Hinduism, etc etc. Of course the first map was like a kaleidoscope- different beliefs depending on which geographic area you looked at. In other words, truth that was entirely subjective.

The map on the right side colored in the parts of the globe where the majority of scientists believed in Evolution, gravity, germ theory, Physics, etc etc. This map was one solid color.

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Level 44
Jul 16, 2014
The primary ingredient in matzah ball soup is chicken broth. Also, matzah isn't used in the soup, only matzah meal.
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Level 80
Jul 17, 2014
well... by volume, I guess. But if you substituted chicken broth for turkey broth would it matter? On the other hand take out the matzah meal and is it still matzah ball soup? No... then it's just chicken broth.
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Level 43
Oct 23, 2014
You have a point about matzah meal being the principle ingredient. However, as Alexander the Large correctly said, matzah meal is not matzah - matzah is a flat piece of bread. If you baked a star-shaped cookie out of muffin dough, you would not call it muffin, would you?
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Level 80
Oct 23, 2014
okay, well, if you type in "matzah meal," you still get the correct answer. The point is that it's not made from the blood of Christian children.
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Level 65
Dec 8, 2015
The question would work better if it were simply: "What is the main ingredient in matzah?" I don't think the soup is all that related to a stereotype that originated in the Middle Ages and the phrasing of the question is quite confusing as it is.
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Level 44
Jul 16, 2014
All these butthurt comments coming from anti-Semitic idiots.... Gotta love it.
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Level 38
Jul 24, 2014
This quiz is to Indonesia-Centric. The main ingredient in matzah ball soup is soup. geez, get it right.
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Level 47
Dec 29, 2016
A pain isn't it. The sequel's too Tajikistan-centric.
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Level 27
Jul 27, 2014
average 15/16? really?
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Level 34
May 26, 2016
I hope it is mainly down to spelling Al-Qaeda than actually getting any of the answers legitimately wrong. I hope...
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Level 53
May 22, 2017
for some reason Muslim actually was excepted. I put it as a joke but it actually worked...
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Level 80
May 22, 2017
Accepted not excepted. In this context the meanings are actually opposite. And I accept Muslim as an answer because it's technically right and the quiz is supposed to be easy. I do not accept as an answer "all Muslims," because that wouldn't be correct. But some Muslims? Yeah.
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Level 36
Aug 6, 2014
I feel so stupid I didn't know how to spell 'Al-Qaeda' or that matzah was the ingredient of matzah ball soup
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Level 80
Aug 6, 2014
We also accept bin Laden, KSM, terrorists, Saudis, and a variety of other answers for that question.
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Level 43
Aug 17, 2014
Interesting quiz but for the most part it is really just a series of questions guessing your opinion on stuff. I liked the answer for the second last question, though I originally tried variations of humanism before typing 'none'.

I still don't believe they landed on the moon though *Runs away*

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Level 80
Aug 18, 2014
Happy you found the quiz interesting. These aren't opinions.
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Level 50
Sep 5, 2014
Ha, every time I do this quiz, I get so used to typing 'false' on the true or false questions, when I get to the first Holocaust question, I always start typing it, and then stop and gasp melodramatically with horror that I would even begin to ignore the horrors my ancestors went through. If I'm feeling really dramatic I might swoon in my chair...................................................................... You may have noticed I've got a thing for drama.
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Level 43
Sep 7, 2014
Well, this was entertaining. I, also, am apparently too dumb to live. I had to ask my sister a few of these and she's eight.
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Level 80
Sep 8, 2014
Your sister sounds like a smart girl.
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Level 20
Oct 18, 2014
I'm an English 11 year old... Got a problem with that!
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Level 20
Oct 18, 2014
I still got most though
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Level 80
Oct 18, 2014
Should we!

or... rather, should we?

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Level 43
Oct 23, 2014
Okay, I thought I might bring in a new fresh perspective to the lively religious debate above: The answer "None of the above" to the question which religion is true is demonstrably nonsensical, since there are no "above" religions mentioned in the question (:
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Level 45
Nov 1, 2014
Bookmarked and shared.
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Level 44
Nov 12, 2014
"muslim" accepted for al-qaeda? really?

>_>

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Level 80
Nov 13, 2014
If you try "all Muslims" then this is not an acceptable answer.
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Level 80
Oct 31, 2016
Nobody is trying to mislead anyone. It's pretty obvious that Al Qaeda is both made up of Muslims and also not representative of all Muslims. Who believes otherwise?
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Level 52
Dec 22, 2016
Unfortunately, a lot of people seem to believe otherwise...
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Level 80
Dec 22, 2016
I don't think so, Blank. The idea that conservatives believe all Muslims are terrorists is a strawman argument invented by liberals. And inversely, though many people will say that AlQaeda and their ilk are not "true Muslims," usually it's still understood that they, at the very least, self-identify as Muslim.

I suppose there are some fringe loonies who believe that AlQaeda doesn't actually exist or that it is in reality a branch of the CIA or Mossad or something idiotic like that. I guess if you look hard enough you can find someone dumb enough to believe anything.

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Level 37
Aug 11, 2017
Invented by liberals? Sounds like something straight from Trump.
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Level 80
Aug 11, 2017
Matthew I'm sorry that you are having trouble discerning fact from fabrication. There are liberals in the world. There are false memes. Just because a notorious and pathological liar like Trump uses a word in a sentence doesn't mean that when anyone else uses the same word that makes the statement similar. Here, take this helpful example:

"Republicans conspired to oppose Civil Rights legislation in order to win support from racists in the South."

"Republicans conspired to destroy the World Trade Center in order to fabricate a justification to invade Iraq."

These statements use similar words and sentence structure, but can you spot the difference? The first sentence is absolutely true; the second sentence is ridiculous conspiracy bullshit. Hope that helps.

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Level 64
Nov 19, 2014
Great quiz!
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Level 56
Dec 15, 2014
matza should be acceptable spelling.
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Level 52
Oct 31, 2016
I mean it gives the spelling to you, so you should be able to spell it...
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Level 26
Jan 20, 2015
Please accept Al Quaeda. I spent a minute on this! Thanks
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Level 26
Jan 20, 2015
Please accept Al Quaeda. I spent a minute on this! Thanks
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Level 52
Jan 25, 2015
Matzah balls are not the primary ingredient in matzah ball soup. The broth is.
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Level 80
Jan 25, 2015
Someone else made this silly comment already. Try to keep up.
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Level 77
Feb 9, 2015
Another good question might be, "How many people have died of marijuana OD?"
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Level 80
Feb 9, 2015
I know the legalization crowd likes to bring that point up... but... does anyone actually believe that it's possible? It seems more like a strawman to me, as opposed to some of the other stupidity on this quiz which actually is believed by large numbers of people.
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Level 77
Feb 17, 2015
The comment section has entertained me far more than the actual quiz!

I did laugh at some of the questions though :p

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Level 80
Feb 17, 2015
To be honest, many of the quizzes I have authored have been designed with the goal of generating entertaining comments in mind. I enjoy it. Don't understand all the people who act like leaving comments is some kind of crime against humanity.
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Level 80
Feb 17, 2015
happy you enjoyed them, too. :)
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Level 77
Feb 20, 2015
Sure did! Good fun. It's just that, like most people, ignorant and/or insane comments make me laugh :)
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Level 64
May 22, 2015
We were stuck on "Matzah Ball Soup"! *Facepalm*
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Level 52
May 13, 2016
The hints do help, don't they :)
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Level 68
Jul 5, 2015
I'm glad that you recognize that the point of view that all religions can be true for those who believe in them is untenable. Christianity agrees with you.
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Level 80
Jul 5, 2015
Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
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Level 72
Sep 26, 2015
My god, Kalba, I think I love you.
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Level 55
Oct 13, 2015
Wow. If the average score is 15, some people dont get all of them right. So dumb.
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Level 77
Oct 19, 2015
Great quiz. I'd never even heard of some of these mad conspiracy theories before... People are stranger than I thought.
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Level 59
Dec 5, 2015
I can see the point of the quiz, but why are all the questions related to the United States? I suggest adding something like "All Western governments are Fascist. TRUE or FALSE" y'know, because of people brainwashed by Soviet propaganda.
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Level 80
Dec 5, 2015
They're not all related to the United States. Most of these theories are popular around the world. Many are believed more ardently outside the USA than inside it, and a couple predate the existence of the United States.
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Level 57
Mar 18, 2016
Looks like about 27% of Jetpunkers should be locked in a padded room somewhere!
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Level 52
May 13, 2016
This quiz just made my day :)
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Level 25
Jul 3, 2016
If the vaccination conspiracy theories are false...then I have no excuse for myself :'( ;)
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Level 59
Oct 19, 2016
If Im too stupid to live why am I getting a million dollar check from a Nigerian prince?
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Level 52
Oct 31, 2016
XD
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Level 52
Jan 22, 2017
Um, you put Christianity above the second to last answer thing...
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Level 80
Jan 23, 2017
?
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Level 76
Sep 14, 2017
What happens if you forward that email chain to Bill Gates. Does the Earth implode? Or does money start growing on trees?
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Level 64
Dec 6, 2017
This is just a list of your opinions. Anybody who is not at the extreme left of the political spectrum will have different answers to most of these questions.
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Level 80
Jan 28, 2018
Anyone who is not an extreme idiot will have all the same answers, regardless of their politics.
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Level 59
May 19, 2018
@TinklePork, which nine did you disagree with?
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Level 80
May 19, 2018
Pork is extremely far right in his politics, a fan of Alex Jones and into the sort of conspiracy theory lunacy that that nut peddles on his radio show, so, if I had to guess, he probably believes that Obama was born outside of the United States, that 9-11 was an inside job, that globalists (read: Jews) control the media, that the moon landing was faked, that the Kennedy assassination was a conspiracy, that Obama is a secret Muslim, that the US always has been officially a Christian nation, that Obama is a terrorist/Communist sympathizer who wanted to take all of our guns and put us in to FEMA death camps but was thwarted at the very last moment by Saint Trump, that WTC7 was brought down in a controlled demolition, and that Christianity is true. That's most.

I don't know if he believes in the magic of chain letters. I doubt he believes that Israel is committing a holocaust against Muslims. I don't know if he is a Jewish Holocaust denier or not, wouldn't surprise me either way.

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Level 78
Jan 28, 2018
Got 100%, but alas, no points. It appears not being an idiot isn't profitable these days.
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Level 80
Jan 28, 2018
Sorry. This quiz is not eligible for points.
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Level 80
Jan 28, 2018
and, yes, sometimes I think being an idiot is better than not being one. You can even get elected president.
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Level 82
Jun 17, 2018
According to religious nuts, atheism is a religion, so why can't I answer that as the only absolutely true religion?
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Level 80
Jun 17, 2018
Because atheism is not a religion.
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Level 82
Jun 17, 2018
Now you're thinking outside the (ballot) box. You'll never get anywhere in politics.
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Level 65
Jul 18, 2018
If you want to add a question that is 100% fact-based but also shows that there's no bias in favor of Israel, in addition to the ones you have, I'd suggest: Is there any way for Israel to keep its current policies in place and not be guilty of apartheid?
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Level 80
Jul 18, 2018
That literally made me laugh out loud. You think calling Israel an apartheid state (which is a very charged and controversial political statement) is equivalent to acknowledging that the Holocaust happened, admitting that Israel is not attempting to commit genocide against anyone, or dismissing blood libel conspiracy theories? I think you might be biased yourself. I did put something on the sequel to this quiz about all Muslims being terrorists and pedophiles. This is more in line with believing that Jews control the media or that the Elders of Zion pull the strings of Western civilization.
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Level 65
Jul 19, 2018
I don't know why it made you laugh. I didn't say that it is currently an apartheid state. I said it can't keep its current policies and not become one. That's because it's impossible for Israel to remain majority Jewish and democratic and hold the territories as Palestinians become the majority in Israel proper and the territories.

The result is Bantustans. The West Bank is a territory that will never be actually independent and will never have voting rights in Israel even though they are the majority of the population. (One could also say that about Gaza, since although Israel has no government officials there, it controls its borders, imports, and exports.)

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Level 80
Jul 19, 2018
Well.. while I agree that the status quo is unsustainable, I still think that given the complexities of the situation the question you proposed, as phrased, comes across as pretty loaded. And it's also more subject to opinion and interpretation than any of these other questions which are straightforward and factual.
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Level 59
Nov 25, 2018
You could actually combine a few about Obama, for example "which famous atheist was born in Kenya and doesn't use his birth name?" Hint: Not Barack Obama. Answer: Richard Dawkins. It isn't something everyone should necessarily know unless they are dumb though, so it wouldn't fit on this quiz.
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Level 30
Feb 17, 2019
Can you accept “planes” for airplanes? I missed that one because of that
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Level 80
Feb 17, 2019
It should accept any answer that contains "plane." I just tried that and it worked. Not sure what you were doing wrong.
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Level 40
Feb 17, 2019
kal why did you make this quiz?
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Level 80
Feb 18, 2019
To amuse myself and maybe some other people.
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Level 40
Feb 18, 2019
I agree. And to see if people are smart enough to exist in today's world
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Level 80
May 27, 2019
indians4life: I think all of your comments here got deleted but just wanted to say that you seem really smart. Thanks for taking the quiz.
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Level 58
May 31, 2019
To all the condescending snob artists like kalbahamut who mocked people for years in the exact way you might expect an NPC to: WikiLeaks recently released all the footage that exposes the moon landing hoax. Utter fakery. But anyone with any wisdom could have figured it out long ago. But I guess unless it is on the 6 o'clock news, people will not believe it. Long Live Julian Assange, and as for you, kalbahamut, I think you now have the answer to your quiz title. Rest in Peace, you high IQ bot with group-think wisdom and blind sheep bravery.
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Level 80
May 31, 2019
You can see the six landing sites on the moon from Earth with a telescope you dumb turd.
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Level 58
May 31, 2019
Hahaha. And that proves that MAN landed on the moon how? Mate you got zero intuition.
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Level 80
May 31, 2019
I don't need intuition I can think logically and follow the facts you knuckle-dragging simpleton. Your intuition is worth balls, obviously. Intuition is not the path to truth. Never has been. If you believe in things based on intuition you will believe in any BS lie some anonymous jerk wants to publish on the Internet if it conforms to your stupid prejudices, as you obviously have.
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Level 80
May 31, 2019
Also, though Wikileaks is far from credible, the video you are most likely referencing was not originally released by them. It has recently been re-uploaded with Wikileaks logos put on it, but it is not from Wikileaks. And it is fake. Of course the moon landing conspiracy theorist morons will believe absolutely anything without checking it first, so...
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Level 80
May 31, 2019
Anyone interested can see where the fake video that this moron fell for came from here
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Level 80
May 31, 2019
So anyway, yes, you did find the answer to my quiz title, for thinking that a badly spliced together set of de-colorized footage from a 1970s science fiction film was really from NASA, and that a video released over a year ago, that is obviously fake and has already been debunked, was just recently put out by WikiLeaks, without even spending 2 seconds to look it up and find out that you were wrong. It's exactly this sort of thing that gets people believing in most of this stupid crap. You just believe whatever asinine BS you want to believe without ever even attempting to be skeptical or think critically.
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Level 80
May 31, 2019
Curious if you, out of embarrassment, will just delete this comment now and my follow-up comments. But I hope that you leave it up. Don't be a coward.
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Level 58
May 31, 2019
Yes, I jumped the gun on the video thinking it was from WikiLeaks. Anyway, you call WikiLeaks far from credible. What is your evidence that they are far from credible? The one organisation that has never gotten a story wrong or published a fake document. Amazing!!! Man walking on moon still fake. Somehow they were able to go six times from '69-'72 but nothing since. Twelve people moonwalking and all of the evidence of this could be collected in short and shitty film that looks like it could have been filmed with a potato. The Wizard of Oz filmed in '39 looks about a century ahead of the Moonlandings. But hey, why invest in decent video equipment, all that's at stake is a trillion dollar operation.
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Level 80
May 31, 2019
evidence? (of your ridiculous moon landing claims)
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Level 80
May 31, 2019
and as for Wikileaks I didn't say that they published fake information. Actually... it was because I doubted they would publish any such video that I first bothered to look it up... because any such video would obviously have to be fake... because the moon landings were real not staged... and I assume that WikiLeaks has at least enough invested in appearing credible that they would not stoop so low as to publish something like that.

But, I still wouldn't place much trust in them as Assange is a nut and the organization is basically now acting as an arm of Russian intelligence. That doesn't mean that they would publish things that were totally fabricated... they have their reputation to consider and they can't be as effective in their mission if they are seen publishing totally fake stories... but given their obvious biases and anti-Western anti-American anti-corporate/capitalist stance which they don't attempt to hide, they should still be regarded with some healthy skepticism.

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Level 80
May 31, 2019
Anyway kudos on admitting you were wrong about the video. I hope in time you'll see that your predisposition toward believing in stuff like this has led you down the path of believing in lies. You obviously very much want to believe in it. To the point where you will readily believe in obvious forgeries. And then come online to insult people that don't believe in such forgeries and other nonsense. Are you introspective enough to see how this approach to information is going to leave you with a distorted worldview?

I used to believe in some of this stuff, too. I used to be a young Earth creationist. I used to believe in Christianity. I used to believe that space aliens had visited the planet Earth. But... then I learned how to be skeptical and to think critically and I was forced to accept that some of the things I believed in were just not supported by the best available evidence.

Your willingness to admit you were wrong, even about one thing, is promising. Good luck.

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Level 58
May 31, 2019
WikiLeaks Russian intelligence?? LoL. And that is why he had to find refuge in an Ecuadorian embassy and turned over to US custody without a fight. WikiLeaks have published plenty of cables exposing the Russian government. You are the one who fell for conspiracy theories like Russia hacked the election or whatever Dem talking points you were spouting. Your conspiracy theories are just the ones in the mainstream. Also HIV is utterly harmless, what a lie that is perpetrated on the public and believed almost universally. You seem to have it missing from this quiz though, interesting...
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Level 80
May 31, 2019
Yeah you're right there are a lot of aggressively stupid people out there who seem to either think that HIV is a) made-up and doesn't exist, b) a synthetic virus produced by the CIA to kill black people, the poor, or homosexuals, c) real, but, not the virus that causes AIDS, d) harmless, I guess, as you said.

If I ever make a part 3 of this series I'll put that on there, along with belief that the Mueller investigation is a hoax or witch hunt or that Russia did not attempt to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, which you would also have to be very VERY aggressively stupid to believe. I mean... wow. But I know there are a lot of retards out there who think this.

Thanks for your ideas.

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Level 80
May 31, 2019
Also not that this has anything to do with Assange being a Russian stooge and I'm not sure what tenuous connection your brain is trying to make here, but the reason Assange decided to hole up in the Ecuadorian embassy is because he is a rapist.
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Level 58
May 31, 2019
hahaha, and Russia can't help get out a mere rapist, even though he is their motherload of all assets? That Swedish woman retracted her baloney claim. And she was put up to do that in the first place by the sacred powers of government you are eternally trusting of, for reasons we know damn well why. The UN has already ruled that Assange was being illegally detained.
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Level 80
May 31, 2019
You're obviously having a different conversation than the one that I'm in (and insane) so I'll just leave you two alone.
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Level 44
Jun 20, 2019
The last one is the best.
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Level 65
Jun 25, 2019
Aww... I thought the last one was real
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Level 47
Jun 30, 2019
15/16. Couldn't get the one true religion. I started typing every religion I know but nope...
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Level 80
Jul 1, 2019
Every religion you know is wrong in one way or another.
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Level 28
Oct 21, 2020
Is that so? Do you think your religion is wrong or just those who don't agree with you?
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Level 80
Oct 22, 2020
I don't have a religion. And it's not about agreement or personal opinion, it's about facts that can be demonstrated to be true or false. Every religion makes claims that we know for a fact are false. They also make claims that are true, but that doesn't mean the religion is true. In order for the religion to be true I think every claim that that religion makes would also have to be true. That's usually how we evaluate whether or not something is true.
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Level 66
Mar 22, 2020
Doesn't mean that one doesn't exist, just that you may not have come across it yet; the answer should indeed have been "Don't know", but I know you now accept such an answer if in correct form. Such fun!
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Level 49
Mar 28, 2020
'The one true and correct religion' is surely 'jetpunk'. I was disappointed when that was not accepted.
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Level 42
Apr 6, 2020
I like how you can type in "Muslim" and it will be a type in for Al Queda
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Level 72
May 31, 2020
I failed to achieve full marks first time only because I cant spell Al-Qaeda. I tried many different spellings

Does this make me officially dumb?

Actually I guess it does, because after I had submitted this comment I realised that I had failed to spell it right again and had to edit my note.

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