Monday, February 26, 2007

How well do you really know scripture.... Superstar!

I got the star idea from Orac, but he's not really going to like the rest of this post.

Three short quizzes on the scripture. [via]

I got 9/10 on the basic, 4/10 on intermediate, and 5/10 on advanced.

For a less nuanced version:
You know the Bible 95%!

Wow! You are awesome! You are a true Biblical scholar, not just a hearer but a personal reader! The books, the characters, the events, the verses - you know it all! You are fantastic!

Ultimate Bible Quiz
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Considering that "Bible" and "Scripture" in both quizzes includes both Jewish and Christian texts, and that I'm Jewish, I think I did pretty well.

Finally, for giggles, the Landover Baptist Bible Sex Quiz (don't miss part two and part three, complete with pop-up answers! Out of ten questions on each one, I got 4, 6, and a shameless 1.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Quotations #094

"Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it." -- Flanner O'Connor

"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong." -- Albert Einstein

"False history gets made all day, any day; the truth of the new is never on the news." -- Adrienne Rich

"I never give them hell. I just tell the truth and they think it's hell." -- Harry S. Truman

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple." -- Oscar Wilde

"How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four; calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg." -- Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Copper in the wild

I'm a sucker for accidental color.

Quotations #093

“Abstinence works better than birth control, really,” she said. “It’s just that people don’t do it.” -- Rhonda Arias, NYT Magazine, 1/21/2007

"[History is] the slaughter-bench at which the happiness of peoples, the wisdom of States, and the virtue of individuals have been victimized." -- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Lectures on the Philosophy of History.

"A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies." -- Alfred Lord Tennyson

"There are truths on this side of the Pyranees, which are falsehoods on the other." -- Blaise Pascal

"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." -- Arthur Schopenhauer