Sunday, December 13, 2015

How well do you know holy scripture?

Take Nicholas Kristof’s quiz

By Morris Dean

In the context of Donald Trump’s proposal to bar Muslims from America, Nicholas Kristof, in his op-ed piece in yesterday’s NY Times, cherry-picked some quotations from holy texts to see how well we understand religion. I found the quiz fun, even if I didn’t answer all of its questions correctly. In fact, I missed the very first one:
Which holy scripture declares: “Slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, and take them captive, and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush. But if they repent…then leave them free. Lo! God is forgiving, merciful.”
  • The Quran 
  • The Bible, Book of Leviticus 
  • The Bible, Book of Revelation
Want to see how well you can do? Find the quiz in Kristof’s column: “How Well Do You Know Religion?

Copyright © 2015 by Morris Dean

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