You Could Be a Genius! September 1, 2007

You Could Be a Genius!

Bjorn finds all the good stuff.

Like this genius quiz.

All you have to do is remember the 10 Commandments. They even give you mnemonic devices.

Afterwards, they tell you what you just learned:

Can you see the Ten Commandments are like the mirror —
they show us how bad we are,
and how we need to be clean before
the Day of Judgment.

That is the Day God will punish people who have
broken the Ten Commandments.

They will be sent to a place called “Hell,”
a place where God doesn’t want people to go.

Ironically, they also say if you can only remember six of the Commandments, you did “well.” And even if you forget that whole murder thing and just remember the other nine, you’re still “wonderful!”

You can thank Living Waters Ministry (headed by Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort) for the quiz.

[tags]atheist, atheism, Bible, 10 Commandments, banana argument[/tags]

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  • Miko

    Those are some of the worst mnemonics I’ve ever seen…

  • Richard Wade

    Cameron and Comfort? The two guys who worship Banana Maker? They wrote a “genius quiz?” My mirth echoes through the halls.

  • Without looking, the 10 Commandments are:
    1-4 God gets all the credit
    5-8 Don’t break any laws
    9-10 Be nice to each other

    One thing that’s always bugged me about the 10 commandments is that they can’t even get them consistent. If you read the wikipedia you can see four different versions and that the 10 commandments are 16 different rules written in two places. I mean how hard is it to stay consistent, the message is supposed to be the unequivocal word of god after all.

    I suppose that’s what happens when you try to condense the entirety of human morality into a few neat little paragraphs.

    Wasn’t there an attempt to produce an Atheist version of the 10 Commandments?

  • Miko

    I mean how hard is it to stay consistent, the message is supposed to be the unequivocal word of god after all.

    The two sets were probably written by different authors; see . The ritual decalogue was probably written by the Jahwist and the ethical decalogue by the Elohist. How it got worked into one text in the Bible is less clear; one possibility is that it was edited at a later time by priests who objected to the ritual decalogue and tried to erase it.

  • Miko, I suppose that serves me right for asking a rhetorical question. 😉

  • Vincent

    as soon as I read this line

    they show us how bad we are,

    I guessed cameron was behind this.

    That’s what he sees as the value of the bible: it makes you feel bad about yourself.

  • Mriana

    Oh brother! 🙄 I remembered all 10, but that doesn’t make anyone a genius. A father spending his life’s savings to bailing his son out of jail is love? Whatever happen to consequences? or does that make me an unloving parent to make my sons take their consequences? Where do they get these ideas?

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