Tuesday, January 30, 2007

And they say Catholics don't read their Bibles

You know the Bible 98%!

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!

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I had to guess on a couple of questions - especially the "order" questions. Which comes first, Chronicles or Kings? Think, think, think.

Then again, some of the questions would be pretty easy for a Catholic to get. "What was Jesus' first miracle? Did Jesus say, 'Behold your mother!' from the Cross?"

UPDATE: I found this very interesting quiz on my friend Shannon's blog.

Your Political Profile:
Overall: 60% Conservative, 40% Liberal
Social Issues: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal
Personal Responsibility: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal
Fiscal Issues: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal
Ethics: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal
Defense and Crime: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal

This quiz is more accurately titled "How Republican are you?" One of the True/False questions - "The only social responsibility of a company should be to deliver a profit to its shareholders" - is a good example. Conservative philosophy is not necessarily entirely identifiable with laissez-faire capitalism, although the Republican party is.

I was also annoyed by the capital punishment question - "Is the death penalty appropriate in select cases, or is it a violation of human rights?" I will always maintain that exercising great caution and reluctance in imposing capital punishment is more in line with core conservative principles than the "try 'em and fry 'em" mentality, which really puts too much power in the hands of the government. Government is best which governs least :)

I am therefore against the death penalty in most situations, but I had to pick "appropriate in select cases" because capital punishment IS appropriate in select cases - perhaps rarely. But ultimately, the state does have the moral right to execute criminals.

And the death penalty is NOT a violation of human rights - except when it is imposed for political or genocidal purposes. The death penalty is not intrinsically evil. Not by a long shot.

UPDATE #2: I just noticed that 50/50 on the Ethics section. How did that happen?

1 comment:

  1. The 50/50's because you can't be a 'good' Catholic and be a hard core rightwinger on social issues (capital punishment, etc) at the same time. Don't worry, I still love you! ;) ;)