Wow!! Following on from my post about Andy and his little Bible quiz, I nipped on to CP and posted my answers, for which Andy gave me “about 50%”. Imagine my surprise when I dropped by CP today, and saw this message added (He even links here!):
The person who provided the above answers admits elsewhere that, just as I suggested above, he actually looked up the answers: “And yes, of course I looked up the answers ….” Scoring only about 50% after looking up the answers is awfully pathetic.
His conclusion? “Don’t you dare tell me that you or anybody else on Conservapedia knows them off the top of your head.” Ignorance loves company. Yes, atheists who claim to be learned and well-read are abysmally ignorant about the most influential book ever, and are determined to remain that way. Unless they open their minds and open a Bible, they’ll be just as uninformed twenty years from now.
What I love about it is not just the fact that he replied, but the fact that the sanctimonious git has completely missed the point. “Yes, atheists who claim to be learned and well-read are abysmally ignorant about the most influential book ever, and are determined to remain that way.”
Andy, I’m going to say this very slowly, so you’ll understand… firstly it’s only an “influential book” to people who believe it to be so. Atheists (and Jews and Muslims and Mormons and Moonies… hey! Maybe your two cultist admins – Ed Poor and Dean Slade – should take the quiz!) don’t see it as the be-all-and-end-all that you do.
Secondly, questions about circulation and comparisons with best seller lists have nothing to with – as you say – “opening your mind and opening a Bible.” That is why I say most people cannot answer your silly questions. Most atheists could debate you under the table when it comes to Biblical content… although you do require a deposit before people debate you don’t you? Face it, this is just another little weasel exercise on your part to claim knowledge that you do not have.
I say again – don’t you tell me that you (never mind anybody else) knew those answers off the top of your head. Or are they made up figures, like most of the other number you love to throw around. Either way, you still fail.