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interfaith pop quiz

Discussion in 'Games / Pics / Jokes / Stories' started by lilithu, Oct 11, 2005.

  1. lilithu

    lilithu The Devil's Advocate

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    1000 coins and some frubals to the first person who correctly answers the following:

    1) What does "Buddha" mean and how does it relate to the goal of Buddhism?

    2) What are the five pillars of Islam?

    3) Name the Hindu trinity and what each represents.

    4) To which figure in the Hebrew scriptures do Judaism and Islam trace their roots? How are they related?

    5) According to Christian tradition, who was the first Pope? What is is the biblical passage that supports this belief?

    Go ahead and google or look around RF if you need to. I'm more interested that you know the answers than how or when. :)

    (If anyone wins who doesn't want the coins (they'll get the frubals no matter what) they can designate a new member (joined less than a month) and I will donate the coins directly to their newbie of choice.)

    Carry on!
     
  2. Kowalski

    Kowalski Active Member

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    They are all maya, illusion.

    cheers

    K
     
  3. Green Gaia

    Green Gaia Veteran Member

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    Buddha means enlightened one. All who follow the Buddhist faith are trying to become enlightened.
    1)Testity to the Creed: "There is no god but Allah and Mohammad is His Prophet"
    2)Pray 5 times a day.
    3)Give to the poor.
    4)Fast during Ramadan,
    5)Make a pilgrimage to Mecca.

    Brahma-creator
    Vishnu-preserver
    Shiva-destroyer

    Isaac and Ishmael, they were brothers.
    Peter, Matthew 16:17-20?

    IF I got all those right, I don't need any coins or frubals, give them to a newbie. ;)
     
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  4. Kowalski

    Kowalski Active Member

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    Very good, but maya, so I'll have the coins thanks ;)

    K
     
  5. lilithu

    lilithu The Devil's Advocate

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    lol! I shoulda closed this contest to other UUs, especially those who teach RE! :p

    Maize, the rules were that as winner, you have to designate the newbie. If you'd rather not, how bout you come up with one more question drawn from any of the faith traditions and the first person to answer correctly gets the coins. (I will frubal you as soon as the frubalometer lets me again. ;) )

    Oh and Kowalski, don't be greedy! It's someone else's turn for coins.
    :p
     
  6. Green Gaia

    Green Gaia Veteran Member

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    I know, I couldn't help myself, it was fun! :D

    OK, I like that idea, here's the question(s) for the coins:

    What is the importance of the month of Ramadan in Islam?

    What is considered the most important Jewish holiday?
     
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  7. Kowalski

    Kowalski Active Member

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    One they don't eat, and the other, they don't work.

    The rest is all Maya,

    Cheers

    K
     
  8. Malus 12:9

    Malus 12:9 Temporarily Deactive.

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    I saw "interfaith" so I clicked :D :(
     
  9. The Black Whirlwind

    The Black Whirlwind Well-Known Member

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    ramadan is when you purify yourself from all of your sins in the past year, and you fast and pray to Allah. i think that is right. the most important jewish holiday is yom kippur.
     
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  10. Green Gaia

    Green Gaia Veteran Member

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    Well, yes that's what they do, but why do they do that in that particular month? What is special about Ramadan?
    Correct.
     
  11. lilithu

    lilithu The Devil's Advocate

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    Frubals and 500 coins for partial credit (and for responding). :) Frubals and 500 coins to the RFer who fully answers Maize's question on Ramadan.
     
  12. Quiddity

    Quiddity UndertheInfluenceofGiants

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    What question?
     
  13. Green Gaia

    Green Gaia Veteran Member

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    What is the importance of the month of Ramadan in Islam? (Why is Ramadan special to Muslims?)
     
  14. Mike182

    Mike182 Flaming Queer

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    oooo

    ramadan is the 9th month of the islamic calendar, based on the lunar cycal, and this was the month in which allah revealed the first verses of the Quran

    it is a time of self sacrifice and prayer, so that they can come closer to allah, all the while during their fasting they are reminded that thsi is how the poor live, and so at the end of the month they go out and give food and water to the poor to help releave them of theri suffering, just as they are beign releaved from their fast

    this means that their is greater significance on helping others as appose to it just being a "good deed for the day"

    at least thats what i think it is, i may have missed something :D
     
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  15. lilithu

    lilithu The Devil's Advocate

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    Ding ding ding ding ding!
    Thanks for playing interfaith pop quiz!
    frubals and 500 coins headed your way! :D
     
  16. Bennettresearch

    Bennettresearch Politically Incorrect

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    He's the fat guy they make statues of. Their goal? To make more statues?



    Those are the things that hold the roof up on the Dome of the Rock.



    The three parts of the Lotus flower. The stem to raise it up so bees can see it. The leaf where bees can take a break. And the flower, where bees do their thing silly.



    That guy who destroyed his fathers idols, wait don't tell me.



    Peter, but Paul called him the heretic pope.

    It's OK, you don't have to give me all of the coins.
     
  17. James the Persian

    James the Persian Dreptcredincios Crestin

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    Actually that's Roman Catholic tradition. I don't think you'll find any other Christians (no, not even Orthodox Catholics) who agree with it. And anyway, the first Pope of Rome (there's a Pope at Alexandria also) was Linus, not Peter. Apostles and bishops are quite different.

    James
     
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  18. lilithu

    lilithu The Devil's Advocate

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    Namaste James,

    When I went to a Lutheran school, I was taught that Peter was the first pope. And I had just been engaged in a discussion with Katzpur, a Mormon, in which she argued that Peter was the first pope. Which is why I thought to ask the question here. And Maize came up with the answer that I was expecting. My guess is that the discrepancy rests on how we define pope. Certainly, I doubt that anyone believes that Peter was the first pope in the same way that Benedict is now, not as an official office.

    That said, I am grateful for your correction. (Frubals and 500 coins coming your way!) It exposes the great variation within Christianity and that I have to be more careful with my questions. I wanted to include a question on Christianity but found it hard to do so. The questions that I could think of either were too obvious (known by most everyone) or too obscure (the point of the thread is to foster greater understanding between faiths) or not universally held. Thought I had found one but obviously not. :p

    Hey, if you have any suggestions for future Qs for future quizes, could you PM me with them?

    thanks again,
    -lilith
     
  19. Green Gaia

    Green Gaia Veteran Member

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    Alright, new quiz for frubals and coins!


    1) What is the Noble Eightfold Path in Buddhism?

    2) What is 'Brahman' in Hinduism?

    3) What is the Torah and what books are included in it?
     
  20. Kowalski

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    It's all maya, illusion,

    Thanks, I win.

    Cheers
    K
     
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