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Guess the Fundamentalists!

Slate has an interesting quiz. They have a list of nine quotes, and you are supposed to figure out if they were said by a Christian social conservative leader, or by an Islamic fundamentalist leader.

Some of the quotes are easy because they were recently in the news, even though they sound completely crazy. Like this one:

A child who disrespects his parents must be permanently removed from society in a way that gives an example to all other children of the importance of respect for parents. The death penalty for rebellious children is not something to be taken lightly.

Not only did a Republican politician say this, but he wrote it in a book called God’s Law: The Only Political Solution. On the bright side, his modest proposal would certainly solve our overpopulation problems.



  1. David Freeman wrote:

    It is interesting … and a bit scary.

    However,considering their similar sentiments, I was surprised that I only missed one. After a little introspection, I realized that I attributed to Islamists all of the statements which had even a slight lyrical flow. Poetry is still alive in Islam even among the heartless elements.

    Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Permalink
  2. Dan wrote:

    9/9, yay! I must admit, though, that the quotes were not entirely well balanced. The Islamic ones were more focussed on sex, seduction and satisfying a husband, while the Christian ones were more focussing on the dimension of women’s power and their political activism. Mourdock (anyone feel this name is straight out of Lord of the Rings or something?) is the odd one out.

    Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Permalink
  3. ebdoug wrote:

    If anyone has studied the Foursquare Church started by Amy McPherson, the first Mega church in this country run by a woman who raked in millions, you would learn that women are subservient to men. Now she disappeared in a bathing suit in the Pacific Ocean and appeared six weeks later in a mink coat to rejoin her husband. There is no hypocrisy in that story

    Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Permalink