Wednesday, October 31, 2012

How Do You Score?

We found a fun quiz from Slate that invites you to "Spot the difference between the Christian social conservatives and the Islamic fundamentalists." The quiz presents a quote, and then it is up to you to decide whether the statement was made by an Islamic Fundamentalist or a Christian Social Conservative.

The quiz points out that hierarchy-conservators are pretty much the same, no matter what religion they use as a shield.  It is easy for us in the U.S. to condemn Islamic radicals, while we are trained in our hierarchies to view our own hierarchy-conservators as merely having differences of opinion.

Both of us took the quiz separately and answered only 5 of 9 correctly. Give it a try and see how you score!