You Are Your Own Father…

… er, Church Father that is.  Here is a little quiz.  I am Origen.  Don’t know how accurate this one is since I am not sure I understood all my answers.

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You’re Origen!

You do nothing by half-measures. If you’re going to read the Bible, you want to read it in the original languages. If you’re going to teach, you’re going to reach as many souls as possible, through a proliferation of lectures and books. If you’re a guy and you’re going to fight for purity … well, you’d better hide the kitchen shears.

Find out which Church Father you are at The Way of the Fathers!

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13 responses to “You Are Your Own Father…

  1. You’re St. Justin Martyr!

    You have a positive and hopeful attitude toward the world. You think that nature, history, and even the pagan philosophers were often guided by God in preparation for the Advent of the Christ. You find “seeds of the Word” in unexpected places. You’re patient and willing to explain the faith to unbelievers.

    I was hoping for Strong Bad.

  2. You’re Origen!

    You do nothing by half-measures. If you’re going to read the Bible, you want to read it in the original languages. If you’re going to teach, you’re going to reach as many souls as possible, through a proliferation of lectures and books. If you’re a guy and you’re going to fight for purity … well, you’d better hide the kitchen shears.

    I’m thinking this is a common result of the quiz?

  3. You’re St. Melito of Sardis!

    You have a great love of history and liturgy. You’re attached to the traditions of the ancients, yet you recognize that the old world — great as it was — is passing away. You are loyal to the customs of your family, though you do not hesitate to call family members to account for their sins.

    If I knew who in the Sam Hill that was, I would have a reaction. Actually, truth be told, I chose the most off the wall choices offered. So I really don’t know who I am.

  4. Al, You are whacked for suggesting this goofy test.

    BTW – me
    You’re St. Melito of Sardis!

    You have a great love of history and liturgy. You’re attached to the traditions of the ancients, yet you recognize that the old world — great as it was — is passing away. You are loyal to the customs of your family, though you do not hesitate to call family members to account for their sins.

  5. You’re St. Jerome!

    You’re a passionate Christian, fiercely devoted to Jesus Christ and his Church. You are willing to labor long hours in the Lord’s vineyard, and you have little patience with those who are less willing or able to work as you do. Your passions often carry you into temptation zones of wrath, lust, and pride.

    Um. Gulp!

  6. Mine’s right on, I’m a wrecking ball – so when misguided look out… and the garden sheers are in the shed… maybe I should get a lock?

    I can’t WAIT to tell Chuck about Becky’s (evil grin)

  7. Al, if you were working in the vineyard half as hard as I am, you’d have little time to point out my temptation zones. >:-)

    Rob, I’m taking the fifth.

    Robert, Chuck’s in the garage sharpening his shears. Then I’m sending him to your house.

  8. Al, see THATS your real picture. I can tell because of the funny hat and the wrinkles–just like I pictured it. Obviously that was before you shaved the beard though.

    I got Jerome, though I’ve never actually hit anyone with a mallet I’ve considered axe-handle therapy a viable option for some folks.

  9. Rob

    Yeah, my discription is right on, except maybe the liturgy part. I don’t know why they would be accurate since the choices are slim … maybe it just randomly assigns one to you out of about 5 or 6 choices. That’s my mathematical theory.

    Math joke of the day
    Hey what’s 2 + 1 ?

    no it is 2. The 1 is silent.

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