Saturday, April 14, 2007

Saturday Quiz: Which Church Father Are You?


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!

This quiz has gotten around...but if you haven't seen it, the quiz itself is worth taking for the humor. My favorite question and potential response:

Q. What do you think marriage is for?
a. The propogation of future celibates.

Pax, I.C.


mcewen said...

That was fun - thanks. You don't mention 'who' you came out as, so I'm not willing to share either!
Best wishes
St. Jerome

Antony said...

So your Origenist tendencies have been found out, he I.C.? ;)

Intrepid Mother of the Front Pew Crew said...

This was fun! On the surface it seems like a good fit, but I'll have to read up on St. Justin to see just how good the match really is. The bit about patience may be a off, as mine is tried daily by the fruits of my propagative efforts. Also, I am left wondering if the future celibates will be my children or myself. ;)

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.

The Ironic Catholic said...

Antony, let's just remember that Origen held his somewhat heretical positions before the questions were deemed closed (before the great councils). Yep. :)


Front pew crew mama--Justin Martyr is a good guy to be connected with. Go, read!

Antony said...

Wow, I would love to sit down with you someday and discuss Origen and others. :)

RobK said...

My tongue in cheek answers led me to be classified as 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."

I think it was the answer about hitting the guy with a mallet...

PraiseDivineMercy said...

Interesting quiz...

My honest responses resulted in someone I have honestly never heard of:

"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."

Anything to tell about this saint?

The Ironic Catholic said...

Antony--you have a lot better options than me for good conversation on Patristics--and at your school! I could give you names. My specialization is 20th century theology.

PraiseDivineMercy--yep, St. Melito is new to me as well. Sorry!

Antony said...

Ok, we'll discuss Rahner or Balthasar then. :)

I am studying patristics right now with Charles Bobertz, loving it, and learning a ton. And we spent waaaaaaay too much of the semester on Origen. I just finished a paper on him last week. I feel like right now I know him better than I really wanted to. :)

The Ironic Catholic said...

Antony--I know Charles! Smart guy!

If you're comfortable with it, tell him I said hello (my real nombre; he doesn't know about the blog. But you can tell him about that too, if you want. He may enjoy this quiz....)

The Ironic Catholic said...

p.s. Rahner or von you're talking!

Antony said...

Charles says hi back!

and, "I've heard of this blogging thing...."


The Ironic Catholic said...

:) Funny. Those Benedictine luddites! (yeah, I know, he's not a Benedictine...but it rubs off)