Mortal Remains

Where the Gulf Is Fixed

A chap I grew up with told me that while browsing Internet news sources he got distracted by one of those links to an online test. This one proposed to assess not only his knowledge of the Bible, but also his level of academic attainment. He told me it was a straightforward Bible knowledge test, with no unusually demanding questions. Out of fifty he answered forty-nine correctly, and the test told him he was an impressive Bible scholar with a Ph.D. This we found amusing, for any reasonably attentive ninth-grader raised in an Evangelical church such as we attended could have done the same, and doubtless Becky the Pastor's Daughter . . .

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