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Which Church Father are You?
« on: January 12, 2012, 11:52:28 AM »
This is a hoot, if you have a sense of humor. If not, skip it!  :D :D :D
http://www.fathersofthechurch.com/quiz/

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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2012, 12:01:25 PM »
This is a hoot, if you have a sense of humor. If not, skip it!  :D :D :D
http://www.fathersofthechurch.com/quiz/

When I finally settled down and answered honestly (as opposed to playing around to see what different outcomes I could get- it seems that if you answer the one question "an allegory" then no matter what else you answer you get Origen) I got St Justin the Martyr.
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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2012, 02:43:29 PM »
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
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You are 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.


That is about as fair and accurate a spiritual appraisal as an internet quiz ever gave me before ;)

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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2012, 02:51:01 PM »
I'm Saint Melito as well! And I even have the book to which the quiz referred me towards!
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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2012, 03:00:19 PM »
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You are Origen!

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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2012, 03:38:03 PM »
http://www.fathersofthechurch.com/quiz/melito/

I got St. Melito. Whew! I was hoping really hard I'd get somebody good. Don't know what I'd do if I'd turned out a heretic.  ;)

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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2012, 04:23:45 PM »
You are 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.

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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2012, 05:13:35 PM »
You are St. Melito of Sardis!

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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2012, 05:19:05 PM »
I got  St. Melito of Sardis too.
Your idea has been debunked 1000 times already.. Maybe 1001 will be the charm

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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2012, 08:40:43 PM »
Whoever wrote this quiz really likes St. Mellito.   :)

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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2012, 09:20:21 PM »
St. Melito.
I would be happy to agree with you, but then both of us would be wrong.

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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2012, 10:52:46 PM »
Origen baby.

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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2012, 01:22:32 AM »
You are St. Melito of Sardis!
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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2012, 02:25:00 AM »
LOL.  I'm St. Melito of Sardis as well!

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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2012, 04:12:06 AM »
St Justin Martyr
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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2012, 04:12:43 AM »
This is a hoot, if you have a sense of humor. If not, skip it!  :D :D :D
http://www.fathersofthechurch.com/quiz/

Ok, give - What father did you get to be?  :)
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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2012, 08:41:26 PM »
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.
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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2012, 11:10:24 PM »
St. Jerome which fits in well with my love of Latin. :D

The description also fits me pretty well: 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.
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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2012, 12:43:49 AM »
Origen.  ???  :o  :'(
And FWIW, these are our Fathers too, you know.

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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2012, 02:42:24 AM »
St. Melito of Sardis, as well.  :)
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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2012, 02:48:36 AM »
St. Justin Martyr...I have not read his works yet, so that's interesting  :)

Although I wouldn't mind being an Origen either...one or two questions I was stuck on could have made me Origen...hehehe...but definitely, I'd stay away from the kitchen sharp supplies...lol
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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2012, 10:53:01 AM »
Seems like that everytime I try doing this test seriously I get Origen.
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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2012, 11:48:43 AM »
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You are St. Justin Martyr!

This is so true and close to reality!  :D ;D :D
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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2012, 12:47:54 AM »
You are 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.
Ditto.
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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2013, 12:15:28 AM »
This is a hoot, if you have a sense of humor. If not, skip it!  :D :D :D
http://www.fathersofthechurch.com/quiz/
I'm pretty anti-men, as a childhood sexual assault victim.  So I'd gladly answer a quiz entitled Which church mother are you, but this one I'll pass up.

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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2013, 12:30:23 AM »
I'm St. Melitos of Sardis!  I am unique! :D

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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2013, 12:47:38 AM »


You are 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.


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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #27 on: February 25, 2013, 01:06:48 AM »
St. Melito for me.

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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #28 on: February 25, 2013, 02:18:02 AM »
Origen...  :-\

Um...at least he's an Alexandrian?


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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2013, 02:54:35 AM »
Evidently I am now Origen.
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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #30 on: February 25, 2013, 03:14:56 AM »
You are St. Melito of Sardis!
I may have a little Tertullian in me after this answer.
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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #31 on: February 25, 2013, 03:50:08 AM »
I got St. Origen  ;)
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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #32 on: February 25, 2013, 05:20:55 AM »
This is a hoot, if you have a sense of humor. If not, skip it!  :D :D :D
http://www.fathersofthechurch.com/quiz/

When I finally settled down and answered honestly (as opposed to playing around to see what different outcomes I could get- it seems that if you answer the one question "an allegory" then no matter what else you answer you get Origen) I got St Justin the Martyr.

That's not true. I picked the 'allegory' answer and got St. Jerome

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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #33 on: February 25, 2013, 09:57:38 AM »
One more for St. Melito!
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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #34 on: February 25, 2013, 10:09:42 AM »
I'm pretty anti-men.

Some of us are pretty OK.

Oh, and I'm St. Melito. Never heard of him.
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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #35 on: February 25, 2013, 11:24:41 AM »

You are St. Melito of Sardis!
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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #36 on: February 25, 2013, 11:27:01 AM »
This is a hoot, if you have a sense of humor. If not, skip it!  :D :D :D
http://www.fathersofthechurch.com/quiz/
I'm pretty anti-men, as a childhood sexual assault victim.  So I'd gladly answer a quiz entitled Which church mother are you, but this one I'll pass up.

That's awful what happened to you, and I'm so sorry you had to endure it....however, all men are not bad.

Remember, God chose to become incarnate in the form of a man, not a woman...therefore, they can't be all bad.

In any case, not all women are good by default, either.

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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #37 on: February 25, 2013, 12:37:29 PM »
This is a hoot, if you have a sense of humor. If not, skip it!  :D :D :D
http://www.fathersofthechurch.com/quiz/

When I finally settled down and answered honestly (as opposed to playing around to see what different outcomes I could get- it seems that if you answer the one question "an allegory" then no matter what else you answer you get Origen) I got St Justin the Martyr.

That's not true. I picked the 'allegory' answer and got St. Jerome

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I also got St. Jerome but I did not pick the allegory answer.

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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #38 on: February 25, 2013, 01:00:36 PM »
St. Melito of Sardis!!!!!  ;D ;D
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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #39 on: February 25, 2013, 01:53:29 PM »
Oh, and I'm St. Melito. Never heard of him.

The same situation. But "You have a great love of history and liturgy" is very true for me ;)
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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #40 on: February 25, 2013, 01:57:33 PM »
Oh, and I'm St. Melito. Never heard of him.

The same situation. But "You have a great love of history and liturgy" is very true for me ;)

Same here.

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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #41 on: February 25, 2013, 02:54:14 PM »
You haven't heard of St. Melito?  ??? I thought he was as famous as Sts. Ignatius, Augustine and other Patristic celebrities.
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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #42 on: February 25, 2013, 03:11:20 PM »
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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.

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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #43 on: February 25, 2013, 03:14:39 PM »
Something tells me that St. Melito of Sardis is the patron saint of the guy who created the quiz.
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Re: Which Church Father are You?
« Reply #44 on: February 25, 2013, 03:15:58 PM »
St. Jerome which fits in well with my love of Latin. :D

The description also fits me pretty well: 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.

Latin can shove it.

St. Jerome here as well.
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