All Entries in the 2012 Christian Round

In a conventional Turing Test, computer programmers try to write a computer program that can pass for human.  In the Ideological Turing Test, atheists and Christians test how well they understand each other by trying to talk like each other.  All the entries in the Christian round are collected below, and you can click on each link to read the entry to decide whether you think the author is sincere or shamming.

Make sure you vote before you read the comments on individual entries; they’re open for speculation.

  1. Christian Entry #1
  2. Christian Entry #2
  3. Christian Entry #3
  4. Christian Entry #4
  5. Christian Entry #5
  6. Christian Entry #6
  7. Christian Entry #7
  8. Christian Entry #8
  9. Christian Entry #9
  10. Christian Entry #10
  11. Christian Entry #11
  12. Christian Entry #12
  13. Christian Entry #13


About Leah Libresco

Leah Anthony Libresco graduated from Yale in 2011 and lives in Washington DC. She works as a news writer for FiveThirtyEight by day, and by night writes for Patheos about theology, philosophy, and math at She was received into the Catholic Church in November 2012."

  • Lisa

    Thanks for doing this again, and for all your hard work on the site. Can you please add a link on the “thanks for your response” page that will bring the survey participant back to the main Turing Test page? It’s a pain to backtrack through one’s own answer sheet to get back to where the question started.

  • Ted Seeber

    Next time I think you should use Survey Monkey, reduce the number of duplicate questions for your respondents, and advertise it more widely. I really would love to see the answers if you get to a statistically significant sample size (I’m assuming most of your readers are North America or Northern Europe, so for that population, I believe commonly accepted sample size in politics at least is 40,000 respondents to bring the confidence level down to +-4%).