What question about the world do you want answered? [2015 ITT]

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This is part of the 2015 Ideological Turing Test series, where Christians and non-Christians test how well they understand one another.  In this second round, non-Christians (mostly atheists) answer the prompts honestly, and Christians try to answer them as they expect atheists to.  Your job is to see if you can spot the difference.  You can find all posts about the 2015 Ideological Turing Test here. Below are answers to the question: What’s a question you’re currently uncertain about … [Read more...]

What role does ritual have in your life? [2015 ITT]

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This is part of the 2015 Ideological Turing Test series, where Christians and non-Christians test how well they understand one another.  In this second round, non-Christians (mostly atheists) answer the prompts honestly, and Christians try to answer them as they expect atheists to.  Your job is to see if you can spot the difference.  You can find all posts about the 2015 Ideological Turing Test here. Below are answers to the question: What role does ritual have in your life? What role … [Read more...]

What Book Shaped Your Moral Sensibilities? [2015 ITT]

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This is part of the 2015 Ideological Turing Test series, where Christians and non-Christians test how well they understand one another.  In this second round, non-Christians (mostly atheists) answer the prompts honestly, and Christians try to answer them as they expect atheists to.  Your job is to see if you can spot the difference.  You can find all posts about the 2015 Ideological Turing Test here. Below are answers to the question: Name a book that shaped your moral sensibilities ( … [Read more...]

What’s Underappreciated About Your Tradition? [2015 ITT]

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This is part of the 2015 Ideological Turing Test series, where Christians and non-Christians test how well they understand one another.  In this first round, Christians answer the prompts honestly, and atheists try to answer them as they expect the Christians to.  Your job is to see if you can spot the difference.  You can find all posts about the 2015 Ideological Turing Test here. Below are answers to the question: What is an element of your tradition that is underappreciated by your … [Read more...]

Why Should Your Tradition Be Trusted? [2015 ITT]

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This is part of the 2015 Ideological Turing Test series, where Christians and non-Christians test how well they understand one another.  In this first round, Christians answer the prompts honestly, and atheists try to answer them as they expect the Christians to.  Your job is to see if you can spot the difference.  You can find all posts about the 2015 Ideological Turing Test here. Below are answers to the question: Why, in a world of many splintered sects, should *your* tradition be trus … [Read more...]

What Sin is at the Root of All Sins? [2015 ITT]

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This is part of the 2015 Ideological Turing Test series, where Christians and non-Christians test how well they understand one another.  In this first round, Christians answer the prompts honestly, and atheists try to answer them as they expect the Christians to.  Your job is to see if you can spot the difference.  You can find all posts about the 2015 Ideological Turing Test here. Below are answers to the question: What sin (if any) lies at the root of all other sin? And why?You can … [Read more...]

2015 Ideological Turing Test [Index Post]

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A conventional Turing Test checks whether a computer program can convincingly counterfeit human conversation.  An Ideological Turing Test checks whether someone can convincingly imitate the beliefs and reasoning of someone they disagree with.  It's a way to see how well you understand the ideas you would like to debunk.This year, I looked through your suggested questions for a Christian/Non-Christian (mostly atheist) Ideological Turing Test, and these are the questions I asked contestants to … [Read more...]


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