Religion General Knowledge #4

Can you answer these questions about various world religions, past and present?
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What type of bird returned to Noah's ark with an olive branch?
Dove
At what religious gathering were over 700 people killed in 2015 due to a stampede?
Hajj
What country once worshipped gods named Isis, Horus, and Osiris?
Egypt
What was the profession of Joseph, Jesus's earthly father?
Carpenter
Who gained enlightenment sitting under a Bodhi tree?
Buddha
What is the name for a system of law based on Islamic principles?
Sharia
What king is the most-mentioned person in the Bible, after Jesus?
King David
Who is the current pope?
Francis
What word, starting with K, refers to foods that Jewish people are allowed to eat?
Kosher
What is the name for the Vietnamese New Year? (Hint: three letters)
Tet
According to the Bible, Jesus was born in Bethlehem. In what city was he raised?
Nazareth
What former country was ruled by the Dalai Lama?
Tibet
What is the primary language of Hinduism?
Sanskrit
In what Caribbean country is Vodou commonly practiced?
Haiti
What is the most common Protestant denomination in Scandinavia and Germany?
Lutheranism
What river was Jesus baptized in? (Hint: It is on the eastern border of modern-day Israel)
River Jordan
What is another name for the devil, starting with the letter L?
Lucifer
In Jewish folklore, what is the name for a monster made of clay?
Golem
What empire assembled a rack of 60,000 skulls from victims of human sacrifice?
Aztecs
What nickname refers to followers of Sun Myung Moon?
Moonies
What is the name for a Sufi practioner who spins as a form of devotion?
Whirling Dervish
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Level 90
Sep 28, 2015
With both Sun and Moon in his name, I was hoping for a more creative nickname...
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Level 79
Oct 1, 2015
Yeah, that's a bit on the nose.
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Level 84
Jan 23, 2016
Islam already laid claim to "Sunnis"
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Level 41
Mar 3, 2016
Very good
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Level 75
Sep 13, 2018
But... but..., Moonie is a great nickname for the followers of a religion...

Maybe it doesn't mean the same thing in the US of A

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Level 40
Dec 27, 2018
stop
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Level 75
Jan 23, 2019
Why? Is it Hammer Time?
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Level 84
Jan 23, 2016
Still very easy.
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Level 83
Jan 24, 2016
only missed Whirling Dervish...never heard of that one
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Level 79
Mar 1, 2016
"Unpredictable as weather,

She's as flighty as a feather,

She can throw a Whirling Dervish out of Whirl--"

Wonder how many got it because they know Fraulein Maria. :)

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Level 59
Sep 22, 2019
Me! My school is doing Sound of Music this year and I have watched the 1965 movie every Christmas for as long as I can remember.
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Level 84
Dec 27, 2018
I visited Konya in 2015 and did a bit of whirling while I was there. I wore my flaringest coat.
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Level 44
Mar 1, 2016
15 right, I kept spelling Sharia wrong!!
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Level 77
Mar 1, 2016
Same here. I kept trying to put a second h in it.
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Level 68
Mar 1, 2016
You might want to clarify 'In which Caribbean country is Voodoo commonly practiced?' - I started with Benin, where it started and is an officially recognised religion, and went through a few countries in West Africa before I realised where you had gone with this.
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Level 65
Mar 1, 2016
I think this might be spelling-dependent. Wiki tells me that Benin has Vodun, whereas Haiti has Vodou. (Separate, but related, that sort of thing.)
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Level 65
Mar 1, 2016
I second lucd13's recommendation. Vodou is not an exclusively Haitian or Haitian diaspora religion.
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Level ∞
Jan 8, 2018
Added Caribbean to the clue
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Level 43
Mar 2, 2016
The official word for Joseph's profession was "tekton" which means builder. It is ambiguous in the Bible if this means working with wood or stone. To say he was a carpenter specifically is misleading, as we do not have any evidence for this.
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Level 73
Mar 2, 2016
Yes it should change if you want only you to get the "correct" answer.
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Level ∞
Jan 8, 2018
Builder will work now.
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Level 24
Mar 3, 2016
Can you rephrase the question about most talked about king in the Bible. When you said after Jesus I was trying to think of kings after Jesus died so I was thinking Agrippa
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Level 67
Mar 3, 2016
As I understand it, Joseph is referred to specifically as Jesus's *earthly* father. The profession of Jesus's actual father is purportedly "creator and ruler of all creation."
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Level 37
Nov 18, 2016
Gimme a break already!
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Level 67
Jul 24, 2021
I will not.
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Level 47
Mar 4, 2016
How is the Vietnamese New Year related to Religion?
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Level 71
May 27, 2016
New year celebrations tend to be the biggies in Buddhist countries. Because Buddhism itself doesn't really have major holidays, it's tended to glom onto the lunar new year as the major celebration day.
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Level 32
Jan 3, 2019
I feel like pilgrimage should be accepted for hadj given that it is a pilgrimage
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Level 35
Jan 9, 2019
Isn't Benedict still a Pope?
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Level 67
Jul 24, 2021
No, he abdicated in like 2013 for health reasons.
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Level 76
Feb 22, 2021
In the last question 'practioner' should be spelt as 'practitioner'.
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Level 52
Mar 16, 2021
Never is Satan referred to as "Lucifer" in the Bible. The term is used, but, in context, it is referring to the Babylonian King, Nebuchadnezzar, not Satan.

I know the vast majority of people don't understand that, but I find jetpunk more interested in getting such details correct than most denominations.

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Level 73
Apr 29, 2021
This is correct.
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Level 67
Jul 24, 2021
Isn't Lucifer the creature's name when he was an angel, before his fall? I always learned it that way.
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Level 84
Jul 25, 2021
There is no such story in the Bible, jmellor. It can be a challenge finding good videos on the subject (by good I mean divorced of religious influence and bias), but there are some interesting ones out there. The concept and character of the devil in Judaism/Christianity evolved slowly over a very long time into what we think of today. In the Christian Bible there's only a single reference to Lucifer, in Isaiah, and modern translations usually translate the word as the morning star - a.k.a. the planet Venus. Lucifer Connections between this passage and the Christian concept of the devil or of Satan with a capital S are tenuous at best. Religious tradition over centuries embellished and added to the story nonetheless based on this tenuous association.
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Level 84
Jul 25, 2021
Still, the fact that hundreds of millions of Christians around the world today use Lucifer as a name for the Satan or the devil makes the clue entirely accurate. Religions are all made up, anyway. Just collections of superstitions, myths, and traditions. If a billion people today who call themselves Christian believe Lucifer is Satan, it seems like that ought to hold as much or more weight than what the scholarly consensus among Assyriologists is regarding what the books of the Tanakh originally meant. The latter is more history and anthropology than religion. In reality, there is no devil. So... he has no real names. Whatever people believe about the character to be true is all that's relevant.
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Level 82
Jul 26, 2021
I don't think Tet really fits here. It isn't inherently a religious festival per se. People may offer prayers for the New Year or engage in ancestor worship, but that isn't fundamentally what it is about. It's a celebration of the New Year and the coming of Spring.