Saturday, January 28, 2006

Joke of the Day

Theology 911 * Final Exam

1 Summarize Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologiae in three succinct sentences. You may use your Bible.

2. St. Martin of Tours, Pope Clement VII and Karl Barth were not contemporaries. Had they known each other, how might the history of the Reformation have turned out differently?

3. Define a moral system that satisfies Liberals, Conservatives, Moderates, and the entire population of Ancient Rome, ca. 3 BCE.

4. Memorize the Bible. Recite it in tongues.

5. Imagine you have the stigmata. Would it affect your productivity at work? Would you still be admitted into fine restaurants? Would it be covered by your medical insurance, or should it constitute a pre-existent condition?

6. What would it mean to be eternal, co-eternal, and non-existent all at once?

7. St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Augustine of Hippo decide to rob a bank. The note to the teller is 1,200 pages long, not counting footnotes, complete with a promise of damnation if the teller does not accept immediate Baptism. In the middle of the heist, they engage in an extended debate as to whether or not the money really exists. Are they committing a mortal or a venial sin?

8. Speculate on what the current status of salvation history might have been if Abraham had just stayed in Ur.

3 comments:

Julie D. said...

This is one of my favorites. My favorite of the bunch ... #4. :-D

Catholic Fire said...

It's an old one in my joke collection, but I thought it would be appropriate for the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas. That's one of my favorites, too, Julie.

God bless,
Jean

Theocoid said...

I just took a course on philosophy for theologians. This looks too similar to my final for me to find it amusing.

Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating a little.