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If I should forget thee, o! Philistia...

Okay, I said I wouldn't have much time to spend on LJ this week. And I don't. But it seemed a shame not to record the outcome of this quiz I took for posterity -- who doesn't like to see a picture of Samson bringing down the temple in which he was being held on those godless Philistines (yes, that's Philistines, with one L). Which seems like an odd choice of illustration, given of course that the whole point of it is that the Israelite Judge has the last laugh; but then I don't suppose there are any stories in the Bible where the Philistines actually come out on top. Which is a shame really, as they were a highly cultured and settled people when the Israelites were still just a bunch of semi-nomadic yokels from the mountains.


The Philistine
You scored 50% Pride, 22% Envy, 55% Ambition, and 42% Deceitfulness!
You are the Philistine, a citizen of a nation that rivaled Israel. You inhabited the land of Canaan (i.e. the Promised Land) before the Israelites decided to roll through and claim the land for themselves. In many respects, you had much in common with the other settlers in the land of Canaan. You were a humble farmer, attempting to eke out a decent living in a harsh world. You had a great love for the land and the people around you. People in the community could always count on you for comfort or support. However, unlike the other settlers in this area, you were quite ambitious. So ambitious, that you wanted to defy the armies of God and challenge them for their claim to the Promised Land. You are not one to be deceptive, so you usually challenged the armies of God directly and made no effort to cover up your dislike for them. In the 21st century, you continue this pattern of behavior in your dealings with other people. There's nothing wrong with ambition per se, but when ambition puts you in opposition to God, well then, that makes you a biblical villain.




My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:


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You scored higher than 49% on Pride

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You scored higher than 25% on Envy

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You scored higher than 46% on Ambition

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You scored higher than 44% on Deceitfulness
Link: The Which Biblical Villain Are You Test written by MetalliScats on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

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