Riddles and Fun

Excellent Riddle: Can You Discover What God Made?

by Steve Ray on February 23, 2021

This puzzle was written by a lady in California in 1890 in response to a gentlemen in Philadelphia, who said that he would pay $1,000 to anyone who could write a puzzle that he could not solve. He failed to do so, and paid the lady $1,000 (a great sum at that time).

The answer is one word, five letters long, and appears only four times in the King James Version of the Bible and twice in the Revised Standard Catholic Edition.

An eight-year-old boy figured out the puzzle. Can you? If you give up, need a hint, or guess the answer, write me at sray@me.com. A hint at the end of the riddle if you want to cheat. Happy hunting!

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God made Adam out of the dust,
but thought it best to make me first.

So I was made before the man,
according to God’s Holy plan.

My whole body God made complete,
without arms, or hands, or feet.

My ways and acts did God control,
but in my body He placed no immortal soul.

A living being I became,
and Adam gave to me a name.

Then from his presence I withdrew,
for this man Adam I never knew.

All my Maker’s laws I do obey,
and from these laws I never stray.

Thousands of me go in fear,
but seldom on the earth appear.

Later, for a purpose God did see,
He placed a living soul in me.

But that soul of mine God had to claim,
and from me took it back again.

And when this soul from me had fled,
I was the same as when first made;

without arms, legs, feet, or soul,
I travel on from pole to pole.

My labors are from day to night,
and to men I once furnished light.

Thousands of people both young and old,
did by my death bright lights behold.

No right or wrong can I conceive;
the Bible and it’s teachings I can’t believe.

The fear of death doesn’t trouble me;
pure happiness I will never see.

And up in Heaven I can never go,
nor in the grave or hell below.

So get your Bible and read with care;
you’ll find my name recorded there.

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If you give up and want the answer, extract and write down every third letter to form the answer: wmwdhhzwautlcxe

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Riddle: What Christmas Carol is This?

by Steve Ray on December 9, 2020

ABCDEFGHIJKMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

It is a clever riddle, but see if you can figure it out.

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Quiz on Bible Cities: How Many Can You Guess?

by Steve Ray on October 27, 2020

This was a fun little quiz. Not hard at all. Let me know how many you get correct/

https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/4917821/jewish/Take-the-Biblical-Cities-Quiz.htm

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The Human Mind is Amazing

September 19, 2020

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdgnieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid is aamznig. Aoccdrnig to  rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer inwaht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The […]

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Google Earth Captured Satellite Image of Moses Crossing Red Sea!

September 11, 2020

The guys at Glue Society (Warning: not all of their stuff is edifying) have provided some unique Google Earth shots from biblical times including the creation of the Garden of Eden, the Crucifixion, the landing of Noah’s Ark on Mount Ararat and now (to the left) Moses Crossing the Red Sea. You can see them […]

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Protestant Heaven vs. Catholic Heaven – Simpson Style

March 29, 2020

This got a chuckle out of me so I thought you might like it to. In a dream Marge sees Bart and Homer convert to the Catholic Church and go to Catholic heaven, leaving her behind in Protestant heaven, to her chagrin. Click HERE.

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What Number Replaces the ?

February 15, 2020
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Me Getting into Line! Funny!

February 9, 2020

You may have seen this already but it’s funny every time I watch it. My wife said this is definitely ME! I have to agree, but a bit of jocularity is a good thing, as it laughing at myself.

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The Protestant and his Three Huts

December 28, 2019

The Protestant’s Three Huts A Protestant was stranded all alone on an island. He begins sending smoke signals, hoping that somebody will find him. Ten years pass, and a boat is sailing by. The captain notices the smoke signals, and decides to pull into the island. When he docks, he sees three huts. The Protestant […]

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Cartoon on Protestantism and the Bible

November 21, 2019

When I look back on my experience I find this cartoon has a ring of truth. There were many verses of the Bible that I either didn’t realize existed (though that may seem strange) or that we just ignored. Other verses did not fit our Protestant theology so we kind of set them aside or […]

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Fun Bible Riddles

September 26, 2019

Many gave so I could rise. I was almighty in their eyes. Many died when I was crushed. They were forced to drink my dust. What am I? ************************** Born once, die twice; Born twice; die once. What does it mean? ************************* Three times I have been divided doing what God had decided. Twice a […]

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Bible Riddle

August 30, 2019

I am one but you’d see three, and people barely think of me. But I am often on their lips, or found beneath their fingertips. I warrant very little thought, but with my help billions are taught. And while I span a space so small, I help you see what’s one, not all. When God’s […]

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Big Difference Between Catholics & Protestants – A Joke

August 20, 2019

After leaving their different Sunday services one Sunday afternoon, a little Baptist boy and a Catholic girl met while walking down a dirt road. Since they were both going the same way, they decided that they’d walk together. The road had flooded and there was no way to get across without getting wet. “I tell you what I think I’ll […]

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Reading the Bible

August 18, 2019

A Little Poem about Bible Context I supposed I knew my Bible, Reading piecemeal, hit or miss, Now a bit of John or Matthew, Now a snatch of Genesis, Certain chapters of Isaiah, Certain Psalms (the twenty-third), Twelfth of Romans, first of Proverbs — Yes, I thought I knew the Word! But I found that […]

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Trinity Sunday: A Comment & a Riddle

June 16, 2019

Happy Trinity Sunday – the essence and meaning of existence. First: Why did the Trinity create us? Not to dominate or judge us. The members of the Trinity love each other so much and have so much fun together it just bubbled over – they created us to share in all their joy and love […]

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How Much Can a Camel Drink? – as he bites me!

June 13, 2019

Since we will soon be in Jordan and Israel again riding camels, I thought I would post some fun and interesting facts – and a movie of the camel trying to bite me. I recently wrote the Bible Study on Genesis for www.CatholicScriptureStudy.com. In chapter 24 Abraham sends his unnamed servant to find a bride […]

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