40 Questions to Determine the True Religion
(with commentary)

By: Dean Tersigni

The Christian Post published Dan Delzell’s list to 40 questions to determine the true religion, but it didn’t post the correct answers! Well, you’re in luck, I took the liberty of filling them in for you!

1.) Which religion was started by a prophet who never did anything wrong?

None of them.

2.) Which religion produces scores of people who speak out against injustice and work hard to correct it?


3.) Which religion fulfills hundreds of prophecies which were written down hundreds of years before the prophet fulfilled them?

Nostradamus used his Magic 8 Ball to discover that none of them have.

4.) Which religion produces followers who have established thousands of hospitals, orphanages, and homeless shelters?


5.) Which religion, when practiced correctly, empowers followers to turn the other cheek when being mistreated?

None of them, because religions are never practiced “correctly.”

6.) Which religion was started by a prophet who died, but then came back to life?

Supermanism. Seriously, just let the guy die already!

7.) Which religion, when practiced correctly, produces followers who do not judge others or look down on them?

A judgmental religious person? Why I’ve never heard of such a thing! :-/

8.) Which religion produces a tender love for God in heaven, rather than lingering fear and trepidation?


9.) Which religion do people turn to in tough times and when disaster strikes?


10.) Which religion has done the most to advance the rights of women?

Sorry, feminism isn’t a religion.

11.) Which religion details historic events that are supported by plenty of archaeological evidence?

Scientology! Ha ha! No, just kidding; none of them.

12.) Which religion is based upon documents that are better-preserved and more numerous than any other ancient writings?

Masoretic Judaism. They have the best-preserved ancient book.

13.) Which religion was started by a prophet who is loved and even worshiped by millions of followers?


14.) Which religion has been around for thousands of years and continues to expand around the world?

Hinduism. It’s the oldest of the world’s major religions.

15.) Which religion teaches that eternal life in paradise is a free gift through faith in the prophet?

Seventh-day Adventists.

16.) Which religion has millions of followers who claim to experience much peace as a result of their prophet?


17.) Which religion, when practiced correctly, produces followers who are quick to forgive rather than to seek vengeance?


18.) Which religion offers the forgiveness of sins based solely on the goodness and sacrifice of the prophet?


19.) Which religion, when practiced correctly, produces genuine humility before God and man?


20.) Which religion teaches that you cannot earn your way to heaven?


21.) Which religion produces men and women of justice who speak out when others are committing atrocities?


22.) Which religion, when practiced correctly, lines up with the humble and compassionate attributes of the prophet?


23.) Which religion seeks to bring help to the hurting, comfort to the sorrowful, and encouragement to the downcast?


24.) Which religion, when practiced correctly, produces genuine love, joy, peace, and patience?


25.) Which religion requires divine revelation in order to understand it?

Pastafarianism—be touched by his noodlely appendage.

26.) Which religion rules not by force, but by love, as demonstrated by the prophet?


27.) Which religion has produced the most freedom of religion in the world?

Ironically, the non-religious.

28.) Which religion turns man’s body into a temple where the Spirit of God comes to reside?


29.) Which religion, when practiced correctly, has done the most to advance the rights of minorities?

I hardly think the Civil Rights Movement qualifies as a religion.

30.) Which religion gives followers the grace to say “no” to ungodly passions?


31.) Which religion produces people who long to improve the lives of those from other religions?

Replace “improve” with “convert,” and you’ve got yourself Christianity.

32.) Which religion cares as much for the unborn and elderly as it does for the youthful and strong?


33.) Which religion has done more than any other to help turn communities into places of freedom and safety for all?

Secular humanism, though it’s not a religion.

34.) Which religion provides a personal assurance of salvation based solely on the sacrifice of the prophet?

The First Church of Elvis.

35.) Which religion has a prophet whose name unbelievers use as a curse word?

Oprahism. Quiet, she’ll hear you!

36.) Which religion, when practiced correctly, produces followers who focus on their own sins rather than the sins of others?


37.) Which religion can turn a terrorist into a loving peacemaker?

A good education and a goal-oriented life.

38.) Which religion teaches that your works become “good” in God’s eyes only after you accept the prophet through faith?

A religion that doesn’t understand morality.

39.) Which religion will you wish you had followed on Judgment Day?

If you’re referring to that wonderful Nova documentary, “Judgment Day: Intelligent Design On Trial,” then certainly not the Christians who lost their legal case!

40.) Which religion is the only one that matches every question listed above?

C: None of the Above.

I really have to hand it to Dan Delzell and The Christian Post, it's rare that you see a Christian organization doing so much to promote the truth of other religions.