Fun Stuff

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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People always ask, “What do I say to my husband…?”  or “How do I get my kids back in the Church?  or  “I am getting no where trying to tell my friend about my Faith.”

Well Steve came up with Six Rules to help you deal with non-Catholics – especially family and friends.

To read my article on this topic, click here. I will discuss this on the Terry & Jesse Show at 2 PM Eastern, Tuesday. Listen live or later to the recorded show here.

They are only 2 minutes each! Enjoy!

Rule 1: Don’t Argue!

Rule 2: Love them more than ever before

Rule 3: Study and do your homework

Rule 4: Pray and make sacrifices (not being trite)

Rule 5: Show the Joy of the Lord

Rule 6: Most Important… Listen to find out what it is!

Here is my article Six Rules published in Catholic Answers Magazine

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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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Ultimate Biblical Run through Jerusalem! Take a Virtual Pilgrimage even though Israel is Closed

November 28, 2020

Want to go on a pilgrimage all around Jerusalem on foot? Back in 2011 when my knees were still strong I took off through all the holy biblical sites and documented them with videos and pictures. The iPhone technology was not as good in 2011 as it is today, but it was an exciting 3-hour, 6.5 miles run […]

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Frankly, I love Trump’s humor and personality; he wins the personality contest

October 28, 2020

This article in “The Catholic Thing” sure resonated with Janet and I. We’ve always said we really like Trump as a person and love his personality, wit, humor and sarcasm. We get it. We laugh. The Left has no humor. They don’t know how to laugh; they just get angry and shout. But we get […]

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Quiz on Bible Cities: How Many Can You Guess?

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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St. Paul and the “Evil Beast” People of Crete

October 12, 2020

Before the virus hysteria, we were touring the island of Crete in the Mediterranean Sea. We had about 100 happy cruisers along with us on this pilgrimage. St. Paul visited this island after his two-year imprisonment in Rome around AD 63. After his release St. Paul set out again on apostolic travels. During this time he and […]

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Biblical Meal…Sparrow! Should we Try?

October 4, 2020

I wondered why Jesus made the comment that two sparrows were sold for a penny (Mt 10:29) and five sparrows sold for two pennies (Lk 12:6). Well after a little research, I found out and we gave it a try :-) Earlier post about eating grasshoppers and also mentioning sparrows.

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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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You Know You Are a Heretic when…

September 15, 2020

                    Catechism definition of heresy: ” “Heresy is the obstinate post-baptismal denial of some truth which must be believed with divine and catholic faith, or it is likewise an obstinate doubt concerning the same.” (CCC 2089)

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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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Am I Sick? Naw, I Don’t Think So, Just Feeding the Turkey Vultures

July 31, 2020

The lady at the pet store told me I was a sick individual. I didn’t think so, but then again I am biased and think I’m OK – and my wife tends to agree with me. The whole thing started because of a small hobby of mine. When I was a little boy my dad bought […]

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My Grandson Damian Brown, as crazy as his grandpa as a boy!

July 6, 2020
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A Short & Pleasant Diversion – Nothing Like Kids Hysterically Laughing

June 20, 2020

If this doesn’t make you laugh, check your pulse :-)

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Meaning of Sacred and Immaculate Hearts – Feast Days are Upon Us!

June 18, 2020

Friday, June 19 is the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Saturday, June 20 is the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. A non-Christian friend found two paintings at an art show and asked me, “What in the world are these? They seem to have pagan elements. What do they have to do […]

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“Life is about the Journey, not the Destination!” Huh?!

June 10, 2020

“Life is all about the Journey, not the Destination!” (paraphrase of a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson.) I saw this sign at the airport recently. Imagine! In an airport of all places! What stupidity! Grab a passenger arriving at the airport to catch a flight and shout, “Hey, take any flight you want sir, it […]

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