Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Lord's Day Poll Question Contest

After watching a few episodes of Survivorman this weekend, I thought up a "real life" poll question which I hope will be fun for those who stop by this blog from time to time. But, I figured it would be a whole lot more interesting if it were also a contest.

So, first comes first, here is the poll question:
If you were stranded on an island with an Orthodox, Evangelical, or Mainline Protestant Christian, which Bible translation would you bring?
Revised Standard Version
New Revised Standard Version
English Standard Version
Revised English Bible
New American Bible
New Jerusalem Bible
King James Version free polls

(Notice that all of the versions have editions with the Deuterocanonical/Apocrypha)

While this poll is suppose to be answered from the viewpoint of a Catholic, I welcome all fellow Christians to participate. In addition, this poll is not meant to be either apologetic in nature or ecumenical. That is where the contest comes in!

Those who want to participate in this poll have two options:

1) Simply answer the poll question and have a nice day.

2) Answer the poll question and then give a humorous explanation as to why you chose a particular translation in the post's comment box. The winner will be the one I judge to be the wittiest. (If you have a blog, it wouldn't hurt to advertise this contest on it. While it is not a requirement, it could break a tie!) All submissions must be done by Thursday, August 27th at 11:59PM. I will announce the winner later that weekend.

The winner will receive a copy of The Discipleship Study Bible: New Revised Standard Version Including Apocrypha (Hardcover)

So, consider this a poll question with a dash of Survivorman/Man vs. Wild, with a hint of an Ecumenical Council, and the subtle aroma of a bad sermon/homily joke.

Winner announced in Comments!


Kevin Sam said...

Tim, that is a good poll question. I answered KJV because I think all three could go for the KJV despite the old language. I was also tempted to say the NJB just to get them all in knots.

Anonymous said...

I have to think about this!

Paolo said...

I would bring an NAB, however it would have to be one of those HUGE family bibles that you use to record births, sacraments of initiation, marriages, wedding, etc. I could rip out the art reproductions and use them to cover the roof of my desert island hut. I could also use the gold leaf on the side of the Bible to reflect the sun's rays and hopefully signal passing aircraft to our presence. Finally, I could defend myself from hungry wildebeasts by wielding the NAB in a manner similar to the way William Wallace used his broadsword.

Timothy said...


Now that is what I am talking about!

Timothy said...

Congrats to Paolo, who had me laughing! So, just drop me an email at mccorm45 (at) to claim your prize.

Thanks to all who participated in both the poll and contest.