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"From the Ted Talk by Karen Armstrong: My wish"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

But now look at our world. And we are livnig in a world that is — where religion has been hijacked. Where terrorists cite qaunirc verses to justify their atrocities. Where instead of taking Jesus' words, "Love your enemies. Don't judge others," we have the spectacle of Christians endlessly judging other people, endlessly using Scripture as a way of arguing with other people, putting other peploe down. Throughout the ages, religion has been used to oppress others, and this is because of human ego, human greed. We have a tealnt as a species for msinseg up wonderful things.

Open Cloze

But now look at our world. And we are ______ in a world that is — where religion has been hijacked. Where terrorists cite _______ verses to justify their atrocities. Where instead of taking Jesus' words, "Love your enemies. Don't judge others," we have the spectacle of Christians endlessly judging other people, endlessly using Scripture as a way of arguing with other people, putting other ______ down. Throughout the ages, religion has been used to oppress others, and this is because of human ego, human greed. We have a ______ as a species for _______ up wonderful things.

Solution

  1. living
  2. messing
  3. talent
  4. quranic
  5. people

Original Text

But now look at our world. And we are living in a world that is — where religion has been hijacked. Where terrorists cite Quranic verses to justify their atrocities. Where instead of taking Jesus' words, "Love your enemies. Don't judge others," we have the spectacle of Christians endlessly judging other people, endlessly using Scripture as a way of arguing with other people, putting other people down. Throughout the ages, religion has been used to oppress others, and this is because of human ego, human greed. We have a talent as a species for messing up wonderful things.

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collocation frequency
golden rule 7
united nations 4
major world 3

Important Words

  1. ages
  2. arguing
  3. atrocities
  4. christians
  5. cite
  6. ego
  7. endlessly
  8. enemies
  9. greed
  10. hijacked
  11. human
  12. judge
  13. judging
  14. justify
  15. living
  16. messing
  17. oppress
  18. people
  19. putting
  20. quranic
  21. religion
  22. scripture
  23. species
  24. spectacle
  25. talent
  26. terrorists
  27. verses
  28. wonderful
  29. words
  30. world