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Which circle of Hell do You belong in?
http://www.4degreez.com ^ | 13th Century | Dante Allighieri

Posted on 04/07/2006 8:55:55 AM PDT by TradicalRC

"Through me the way into the suffering city,
Through me the way to the eternal pain,
Through me the way that runs among the lost.
Justice urged on my high artificer;
My maker was divine authority,
The highest wisdom, and the primal love.
Before me nothing but eternal things were made,
And I endure eternally.
Abandon every hope, ye who enter here."

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I actually made it to purgatory! And I was completely honest! (I thought for sure, I'd end up with the lustful, the prideful or the gluttons.)

I AM THE WAY INTO THE CITY OF WOE.
I AM THE WAY TO A FORESAKEN PLACE.
I AM THE WAY INTO ETERNAL SORROW.

SACRED JUSTICE MOVED MY ARCHITECT.
I WAS RAISED HERE BY DIVINE OMNIPOTENCE,
PRIMORDIAL LOVE AND ULTIMATE INTELLECT.

ONLY THOSE ELEMENTS TIME CANNOT WEAR
WERE MADE BEFORE ME, AND BEYOND TIME I STAND.
ABANDON ALL HOPE YE WHO ENTER HERE.

-For those like me who prefer the John Ciardi translation.

1 posted on 04/07/2006 8:55:58 AM PDT by TradicalRC
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To: TradicalRC
Enter here if you dare.
2 posted on 04/07/2006 8:58:03 AM PDT by TradicalRC (No longer to the right of the Pope...)
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To: TradicalRC
Hey, me too.
You have escaped damnation and made it to Purgatory, a place where the dew of repentance washes off the stain of sin and girds the spirit with humility. Through contrition, confession, and satisfaction by works of righteousness, you must make your way up the mountain. As the sins are cleansed from your soul, you will be illuminated by the Sun of Divine Grace, and you will join other souls, smiling and happy, upon the summit of this mountain. Before long you will know the joys of Paradise as you ascend to the ethereal realm of Heaven.

3 posted on 04/07/2006 9:02:38 AM PDT by Carolina
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To: Carolina

I thought for sure I'd be sent to Level 3. I made it to Purgatory, too.

So, guess I'll be spending Purgatory with my fellow freepers. I wonder if there will be many DU'ers there.

A Priest once told me that if we shoot for Heaven, we should at least make it to Purgatory, but if we shoot for Purgatory, we'll probably end up in Hell.


4 posted on 04/07/2006 9:08:32 AM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: TradicalRC

Purgatory as well. That was kind of fun, and a good reminder of the Four Last Things on a First Friday in Lent.


5 posted on 04/07/2006 9:08:44 AM PDT by Nihil Obstat
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To: TradicalRC

I've been meaning to take this test after my Humanities class last semester. I always saw myself between the third and fourth circles, but thats what we have confession and plenary indulgences for :)


6 posted on 04/07/2006 9:09:56 AM PDT by Theoden (When all that is left is Rome and Mecca, whose side will you be on?)
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To: TradicalRC
The sweet light no longer strikes against your eyes. Your shade has been banished to... the Second Level of Hell!

You have come to a place mute of all light, where the wind bellows as the sea does in a tempest. This is the realm where the lustful spend eternity. Here, sinners are blown around endlessly by the unforgiving winds of unquenchable desire as punishment for their transgressions. The infernal hurricane that never rests hurtles the spirits onward in its rapine, whirling them round, and smiting, it molests them. You have betrayed reason at the behest of your appetite for pleasure, and so here you are doomed to remain. Cleopatra and Helen of Troy are two that share in your fate.

Helen! Cleo!! How the hell are ya?

7 posted on 04/07/2006 9:12:00 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: sockmonkey; Nihil Obstat
A Priest once told me that if we shoot for Heaven, we should at least make it to Purgatory, but if we shoot for Purgatory, we'll probably end up in Hell.

LOL!

A good thing to remember...the Four Last Things on this First Friday. Have a blessed Holy Week.

8 posted on 04/07/2006 9:12:15 AM PDT by Carolina
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To: TradicalRC

Only made it to the second level.


9 posted on 04/07/2006 9:15:45 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (If we go to war with Iran, it shouldn't be much of a contest. Saddam licked them.)
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To: sockmonkey

I made it to Purgatory, too; I expect most Freepers would lose points on "wishing ill to your fellow countrymen", since I see it here all the time.


10 posted on 04/07/2006 9:15:54 AM PDT by linda_22003
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To: TradicalRC

Your fate has been decided....
You are one of the lucky ones! Because of your virtue and beliefs, you have escaped eternal punishment. You are sent to Purgatory!


11 posted on 04/07/2006 9:17:47 AM PDT by Salvation (ÜWith God all things are possible.Ü)
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To: TradicalRC

Ended up on Purgatory, but some of the questions were a bit odd.

The one about "which would you give up, Sex or food?" was kind of weird.


12 posted on 04/07/2006 9:24:00 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: TradicalRC
Friday, April 7, 2006
St. John Baptist de la Salle, Priest (Commemoration)
First Reading:
Psalm:
Gospel:
Jeremiah 20:10-13
Psalm 18:2-7
John 10:31-42

If you have done nothing, or if what you have done has been fruitless because it was done for a human motive, begin immediately to do good works so that at death you will be able to offer something to Jesus Christ in order that He may give you eternal life.

-- St John Vianney


13 posted on 04/07/2006 9:34:37 AM PDT by Salvation (ÜWith God all things are possible.Ü)
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To: Theoden
I made it to Purgatory! There's a relief! The Dante's Inferno Test has sent you to Purgatory!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
Level Score
Purgatory (Repenting Believers) Extreme
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers) Moderate
Level 2 (Lustful) Low
Level 3 (Gluttonous) Low
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious) Very Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy) Moderate
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics) Very Low
Level 7 (Violent) Low
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers) Moderate
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous) Very Low

Take the Dante's Inferno Hell Test
14 posted on 04/07/2006 9:39:58 AM PDT by Theoden (When all that is left is Rome and Mecca, whose side will you be on?)
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To: redgolum
The one about "which would you give up, Sex or food?" was kind of weird.

It's an attempt to separate the gluttonous from the lustful ... which in turn (according to Dante) partially governs the level of Hell to which one might be condemned.

15 posted on 04/07/2006 9:45:50 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: linda_22003

Well... aren't you the little monitor!


16 posted on 04/07/2006 9:49:05 AM PDT by johnny7 (ďNah, I ainít Jewish, I just donít dig on swine, thatís all.Ē)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Understood that part, but why was it an either or?


17 posted on 04/07/2006 9:52:54 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: TradicalRC

I like Ciardi's too.


18 posted on 04/07/2006 9:53:52 AM PDT by Argh
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To: Theoden

They forgot, Level 10 (Lawyers).


19 posted on 04/07/2006 9:54:57 AM PDT by dfwgator (Florida Gators - 2006 NCAA Men's Basketball Champions)
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To: TradicalRC

I'm afraid to take this test, hehehe.


20 posted on 04/07/2006 9:57:38 AM PDT by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: TradicalRC

Whew! Made it to Purgatory! I hope I'm not tasked with shutting of the lights as the "closer" behind everyone else...

Here's how I matched up:

Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
(Click on a level for more info)
Level Who are sent there? Score
Purgatory Repenting Believers Very High
Level 1 - Limbo Virtuous Non-Believers High
Level 2 Lustful Low
Level 3 Gluttonous Low
Level 4 Prodigal and Avaricious Very Low
Level 5 Wrathful and Gloomy Very Low
Level 6 - The City of Dis Heretics Very Low
Level 7 Violent Low
Level 8- the Malebolge Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers Moderate
Level 9 - Cocytus Treacherous Very Low




21 posted on 04/07/2006 9:58:28 AM PDT by magisterium
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To: redgolum

Forced choice ... they've got to send you to either level three (gluttony) or level two (lust). It's similar to a trade study or refining a set of requirements in engineering. Which of these two is more important?


22 posted on 04/07/2006 10:03:36 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard
It's similar to a trade study or refining a set of requirements in engineering. Which of these two is more important?

LOL! Now that is a good comparison. I just don't usually associate sex with food.

23 posted on 04/07/2006 10:07:40 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum
I just don't usually associate sex with food.

*SNORT* That totally invites a crude remark that I'm just not gonna make ...

Too bad this isn't post #69.

< leer >

24 posted on 04/07/2006 10:11:55 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: TradicalRC
The Dante's Inferno Test has sent you to Purgatory!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
Level Score
Purgatory (Repenting Believers) Extreme
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers) High
Level 2 (Lustful) Low
Level 3 (Gluttonous) Low
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious) Very Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy) Low
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics) Very Low
Level 7 (Violent) Low
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers) Low
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous) Very Low

Take the Dante's Inferno Test
25 posted on 04/07/2006 10:34:08 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: redgolum

I got stuck on that one too because they didn't say for how long - one meal? Or is it forever?


26 posted on 04/07/2006 10:46:39 AM PDT by linda_22003
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To: johnny7

It doesn't take monitoring; it's everywhere, unavoidable. People can't have disagreements with their "countrymen" without accusing them of treason or worse.


27 posted on 04/07/2006 10:47:46 AM PDT by linda_22003
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To: linda_22003

You're pro-choice... am I right?


28 posted on 04/07/2006 11:00:11 AM PDT by johnny7 (ďNah, I ainít Jewish, I just donít dig on swine, thatís all.Ē)
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To: johnny7

I'm not the target of the remarks, it's just something I see all the time. It's a symptom of the enmity we're creating among ourselves in this country, which is too bad. I doubt it even rates lower than Purgatory on the list, though. :)


29 posted on 04/07/2006 11:05:54 AM PDT by linda_22003
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To: linda_22003

I'll take that as a yes.


30 posted on 04/07/2006 11:12:04 AM PDT by johnny7 (ďNah, I ainít Jewish, I just donít dig on swine, thatís all.Ē)
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To: johnny7

Take what you wish, and do what you wish with it. :) The closest I can come to answering your question is that I think that the most personal decisions should be made by the people whom they affect, not by the government. It sounds as though you prefer the government to make personal decisions.

This proves my other observation, that Freepers can turn ANY topic into an abortion thread.


31 posted on 04/07/2006 11:14:56 AM PDT by linda_22003
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To: linda_22003

Have a nice day ;)


32 posted on 04/07/2006 11:26:57 AM PDT by johnny7 (ďNah, I ainít Jewish, I just donít dig on swine, thatís all.Ē)
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To: johnny7

You too. It's a gorgeous sunny afternoon, and when I finish here I'll get out in it. At least I made it to Purgatory! :)


33 posted on 04/07/2006 11:29:23 AM PDT by linda_22003
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To: linda_22003
At least I made it to Purgatory!

“As long as you believe it... it's not a lie.” -George Costanza

34 posted on 04/07/2006 12:15:52 PM PDT by johnny7 (ďNah, I ainít Jewish, I just donít dig on swine, thatís all.Ē)
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To: TradicalRC
Hmmmmm. Here's how I ended up.

"You have escaped damnation and made it to Purgatory, a place where the dew of repentance washes off the stain of sin and girds the spirit with humility. Through contrition, confession, and satisfaction by works of righteousness, you must make your way up the mountain. As the sins are cleansed from your soul, you will be illuminated by the Sun of Divine Grace, and you will join other souls, smiling and happy, upon the summit of this mountain. Before long you will know the joys of Paradise as you ascend to the ethereal realm of Heaven."
35 posted on 04/07/2006 12:24:44 PM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (aztlan or muslim - either way it means dhimmitude...we must remember in November)
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To: theDentist
Helen! Cleo!! How the hell are ya?

Did I mention how fine you two ladies are looking this evening...

36 posted on 04/07/2006 1:14:50 PM PDT by TradicalRC (No longer to the right of the Pope...)
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Your fate has been decided....
You are one of the lucky ones! Because of your virtue and beliefs, you have escaped eternal punishment. You are sent to Purgatory!

Purgatory

You have escaped damnation and made it to Purgatory, a place where the dew of repentance washes off the stain of sin and girds the spirit with humility. Through contrition, confession, and satisfaction by works of righteousness, you must make your way up the mountain. As the sins are cleansed from your soul, you will be illuminated by the Sun of Divine Grace, and you will join other souls, smiling and happy, upon the summit of this mountain. Before long you will know the joys of Paradise as you ascend to the ethereal realm of Heaven.


Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
(Click on a level for more info)
Level Who are sent there? Score
Purgatory Repenting Believers Very High
Level 1 - Limbo Virtuous Non-Believers High
Level 2 Lustful High
Level 3 Gluttonous High
Level 4 Prodigal and Avaricious Very Low
Level 5 Wrathful and Gloomy Low
Level 6 - The City of Dis Heretics Very Low
Level 7 Violent Low
Level 8- the Malebolge Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers Low
Level 9 - Cocytus Treacherous Very Low


37 posted on 04/07/2006 1:30:52 PM PDT by ARAD
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To: redgolum
some of the questions were a bit odd.

The one about "which would you give up, Sex or food?" was kind of weird.

Yeah, I had to flip a coin on that one.

38 posted on 04/07/2006 9:08:21 PM PDT by TradicalRC (No longer to the right of the Pope...)
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To: TradicalRC

Okay I got to purgatory, but just barely.

Purgatory Repenting Believers Very High
Level 1 - Limbo Virtuous Non-Believers Very Low
Level 2 Lustful Very High
Level 3 Gluttonous Moderate
Level 4 Prodigal and Avaricious Very Low
Level 5 Wrathful and Gloomy High
Level 6 - The City of Dis Heretics Very Low
Level 7 Violent Moderate
Level 8- the Malebolge Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers High
Level 9 - Cocytus Treacherous High


39 posted on 04/07/2006 9:27:03 PM PDT by TradicalRC (No longer to the right of the Pope...)
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To: TradicalRC
I never took the test.

I spent 5 minutes staring at that attractive young lady in the "American Singles" add on the sidebar. Then I forgot what I was doing there.

She's rather captivating, don't you think?

I rather suspect that the writers of the test will be going to hell for placing such an occasion of sin on a questionnaire about eternal salvation.

40 posted on 04/07/2006 9:40:11 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: Theoden
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)

Sounds like the level where you'll eventually find Billzebubba.

41 posted on 04/11/2006 10:21:59 AM PDT by steve-b (A desire not to butt into other people's business is eighty percent of all human wisdom)
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To: TradicalRC
I guess I'm purgatory bound.

Kyrie Eleison.

42 posted on 03/29/2011 10:10:01 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: TradicalRC; PJ-Comix
You do realize that by Dante's logic, whereby you are assigned to the circle of Hell corresponding to your own "signature sin" that many FReepers risk being condemned to Daily KOS or DU for eternity.

No PJ Comix, either.

Cheers!

43 posted on 03/29/2011 10:12:47 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

I saw this and thought “That sounds interesting!” When I got there, I noticed that I posted the thread. Apparently, its been awhile.


44 posted on 03/30/2011 1:20:54 PM PDT by TradicalRC (Carthago Delenda Est..)
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