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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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 (With God all things are possible.)
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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