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    In Dante’s Purgatorio we find that the terraces form opposites from the circles of hell in at least two ways. First, Dante and Virgil are now traveling upwards rather than downwards as they did in hell. Second, in hell the offenses range from least to worst whereas here, in purgatory, the first terrace contains those who have committed the worst of the forgivable sins, pride. It may seem strange that pride is the worst, but as C.S. Lewis stated in Mere Christianity “the essential vice, the…

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    The texts Daodejing by Laozi and Inferno by Dante both provide a powerful definition and illustration of virtue, which determines the future of an individual. Under Daodejing, virtue is defined as the power intrinsic in each thing in its natural state and the force that allows humans to reach their full potential. To achieve this power, one must follow the natural way of being uncorrupted, and ultimately it will reach their goals. The Inferno talks about a number of virtues as well as sins that…

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    Sin is also prevalent in the title Purgatory, which is written by Dante, it also has something to say about sinful experiences. Dante has been placed in Purgatory which is a middle realm between Heaven and Hell. We learn that he has seven sins that need to be taken care of before he can move on to Heaven. Purgatory is based on the idea of correcting old habits…

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    Hell In Religion

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    throughout life it is stained and dirtied with wrong-doings and mistakes. So upon death if the soul is dirty it is sent to Gehinnom to be flung around a spiritual heat to get rid of any residue that lingers. Then the soul is clean and prepared for entry to heaven. However, people can die with clean souls and not be sent to Gehinnom by repenting for their sins and making amends with people they have wronged. (Rabbi Aron…

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    which they can not receive forgiveness but they face enough anguish that in the end, they seem to only gain forgiveness. Hawthorne’s religion goes along to say that once you commit a sin you will go to Hell, and if found innocent you will go to Heaven. He seamingly aspires to make sure everyone can become forgiven. At the end of the book, his higher and overall moral of the story comes down to seem plain and simple, “ Be true! Be true! Be true!” Although Hawthorne states his greater meaning…

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    repeatedly for their evil deeds. When I was reading Elie Wiesel’s Holocaust book named Night many fire symbols were described. The first representation of fire I found was religion. The image I chose was a picture of Heaven and Hell. Every religion has the concept of Heaven and Hell. Heaven being paradise and where you have done good deeds in your life. Hell being the place for sinners. In Night Wiesel writes about how he is living Hell or how Hell is on Earth. “When Sodom lost Your favor, You…

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    the balance between heaven and hell. Representing the indecisiveness they expressed in life represented in the afterlife. This irony is not lost on J. A. Scartazzini and Thekla Bernays, who write in their article On the Congruence of Sins and Punishments in Dante 's Inferno: the inner indecision is visibly represented by the suspense between heaven and hell, by the exclusion from both places. But they are placed in the entrance to hell; that is, infinitely nearer hell than heaven. Their state…

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    Canto 18 Dante's Inferno

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    Canto 18 Dante and Virgil are outside the eighth Circle of Hell, known as Malebolge. The circle has a wall along the outside, and has a circular pit in the center. The ridges create ten separate pits. This is where the people receive their punishment for fraud. This is where Virgil and Dante see souls from one side to another. The demons with great whips cause pain to the souls when they come to the demon’s reach, which then force the souls to the other ridge. There is an Italian that Dante…

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    Hope of the Godly Person The comfort in these things, which will be explained in later chapters is this: If you genuinely desire to do the will of God and you are ashamed of sin (even if at times you lapse into it) then you are to be saved. If you were raised in tyranny and taught evil but wish to learn the love of God for no other reason than he commanded it and believe his warnings, then you are a child of God and can be saved by God’s Son. The difference is as clear as the difference…

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    With all the various forms and flavors of false doctrine that exist in our current world, it is important to maintain familiarity with these different erroneous teachings. One teaching that has plagued the Lord’s church as of late is that of “Realized Eschatology”. This radical approach to interpreting Biblical prophecy has caused a number of Christians to stray from the faith. Members of the church should educate themselves in error like this so as to resist falling prey to it and be able…

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