Saturday, June 04, 2005

I Repent - Mea Culpa...Mea Culpa!

After reading my post on "The Homeless Cake" - Father Dominic of our local parish asked me to take "Dante's Inferno Test ". It appears that I'm still salvageable. Thank you, Father.

The Dante's Inferno Test has sent you to the First Level of Hell - Limbo!

Charon ushers you across the river Acheron, and you find yourself upon the brink of grief's abysmal valley. You are in Limbo, a place of sorrow without torment. You encounter a seven-walled castle, and within those walls you find rolling fresh meadows illuminated by the light of reason, whereabout many shades dwell. These are the virtuous pagans, the great philosophers and authors, unbaptised children, and others unfit to enter the kingdom of heaven. You share company with Caesar, Homer, Virgil, Socrates, and Aristotle. There is no punishment here, and the atmosphere is peaceful, yet sad.

"Hey, Virg', Ari, Julie and Homer. Pass the absinthe will you! I think Socrates is going into one of his dialectical tirades again!"

Here is how you matched up against all the levels:

Purgatory (Repenting Believers)High
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Very High
Level 2 (Lustful)Low
Level 3 (Gluttonous)Moderate
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)Low

Take the Dante's" Inferno Hell Test


Collin said...

Oh, dear...I'm in the seventh circle. No hope for me. lol

loveandsalt said...

that was one scary test, and I did NOT do well! Obviously my Methodist upbringing was insufficient preparation for eternity.
Eighth circle. Nasty.

Nick said...

Wait a minute, I'm confused. According to catholicism isn't the term "Virtuous Non-believer" an oxymoron.

loveandsalt said...

Virtue = Belief?
Nick, I think you're right. I have my catechism here and it seems to say you can't have one without the other

Nick said...


Re: Virtue = Belief? - Thought so!

This from "The New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia" :

Whether limbo is the same as the hell of the damned?

It would seem that the limbo of hell is the same as the hell of the damned. For Christ is said to have "bitten" [Allusion to Osee 13:14 hell, but not to have swallowed it, because He took some from thence but not all. Now He would not be said to have "bitten" hell if those whom He set free were not part of the multitude shut up in hell. Therefore since those whom He set free were shut up in hell, the same were shut up in limbo and in hell. Therefore limbo is either the same as hell, or is a part of hell.

So I guess the point is moot. I've still been consigned to hell. I'm just stuck in the suburbs.

Nick said...


Hmmm..."The Seventh Circle". Sounds like a remake of Ingmar Bergman's - "The Seventh Seal".

Collin said...

There's a poem in there somewhere. I need to work on it. :)