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Alan Wanwierd
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Find out which level of hell you will end up on!!!

I'm on level 6!! (oops! I'm evil!! )

The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Sixth Level of Hell - The City of Dis!

Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
Level | Score
Purgatory | Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo | Very Low
Level 2 | Very High
Level 3 | Very High
Level 4 | Very High
Level 5 | High
Level 6 - The City of Dis | Very High
Level 7 | Very High
Level 8- the Malebolge | Very High
Level 9 - Cocytus | Very High

Level descriptions: http://www.4degreez.com/misc/dante-inferno-information.html
Take the test: http://www.4degreez.com/misc/dante-inferno-test.mv
Warren Dew
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I only made it to Limbo. I guess Homer and Socrates could be good company.

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

Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
Level | Score
Purgatory | Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo | Very High
Level 2 | Low
Level 3 | High
Level 4 | Low
Level 5 | Low
Level 6 - The City of Dis | Very High
Level 7 | Low
Level 8- the Malebolge | Low
Level 9 - Cocytus | Low

Level descriptions: http://www.4degreez.com/misc/dante-inferno-information.html
Take the test: http://www.4degreez.com/misc/dante-inferno-test.mv
Nick George
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you could call it the infernagram


I've heard it takes forever to grow a woman from the ground
Mapraputa Is
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Sixth also

The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Sixth Level of Hell - The City of Dis!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
LevelScore
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Moderate
Level 2 (Lustful)High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)High
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Low
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Extreme
Level 7 (Violent)High
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)High
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Moderate

Take the Dante's Inferno Hell Test


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Nick George
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or an infernometer
Warren Dew
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I think they misinterpreted my "yes" answer to "Would you sooner go without sex than go without good-tasting food", though.
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There is no good answer for this question anyway...
Warren Dew
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fred rosenberger:

Fred, I did a double take on that one, as well. However:

- they used the word "good" rather than "effective", so it can be argued that the question is fair.

- hey, they're trying to figure out which circle of hell to put you in, not whether you should go there in the first place. There were a lot of questions which pretty much assumed you were evil to start with!

I still don't see how disliking sex makes one a glutton, though.
Jeroen Wenting
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As a heretic I'm sent to the 6th circle of hell as well which is kinda strange because hell doesn't exist


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Bacon
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Has anyone actually read Dante's Inferno?

It is a very different read if you are looking for something unsual.

I started to read a version translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. I intend to finish it. It is a difficult read like most poetry. I find myself re-reading portions several times trying to understand it. There are several translations available. You can't read the origional unless you can read 14th century Italian.

Check this out, it will give you goosebumps http://www.arches.uga.edu/~redman/hellintro.html
[ September 28, 2004: Message edited by: Ray Marsh ]
fred rosenberger
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I think they have one really bogus question...

Hammering away on scandals is a good way to damage those with whom you disagree politically

i think this IS an EXCELLENT way to damage those you disagree with. I just don't think anybody should DO it. I think it's a bad thing to do.

perhaps the question should have been

Hammering away on scandals to damage those with whom you disagree politically is an appropriate action to take


There are only two hard things in computer science: cache invalidation, naming things, and off-by-one errors
Jeroen Wenting
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Originally posted by Warren Dew:

There were a lot of questions which pretty much assumed you were evil to start with!


So, who's to say we ain't evil?
Richard Hawkes
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The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Sixth Level of Hell - The City of Dis!

Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
Level | Score
Purgatory | Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo | Very Low
Level 2 | Very High
Level 3 | High
Level 4 | Low
Level 5 | High
Level 6 - The City of Dis | Very High
Level 7 | High
Level 8- the Malebolge | Very High
Level 9 - Cocytus | High
R K Singh
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Results Not Available

Your results cannot be displayed for one of the following reasons:

You took the test from an unauthorized page. This is the only authorized page.
Your test window of opportunity expired. You only have ten minutes to take the test.


Why do we do this?

So many people are taking this test that it is crashing our server. This was a last resort to prevent the server from crashing. I apologize for this inconvenience.
Anthony Villanueva
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Originally posted by Ray Marsh:
Has anyone actually read Dante's Inferno?

It is a very different read if you are looking for something unsual.

I started to read a version translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. I intend to finish it. It is a difficult read like most poetry. I find myself re-reading portions several times trying to understand it. There are several translations available. You can't read the origional unless you can read 14th century Italian.


The translation (in blank verse) by Mandelstam contains some very helpful annotations for some really dense patches, specially in Paradiso. Also, Dante's letter to his patron Can Grande della Scala contains a general guideline in allegorically interpreting his text. Finally, it helps a lot if dip a bit into the theology of St. Thomas Aquinas.
[ October 04, 2004: Message edited by: Anthony Villanueva ]
Bacon
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Thanks for the info. I'll check it out.

I prefer to attempt to ascertain the meaning of a passage by reading it over and over, consider the context and pondering the possible meanings, before reading what someone else thinks it means. Then it is interesting to read other's thoughts on the subject and compare. I'm afraid if I do it the other way around that I may lose objectivity. I use the same approach for studying the Bible.
[ October 04, 2004: Message edited by: Ray Marsh ]
Mapraputa Is
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Most of our fellow Panchers will apparently end up in the sixth. That's nice, good company and you already know many your neighbors... I am saddened that Warren will go the to first, though. Wanted him somewhere closer... Any chance you will become more heretical, Warren? There is still time... At least do they allow there in hell to email your friends from other levels?

Ravish, maybe you spent more than 10 minutes answering, it happened to me on the first try too.
Anthony Villanueva
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Originally posted by Mapraputa Is:
At least do they allow there in hell to email your friends from other levels?


Probably. But all you'll get is spam.


Originally posted by Ray Marsh:
I use the same approach for studying the Bible.


Funny you should mention that. Dante took the same line of symbolic interpretation of the bible from Thomas Aquinas and wanted his own text to be interpreted that way.
Greg Charles
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I'm also bound for the 2nd circle.

"Here, sinners are blown around endlessly by the unforgiving winds of unquenchable desire as punishment for their transgressions."

Actually, that sounds a lot like where I am already. I wondered why everything smelled like brimstone! Anyway, Helen of Troy and Cleopatra are supposed to here somewhere. I've got to look them up, maybe invite them to go watch Sisyphus pushing his rock up the hill. I've heard it's the "hottest" ticket in Tartarus!
basha khan
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My result:

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You are one of the lucky ones! Because of your virtue and beliefs, you have escaped eternal punishment. You are sent to 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.
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basha
Warren Dew
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Ray Marsh:

Has anyone actually read Dante's Inferno?

I thought I had read an English translation, but a quick check of my copy shows a yellowed bookmark only about two thirds of the way through....

Mapraputa Is:

I am saddened that Warren will go the to first, though. Wanted him somewhere closer... Any chance you will become more heretical, Warren?

I tried, but I only succeeded in increasing my "lustful" score slightly at the cost of a further reduction in "prodigal and avaricious". You'll have to teach me your secret!
Warren Dew
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Oh wait, I figured it out ... I just pretended to be Map and took the test.

Map, what's the reasoning behind taking the name of a god in vain, if you don't believe in him or her?
Anthony Villanueva
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Originally posted by Warren Dew:
Map, what's the reasoning behind taking the name of a god in vain, if you don't believe in him or her?


Because not believing in God might be a sucker bet.
Sameer Jamal
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Originally posted by basha khan:
My result:

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You are one of the lucky ones! Because of your virtue and beliefs, you have escaped eternal punishment. You are sent to 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.
---


basha


see u there
Jeroen Wenting
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Not believing in god is less risky than believing in the wrong god(s), therefore I (as a cautious person) don't believe in any god.

Pergatory is a boring place. None of the excitement of hell and none of the pleasures of heaven
Bacon
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Originally posted by Warren Dew:
I thought I had read an English translation, but a quick check of my copy shows a yellowed bookmark only about two thirds of the way through....


Yeah me too. I got bogged down. I don't think I made it 2/3 even. Not that I didn't enjoy it, its just a tough read. I'll make another go at it sometime.
basha khan
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Originally posted by Sameer Jamal:

see u there



Pergatory is a boring place. None of the excitement of hell and none of the pleasures of heaven


A saint and a prostitute lived together. They were neighbors, and then they died. The saint was very famous. Death came and started trying to take the saint to the hell. And they died on the same day, the prostitute also.
The saint was surprised because the prostitute was taken on the road towards heaven. So he said, "What is this? There seems some misunderstanding. I am the one who should be led towards heaven. And this is a prostitute!"
Death said, 'We know, but now if u want, we can explain u: there is no misunderstanding.

There are the orders, that the prostitute has to be brought to heaven and the saint has to be thrown into hell." The saint said, "But why?" Even the prostitute could not believe. She said, "Something must be wrong. I must be thrown in heaven? And he is a saint,a great saint. We worshipped him. Take him to heaven."

Death said, "No, that's not possible, because he was a saint just on the surface, and he was thinking continuously of u. And when u will sing in the night, he will come and listen to u. He will stand just near the fence and listen to u. And millions of times he would like to go to see u, love u, millions of times he dreamed of u. He was continuously thinking about u. On the lips was the name of God, in the heart was the image of u."

And the same from the opposite direction was true with the prostitute. She was selling her body, but always thinking that she would like to have a life like this saint who lives in a temple. "How pure he is!" She dreamt about the saint, the purity, the saintliness, the virtue that she is missing. And when customers would have gone, she will pray to God that "Next time don't make me a prostitute again. Make me a worshipper. I would like to serve in the temple."

And many times she thought to go into the temple, but thinking that she is so much in sin, it was not good to enter the temple: "The place is so holy and I am such a sinner."

And many times she wanted to touch the feet of the saint, but thinking that that will not be good: "I am not worthy enough to touch his feet." So when the saint will pass, she will just collect the dust on the road from where the saint has passed, and she will worship that dust.

I am neither saint nor prostitute.So i am going to Purgatory!.

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basha
[ October 07, 2004: Message edited by: basha khan ]
l337 j3zu5
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Ohhh 50 3v1l

The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Ninth Level of Hell - Cocytus!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
LevelScore
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Very Low
Level 2 (Lustful)Extreme
Level 3 (Gluttonous)High
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Extreme
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Extreme
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Extreme
Level 7 (Violent)Extreme
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Extreme
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Extreme

Take the Dante's Inferno Hell Test


Ok so I lied on three of the questions. I dont hate many people. And i am not gay. But thats it. I just thought they where funney. I dosent matter though its not like i can go to hell even if it exists, heaven for that matter eather. One of the perks of being Fallen.

-"Marked with the seal of pennance !!Sinner!! even the depths of hell are too good for you". Or somhing along the lines. I dont rember I was like 4 when the preast yelled that at me. One of the reasons I hate the curch. I mean I was 4 how could i have been such a 3v1l sinner. O well fu(|< them.
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