Only the Second Level?

Monday, May 07, 2007
The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Second Level of Hell!
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)Very High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)High
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Moderate
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Moderate
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Moderate
Level 7 (Violent)High
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)High
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Low

Take the Dante's Inferno Test

20 comments:

loner said...

Sixth Level of Hell - The City of Dis

Purgatory Repenting Believers Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo Virtuous Non-Believers High
Level 2 Lustful 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 High
Level 7 Violent High
Level 8- the Malebolge Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers High
Level 9 - Cocytus Treacherous Low

Level 8 is the only surprise.

Skookumchuk said...

My lustful and malicious tendencies drag me down, but my repentance, lack of avariciousness and intensity of belief bring me back up.

Second circle.

Not too shabby, if I do say so myself. The distance between impulse and action is low, as one of my professors said was typical of men in the Middle Ages. Kinda nice, that observation. I like that.

Of course, it helps to have low standards to begin with.

Buddy Larsen said...

That is pretty deft, that Middle Ages observation.

Guest said...

Second Level for me-gee, it's getting crowded in here.

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

Barry Dauphin said...

Hey, that was me above- got signed in as guest. Must be my punishment.

bobalharb said...

It's level 6 for me I'm afraid, but one must be true to oneself.

Are there any extra points for being true to oneself?

Buddy Larsen said...

Don't be overly harsh on yourself, bobal--we is all but lttle temporary sheeps in the vast herd of time.

Buddy Larsen said...

i guess that would be, the vast 'flock' of time.

bobalharb said...

What's the zip code on that 'City of Dis'? So I can have the wife forward the mail.

richard mcenroe said...

Second level.

Wimp.

When you show up, Beelzebub hands you a shovel and tells you to start digging, then you've accomplished something with your life...

Knucklehead said...

Fibbing and self-deception are what save me from the worse levels.

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.

Buddy Larsen said...

eternal life itself sounds pretty sad, to me. It's like beauty--much of it is in the evanescence (of either or both object and observer). I can't imagine a heaven of eternal joy. I wish I could.

bobalharb said...

He who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity's sunrise...

Blake

But it is hard to do, kissing that joy as it flies.

Knucklehead said...

Kissing the joy as it flies... hmmmm... sounds a little to close to taking a flying fuck at a rolling donut, dontcha think?

bobalharb said...

Well, when you put it that way:)...

Buddy Larsen said...

And knuck eases down a notch into the next circle....

Buddy Larsen said...

Ought to look up the exact words, but somewhere in "Paradise Lost" Milton describes Hell as a place that, whenever you reach bottom, the ground opens beneath you and you fall further still.

bobalharb said...

It's just the difference between 19th century and 21st century expression, buddy.

I like Gregory of Nyssa--the dove flies through the darkness,and the darkness recedes--always something more!

That doesn't sound so good for derelicts, no bottom to hit.

Buddy Larsen said...

well, there's that BIG one, sooner or later--
:-(

Carolyn Johnston said...

First circle of hell: Limbo (for virtuous non-believers)

good thing I don't believe in an afterlife.