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Dantes Inferno is a strange journey through hell which at times seems familiar but then sometimes seems unexpected As an American and a Christian it is possible to think that my opinion on this could be crafted from my religion and our society particularly its media In my mind I see hell as this place of immense torment bestowed on sinners My faith has taught me that those who sin go to hell to be punished Dantes adventure clearly shows that the souls of hell are punished as I thought Punishments range from living in filth to painful tortures What my religion or any movies or television shows Ive seen mentioned is the idea of a hierarchy The idea of hell being made up of circles that descend based on sin While this idea makes sense I have never been exposed to that thought so it a little surprising but also interesting My view of hell was this burning hole where all the souls of sinners kind of dwell together I basically felt that a sin is a sin this is probably because it was instilled in my somewhere in my childhood Now I feel that this circle idea is a better one possibly more just Another thing that surprised me was the placement of sins in this hierarchy The first few circles seemed plausible to me The later circles surprised me Traitors being higher up than those who are violent to people caught me by surprise Killing another human has been something that I feel is a great sin but it seemed like traitors belittled it In life the violent ones are punished harder so maybe thats why it surprised me What also surprised me was the placement of Judas in the same rank as Brutus and Cassius The latter two betrayed Caesar who to my knowledge is very insignificant compared to Christ who was betrayed by Judas My religious side cries out
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