Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical

going to hell, or not

I haven't taken a quiz in so long. [And i only took this one because it gave me an excuse to post the "research" i did a while back.]

The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Eigth Level of Hell - the Malebolge!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)High
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Low
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)High
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Low

Take the Dante's Inferno Hell Test

We won't talk about how the quiz is flawed or how my results are innacurate, we'll just move on to funner stuff.

from the Firefly episode “Our Mrs. Reynolds”:
"If you take sexual advantage of her, you're going to burn in a very special level of Hell. A level they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theater."

"Oh, I'm going to the special Hell."
Special Hell was adopted quickly as a term for fans who slashed River and Simon and soon became more widely used -- other incest, sex with/between minors, porn-ficcing real people, etc.

In my nerdiness, i wondered where exactly that “Special Hell” would be.

This site has a fairly user-friendly to the geography of Dante’s Inferno. It says:
The sinners in the nine circles of hell are guilty of one of three types of sin:

Incontinence: Evil action arises from losing control of natural appetites and desires

Brutishness: Evil action arises from attraction to things which repulse the healthy soul

Malice / Vice: Evil action arises from abuse of reason, a human's most god-like quality
According to the table which follows, the lustful are in the 2nd circle, and the sodomites are in the 7th circle.

(Google searching for more on “Special Hell” got me this, which is one of the bestest things ever.)

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