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  •  what about seducers or hypocrites? (1+ / 0-)
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    by polecat on Mon Aug 04, 2014 at 01:16:02 PM PDT

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    •  They're already part of Dante's system -- (2+ / 0-)
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      Hypocrites are definitely on Level 8 -- Fraud.

      Seducers? If they were motivated by pure lust, probably Level 2. If they had some darker motive, then Level 8 as well.

      "We are stardust, we are golden, and we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." (Joni Mitchell)

      by Eowyn9 on Mon Aug 04, 2014 at 01:20:44 PM PDT

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      •  Seducers and panders are in circle 8, bolgia 1. (3+ / 0-)
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        Now consider someone like Rush, who spouts what he knows to be untrue, because millions take him at his word, and because he's getting paid to say it. He's a hypocrite, of course, but I can't decide whether he's a deceiver or a sower of discord, both of which types are punished far worse than the hypocrites. Where should be be assigned?

        •  The rule tends to be, worst sin trumps all. (2+ / 0-)
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          So he'd end up with the sowers of discord.

          Of course, that's assuming he doesn't repent before he dies. It's hard to see him doing that, but all things are possible...

          "We are stardust, we are golden, and we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." (Joni Mitchell)

          by Eowyn9 on Mon Aug 04, 2014 at 03:31:58 PM PDT

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        •  Mind you, even if he *does* repent before death (2+ / 0-)
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          in all likelihood he will be spending a long, long, long time on Mount Purgatory.

          Kind of ironic with a name like "Rush"... :D

          "We are stardust, we are golden, and we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." (Joni Mitchell)

          by Eowyn9 on Mon Aug 04, 2014 at 03:33:04 PM PDT

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