According to Dante, who is a great read, but not the best guide for theological discourse, I belong in Purgatory. Isn’t that nice? But I still rate rather high in all of those 2nd level of hell sins of lust. Oops. (We saw that coming – I do write fic, so it’s not a complete shock) Strangely, I didn’t rate high among the heretics, which I find odd. I mean, come on – I’m kind of heretical, every now and then (and twice on Sundays, really). Then again, what was heretical in the 1200’s (and really, before then) was just the losing side of an argument on how we understand God and what the implications are for those understandings. Yesterday’s heretic is tomorrow’s new theology. (Sort of.)

Did you know that in the Episcopal Church as a member of the clergy, it isn’t easy to get defrocked, but it is much easier to get defrocked due to sexual misconduct, than any sort of theological shenanigans (read: heresy)? It’s true. And if you’re a bishop, it’s a heck of a lot harder for them to take major issue with you for your theology. Which is of course why Jack Spong is still a bishop, bless him. Just a couple of random factoids from the Constitutions and Canons. See? I studied for my GOEs…

The Dante’s Inferno Test has sent you to Purgatory!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:

Level Score
Purgatory (Repenting Believers) Extreme
Level 1 – Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers) Moderate
Level 2 (Lustful) High
Level 3 (Gluttonous) Low
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) Moderate
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers) Moderate
Level 9 – Cocytus (Treacherous) Low

Take the Dante’s Inferno Hell Test

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