Apparently, I belong on the eigth level of hell!
I was recently doing research on Dante's Inferno and I came across a rather stupid test (which I put at the top of this post in case others want to take and and reveal where they are). This is what it said:
Many and varied sinners suffer eternally in the multi-leveled Malebolge, an ampitheatre-shapped pit of despair Wholly of stone and of an iron colour: Those guilty of fraudulence and malice; the seducers and pimps, who are whipped by horned demons; the hypocrites, who struggle to walk in lead-lined cloaks; the barraters, who are ducked in boiling pitch by demons known as the Malebranche. The simonists, wedged into stone holes, and whose feet are licked by flames, kick and writhe desperately. The magicians, diviners, fortune tellers, and panderers are all here, as are the thieves. Some wallow in human excrement. Serpents writhe and wrap around men, sometimes fusing into each other. Bodies are torn apart. When you arrive, you will want to put your hands over your ears because of the lamentations of the sinners here, who are afflicted with scabs like leprosy, and lay sick on the ground, furiously scratching their skin off with their nails. Indeed, justice divine doth smite them with its hammer.
Sure, I've done some things wrong in the past and I'll do things wrong in the future but the thing that I really wanted to post about was how absurd some of the questions were. There's a question on there: "Have you ever engaged in oral or anal sex?" And I could see how it might be considered wrong by religious people because sex outside of marriage is wrong. howeverm it doesn't say "outside of marriage". Am I to assume that oral or anal sex inside of marriage is still against God? Our souls have been binded in His eyes yet if I choose to pleasure my husband, I'm commiting a sin?
Another question: "Are you often very depressed?" I can only assume that whoever wrote this test thought that since you have God in your life, it's impossible to have a biological disorder that causes you to be depressed. Are we not human?
This test pissed me off so much that I couldn't even write. Do people seriously still have this mindset? By accident, I saw Dr. Phil the other day and the woman on there that married an agnostic/athetist. First off, I thought that was against Christianity. How could you be "Christian" married to someone who doesn't even believe in God? Second, she didn't want both of them teaching their children religion, she wanted to be the only one doing it.
I don't have much faith myself, though I do leave myself open to change. If I ever have any children, I will teach them everything. I want my own children to have all the facts, all the knowledge, and all the background to make a choice for themselves. why can't marriage couples that share different beliefs do the same thing?
Okay, I'm going to stop ranting. I know I haven't been on the boards lately and it's because i've been going to school full time and I'm working full time. When I have nothing to do, I usually work on my book. of course, since I was pissed off, I couldn't do that and thanks to the snow, I am stuck inside. Nice to see you all again. I missed your hatred and your love.