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Ygern's Avatar Jump to comment 14 by Ygern

Uncle Vanya

You're right, Inferno is exactly the medieval concept of hell, not at all symbolic. It's a curious attempt to play both sides of the fence, although this obfuscation may be due to poor reporting or translation by the press.

However this ploy of having it both ways is classic Catholicism. For example, they have Jesus 100% God and 100% man at the same time and proud of it.

In comparison, his predecessor said this about hell: "neither an abstraction nor a physical place" (quote from same article) without any hint of bashfulness.

The more it doesn't make any sense the more they can use the old "You can't expect to understand the ways of God" as a get out of jail free card to defend any inconsistency or nonsense.

Mon, 22 Feb 2010 13:30:00 UTC | #443104