Monthly Archives: April 2018

Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 21: PURGING SINS TAKES TIME

https://pixabay.com/en/time-time-management-stopwatch-3222267/ *** PURGING SINS TAKES TIME *** Purging sins takes time: One thousand two hundred and Four years to purge his *** NOTE: The Mountain of Purgatory shook because Statius’ sins have been purged after his spending 1204 years on … Continue reading

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NOTES on Bertrand Russell (1872-1970): Do We Survive Death? No

Bertrand Russell has a simple answer to the question “Do we survive death?” His answer is, “No.” According to Russell, “When I die, I shall rot, and nothing of my ego will survive.” Despite the flat denial, Russell is a … Continue reading

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Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 21: GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO

https://pixabay.com/en/praying-church-christian-prayer-1319101/ *** GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO *** Mountain is shaking The highest glory to God A soul has been purged *** NOTE: The Mountain of Purgatory shakes when a soul has purged its sin and is ready to ascend to … Continue reading

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Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 20: UNETHICAL TREATMENT OF A POPE

Depiction of the death of Boniface in a 15th-century manuscript of Boccaccio’s De Casibus.  *** UNETHICAL TREATMENT OF A POPE *** Bullies will beat up The Pope: Boniface the Eighth So unethical *** NOTE: Souls on the Mountain of Purgatory know … Continue reading

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NOTES on C.S. Lewis: The Problem of Pain

Divine Omnipotence One person who has addressed the problem of evil in a way convincing to me is C. S. Lewis, author of the popular Narniachildren’s books. One of the things he did was to analyze the concepts “omnipotent” and … Continue reading

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Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 20: MIDAS’ GOLDEN TOUCH

https://pixabay.com/en/egg-golden-egg-gold-red-gold-2885370/ *** MIDAS’ GOLDEN TOUCH *** Midas’ golden touch All that he touched turned to gold Food, drink, and his son *** NOTE: The sinners purging the sin of greed meditate on examples of greed. King Midas of Phrygia, in … Continue reading

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John Stuart Mill (1806-1873): The Divine Attributes

John Stuart Mill was an original thinker. In fact, his father brought him up to be an original thinker, teaching him Latin and Greek at a very early age. By the time he became a teenager, Mill had learned both … Continue reading

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