What Happens After We Die?

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Dante’s travels through hell reveal the unavoidable suffering of god’s divine justice. Dante starts his journey as a feeble weak minded man who had strayed from the straight and narrow path set by god. “In the middle of the journey of our life I found myself within a dark woods where the straight way was lost.”(Dante.I.1-3) So to become enlightened he must take a walk through hell guided by Virgil, a poet who lived before Christ. The punishments he will see are cruel and unusual; some literally become the embodiment of their sins while others become victims in the afterlife of the crimes they committed while living. This book and ode to the most thought question possible, what happens after we die? The first circle of hell is limbo, an inefficient lesser version of heaven created for those who believed in something other than the main world religions. Many prominent people reside in limbo, such as Homer, Socrates, Aristotle, Cicero, Hippocrates, Julius Caesar, and Dante’s guide Virgil who is being allowed to leave temporarily to see Dante through his course through hell. All of the punishments within each layer are so well proportioned to their sin. So in limbo all because these profoundly accomplished people were never baptized or believed in other philosophies outside of this almighty god they are eternally punished to never experience gods true love, they have to eternally live with the feeling of “oh you’re almost there, but you will never really be there.” "Through me

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