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#Philological detail: Mrs. O'Doherty keeps perpetuating a wrong attribution of 'hottest part of hell reserved for those who stay silent at times of moral crisis.' (or the like). , 39m46s is already the 3rd time I heard her say that. This is at best a
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.. loose paraphrase of a more complex passage in Dante's #Inferno. Specifically, the "hottest" doesn't have any textual basis! To the contrary, Dante describes an eerily forlorn (rather cold) place OUTSIDE #hell, reserved for such souls: cf.
For your
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.. convenience, I summarize the #punishment that #Dante imagines fence-sitting souls will receive after death:
• they are kept in a kind of antechamber of #hell, together with those #angels who were neither faithful nor rebellious to god
• they utter sounds of lamentation
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