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#1 Ludikrus

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 01:31 PM

Is Purgatory in the Bible?

http://www.catholic....ry-in-the-bible

 

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Future tense in purgatory!

Fear of death...and....the idea of hope!

 

Rise, rise from the dead and bring the legends alive with music and poetry.
Listen to the tones of light! The frequencies of colored sound....

Looking to the stars in the east...
Inverted west...

 

Betwixt the tonality!
Slavery to vice is no freedom at all....

 

Cato's dilemma betwixt Caesar and Pompey!
Will Cato climb the mountain, too?

http://forum.chicken...medy-purgatory/


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#2 Rolandvere

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 01:50 PM

Cato's dilemma betwixt Caesar and Pompey!
Will Cato climb the mountain, too?

 

 

Cato stays where he is. For all his stubborn foolishness it was the right way for him. Roman honor dictated his ultimate action...too bad for him!

 

He points the way up the mountain!

 


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#3 Ghost in the Machine

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 03:55 AM

Cato stays where he is. For all his stubborn foolishness it was the right way for him. Roman honor dictated his ultimate action...too bad for him!

 

He points the way up the mountain!

 

Ah, a beautiful battle of thought. The medium must know itself in the unfolding of the poetic voice. Yes, Cato points the way up, but you are wrong in that he will stay where he is! After all, purgatory gives everyone redemption. Cato will move on, eventually! He has been forgiven his sin. For at this pathway to the mountain, Cato is urging Moral purification. He is saying to begin again...in forgiveness!
 
Appreciate what the good must be...
 
Love too much?
Love too little?
Love the wrong thing?
 
How do we measure?

 

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 05:31 AM

B) B)  B) 

 

I like this guys. I better brush up on my Dante to keep up. Mostly people are only concerned with the Inferno. Thank you for going further into the story.

 

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#5 CedricRose

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 05:59 AM

B) B)  B)

 

I like this guys. I better brush up on my Dante to keep up. Mostly people are only concerned with the Inferno. Thank you for going further into the story.

 

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Too Much Study is Not Always a Bad Thing 
 
“To spend too much time in studies is sloth, to use them too much for ornament is affectation, to make judgment wholly by their rules is the humor of a scholar”
 
--Francis Bacon
 
 
Sloth is not doing the things that you love. Acting on what you learn is the hard part!
 
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#6 RottenApples

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 07:35 AM

B) B)  B)

 

I like this guys. I better brush up on my Dante to keep up. Mostly people are only concerned with the Inferno. Thank you for going further into the story.

 

:bumpsmall:

 

Well, You did mention that people spend too much time contemplating the inferno!

 

http://forum.chicken...nternet/?p=3708

 

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#7 Ghost in the Machine

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 09:12 AM

EXODUS

Rise, rise from the dead and bring the legends alive with music and poetry.
Listen to the tones of light! The frequencies of colored sound....

 

 

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Psalm 114
 
1 Alleluia. In the going out of Israel from Egypt; of the house of Jacob from the heathen people. (Alleluia. When Israel went out from Egypt, yea, the house of Jacob from a people with a strange language;)
2 Judah was made the hallowing of him; Israel the power of him. (Judah was made the Lord’s sanctuary; and Israel was made his dominion.)
3 The sea saw, and fled; Jordan was turned aback. (The Red Sea, or the Sea of Reeds, saw it, and fled away; the Jordan River turned back, or backed away.)
4 Mountains full out joyed as rams; and little hills as the lambs of sheep. (The mountains rejoiced like rams; and the little hills like the lambs of sheep.)
5 Thou sea, what was to thee, for thou fleddest; and thou, Jordan, for thou were turned aback? (O Red Sea/O Sea of Reeds, what happened to thee, that thou fleddest away? and O Jordan, why hast thou turned back?)
6 Mountains, ye made full out joy as rams; and little hills, as the lambs of sheep. (O mountains, why did ye rejoice like rams? and ye little hills, like the lambs of sheep?)
7 The earth was moved from the face of the Lord; from the face of God of Jacob. (The earth shaketh at the presence of the Lord; at the presence of the God of Jacob.)
8 Which turned a stone into a pond of waters; and an hard rock into wells of waters. (Who turned the rock into a pool of water; yea, the hard rock cliff into a flowing spring.)

 

 

Breathe that fresh air again!
 
It tells the story of Communal Repentance.
Leaving the personal song behind and playing with the band.
 
Showing our humility in the face of God. 
His mercy and grace is everlasting.
 
Don't dwell too much on the past. 
Reflection is good, but the mountain awaits....
 
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#8 Ludikrus

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 10:49 AM

Processing the progress through purgatory...
This is a place for the purging of the mind and heart.
To review, revise and add new programming for the self.

Think of it as a place where a caterpillar changes into a butterfly then rising to paradise.
Improving the spirit along the way for His presence...
The glory of God Almighty.

Finding better ways to do progressive and positive things while learning to act in concert with others.
Turning away from just me, me, me....
Taking all the opportunities to repent with hope, charity, and love.

Easier said than done!

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 01:04 PM

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Pride
 
The three steps of white, green, and red signifying purity, hope, and the fire of love.
You have the 7 letters of sin upon thy head, marking thee of the vices one must purge. 
As you climb, they are erased, one by one.
 
Journeying to the center of the Universe is Ultimate Pride!
'Tis only as inner prison vision of an inert single cell.
 
Visionary descriptions of living sculptures symbolizing stories of humility.
The whole of 'The Comedy' is one.
 
The jester becomes ALIVE!
Both jokers in the deck: Visible speech!
 
Drop the rock of pride upon your back!
God is chiseling pieces from His living sculpture.
Are there rivals in Purgatory?
 
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Posted 07 January 2016 - 01:35 PM

Purgatory is an old Christian idea. I guess you would have to see this in Dante's time and society. All Christians at the time were subject to the Church. Heresy of any kind was stamped out into oblivion. History is replete with many examples of power gone mad. The Church is just another example...a very BIG example.

 

An interesting side note: Pope Boniface VIII was the first jubilee pope!

 

Didn't the current pope declare a jubilee of mercy just recently?

 

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