Inferno! – Conclusion – THE WAY OF THE TIGER PLAYTHROUGH
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Inferno, Cantos 11-13
Finally, wrath is an excessive desire for the good of vengeance and justice. Therefore, the incontinent have their place outside the city of Dis. The sins that are punished most severely are those that arise from a malicious will. Among sins of malice, sins of fraud are more serious than sins of force. The rationale for organizing the sins of malice in this way is that man alone can act fraudulently and deceptively, while animals can act violently.
Fraud is a distinctively human evil, and evil that defaces in a particularly serious way the image of God in man. Further, Dante believes that the most serious sins are those that are most disruptive of social and political order.
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Following Aristotle, Dante assumes that man is a social being and the city is the highest point of civilization. Thus, sins that affect the city are more serious and more severely punished. All malice meriting the hate of God Has, for its end, injustice. The sins of incontinence are a failure to control the natural passions.
Two kinds of malice: It does the most to offend God, because it defiles the part of us that is most like God. Finally on this point, I want to show you a passage from Peter S. This is from an essay on how St. Abel chose God, not himself, as his good; in so doing, he fixed on the only object of desire that others can share without rivalry or fear of loss. Not only can they share such a love, they can actually increase it by doing so.
Less can become more, and living partnership can be, not a compromise of power, but a source. What he also does, of course, is stand the values of the earthly city upside down. Pointing past the obsession with lesser goods that characterizes the children of Cain, he upholds the possessio bonitatis as itself the highest good. It alone is the source of real power, power that is not lessened with sharing but that indeed must be shared to be possessed at all.
The prizing of this love of goodness above everything else makes concord instead of antagonism, abundance instead of want — and all because the end of such desire is divine and thus infinite.
To share true love is in fact to multiply it.
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This discovery makes it possible to imagine a new order of civitas entirely, one in which partnership … is not only possible but necessary. Sinners choose themselves over God.
The righteous choose God, which is to say, Love, and if they choose truly, they make things better for all. They will deny themselves rather than deny the good. All the problems of divided Florence, and divided Italy, and indeed our strife-filled world, begin with individuals choosing something other than God as their ultimate end. And to choose anything other than God is, at bottom, to choose yourself.
We go to elaborate lengths to conceal this fact from ourselves, rationalizing our sins by saying they were inevitable, or the fault of others. But in every case, there is an element of consent to do evil present. To be sure, it is up to God alone to judge the degree to which an individual soul consented to a particular sin, and what exculpatory circumstances may be present.
It is only important here for us to recognize that, as the Bible says, all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. That is the bottom line.
You can make it into Heaven via Purgatory if you show the slightest sign of repentance, even in your dying breath. These beasts — the Minotaur, who guards the realm, Centaurs, and Harpies — are half-human, half-animal. This teaches us that sins of violence involve both our minds and our bodies.
Violence is about the only sin that modern man still recognizes, and fitfully at that. That is because sin, which is to trespass upon the rights of God, has collapsed into coercion, which is to trespass upon the rights of the almighty individual will. We must strain to consider it violent if two men freely decide to kill each other, and we are on the verge of forgetting how to formulate any sort of argument against suicide.
But for Dante, as for most philosophers, religious teachers, and poets before him and after him, the wickedness of violence is seen less in what it does to others than in what it does to the violent, not as a consequence but in the very act.
To kill, rape, maim, and pillage is to be as heartless and ferocious as a tiger. It is unworthy of man. For the Christian, it violates the rights of God as all sin doesfor it turns the created world into an arena of destruction. This brings to mind an Iraq war veteran I know. He served in combat there. He cannot speak of the things he did there. There is no reason to believe that he did anything illegal, but war is war. He seems to believe that the violence he committed, though legal, so defiled him that he is unacceptable to God.
His pain is overwhelming. He might believe that as a matter of legality. But in his bones, he feels the essence of the sin of violence. This is why the Orthodox Christians require soldiers to undergo confession, a rite of cleansing, after returning from the battlefield.
Even if they fought in a just war, all war is violence, and requires repentance. A necessary evil is still evil. We cannot shed blood without getting it on our hands. We cannot strike another with our fists without, in some sense, striking ourselves.
Virgil counsels the pilgrim to pay attention to what is about to happen. This is why Virgil is such a good authority and guide; he has passed this way before, and knows the territory. Then I stretched out my hand And plucked a twig from a tall thorn-bush, And its stem cried out: Are you completely without pity? Envious people in the imperial court gossiped about him, and framed him as a plotter.
The rest of the mess is probably still the same. Still, that effort, combined with the promise of a proper ending in book 7, is enough to entice me back again. I hope you'll join me. Your victory against Honoric and the Legion of the Sword of Doom has made you the darling of the people. The months that follow are among the happiest of your life. As Overlord you will never be carefree, but your reign is now blessed with peace both within and without the city walls. The forces of the Rift had largely melted away when news of Honoric's defeat reached them and there have been no more raids from the Rift, the gaping chasm that men call the Bowels of Orb, since that glorious day.
They left almost a month ago to the day, and are due to arrive back at court after the first day of Pantheos. Gwyneth, Force-Lady of the shieldmaidens of Dama, continues to oversee the keeping of law and of the military with her customary efficiency, and the demagogue has persuaded you to sponsor a series of new buildings which he hopes will spark a rennaissance for the city.
The treasury is empty and you have had to borrow to make payments to the dependents of those you killed in the war, but the people are happy. Your allies have returned home with gifts to show that they can count on you for allegiance should they ever fall under attack.
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The Manmarch is at peace. Still, you begin to feel increasingly uneasy as the month of Pantheos arrives and the days continue to pass On the fifth day of Pantheos, Force-Lady Gwyneth asks for an audience which you gladly grant.
She is even more ram-rod straight than usual, and her lips are pressed together in an expression of determination. The news that we have is all unlooked for.