Dante's lake of fire

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  1. Harley4Him

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    Ok, a quick little question for anyone who has NOT read Dante's Inferno.

    What material comprises the hellish lake of fire?
     
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    Apropos of nothing in particular, that reminds me of Robert Frost's poem "Fire and Ice":

    "Some say the world will end in fire,
    Some say in ice.
    From what I've tasted of desire
    I hold with those who favor fire.
    But if it had to perish twice,
    I think I know enough of hate
    To say that for destruction ice
    Is also great
    And would suffice."
     
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    Hey, that was apropos of something: Frost's name!

    When reading Dante's descriptions of the souls encased in ice it was easy to think of those immersed in the lava rivers as the lucky ones! I went outside for a few seconds with my bare feet in the snow, and when I came back in was thoroughly convinced that ice would suffice!
     

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