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Truth

Summary: Discusses why Dante, author of the Inferno, believes lying is a worse sin than murder.
According to Dante, truth and dishonesty are viewed as the most sinful act to be done in the mid-evil period. In Dante's eyes, liars are sent to hell and truth holds a high standard to life, without truth one must face the consequence of lying. In today's society, truth is still important. Without truth there is no honesty and without honesty you cannot expect to maintain relationships. People may befriend you because of your lies, but you are not automatically assumed as a sinner. Whereas in the mid-evil period, if you were even thought of as not telling the truth you were automatically believed by Dante as a sinner who must suffer in hell. To Dante, truth is not about you but about the impact you have on society. Without truth in the mid-evil period, society cannot expect to survive.

In today's time period, lying is not considered such...

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