We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
For a somewhat different look at Hell try Inferno and Escape From Hell by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. Inferno is their retelling of Dante's trip through Hell from the perspective of a science fiction writer. Escape From Hell is the sequel, in which our hero, Allen Carpenter, learns more about Hell, the why of Hell, and that he is not the crusading redeemer he thought he was.
More in keeping with the theme of betrayal, it is the story of Robert J. Oppenheimer and his destructive naivety whereto his friends in the American Communist Party, their associations with Moscow, and allowing them access to U.S. nuclear secrets in World War II. Betrayal by willful ignorance. His encounter with a suicide bomber is quite explosive.
Where the Roman Catholic/Dantean/Niven-Pournellean (as informed by Jack Lewis and his work, The Great Divorce) Hell is concerned, note that Hell is divided into three great divisions. The first being those who take no action to improve their lives. Who coast along you might say, doing nothing to better their condition.
Second are those who's sins are such that degrade and debase themselves. Who harm themselves through their actions.
Last you have those sins that cause others harm. Either through actions against them directly, or through actions against the environment those people dwell in. Suicide is included here, for while the act itself ends the life of the suicide, more often than not it is done as a way to revenge against another, a way to cause them pain for the pain the suicide sees as them inflicting upon him.
And then you have those sins committed because you could not accept the idea someone you know is capable of causing harm. Or that the institution of some policy or ideology could cause harm. Oppenheimer and his allowing access to restricted information to friends he knew had working ties to the Soviet Union for example. Or the self-esteem movement for another. Robert refused to admit some of his compatriots would betray his trust, and thus did more than any other agent to hand Stalin the atomic bomb. For the sake of friendship he did more harm than Judas Iscariot -who acted because he himself felt betrayed by the man he once thought was his best friend, or Benedict Arnold, who also felt betrayed because he had not been properly appreciated for his work on behalf of American independence.
The circles of Hell also show a basic misunderstanding of what constitutes a sin. Even of what each cardinal sin is about. Lust is not about sex, never has been about sex. Lust is about desire carried to an extreme. Lust is about wanting something to the extent that pursuing it harms the pursuer, demeaning them and degrading their circumstances in life. Unnatural Love is of a type with Lust, with the addition of causing harm to the desired; degrading them and debasing them as a way to maintain control and possession of them. Two men who support each other, help each other, act to better the other's lives is not an example of unnatural love. A woman who coerces her man to abuse her to prove he loves her, that is Unnatural Love.
The self-esteem movement began as a way to make life better for people. How it was implemented is what made it the betrayal it is. At one particular mental ward I most recently had the misfortune to be imprisoned in, the goal of denying basic items of clothing such as shoe laces and belts was to ensure the safety of those incarcerated there. The result is to demean the patients, and make the environment of the wards hostile to treatment and recovery. And thus in the guise of helping others, others have been and are being betrayed.
Which, really, is worse; betrayal to harm another, betrayal because one cannot accept that another will betray you, or betrayal under the guise is helping those betrayed?
Thanks for this opportunity to pontificate and opine.