1) You won 2 million dollars in a lottery. But, there is a catch. Inflation has hit 10 per cent per year and is rising rapidly. It appears as if the Fed has made a mistake printing so much money to bail us out of the financial crisis of 2008. On top of that, in 2020, oil prices are hitting $170 per barrel, and the government is subsidizing everyone’s fuel bills by printing more money. You conclude the best place to invest the lottery winnings is productive farmland or timberland. This project challenges you to buy a piece of land currently on the market that will generate at least $40,000 in net income in today’s dollars, ensuring the financial security of your family.
2) Locate a land broker or realtorin a place where you would like to purchase the property. The website of the land broker should provide information about the size of the land, current crop production in bushels per acre, whether the land is designated highly erodible or is wetland, and a soil survey. The tax information should also be posted on the realtor’s website. In general taxes are about $10 per acre per year, and chemicals cost about the same.
3) Keep in mind you will need at least 300 acres in a state like Illinois, about 500 acres in the eastem plains states, or greater acreages if you choose to buy timberland.
4) You will need a detailed soil survey, go to web soil survey (USDA), or to a private site called acrevalue.com (by granular). Evaluate the soil. The tillable portion of the total acreage should be at lease 70 per cent of the total, and the soils must be class 1, class2, or class 3 soils. The NCCPI rating should be higher than 50. NCCPI stands for. National Commodity Crop Productivity Index. No erosion should be seen in the aerial photo.
5) Calculate the gross proceeds based on crops planted: (Total planted acres) X (average bushels per acre) X (current price per bushel).
6) Your net proceeds are the gross proceeds divided by 3. This one third factor accounts for the fact that you are allocating 113 of the gross proceeds to the tenant farmer and 1.3 for the cost of the equipment. Net income is the net proceeds minus the sort of fertilizer, pest control and weed control, and yearly taxes on the land. This final figure should be about $40,000.

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Dante Alighieri played a critical role in the literature world through his poem Divine Comedy that was written in the 14th century. The poem contains Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. The Inferno is a description of the nine circles of torment that are found on the earth. It depicts the realms of the people that have gone against the spiritual values and who, instead, have chosen bestial appetite, violence, or fraud and malice. The nine circles of hell are limbo, lust, gluttony, greed and wrath. Others are heresy, violence, fraud, and treachery. The purpose of this paper is to examine the Dante’s Inferno in the perspective of its portrayal of God’s image and the justification of hell. 

In this epic poem, God is portrayed as a super being guilty of multiple weaknesses including being egotistic, unjust, and hypocritical. Dante, in this poem, depicts God as being more human than divine by challenging God’s omnipotence. Additionally, the manner in which Dante describes Hell is in full contradiction to the morals of God as written in the Bible. When god arranges Hell to flatter Himself, He commits egotism, a sin that is common among human beings (Cheney, 2016). The weakness is depicted in Limbo and on the Gate of Hell where, for instance, God sends those who do not worship Him to Hell. This implies that failure to worship Him is a sin.

God is also depicted as lacking justice in His actions thus removing the godly image. The injustice is portrayed by the manner in which the sodomites and opportunists are treated. The opportunists are subjected to banner chasing in their lives after death followed by being stung by insects and maggots. They are known to having done neither good nor bad during their lifetimes and, therefore, justice could have demanded that they be granted a neutral punishment having lived a neutral life. The sodomites are also punished unfairly by God when Brunetto Lattini is condemned to hell despite being a good leader (Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). While he commited sodomy, God chooses to ignore all the other good deeds that Brunetto did.

Finally, God is also portrayed as being hypocritical in His actions, a sin that further diminishes His godliness and makes Him more human. A case in point is when God condemns the sin of egotism and goes ahead to commit it repeatedly. Proverbs 29:23 states that “arrogance will bring your downfall, but if you are humble, you will be respected.” When Slattery condemns Dante’s human state as being weak, doubtful, and limited, he is proving God’s hypocrisy because He is also human (Verdicchio, 2015). The actions of God in Hell as portrayed by Dante are inconsistent with the Biblical literature. Both Dante and God are prone to making mistakes, something common among human beings thus making God more human.

To wrap it up, Dante portrays God is more human since He commits the same sins that humans commit: egotism, hypocrisy, and injustice. Hell is justified as being a destination for victims of the mistakes committed by God. The Hell is presented as being a totally different place as compared to what is written about it in the Bible. As a result, reading through the text gives an image of God who is prone to the very mistakes common to humans thus ripping Him off His lofty status of divine and, instead, making Him a mere human. Whether or not Dante did it intentionally is subject to debate but one thing is clear in the poem: the misconstrued notion of God is revealed to future generations.

 

References

Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). Dante’s inferno: Seven deadly sins in scientific publishing and how to avoid them. Addiction Science: A Guide for the Perplexed, 267.

Cheney, L. D. G. (2016). Illustrations for Dante’s Inferno: A Comparative Study of Sandro Botticelli, Giovanni Stradano, and Federico Zuccaro. Cultural and Religious Studies4(8), 487.

Verdicchio, M. (2015). Irony and Desire in Dante’s” Inferno” 27. Italica, 285-297.