There is no upside to the bar exam–if you pass, well, that’s what everyone expected you to do. And you just borrowed $120,000 (not dischargeable in bankruptcy) to pay for a degree that will be useless without passing the bar. So failure isn’t really an option.
Can I share a few bar exam stories?
If you are taking the exam tomorrow, stop reading here. Seriously.
Kent Larsen linked to this article about our continued reliance on unpaid local clergy. It includes the following bit on a particular bishop:
I just watched the John Dillinger picture Public Enemies. It had the same message as most Hollywood pictures since Bonnie and Clyde: It’s better to be cool than to be good. It was repugnant.
I am reading a book called The Physics of Immortality by Frank Tipler and came across this quote from famous Physicist Steven Weinberg. I wanted to see other people’s thoughts on this.
Religious liberals are in one sense even farther in spirit from scientists than are fundamentalists and other religious conservatives. At least the conservatives like the scientists tell you that they believe in what they believe in because it is true, rather than because it makes them good or happy. Many religious liberals today seem to think that different people can believe in different mutually exclusive things without any of them being wrong, as long as their beliefs ‘work for them.’ This one believe in… heaven and hell, [that one] believes in the extinction of the soul at death, but no one can be said to be wrong as long as everyone gets a satisfying spiritual, rush from what they believe… [W]e are surrounded by ‘piety without content.’… I happen to think that the religious conservatives are wrong in what they believe, but at least they have not forgotten what it means to really believe in something. The religious liberals seem to me to be not even wrong.