I just so happen to have my J.D. from NYU School of Law.
Congratulations and good for you, truly! I wasn't privileged to go to so prestigious a school. I have a mortgage so I had to work full-time and so either went at night or attended around my work schedule. One of the best things I ever did, however, and I loved every minute of it. Considered going for an LL.M, and may still, one day. But not now. Since I went to university at age 40, it was quite a physical and financial fete for me.
The school awarded me a full merit scholarship.
Wonderful! That means you are quite bright, yes? I am not so bright. Unfortunately, my mom died (after a long battle with cancer) on my 18th birthday, just after the start of the semester I was supposed to leave to go to UCLA (on full academic scholarship). Knocked me for a loop and so I chose to start a family instead (in great part, to fill the void). Nevertheless, never regretted it, not for one second, because I ended up with the most fantastic kids (age 28 and 33) who are pretty successful in their lives. No grandkids, yet, but two chihuahuas that are just like having toddlers...
Frankly, I have much contact with lawyers
I have had my share over the years, dear one. Started working for them right out of high school, to working with them, literally, through my work in housing and in the courts, and now even playing in a band with one (a Harvard graduate attorney who's Managing Partner of his prestigious SF law firm... and my keyboardist).
and I have never come across a single one who expresses themselves the way you do.
Yes, well, one, I'm not an attorney. I direct the Fair Housing Program for a Bay Area FHQO. I've never really spoken like someone who went to law school, let alone a lawyer, however (gave me the willies, too, when the kids did it in law school). Sort of affectatious to me. Most of my career (23+ years) has been in housing (I hold many certifications) and UD mediation, and so I tend to rub elbows not only with judges and lawyers, but with the common folk, as well. So, it serves me better to speak, well, fairly ordinarily.
I do love to explain the law and rights, etc., though, to those who aren't as "in the know"... you know, as you and I are. It's really why I went to law school: to try and help those who ordinarily can't afford "real" legal help. You know... the poor, disabled, homeless, elderly, non-English speaking. Those who pretty much got by-passed when the trust funds were being handed out. But I didn't want to work for Legal Aid (they have to reject too many cases, so they pick over them... and folks still get left out. Didn't want to be a part of that). My career will be changing soon, however, somewhat: I am starting a school/job placement agency here in the Bay Area in March 2011... teaching people what I know so that they can get great jobs, too!
I disagree with your content but I adamantly object to your attitude.
Ummmm... dear BOTR, look. I don't want you to leave the Board, truly. Everyone is welcome here (well, almost everyone; they tend to ban perverts, pedophiles, and overly mean people, among others). I don't know how old you are, but I am guessing perhaps under 30 (maybe even under 40, but I could be wrong as to both) because of your reference to your schooling and "credentials" (us older folk usually don't care about such stuff - doesn't mean a whit under certain circumstances and usually none at all here). Or perhaps you are an immigrant or foreign citizen... or not an American (which I am, sorry if that offends you, but I am what I am and not always ashamed of it), which would explain as well.
But I must caution you that you should probably try to develop just a bit of a thicker skin... as well as muster up a little benefit of the doubt for others. Because you are reading tones and intentions into my response/comments that were not there... or intended... at all. At all. You and I disagree as to God being triune. I explained, to some degree... why I don't believe it. It was not a personal attack on you - just a disagreement with a certain general statement that you made and what you believe. Which is one of the beauties of this board: most here come from a stint in the WTBTS were positions, beliefs, opinions... or just common talk... that didn't agree with the teachings/doctrines were not only frowned upon, but dangerous. One could/can lose one's entire family and/or livelihood as a result.
Here, though... we have a measure of freedom of speech. And I intend to use it. Hopefully, not in too much offense to others (a lot of that I cannot help - it's on them), but always in truth (or humor, where truth isn't the issue).
So, whether you choose to stay or leave is upon you. Do what you believe is best for you. I will not address you if that's what you want... unless you address, comment, or respond to me. Deal?
Again peace to you!
A slave of Christ,