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#31 Mr. Ambien

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:56 AM

True...but there are many countries in the world and not all secular laws are the same...but the laws in the Bible are the same no matter where you are.

Also...as far as secular law goes - all that matters is what can be "proven" - not what may have really happened.

As far as consequences, it's not really cut and dry is it as far as secular law. I mean, if you kill someone, it's not 25 years, it's a negotiation...based on circumstances and other things...maybe you get 10 years with parole in 5...maybe you get death row (again, depends on what country you live in)...maybe they say you were "insane" at the time so you get off Scot free. Maybe there was a mistake done by the police and the crown can't convict you at all.

Edit: Though the laws in the Bible are also open to interpretation - just like the punishment is for secular .

The laws for the bible are the same at the beginning of your post, but in your edit at the end open to interpretation.. erm, what?

You criticise proof, but there's no better way of finding out the truth by those that weren't there than by what can be proven. Given your criticism surely you can think of something better?

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:00 PM

This is definitely going to turn into another religious debate.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:07 PM

This is definitely going to turn into another religious debate.

As the insomniac, dyslexic agnostic lays awake at night wondering if there is a Dog???
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:23 PM

religion should have nothing to do with law.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:10 PM

The bottom line here is that some of TWU's policies go against the curriculum that they'd have to teach, notably the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. They'd be reading - and, presumably, following - cases in which discriminatory practices like theirs have been struck down as unconstitutional.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:46 PM

Any place promoting prejudice has no business opening a law school.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:53 PM

Baylor Law School is ranked 51 in the US. I have had friends graduate from their program.

If you look at the US rankings, there are plenty of private Christian universities in the top schools like BYU, BC, Notre Dame, and Southern Methodist.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:54 PM

The bottom line here is that some of TWU's policies go against the curriculum that they'd have to teach, notably the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. They'd be reading - and, presumably, following - cases in which discriminatory practices like theirs have been struck down as unconstitutional.

You obviously have no clue as to how law school works.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:54 PM

It is same argument some make about TWU's teacher training program.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:00 PM

You obviously have no clue as to how law school works.

I do and in particular I know how Canadian law schools operate. As the Council of Law School Deans has written this is not our way.

This is not the United States in respect of equality rights for homosexuals.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:01 PM

It is same argument some make about TWU's teacher training program.

It is a different issue IMHO as law requires that lawyers respect the law of the land and TWU's policies have a built-in bias and promote inequality.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:38 PM

If TWU was to get a law school there would be many students that would apply there as there are currently many applicants that are denied the opportunity to study at a Canadian law school. Primary schools, secondary schools and undergraduate programs do not have the same issue of scarcity.


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:45 PM

Why are people getting provoked by this?

Just don't go to the university. It's law under a religion that you're not forced to follow.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:53 PM

I support it, unlike sexual orientation religious values are actually explicitly mentioned in the constitution and not just read in, I mean I know that academic institutions and the legal community love their interest groups but a few concessions to outside viewpoints is not gonna kill you. To say you can't have a law school because of your religious values is at least as objectionable as saying you can't work for our university because of your sexual orientation.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:02 PM

I suppose anyone who would attend this clown college would have a natural propensity to make believe that any degree they receive has any value whatsoever.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:26 PM

Why are people getting provoked by this?

Just don't go to the university. It's law under a religion that you're not forced to follow.

The issue is whether this school should be granted approval for a recognized law school when they oppose a foundation principle of the Charter. The Council of Law Deans says no and I agree.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:28 PM

You obviously have no clue as to how law school works.


You're right - I'm only a law school graduate, so what would I know about law schools?

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:12 PM

You're right - I'm only a law school graduate, so what would I know about law schools?

Which law school?

I graduated from UvIc.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:01 PM

Baylor Law School is ranked 51 in the US. I have had friends graduate from their program.

If you look at the US rankings, there are plenty of private Christian universities in the top schools like BYU, BC, Notre Dame, and Southern Methodist.


That's actually a terribly brutal ranking. Anything outside of top 14 in the USA is considered very risky in terms of job prospects and 51 is a far cry from that. The only reason I even heard of that school is is because they emailed ME saying they'd waive my fee for application, give me a scholarship, and said I would essentially be a shoe-in at their "prestigious" school. In Canada I'm a borderline candidate at any school.




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