In a message dated 04/23/2001 8:24:15 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
<< Jonathan Clark remarked: "One last question. If we must "think lawyer"
when responding to PJ, how do we avoid sinking to
the level of lawyers?"
As one who has a lawyer in the family (my daughter), I'm hoping this was
As one who has friends and a distant relative or two who are lawyers, but
more importantly as one who has tried to think about this issue a little, I
think Jon just forgot to say "trial" and perhaps "most" and maybe "defense"
,that is, "the level of most trial (defense) lawyers." Undoubtedly there is
moral corruption in other areas of law (as well as in other professional
areas), but it seems to me that it is in trials that both truth and justice
are most desperately and deeply subordinated to winning a case and making a
profit. In any event there is an enormous and I thnk disproportionate amount
of moral corruption in the legal system; and Christians and Christian lawyers
in particular should be openly calling this sin "SIN" and "EVIL", questioning
it in legal journals, and confronting the truly guilty with their sin and
with the gospel. This is what Philip Johnson for one should be doing; but, I
wonder if any professing Christian lawyer is doing this?
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