ru2486 wrote:Veyron wrote:EdgarWinter wrote:People shouldn't think it is so terrible to crap on other people's beliefs. Crapping on other people's beliefs is how enlightenment advances.
Most Mormons I've met are polite if boring people who happen to support a fairly far-fetched, anti-gay and historically racist organization. I don't mind the first half of the sentence as much as the latter half of it. Going to BYU would bind you into supporting something that is inextricably tied to that organization. I would feel bad going to BYU for that reason even if BYU weren't a middling-at-best school with little but social suicide and a quasi-police-state existence to offer a student like the OP.
I hate to break it to you buddy but there are a lot of LDS attorneys. This sort of attitude will get you about as far in the legal profession as sporting a swastika tattoo and a copy of Mein Kampf on your bookshelf. There is a place and time for theological prognostication; that time is college.
I'm a stupid 0L, but I couldn't resist this. I respect Veyron's posts on everything, but it seems as though he has lost Godwin's Law. I I can't imagine Veyron meant an actual, equitable equation between the Nazis and those who object to the politically pernicious influence of religious fundamentalists like LDS fundamentalists, evangelical fundamentalists, Catholic fundamentalists, etc. on our political culture.
I'll allow my ignorance to stand in full display here, as it is enlightening to learn from those smarter than me (no, this is not sarcasm).
His point was that there are a lot of Mormon attorneys, just like Jewish attorneys. There may be more Mormon attorneys than Catholic and Evangelical attorneys (at least practicing Catholic and Evangelicals) at biglaw firms. Putting something specifically offensive to Jewish attorneys on your bookshelf is similar (but probably much worse because there are so many more).
What is an LDS/Catholic/Evangelical fundamentalist and how do they have a pernicious influence on political culture? I think you mean socially conservative religious people... if so, call a spade a spade.
Like that socially conservative religious dude who flaunts his offensive-to-some beliefs, you may be in trouble down the line for looking down on social conservatives, as there are a lot of them in law-related jobs. Just because it is more PC to dislike social conservatives than racial groups, feminists, LGBT people, etc., doesn't mean that it would be any more career destroying or caustic in the employment world to make these views manifest. They hold their beliefs as close to their identity as liberal social groups do, and will be just as offended for a close-minded, non-fair-handed way of viewing them.