Lawyers "in context" are held above "Mother Tereasea-esque altruists" as the ones who can more ably save the poor from their poverty and the miserable from their misery (never mind that "in context" requires first world soci-political conditions for these poor).

Yes, that explains why Lawyers Without Borders, the Lawyer's Children's Fund, Lawfam, Lawyers for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and the Lawyer's Corps are doing so much good work to lift the crushing burden of poverty in the developing world...while enriching themselves and their partners.

    Blessed are the lawyers in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven; for they shall buy it or obtain it by eminent domain.

    Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted by lawyers who offer them legal redress.

    Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth, because lawyers shall sue for their legally inherited portion.

    Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled with legal rhetoric that doth obscure wickedness.

    Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy by virtue of tortious interference with contract.

    Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God, if it is their legally obtainable right to sue for such.

    Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God; unless it is an act of slanderous defamation of character or prohibited by legal requirements regarding separation of church and state.

    Blessed are they which prosecute for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven, by force of legal jurisdiction.

Sorry Mother Theresa, you had it all wrong, you should have studied law. Then maybe you could have really done some good in the world instead of wasting all that time actually feeding the hungry and comforting the sick and destitute.

Thx: Mack for PS'd MT


Anonymous said... @ March 16, 2006 at 11:08 AM

Come on! That's not even an actual post. It's just a comment. And it wasn't even that memorable or unusual.

Now I really do wonder if you aren't just picking on Nate.

Seth R.

Snarkimus Prime said... @ March 16, 2006 at 11:23 AM

Seth R.,

If you think you can do better, then lets see something out of you besides complaining.

And, besides, you don't think its more than just a little nutty to think that lawyers can do more good than Mother-Theresaesque altrusits? Come on!

P.S., this was an anonymous submission by someone not on the staff here, so insert derogatory gesture here.

Anonymous said... @ March 16, 2006 at 3:56 PM

No, I don't think I can make a post more unmemorable than Nate's on command ...

Wait a minute. What was the challenge again?

Seth R.

Stephen said... @ March 16, 2006 at 8:04 PM

I liked the way you spoke about lawyers though, made me feel better about going to work tomorrow.

Nate Oman said... @ March 20, 2006 at 7:08 AM

The Mother Teresea picture is awsome!

Anonymous said... @ March 24, 2006 at 11:41 AM

Here is a link sure to please lawyers who think mother thersaesque types are ineffectual.

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