Friday, March 5, 2010
You are a truly good person
Okay, this should be a short article. For References, see Romans 1 and Lumen Gentium XVI.
As a law student, I am privileged to be catholic. The science of law, and of moral theology have much in common. Notably is the position of guilt.
Now, I may have a very negative effect on the world, and do much harm, but if it is unintentional and I am bona fides (acting with good and honest intention), I may not in fact be guilty, or as guilty. Of course, here law and theology differ. In law- there is the reasonable person test. If a reasonable person would have, you might still be in trouble.
In theology, we have a duty to seek the truth and obey it. Our circumstances are accounted for. Still, in order to save, we must also note the objective. In choosing friends, we note this also.
It is true and dogma: you cannot be saved outside the Roman Catholic church... it is also dogma, that those who through no fault of their own, do not know of the obligation to enter the church, may possibly still see salvation. Sound like a legal document much?
Of course those persons are still saved by the church, by their communion with truth, and it's (truth's and the church's) prayers and good works! Always Always obey informed conscience, make sure you inform your conscience though! We serve truth, literally, not as though a metaphor! Though we may not understand truth adequately yet!
Who is Marc Evan Aupiais?Attorney; Writer; Enthusiast of Germanic, Celtic, & Romance languages, with a love of exploring law, speech, legal systems, linguistics, sociology, & int. news.
I have always been fascinated with the law. By chance, it happens to be my field. I am an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa, as of 28 January 2016.
It was my fellow students' suggestions, in the final years of school, that I might be suited to a career in law, along with long discussions with a friend of mine - which imbued me with a keen interest in the history, language, and laws of the Roman Empire - that made me realise that law was the choice of career that best suited the ideas and plans I had for the future. I enrolled in an LLB degree at Wits University and subsequently graduated Bachelor of Laws a few years later.
I completed, with distinction, the Law Society's Legal Education and Development (L.E.A.D) School for Legal Practice program. I am pleased to have had the privilege of having served at two very different firms during my articles, giving me a much broader experience of work in the profession.
I believe success requires not just hard work, but intelligence, perseverance, humility, integrity, ingenuity, diligence, a strong work ethic, and the courage to request the assistance of those better-versed in a matter, or field.
I am passionate about the place of my birth, South Africa and am proud to be a patriot and citizen of this diverse and beautiful nation. I consider myself a global citizen and keep connections in a number of different nations across the world. Communicating with people from other cultures, I believe, has aided me to have a more open-minded approach in so far as how I see and interact with the world.
The cultures and legal systems, morals, and courtesy systems, languages, intricacies and religions of South Africa and of the world, are subjects I love to research. I extensively enjoy reading and writing, and in keeping abreast with important events occurring in other countries, I find my knowledge of other languages, especially French, to be quite useful.
Law & Career
Law firms I have worked at include: DL Wilson Attorneys in Randburg North, Desmond Barry Attorneys in Morningside, Sandton, Botha & Sutherland Attorneys in Aukland Park, Johannesburg. I currently work as a Consulting Attorney for Serina Govender Inc. Attorneys-at-Law. My professional website will tell you more about me, where you might want to subscribe to my professional blog . I also edit and write for the SACNS, write breaking news for a multinational service called InfosNews Breaking News, and act as a correspondent for the popular french language Les News service.
Novels I have written include
A Lesser Instinct | My first foray into the world of long form fiction.
Read it without payment - on Scribd.
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