Is Entering the Clergy a Better Bail-Out
than Obama can Offer?
This week's Newsweek has a curious article about the documented rise in seminary enrollment and attendance following cataclysmic events (genre 9/11) and hard times (like recession/depressions). Turns out most seminaries expect increasing enrollment in the next 12 months. Ironic because you'll spend about $20,000 a year going to school (for at least 3 years) in order to be ordained and then make about $45,000 a year (if you're lucky). Not necessarily a good bail-out option. I'd suggest retraining yourself for green technology, or maybe bounty-hunter to chase down those derelicts that so many fear we'll release once they leave Guantanamo.
The article Divine Refuge in the Storm ends with an interesting quote: "You turn to God sometimes when it's so grim." I wonder why do we do so only when life is grim? Is God merely a force to save us when no one else can? What kind of bail-out is that?