So I was talking to my mom the other day about the hell that is law school finals.
And, just as back story, you should know that my mom was raised Catholic (went to an all girls Catholic school with nuns, went to church every day, understands a Latin mass, etc etc etc)...
My mom (who recently graduated with a second degree herself) said something to the effect of - "I don't think Law School Hell is the right term. You're in Law School Purgatory. And there is always a way out
I like the sound of that.
But, being as I was not
raised Catholic, I had to research this "always a way out of Purgatory" thing...
It seems that under Catholic doctrine, people who die and go to Hell, will always be in Hell. This happens if a person chooses
to not go to Church and confess and repent sins. However, if a person is unable
to confess & repent (i.e. you get killed by a bus on your way to church) then you go to Purgatory. You remain in Purgatory (where the "fire" purifies the sins unforgiven in life) as long as at it takes for you to be purified. Sometimes this purification process is quick and sometimes it is slow. But everyone who enters Purgatory is pure at heart, and will therefore eventually reach Heaven.
I agree with my mom - that's what I'm in. Law School Purgatory. And everyone who enters Purgatory eventually reaches Heaven. :)