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If I pass the exam When I pass the exam, I will probably make a lot of unnecessary high cost purchases.

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1 minute ago, TheBigGuy said:

If I pass the exam When I pass the exam, I will probably make a lot of unnecessary high cost purchases.

Hookers and cocaine.

 

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What I hope to see in a few days.

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3 minutes ago, FutureSE said:

What I hope to see in a few days.

Where did you get those pictures?

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1 minute ago, LetsSE said:

Where did you get those pictures?

I made it with my special picture making machine.

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52 minutes ago, FutureSE said:

How do you know those terms are mutually exclusive?

 

And are you suggesting you believe Jesus is divine and a combination of the other two? Talking like you have been about it I figured it was safe to assume atheist or agnostic.

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13 minutes ago, FutureSE said:

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What I hope to see in a few days.

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I just called the Illinois exam board. They told me that they, NCEES, had hard experience grading the SE exam, the results could be out any time now and might until Friday. It is possible they had a delayed grading due to the difficulties they met. Take a big breath, everyone!!!!

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I am wondering what 'hard' grading means.... not meeting all the statistical norms of a bell curving the results?

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Just now, Maya_206 said:

I am wondering what 'hard' grading means.... not meeting all the statistical norms of a bell curving the results?

I think they mean that they waited 10 weeks to grade the exam instead of the usual 6.

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I would recommend everyone calling your state exam board to get more information. Please!!!!😀

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2 hours ago, FutureSE said:

Maybe. My life experience has led me to believe Jesus has an odd sense of humor. He reminds me a lot of a kid with a magnifying glass, lots of spare time, and an unsuspecting anthill that doesn't even know doom is coming. Then he's all like "Accept me as your Lord and savior ants, or I shall burn you for all eternity!" Now that I say that out loud, it's almost mafia like. Jesus even demands money on Sundays for "Protection". This is why I have trust issues.

Don't be too hard on yourself. The Lord loves us all. Our Lord knows it all too, my friend, your ups and your downs (no surprises) . No need to think about burning for eternity for the Lord Jesus came  to save us all. You should not let thoughts tell you otherwise, the Lord is above it all and knows what is best for all of us. I hope this helps you. 

All I was trying to say is that I am pray for all of us that we may have a positive outcome...... 

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47 minutes ago, Maya_206 said:

I am wondering what 'hard' grading means.... not meeting all the statistical norms of a bell curving the results?

I just about guarantee it was due to the BS wording is some PM questions. Knowing how well I knew the material but got confused on wording on the one Lateral PM question discussed previously, and hearing how everyone else also seemed to feel the same way, I bet there was an unusual amount of UNACCEPTABLE results on that one question. If 60-70% of people failed that question then they failed the exam without even considering the rest of the exam. Hopefully they’re re-evaluating how that question was scored. That’s my hope at least.

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5 minutes ago, Civil Dawg said:

I just about guarantee it was due to the BS wording is some PM questions. Knowing how well I knew the material but got confused on wording on the one Lateral PM question discussed previously, and hearing how everyone else also seemed to feel the same way, I bet there was an unusual amount of UNACCEPTABLE results on that one question. If 60-70% of people failed that question then they failed the exam without even considering the rest of the exam. Hopefully they’re re-evaluating how that question was scored. That’s my hope at least.

Well I nailed that question, which I thought was fair.  If they are going to let people slide on that problem, I hope they cut me some slack on the lat pm foundation problem.

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7 minutes ago, TheBigGuy said:

Well I nailed that question, which I thought was fair.  If they are going to let people slide on that problem, I hope they cut me some slack on the lat pm foundation problem.

With you on that one too. It'll be interesting to see how it all goes down!

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13 minutes ago, Civil Dawg said:

I just about guarantee it was due to the BS wording is some PM questions. Knowing how well I knew the material but got confused on wording on the one Lateral PM question discussed previously, and hearing how everyone else also seemed to feel the same way, I bet there was an unusual amount of UNACCEPTABLE results on that one question. If 60-70% of people failed that question then they failed the exam without even considering the rest of the exam. Hopefully they’re re-evaluating how that question was scored. That’s my hope at least.

Are talking about bridges or buildings. For bridges, I feel that the second (foundation) and third (general) questions are both subtle and unclear.

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2 minutes ago, cal91 said:

If you pass, do you get to know your PM scores?

No

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4 minutes ago, LetsSE said:

Are talking about bridges or buildings. For bridges, I feel that the second (foundation) and third (general) questions are both subtle and unclear.

I took Buildings but was mostly kidding (but slightly hopeful). I did walk out of the exam in front of someone who took bridges and when I asked how it went he just shook his head and said he didn’t know what one question was even looking for.

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10 minutes ago, Civil Dawg said:

I took Buildings but was mostly kidding (but slightly hopeful). I did walk out of the exam in front of someone who took bridges and when I asked how it went he just shook his head and said he didn’t know what one question was even looking for.

This sums up my feelings on all multiple choice bridge questions ever. 

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Just now, Duke said:

Grats on passing, I don't know what to call you now. I'll likely have to wait days for my board to release the results :(

 

And are you suggesting you believe Jesus is divine and a combination of the other two? Talking like you have been about it I figured it was safe to assume atheist or agnostic.

The pictures were just a photoshop joke. I haven't received results, but I wanted to gig everyone.

 

I am what I refer to as an agnostic athiest. My main concern with Jesus (if he exists) is why he plays favorites. He appeared to a select few and shunned the rest of us. Supposing there truly is an omnipotent (take this to mean omnipresent and omniscient as well) all father type deity, it is fully within his realm of capability to at least remove all doubt of his existence from the minds of non-believers, yet he doesn't do so. I've heard others mention free will and such arguments, however, I have never seen this argument in the Bible. Matt Dillahunty actually has the best argument, IMO, for the free will defense in specifically pointing out that Satan and a third of the Angels had free will, were creations of God, were weaker beings than God, and yet were perfectly capable of rebelling against God while knowing he existed. 

I was raised in a fiercely religious family and it took me years to get out of my indoctrination of "belief without question." Once I moved out from my parents and started to critically question the Bible and the world around me, I started to realize the good book does not hold up to critical scrutiny. There are several barbaric practices the church partakes in that are hideous when looked at from another point of view. Take the practice of circumcision for example. When Muslims mutilate female genitals, everybody gets butthurt, but when Christians  happily have their sons genitalia mutilated because the good book says so, somehow that's fine because God said so. Why did he even put the foreskin on, one might ask? Is it that God made a mistake? Also consider the story of Eden. If God didn't want Adam and Eve to eat from the tree of knowledge, then why was the tree even in Eden. He's also supposed to be omniscient and omnipresent, he knew this was going to happen. It's like me leaving a steak in the living room for my dog and then beating him and banishing him and all future puppies outside when he ate it, despite the fact that I full well knew the poor pupper would. It's steak and I don't think I'd have that kind of control, much less expect my K-9 companion to. God also didn't mind guarding the tree with flaming swords that turned every way after the fall of man, he could've done so just as easily before one would think. For that matter, assuming the tree was a tangible temporal object, he could've placed the thing on Mars or he could've even made it inedible or even banished it to an alternate dimension (he's God after all). Just like I could avoid having my dog eat my steak by placing it in the oven. Another one of my favorites is Samson slaying 1000 Philistines with a donkey's jaw bone in the book of Judges. It is a complete impossibility for one man to accomplish such a feat. Even the Spartans with 300 in the pass at Thermopylae only managed to kill around 30 Persians each and this was only because their flanks were covered and their backs were inaccessible (for a time, anyway). Then there is the mention of Moses and the Israelites on the Exodus from Egypt.  There is literally no scientific backing or archeological evidence to prove this event ever happened not to mention that the trip was likely around 500KM or about 310 Miles. It's quite a haul, but most of the people in ancient times could handle 15 to 20 miles a day without too many problems. Even if they rested on the Sabbath, they should've made it to the promised land in less than a month. It took them 40 years to get there. God must've had his hand in programming apple maps I guess. No mention from Egyptians of hundreds of thousands if not millions of slaves leaving Egypt either. You'd think that would've kind of been a big deal. At least enough to get a few picture characters chiseled into some limestone.

Don't get me wrong, I would absolutely be a believer if there were any substantial evidence to support the case for Christ or any other deity for the thousands of religions. You'd think there would be gods everywhere doing their deeds as many as have existed throughout history.

If substantiating evidence were to be provided to me, I would change my mind if the evidence surpassed my burden of proof. Sadly, I've yet to see this happen. Seems like every time evidence is presented, it is done so in the way that Bigfoot is. By that I mean, it is a "look here are pictures of Bigfoot," however, no proof ever really materializes and if something (like hair) does get tested, it's proven to be a forgery. Just like the shroud of Turin now that I think about it. Maybe Jesus is Bigfoot. I have a feeling I would have a substantially equal probability of finding either. I'm truly sorry if I've upset you or anyone else from the post, as I've been fed the Christian doctrine almost my entire life and though I harbor no ill against those who believe, I also know sincerely how emotionally "naked and vulnerable" I felt after leaving the comfort of this belief system. The first step in opening one's eyes and freeing themselves from the bindings of religion is to view the absurdity from another point of view and then read the Bible. In my opinion, anyone that reads a religious text and then fact checks it or even thinks about it critically cannot remain religious.

What comes after this life, I do not know and can only wish that I did. The only thing I can say for certain is that I know nobody else does either.

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