A famously Mormon school, named in honor of the second most famous Mormon ever (and wearer of the most famous Mormon beard ever), here is BYU's code in its entirety:
1. Be honest.
2. Live a chaste and virtuous life.
3. Obey the law and all campus policies.
4. Use clean language.
5. Respect others.
6. Abstain from alcoholic beverages, tobacco, tea, coffee and substance abuse.
7. Participate regularly in church services.
8. Observe the Dress and Grooming Standards.
9. Encourage others in their commitment to comply with the Honor Code.
My seminary had a similar Code of Conduct that I had to sign before being admitted. I signed it, knowing that I could fulfill it only by the broadest and most superficial definitions of the "commandments." Be honest, indeed.
SportsNation posed the question, though, and what do you think the answer was? Interestingly, there have been 13,700 votes cast (as of this writing) and EXACTLY 50% of people said that, yes, they could live up to the Honor Code for a year.
What are people thinking? That they can be completely honest for a year? How regular does regular church attendance have to be? How clean does clean language have to be? That a "virtuous" life only refers to their naughty bits and not to their minds? And that's not even bringing up the uber-amorphous "respect others" dictum. Do we think that 50% of people are being dishonest about their human capability, or do we think that 50% of people underestimate the power and depth of a commandment like Be Honest? Could you survive at BYU?