Re: Devil and Scouts
Thu, 17 Oct 1991 13:30:06 CDT
Chris Haggerty writes:
> Adrain asks a question I once asked and never got an answer. About what if
> someone worships the devil and is in the Scouts? I have given that some
> thought and have concluded it probably would not be acceptable. The reason
> is simple. Much of what is believed by so called devil worshipers is
> contraditory to the Scout Law and Oath. Not beleiveing or trying to live
> the Scout Law and Oath would disqualify someone.
This discussion begs other questions. I find it reasonable to believe
that a devil-worshipper would be unacceptable to the BSA. But what
about people who have more likely non-traditional beliefs. What about
Earth-worshippers, like Druids and witches? I see nothing unacceptable
in such beliefs, nor do I think they collide seriously with the beliefs
of the BSA. What about Unitarians and Universalists? There are
numerous other possibilities. I guess the question reduces simply to the
Can a person who believes in other than Judaism, Islam, or Christianity
be a member of the Boy Scouts?
Personally, I could not care less what about the personal beliefs of
scouts and would-be scouts, as long as those beliefs are
non-destructive and non-harmful.
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