Re: Satanism within BSA ?
Thu, 17 Oct 1991 15:19:14 CDT
Don Izard makes recently posted on parallels between OA ceremonies and
supposed satanic practices.
It appears as some others have heard the same kinds of "pot shots"
at BSA pertaining to satanism or witchcraft. Most of the shots
were unfortunatly directed towards OA related activities: In the
past one scout was removed from an OA tap out, back when a red
arrow mark used to be drawn accross the forehead. The parent was
reported as saying, You will not place the mark of the BEAST on
Don further writes of OA's use of horned animal heads in ceremonies and
numbers and such and how these things were further taken by a
complaining parent to be satan-worship practices.
Folks, we can carry our respect for other people's beliefs only so far.
I have difficulty taking such nonesense and its perpetrators
seriously. I am very spiritual, but I am quite rational.
The parent who complained in this case may not be psychotic, but is
certainly close enough to psychotic to bear close scrutiny. The parent
is not reacting reasonably when confronted with natural and otherwise
harmless events. A reasonable case could be made in this instance that
the parent is mentally ill.
What do adult scout leaders do when confronted with irrational parents?
Chuck McCaffrey email@example.com 217-384-8500 opinions=mine
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