Re: It's a religious thing.
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU)
Tue, 10 Dec 1991 09:29:12 CST
Just a quick Hurrah! for your recent message on the religious position of
our movement. You are quite correct - it has been there in the movement
since the statement came out of the mouth of Lord Baden-Powell. His
objective in beginning such a "boys" movement was, as he has stated and
written, to assist young boys to become the best citizens they can, and
to give them the skills and ideas to make this world a world of peace and
brotherhood, and that includes a belief in God.
I believe we have come a long way - we now understand that everyone needs
not to be a Christian. We understand and allow that that is not the only
religion in the world, and have changed our statement to "supreme being",
with no conditions that that being has to be a human figure, how about an
energy source far past the type of being we know in our world.
You are also right - there are many other subjects that can be discussed,
so let's get on with it. Just wanted to say good answer, your experience
as an adult scouter obviously has been well used and learned. It does take
some time for the learning of our program's ins and outs from the adult
side of scouting, not the "I was a Boy Scout" side, we all know that.
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