Re: >>Boy Scout GOD ruling
Peter Van Houten (Peter_Van_Houten@SIMULACRUM.WV.TEK.COM)
Wed, 13 May 1992 11:06:33 PST
RE>>>Boy Scout GOD ruling
Judy Kyrala Stated:
> I also don't see a thing wrong with enjoying a second childhood
> through one's children as long as they are the guides.
I, as much as the next person, am very proud of my children, the
accomplishments they achieve and the participation in the programs such as
sports, scouts, youth groups, etc. The point that I am making is that while
I am a partner/guide, it is my childs life and not a reoccurance of my own,
or that which I wished would have been.
Example: A father of a boy was very athletic in his youth. He expects his
son to be just as athletic or more so than he was, irregardless of the boys
The pressure we parents put on our children to succeed, which in my own
humble opinion, tends to be so we can 'Brag' is enormous. Another example,
A boy (age 7) is playing little league baseball, but gets bored out on the
field and starts playing with the dirt. His mother notices he's not paying
attention and storms onto the field and slaps him.
Another example, boy age 8, playing soccer. Happens to catch the ball with
his hands resulting in a penalty play. Parent pulls the child from the
field and won't let him play remainder of the game.
Another example, (this was in the news) daughter is trying out for
cheerleading squad. Mother hires a vagrant to murder opposition. Vagrant
and mother arrested for attempted murder.
Twins Situation: I cannot believe that the Boys themselves came up with
this complaint, but rather their Father/Mother pushed it through.
Bottom line is that boys are not out their seeking some metaphysical
understanding of God or his existance. They just want to have fun.
Peter Van Houten
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