Re: Spirituality in Scouting
Frank Boimare (SC0HASS@VM.TCS.TULANE.EDU)
Wed, 13 May 1992 16:35:44 CDT
Many of your points are well taken. I think, however, that many (most?)
atheists in the USA would take exception to considering anything "spirit-
ual" or "metaphysical." I personally see the BSA's definitions of "god"
and "religion" as being broad enough to embrace most people who think any
sort of metaphysical or spiritual thoughts. I would not even have a problem
considering a member of a Wicca group as a member. My experiences with
atheists have been that they do not believe in a divine being because that
allows them to behave any way they please... they do not have to ultimately
answer to anyone. I am sure there are some wonderful people who also happen
to be atheists, but rules cannot always consider the exceptions. There are
no perfect systems!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City