Re: God and things...?
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Tue, 14 Dec 1993 10:36:32 EST
Maybe don't ask . . . don't tell . . . ?
If BSA states in its OWN statements that RELIGION is a personel
belief, maybe we should allow it to remain that way. State up
front that BSA as an organization, has religion and a belief in
a supreme power (GOD) as a fundamental principal. If a person
joining the BSA "accepts" that BSA has those principals, maybe that
should be enough. Maybe we could leave it up to the SCOUT and
his partents to decide what is his duty to GOD, and allow the
PARENT to sign a statment that the scout has done waht the
parent or family expects of the scout as his DUTY to GOD?
Leave it in the family and his own personal bliefs!
As some have pointed out, what better way to TEACH a non-believer
the values of a religion than by INVITING him into the program?
Let them see and judge for themselves!
still scouting since '57
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City