Re: Prayer Policy
Ron W. Fox (RonWFox@AOL.COM)
Sat, 19 Aug 1995 15:56:31 -0400
On 95-08-18 12:11:54 EDT, JHS8@VM1.UCC.OKSTATE.EDU (Jim Sleezer) said:
>BTW, some of us might suggest that the following is not appropriate.
> "Let us not presume to know how the Creator prefers to be
> honored. Let Him decide the worthiness of our prayers."
>Some would suggest that the decision belongs to HER!
Very true, some might, but not anyone who believes in the Declaration of
Religious Principle of the B.S.A., as shown in the inside cover of the Adult
Registration Application (Publication Number 28-501J, version 1.935MM394);
the following is a partial quote:
"The recognition of God as the ruling and leading power in the universe and
the grateful acknowledgement of His favors and blessings ...."
That pretty much seems to eliminate female deities, as well as polytheistic
religions. I welcome correction if I am wrong, but at the start that seems
to eliminate Hindus from joining the B.S.A., as well as Wiccans.
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