Mon, 6 Oct 1997 18:08:49 +0000
the Boy Scout handbook on page 8 says-
"A Scout is REVERENT. A Scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful
in his religious duties. He respects the beliefs of others."
Webster's dictionary defines reverent as-
"1. deep respect 2. revere;honor"
"regard with deep respect, love, etc."
The handbook says to be reverent TOWARD God. it does not say he must
believe in God. And if he respects the beliefs of others then IMHO,
he is reverent.
We are building the future of our world. what kind of world are we
creating that will continue to teach our kids that everyone needs to
be just like everyone else. We need to learn to overcomes appearances
and beliefs and concentrate on the person inside. God loves everyone
regardless of their religious convictions (or lack there of). Let's
leave the future in good hands and teach tolerance and acceptance of
the person and not teach descrimination and bigotry and all that
other garbage. Haven't we struggled enough and haven't we had enough
people die over things like this. Let's end it with this new
By the way i would never force my opinion on others. I always respect
the beliefs of others. I always respect the decisions of others for
their life choices. Let's open our minds and our hearts. And let the
CA courts do their job.
Just my opinion.
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Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City