Ron Boyd (rdboyd@HIWAAY.NET)
Mon, 6 Oct 1997 12:40:00 -0500
"On my honor, I will do my best
to do my duty to GOD and my country
and to obey the Scout Law; to help
other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight."
The Scout Oath
Boy Scouts of America
Scout Spirit: Demonstrate Scout Spirit by living the Scout OATH (PROMISE) and
the Scout Law in your everyday life. (Requirement #2 for the
Eagle Scout Award.
At 06:08 PM 10/6/97 +0000, breeden wrote:
>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.
>tp 73 asm
>pk 280 cm
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