Kim B. Hannemann (Khannemann@WORLDBANK.ORG)
Tue, 7 Oct 1997 08:54:48 -0400
Several have quoted the BSA Scout Oath,
"On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country . . ."
or the 12th point of the BSA Scout Law,
"A Scout is reverent"
as being a requirement that a BSA Scout must believe in God - whatever that
I don't think there is a person on this list, as fine and upstanding and
intelligent and sensitive as we all are, that can define:
- duty to God; or
to everyone else's agreement. How can we expect a Scout - who is _doing his
best_ to try to figure it out - to meet any such amorphous and ambiguous
criteria, except to his own satisfaction?
So a Scout might not "believe" there is a "God" (or, "believe" there is no
"God"). At least he is thinking about it, probably more than most. He will
never stop thinking about it. For me that's a good way to do your duty and
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City