Re: Duty to God (was Atheist Scouts)
Dick Sofian (dsofian@JUNO.COM)
Mon, 3 Nov 1997 09:06:26 -0500
On Sun, 2 Nov 1997 08:46:57 -0500 Charlie Morrison <Morrisonch@aol.com>
>...Your understanding of your religious duties differ from what I
>are my religious duties. We each are called by this point of the Law
>faithful to our own religious duties (different though they may be). AND
>each are called to respect the beliefs of others.
As I recall, we have occasionally differed in our view of what was
appropriate as Scouts Own, contents of religious services
at scout outings, et al. Let me say that your dissertation
on your feelings about "Duty to God" was written very
eloquently, and I applaud your conclusions whole heartedly.
If we examine the entire realm of the Scout Law, and seek to
instill these qualities into the boys in our charge, we have gone
a long way to giving them a framework that we might conceive
as fulfilling their Reverence to God.
I submit that by respecting nature, by respecting others by observance
of the Golden rule, by showing respect to all around us, regardless
of their Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, or Agnostic upbringing,
and by living the Scout Law to the best of our ability, who among us
would argue that we are not being faithful to our religious duties, and
are not being Reverent?
Dick Sofian - firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Cubmaster St. Louis (MI) Cub Scout Pack 3609
Brotherhood Member, Mischigonong #89, Lake Huron Area Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City