Re: Scriptural based Scout Law stuff
Sat, 20 Jun 1998 17:20:55 EDT
Happy Father's Day and stop picking on one another, please.
Here in the Great, Big state of Texas, there are a few minds that are
moderate in nature, even in Waco. Why I, myself, have not called for a
hanging in, oh, several
days at least. Sure, part of the reason is the overwhelming heat, but in a
state where you can drive all day and still be here, there is room for people
to think for themselves.
In that list called, "Out of Every 100 Scouts..." you might note that one
of those Scouts (at least) will have their first experience with an organized
religion of some sort. This would seem to be a positive sort of thing. But if
a boy is not made to feel welcome, then why should he try to learn more about
If we do not welcome everybody, without hesitation, then how can we show
how reverence fits into being a good citizen? How can we defend our
organization if we practice intolerence? How can we reach those who could
benefit the most from the program if we cannot show them respect, let alone
Is my God better than any other? Why certainly, even if you don't count the
ritualistic, monthly human sacrifices. But that is no reason to show
disrespect to those who believe something different. That is covered under the
Then there is also that one, small cricket of doubt that chirps, "What if
the Carthaginians are the ones who got it right? What do you say at that
So invite them all in and explain the differences. If you do your job
right, the boys will turn out good. Even if they decide something other than
yours is the highest truth.
Patrick Driscoll Time flies like the wind but fruit flies like bannanas.
CM P699 Cherokee district CSRT and Training Staph (We're infectious!)
Alamo Area Council, San Antonio, Texas
....and a good ol' Antelope too!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City