Re: Fw: Re: Strippers
Bob Costello (bobc775@HOTMAIL.COM)
Tue, 25 Aug 1998 07:44:45 PDT
Todd Hunt Wrote:
>I support Bob in his comments and will always stand
>behind what the Bible has to teach and if someone can't
>follow the Bible then they are not doing their duty to
I had been reading this thread with some mild amusement, but chose
the lurker role until this posting.
My point of contention is Todd's definition of duty to God. Not
every religion on the planet uses the Bible as it's source of
revelation. Some religions (like the Catholics) say that the Bible
is *one* source of truth, but certainly not the only one.
Other religions view the Bible as a nice book, but not their source
at all (ie. Jews, Moslems, Buddhists, etc.).
Some religions are not what we would consider "main stream" and
worship in ways very different from us.
Yet, all are welcome into Scouting. Scouting does not set standards
to judge what is or is not in keeping with a person's beliefs. It
merely states that the individual needs to believe in God and
demonstrate duty to God. It doesn't say who God is, where he/she
can be found, how one worships, or how one shows duty. Those are all
individual choices that scouting, quite frankly, has no business in.
While I may not agree that a person's life choices are consistent with
my way of thinking, I respect their right to choose them. As long as
the person does not use Scouting as an opportunity to further a
personal belief that is not in keeping with the Scouting movement
(ie. trying to convince all the Scouts that the Bible is the sole
source of truth), they can believe whatever they want and do whatever
they want within the laws of the land.
As it is, I could think of other occupations that some might consider
morally offensive....(PLEASE!!! I AM NOT SAYING I THINK THEY ARE
IMMORAL, I AM MERELY MAKING A PONT)... Lawyers who defend criminals,
Ministers of a faith other than my own, employees of large
corporations, members of the military, employees of military defense
contractors, and on and on...
Let us be careful in putting our blinders on. When we take a narrow
look at things we risk that others will do the same and we will not
be in their field of vision.
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Westland Michigan - Detroit Area Council
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Former District Training Chair for Cub Scouts
Staff member for Scoutmastership Fundamentals
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