Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: Curiosity - The Final Word
Re: Curiosity - The Final Word
James F. Van Hecke Jr.
Thu, 22 Apr 1999 09:09:21 -0600
And if we drop the requirement to "Do my Duty to God" then Duty to Country may not be far behind, and then we can start dropping off those parts of the Scout Law that don't happen to be 100% agreeable to the entire population, like Trustworthy, etc. Then we can be just an organization who has no guiding purpose or value, just a bunch of guys and gals, with differing values, hanging out for whatever reason we decide is OK at the moment. NO THANKS!
At 09:56 AM 4/22/99 EDT, Bob Riley wrote:
>Richard Rose wrote :
><<<<As a simple answer, Read the Scout Oath
>and Law..particularly the 12th point. How
>can an atheist "Do my Duty to God"?>>
>Oops, ya got us. Somehow that point got
>past us. I guess we'll just have to pack up
>our tents and get out of Dodge. By high noon.
>It would certainly be unheard of in this country
>to fight to get a law/rule changed because we
>are more enlightened people now than when the
>law/rule was created.
>Yep, that must be why slavery is still legal.
>Because, God knows, it was not a majority
>view among the entire country to abolish it.
>The same goes for women not having the legal
>right to vote. That certainly was not a popular
>idea among the majority of the country either.
>Yep, since it's a rule I guess we can't do
>anything about it.
>And that's my last word on that. Amen.
>My apologies to the list for my, uh, sense
>of humor. I haven't had my morning coffee yet.
>Looking For The Best From Scouting,
>Fort Orange District
>Twin Rivers Council
>It takes courage . . . .
> . . . . to have courage.
<center>Jim Van Hecke - I used to be an Owl, and I'll always be an
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