Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: Curiosity - The Final Word
Re: Curiosity - The Final Word
Thu, 22 Apr 1999 13:15:31 -0400
I have to agree with this posting. I heard the statement made the other =
day that "If you don't stand for something, then you will fall for =
everything!" I choose to stand for morality, and you get a good sense of =
that by having faith in a supreme being. IE: GOD, whatever your concept of =
One of the biggest problems of society today is that there is way too much =
permissiveness, loss of morality, and the attitude that "If it offends =
even one person, then we must stop doing it." If you buy into that =
philosophy, then you will likely sit around doing nothing at all, because =
I don't believe there is anything you can do that will not offend someone =
I am thankful that neither I nor my son has been faced with a scoutmaster =
that holds this lack of values. Yes, you do work to change laws and =
regulations that you do not believe in, but you must accept the rules as =
they stand, and the decision of the majority. If you don't like it, and =
can't live with it, then get out, it's as simple as that.
Flameproof suit now firmly in place.
ASM Troop 184=20
>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, 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