Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: Order of the Arrow - more
Re: Order of the Arrow - more
Thu, 12 Aug 1999 08:55:28 -0600
Ralph wrote in response to Sara's concerns about the references to the
"Great Spirit" or "Spirit of the West"
> It is much the same in the OA. There is no statement of faith, just some
>simple statements referring to the Almighty, and those statements should be
>made most reverently (from your post it sounds as if they were). (snip)
Ralph concluded correctly that OA makes every effort to insure that all
referencesto religion in ceremonies are "inclusive" of most major religions
specific to none.
To reference a line from one of the OA ceremonies, Meteu says, "Pray you
now in reverent silence, each of you in your own fashion".
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