Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Re: Buddhists (was The 3-G's)
Re: Buddhists (was The 3-G's)
Thu, 2 Dec 1999 23:02:32 -0800
BSA handles this as it should - very carefully and fairly.
At the 1997 National Jamboree, my son and a number of Scouts from his troop
attended the Buddhist services offered on Sunday. They were curious (and it
was the closest service to their camp). His report: "very different, but
BSA does not get into determining the merits of religions, but some members
do. That's why we don't discuss the "3-G's" here. Restatements of the same
fixed, diametrically opposed opinions do not convert anyone and do not
further the purposes of this list.
ASM, Troop 573, Woodinville, WA
District Chairman, North Lakes District
Chief Seattle Council
> -----Original Message-----
> Date: Thu, 2 Dec 1999 11:38:01 EST
> From: "Michael A. Poretsky" <MPoretsky@AOL.COM>
> Subject: The 3-G's: espicially one of them
> Blackeagle wrote; "As we all know, Julie, one's "God" is someone else'
Buddha, Mighty Spirit, Jesus or Holy One."
> Please see http://www.buddhanet.net/10-gqga.htm.
> It would appear that Buddhists do not believe in any sort of god. How does
BSA handle this? How can a Buddhist Scout
> promise to "...do his best to do his duty to God."?
> Does BSA really want to get into dtermining what is and what is not a
religion? Or what a church can teach?