Push for atheist Scout oath is damned by Anglican priest

Dec 4, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The First Post

Priest says call for a new pledge allowing atheists to join the Scouts is enough to make him eat his woggle AN ANGLICAN priest has condemned a move by the Scouting movement to recognise atheism on a par with Christianity and other religions.

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Thinking

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Dec 5, 2012
 
Funny that a priest wants something wrong stuck in *his* mouth for once.
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Mr Mullen's problem is confusion of thought, quote, ""A vow means a solemn promise, and solemnity is something which belongs to the realm of religious faith and practice." Solemnity isn't exclusive to the religious.
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/solemn
Vows imply promises to God(s) or religious beliefs - which suggests to me that they aren't appropriate for children.
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/vow

I don't see why we need to put 'solemn vows' in children's mouths anyway. Better to teach them inclusiveness, tolerance, critical thinking and never to fear a question. Freedom of expression is a good too. Religion (as Mr Mullen sees religion) looks an impediment to such ideals.
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If you dont like it then set up an atheist scout group.......or are you typically waiting for the govt to fund you?
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Why do you want to live in a ghetto?
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If you dont like it then set up an atheist scout group.......or are you typically waiting for the govt to fund you?

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KittenKoder wrote:
If you dont like it then set up an atheist scout group.......or are you typically waiting for the govt to fund you?
Full of sh*t creationist with no morals.

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