Jeff, I think you misunderstand me.
Just sayin that if BSA wishes to hold to certain tenets of the Jewish God, then it's their right, and I couldn't fault them for continuing in a line of belief that stems from some of the earliest portions of pertinent religious text(s).
I suppose if BSA leadership were to reverse said belief system, then well, there you go. But logic dictates that no-one should be surprised that a group suc as this would stand on what they understand to be God's edicts & guidelines.
And I assume you're an ultra-orthodox, and sectarian Jew, when you assert that OT texts are still the moral guiding rule for conduct in society?
my point I guess, is that it at least partially about God, when you decide to invoke His name..which BSA does..
Good chatin with ya either way.
Could it be that the BSA stance on this issues meshes with the view of the God who is mentioned in their oath?
If so(and it does), what does one do with that?
Well, I would say, one separates oneself from the scouts, as you have mentioned.
Simply, remove the religious component, declare it religiously sanitized & neutral, and be done with it.
What say you?
Since we're all entitled to our opinions...
All I know is on WGAN one morning months ago, I heard Angus King say President
Obama should be re-elected because he's doing a good job.
I'm sorry, but that was enough for me to make a single sweeping judgment as to how this fellow thinks, and what he values.