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Isn't it a bit weird that you have to believe in a god to join cubs, but it doesn't matter which god it is?

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beansmum Thu 29-Nov-12 21:06:05

They can't ALL be real. Assuming you think one of them is real - why is an incorrect belief in another god better than an incorrect belief that there is no god at all?

LaCiccolina Sat 01-Dec-12 08:52:58

Op, responding to orig question it's because the faiths more or less preach similar things, kindness /importance of family/ fellow man type tenets. So if u are of a faith u are following or understand or are learning to understand these concepts. Cubs was originally Christian when set up, whilst they have decided to broaden their world view somewhat they just didn't want to accept the view thier might not b a god. I have to commend them for being as accepting as they have even if some are still left out. More than other groups have been.

KnittingChristmas Sat 01-Dec-12 20:21:41

LaCiccolina, don't you think atheists believe in kindness/importance of family/fellow man type things? smile

We just leave out the "and kill people if they don't believe in your god" type things which so many religions happily practise.

technodad Tue 04-Dec-12 07:13:59

KnittingChristmas Tue 04-Dec-12 19:50:14

The scout movement has obviously been reading Mumsnet grin.

I assume this means Republican atheists like myself can also drop the queen crap? grin

technodad Tue 04-Dec-12 22:15:41

It will take another 50 years until they get that modern!

KnittingChristmas Wed 05-Dec-12 22:02:07

grin I live in hope!

My local scout leader is desperate for me to join, and I've said I can't til they change the oath so we'll see what happens grin!

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