Go read this article about an 8 year old in the UK who can't be a full fledged Cub Scot because he refuses to pledge to "do his duty to the Queen" and then come back and tell me what you think of it. Seriously. Because I don't know what to think of it. My opinion is vacillating. Isn't it the same as the Pledge of Allegiance that we said every day of our lives in public school (I know they don't anymore)? They make it seem as though it goes against his faith but then, so would the Pledge of Allegiance right? What does it mean to "do one's duty"? Does it just mean to be a good citizen because I know that our faith calls us to be faithful citizens who uphold the laws as long as they are not in conflict with the teachings of our faith. If other's can change the words to suit their religious or moral convictions, why not this kid?
Anyway... sorry for such a weighty topic this Monday morning. Feel free to ignore it. We are still recovering from our fabulous Father's Day brunch with friends and backyard shenanigans on their Slip N' Slide. The Dad's spent their day drinking excellent coffee and solving all the world's problems. Our heroes!!! OK, now... back to home improvement projects. Details to come!