The battle for freedom rages on was an opening line in the trailer for Return of the Jedi in 1983. Now the call from the wilderness is return of the Girl Guide and their pledge to God. Select British Girl Guide groups continue to defy the national organization by refusing to change the part of their pledge that says “to love my God”, and replacing it with “be true to myself and develop my beliefs.”
...Writer and TV presenter Victoria Coren said the phrase “be true to myself” does not mean anything, but carries a suggestion of something “utterly individualistic”, while commentator Melanie Phillips said the Guides’ change was “nothing other than secular totalitarianism”.
Coren hits the nail on the head! To be “true to myself” is a self-centered concept. It leaves the idea of what you should be totally fluid. Children need standards to be impressed on them, this tells them to make up their own.
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Chabad Crown Heights info has an article about two Jewish girls who were groped on the streets of Brooklyn. If I am true to my beliefs that "groping is good" have I fulfilled my Girl Guide pledge?
Chabad Crown Heights info features a photo of a Santa donning tefillin after some yeshive students found out that he was Jewish.Click here to view Picture of the Day: ‘Tis the Season for a Mitzvah.