Scouts denounce god

Funny story written by IainB

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

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The British Scouting movement has bowed to public pressure and removed 'god' from the curriculum of Scouting.

"There's just no place for god, any god, in scouting any more," said Arthur "Clover" Garlic of the Cumbrian fifth. "For years we've been accepting scouts of many faiths, including Catholic, and the scouting motto of pledging allegiance to [insert god here] was just becoming cumbersome. I've had to check in my Theism for Dummies book to see if some of the names they use really exist. Have you ever heard of Freia?"

According to Garlic, some of the gods that have previously been used are Wodin, Zeus, Yoda, Jehova, Dharma and the Flying Spaghetti Monster. What they have not heard are any scouts omitting the god pledge.

"We think that there is a growing atheistic culture in Britain today," said Garlic. "Many a young man is missing out on the misery of scouting open to their belief ridden friends, and we feel that this is unfair. The rational child should be forced to march for no good reason the same as the irrational."

Garlic is spearheading a movement to remove any mention of god, and put in a humanism moral structure instead. "Rather than hope god will keep kids on the straight and narrow, we should encourage a fellowship of man. Who needs god?"

The interview had to be terminated at this point, as Garlic was struck by a random lightning strike from a clear blue sky.

The funny story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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