Wednesday, 19 June 2013

The country we live in

I emailed the Girl Guides concerning their change of pledge, and part of the canned response contained this:
Those who participated in the consultation felt that ‘to love my God’ did not truly reflect the society we live in.
Few truer words were ever spoken.

The question is, though, whether the Girl Guides should "reflect the society we live in", or attempt to improve it. The vision of the original founders was unmistakeably the latter.

Note, though the implicit appeal to the great god demos in the assumption that the former is best. All hail the people!

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