Dave B wrote:Hmmm, Nick, I think we can belong to several "communities" at the same time
Quite, Dave. I'm part of this community here on TH; my local community -being the 'Humanist minister'; working in it to support the housebound; volunteering for community organisations- the Humanist Celebrant community, the worldwide Humanist community, even the Facebook community :-) I find it very helpful to spread my skills and outlook of life by engaging with folk, so don't get Nick's objection to the word...
The key in developing beliefs is that it clearly states my
beliefs. This puts the onus on the individual Guide to explore what they
might be. Not what others tell them to be. And this kicks open a door to all sorts of conversations about why folk beleive different things and encourage rationality.
If you, Nick, could rewrite the Guide promise, what would it say?