Guides have dropped “God” from their Girl Guides’ Promise. In a multicultural and individualist age, the thinking goes, the movement should pledge “to be true to myself and develop my beliefs”. None of that guff about God and country. It’s now all about “Me” and the anything goes spirituality. Hindu, Druid, New Ager, Muslim, Christian: everything’s the same these days.
We’ve seen it elsewhere. Druids and Christians are accorded equal rights in the workplace: when a Druid employee, say, wants time off to go to Stonehenge for the Solstice, the boss must treat her the same as a Christian wanting time off to attend Mass at Easter. Crystal-gazing is regarded as the same as prayer ”” except that when a district nurse offers to pray for a patient, she is suspended from work, whereas a crystal-carrying sister can go about as she pleases.