While reading the "In Theory" section in the Feb. 2 Burbank Leader, I recognized the thrust of the subject was focused on cheating.
Some of the pastors responded with comments about the “pressure of expectation” and how that plays into one's reason for cheating.
Michael White, of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, La Crescenta relating to the “tragedy in the fact that fractured moral foundations typically lead to fractured lives” correctly stated, “We must realize — and find a way to teach our children — that if we choose to deceive and cut corners, we are in reality cheating ourselves.”
I read through all of the responses submitted by the various representatives of local church/organizations and found something subtly ironic, if not, curiously interesting. That, just the week before, on Jan. 26, the Verdugo Hills Council, Boy Scouts of America sponsored our annual 10 Commandments Hike.
Throughout the “hike to 10 different churches, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, families and scout leaders learned about these very ideals (“Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,” etc.) in many different messages.
We are trying to present enriching events and programs to teach and shape our participants with core values in a positive manner, so that we all become better citizens in our community, nation and world. I am hoping that we will receive more support from media outlets to report these beneficial causes.