Joined: April 2008
||Posted: April 29 2010,7:50 am
|Quote (KFL @ April 28 2010,10:58 pm)|
|Please don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with what you wrote. I just don't get the connection between geocaching and religion.|
I can't speak for Earl or GPS Outdoors (GPSO), but as part of the leadership team for Geocachers4Christ (GC4C), I'll just try to answer your question from my perspective.
A little background...
From posts he made on GC4C when he signed up this week, I know he was also interested in placing caches with a Christian them, such as possibly a puzzle using information gathered from the Bible. I'd advised that, depending on how he set them up and which reviewer he got, he should be able to publish something along those lines at Groundpeask.
I don't see why a cache based on information based on the Bible should be disallowed any more than from some other literary source, so advised him that neither Navicache nor TerraCaching have the same "hang-ups" about perceived "agendas" and might be a good place to look at publishing such a cache.
Now on to your actual question...
GPSO is an organization that encourages and organizes nature based Christian fellowship and study outings.
From their website:
|GPS Outdoors is an outdoor ministry started by Pastor Gene Blankenship and Earl Tilton of Land of the Sky Cowboy Church in an effort to bring fellow outdoors lovers closer to Christ through our common fellowship. |
We like to call it "Church in the dirt".
Again, not speaking for them, but if it were me or something done by GC4C, ALL cachers would be welcome, as long as they were comfortable with the non-caching aspects of the outing.
I'll save my reasons for my dislike for "religion" (vs. relationship or faith) for another time and place, though.
Dave - Happy Trails!
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