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Regarding the misquote from Jesus, "Go and sin no
more, and if you do, you're out of here." I can't
quite imagine our Lord saying that. Bruce on L. I.
--- "John S. Quarterman" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >That you have accomplished so much for all of us is
> not in doubt.
> I merely attempt to emulate your lead.
> >That someone feels upset enough with another member
> of the list to send
> >(anonymous? or untraceable?) messages is not a
> happy outcome.
> >My first instinct is to find out the details but I
> realize that may not be
> >possible so I will revert to the workings of my
> poor brain.
> My first instinct is to steer clear of the problem.
> However, it appears
> that I cannot do so.
> >I suspect that whoever is sending "hidden threats"
> feels slighted by the
> >'victim' in the present matter and has, foolishly,
> up the ante.
> Unfortunately, it appears to be more than a single
> >I quite agree with your image of people meeting in
> your living room and then
> >going outside to fight only to expect to return and
> carry on normally in
> >spite of this undercurrent of ill will is not a
> Good Thing.
> >But a summary execution (excommunication actually)
> without a warning is not
> >my nature although I will bow to the majority vote
> here if they vote
> I have had various offlist communications with
> various parties,
> although I don't know whether any of them are the
> >My inclination is to say that, because I do not
> know what provoked the
> >original 'threat' and that therefore there may be
> an earlier agenda that
> >none of us is particularly aware of, that both
> involved may to a certain
> >extent be "at fault" and that warnings in front of
> sanctions are always
> >best that therefore, that I therefore would adopt
> Iain Lairds solution of
> >yellow-carding the offenders saying:
> >" you have been found out and found lacking --- go
> and sin no more and if
> >you do, yer outta here!"
> I think that's what I just did with my previous
> >Ultimately John, it is your undertaking that has
> made this such an exciting
> >enterprise to which to belong. I would not like to
> see this fact conflated
> >with bad behaviour of others. Your comfort level
> is critical - thank you
> >for asking us --- but it is your decision.
> More on this in a few days, after reviewing the
> various comments
> and talking to some people.
> >Yours Aye,
> >The rambling fool
> >Rory in Toronto.
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