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Dear Rory, How good to hear from you, speaking a bit
of French, no less. I haven't heard much of that
language on the list, but am gratified to hear from so
many places and people, and to have the acceptance of
one another so generally felt. I think the current
concern about differences may be a temporary thing.
On my Dean side, I know that although the original
Deans in America came from England and/or Wales, we
now include people from many backgrounds. It is a
special treat to me to discover Scottish ancestors.
As for my reference to the quote from Jesus, I accept
your explanation. However, I also believe it is the
resulting thought that counts, not the literalness of
the translation. Therein lies a bit of difference in
our points of view. That's OK. Thanks, Bruce, Long
--- Rory Sinclair <email@example.com> wrote:
> Dear Bruce:
> Touche mon ami.
> Not of course meant to be a complete quote of the
> Man from Galilee but only
> a indication that there was a pedigree for giving
> folk a second chance. I
> guess we become human when we decide that two cracks
> at it are enough in
> this context. Sorry if paraphrases are not on for
> you -- it was the thought
> that mattered not the litteralness of the quote, at
> least for me.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bruce dean <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2000 8:42 AM
> Subject: Re: Friction
> >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" <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> Rory,
> >> >That you have accomplished so much for all of us
> >> not in doubt.
> >> I merely attempt to emulate your lead.
> >> >That someone feels upset enough with another
> >> of the list to send
> >> >(anonymous? or untraceable?) messages is not a
> >> happy outcome.
> >> >My first instinct is to find out the details but
> >> 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
> >> However, it appears
> >> that I cannot do so.
> >> >I suspect that whoever is sending "hidden
> >> feels slighted by the
> >> >'victim' in the present matter and has,
> >> up the ante.
> >> Unfortunately, it appears to be more than a
> >> person.
> >> >I quite agree with your image of people meeting
> >> your living room and then
> >> >going outside to fight only to expect to return
> >> carry on normally in
> >> >spite of this undercurrent of ill will is not a
> >> Good Thing.
> >> >But a summary execution (excommunication
> >> without a warning is not
> >> >my nature although I will bow to the majority
> >> here if they vote
> >> >otherwise.
> >> I have had various offlist communications with
> >> various parties,
> >> although I don't know whether any of them are the
> >> offenders.
> >> >My inclination is to say that, because I do not
> >> know what provoked the
> >> >original 'threat' and that therefore there may
> >> 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
> >> sanctions are always
> >> >best that therefore, that I therefore would
> >> Iain Lairds solution of
> >> >yellow-carding the offenders saying:
> >> >" you have been found out and found lacking ---
> >> and sin no more and if
> >> >you do, yer outta here!"
> >> I think that's what I just did with my previous
> >> message.
> >> >Ultimately John, it is your undertaking that has
> >> made this such an exciting
> >> >enterprise to which to belong. I would not like
> >> see this fact conflated
> >> >with bad behaviour of others. Your comfort
> >> is critical - thank you
> >> >for asking us --- but it is your decision.
> >> Thanks.
> >> 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.
> >> John
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