You are right, it is silly.
But who 'owns' the group is different in each group. The person who starts it has the control and makes the rules. THEN those who join know what to expect. If the original organizer wants a vote then he can let the group decide issues but since he's paying for it then he has the right to discontinue it or whatever else he wants to do.
Please stop the nit picking.
From: mhxrlm [mailto:[address removed]]
Sent: Tuesday, December 1,[masked]:52 PM
To: [address removed]
Subject: [religion-31] group.
The group belongs to the participants of course ! The person who started it gets to perform the duty of service to the group of organizing and such. Since obviously without the group there is no group. This whole thing seems to have become silly. I find its necessary that the group gets together and decides how we want to continue with the free thinkers group, if we want to continue and perhaps choose the person we would like and trust to organize our meetings for us. Otherwise, Im getting way too many email way too frequently about all of this. Joe