Re: [philosophy-240] FYI - Re: Difficult ethical issue regarding our group

From: user 2.
Sent on: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 5:56 PM
I agree.

On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 3:35 PM, Jimmy Thatcher <[address removed]> wrote:
> I vote to keep him in the group. Everybody makes mistakes and I have made much worse myself. Also, I feel it wouldn't be ethical to ban anybody from the group ( unless they were continuously being disruptive) because it is from the process of discussion and debate itself that we learn of our errors in judgement. Why keep this opportunity from anybody? I also feel that we would be punishing him and exacting some sort of revenge on him by asking him to leave. If, as seems evident, he is willing to change and can change, then to remove him would seem to violate the idea of humanianism by causing more suffering than is necessary. We must inquire as to the fundamental nature of our intentions when asking him to leave and do the right (here I must mean a non-arbitrary right, I do still believe in God after all) thing for us all.
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> On Sep 26, 2011, at 10:37 PM, Derik Timmerman <[address removed]> wrote:
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>> Hello all,
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>> It is with deep regret that I ask your--and especially
>> Cathey's--forgivenes­s for my disparaging comments about her home.
>> Given her generosity and hospitality to host our group, it was truly
>> monstrous of me to have said her home and couches were smelly.
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>> Cathey, please know that my careless and reckless words were a poor
>> reflection on me and my family.  While I respect your privacy and
>> perogative to decline given my atrocious comments, I'd like an
>> opportunity to apologize by voice.  If you're willing, please reach
>> out to me directly at [address removed] to arrange a call.
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>> To my fellow philosophy group members, I completely understand if the
>> general consensus is that I leave the group.  Whatever you decide,
>> I'll honor gladly.
>>
>> Most sincerely,
>> Derik
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