> At 07:50 PM 12/16/02 -0800, you wrote:
> >I'm sorry to see the Orion discussion list go, and would like to express
> >my thanks to all who began and have maintained it over the years.  Its
> >departure will leave a void.  While it may not have been very active
> I would also like to add my agreement here. I am sorry for this. While I am 
> not a 'scholar', but a layman who has studied the scrolls in the original 
> as part of an interest in Judaism of the late second temple period, I will 
> miss much of the information that I have found here.  We all come from 
> different backgrounds, and that makes us approach what we read in different 
> manners.  This is very good, in that it helps to get a fuller picture of 
> the issues. However, I have seen, unfortunately, that some people come to 
> scholarly lists with an agenda, and try to claim it is just a difference in 
> perspective. This has caused many of the scholarly lists on the Internet to 
> lose any value, to either the scholars who had been involved or those who 
> wish to interact with scholars for serious reasons. The choice then is to 
> either close the list, or place it under heavy moderation.

Add me to the list of those who would like to see this decision 
reversed.  If heavy moderation is necessary, I have no problem with 
that (and I've been placed on moderated posting before!).  

Dave Washburn
"Blessed are the flexible, for they will not be bent out of shape."

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