Book of Mordor
Date: October 25, 2015 12:37AM
"I know a kangaroo court aka Bishop's court is not an option for a resigned member. I stated that in my response to Oneinbillions right before yours."
Yes, you did. Fair enough. I had forgotten that by the time I was writing my post.
Regarding request vs. directive: In my mind and experience, a "request" is made by a subordinate up the food chain; the other party has the option of saying no. Requesting a pay raise or time off, for example. YMMV.http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/request
"the act of asking for something to be given or done, especially as a favor or courtesy; solicitation or petition"
I don't like the word "request" for name removal because the church is a totalitarian obedience cult. Its use may give a dickish bishop the idea that he can simply deny the request, if he approaches it from that mentality. To his way of thinking, it may allow the option of playing into his control fantasies.
On the other hand, directives are issued from a position of authority. If your definitions are different, and they work for you, then fine. Live and let live.
I've now reached my self-imposed limit of three posts on any given thread. I yield the last word to you, if you choose to take it.