It is sad enough that Cecil Beckum left. But is it ethical to Delete Cecil Beckum? Is that like a form of murder - to delete a C.SE user? I heard the Penalty Box for C.SE box but not a death c.se box. Is there?
Your association between the deletion of an account and murder is nothing short of preposterous. Enough said.
Besides that, it is not relevant as it is Cecil himself that has requested deletion of his own account. Presuming we verify that this is his permanent wish, I don't see how we could charitably do anything else.
They will be back, trust me. As many of you know, I deleted my account once upon a time. After 3 months or so, I said, "well, let's just read and see what's going on over there" after another month or so, I recreated my account starting with 100 rep again. Christianity.SE can be a frustrating place. Especially early on when things were quite more dynamic. Questions posted back then would not be able to be posted today, etc. Most of my questions back then were offtopic then and even more so today.
So, I do attempt to help the newbies and the mods by making suggestions to those questions and answers that I have empirically seen shot down for one reason or another. Unfortunately sometimes people (Cecil for example) believe that comes across condescending. I am sorry that it comes across that way, however that is not the case at all. If you know nothing of "die-hard" freemasons, know this, we feel that we're all on the same level.