When I graduated that there was a certain code of conduct or methodology or some sort of unspoken charter that determined how I was to react in any and all situations. Is my education a shackle? A noose, planted firmly around my neck that is meant to dictate how I am to respond to any given situation? Am I no longer a free man with free will that is allowed to use my own skew on things? Oh dear. All this time, I seem to have made some horrible mistake.
All sarcasm aside, I see no wrong in how I present anything. I believe you missed the point in the Sticky Thread. I was not trying to "buy you out" or "pay you off." Nor was it "hogwash" as you seem to see it, but, rather, a mere commentary on how I see things. Think of it more as a parable, with all sorts of things tucked between the lines. Or, discard it. None of this was intended in a hostile manner, although my buttons were pushed and gauntlet tossed in my direction, I have tried to maintain a rather civil course of action in reply.
So what if my genius is flawed. Big fat hairy deal. It got me this far. Will continue to take me much farther. You attacked my credentials, I replied in a rather gentle manner. You attacked me directly, I still offered an olive branch, so to speak. I have managed to keep a friendly light hearted manner going. You have not. You keep baiting me, for reasons I will not even began to guess, goading me on trying to do what ever it is you are trying to do. And when I nimbly step aside and try to avoid conflict, you dart in at another angle trying to zing me.
Religion is a broad subject often found crammed into narrow minds. Educated I might be, stick in the mud I am only when I choose to be. I have tip toed around, trying to be rather kind in my replies, offering only variations on a view point, trying to keep flames down and emotions from getting hurt, while you have blundered in and pissed on the altar. There are some times I might fish with TNT, however, there are some subjects that I carefuly nudge out of respect.
You come off as a high and mighty I know everything and I am right and you, no matter what you say and do are wrong type at times... And I probably do as well. Perhaps that is why we are rather flinty.
Anyways, how about backing off a bit? I am not about to meet your standards of what you think I should be based on my education nor anybody else's for that matter. I am my own man, and I do as I damn well please. If you have a problem with that, it is YOUR problem. You choose not to accept me for what I am, flaws included. I have chosen to accept you as a friend and a forum mate inspite of few rocky moments.