I've stared at this response for a good solid half an hour, trying to decide if I wanted to post it or not. I generally don't go back on my decisions once I decide I'm bored with a flame war so this is genuinely difficult for me.
Nowhere in this thread did I see you requesting to bow out of this "debate." Nor did I see oceanic
ever respond to you in anger. What I saw was a thread spin wildly out of control. oceanic
attempted to stem the flow by inviting you to continue the debate in her journal. You chose to ignore her and continue the debate here. oceanic
finally decided after attempting numerous logical responses to you that these statements were falling on deaf ears and ended the conversation. At that point you decided to take her up on her invitation from earlier in the day, after she had already requested to end this conversation. I saw no anger in her request...exasperation perhaps, but no anger.
The fact that you actually have the gall to suggest someone open their mind and be more tolerant is perhaps one of the more laughable statements I've seen in this thread today. I find myself continually tickled by your uncanny ability to twist facts and opinions to say what you want them to say. What I find most amusing though is the lack of logic in any of your so called arguments. The fact that you continually resort to calling the author an idiot should have given all of us a clue that actually attempting to communicate with you under the guise of logical discourse was a farcical exercise at best.
I'm sure you will have a response; Dobermans can't let go of a steak once they've latched on. By all means have your last word if you find that it comforts you to leave it. I assure you that I do not intend to waste my time reading it.