Greenville, South Carolina
All right, I'll admit it when I'm wrong. I didn't correctly explain my thoughts, I figured I didn’t have to spell things out for a five year old. I was, in fact saying that an alien thread seems silly in the Alley; that's all. Though I did say that from the start:
"these subjects seem rather unimportant for adults to be talking about. SO WHAT IF THERE IS LIFE SOMEWHERE ELSE? You'll still lose your marrow when you die. All these threads, the hundreds of discussions ABOUT GOD AND WHAT NOT... They're all the same:"
And I think everyone got the idea loud and clear what I was trying to say. But you were the one who got all high and mighty about it. You let your ego take over and it made you nasty. You were the first to reply to my post, and what you said from the start was downright disdainful. You were being very confrontational. I think I realize now why, because in the list I posted, I named one of your threads (that you probably worked hard on like everything else you do). I didn't realize the computer thread was yours, I didn't even think about it. But I am sure that you took it personally when you saw your topic on my list.
"There isn't anyone with a command of the English language that's going to buy you're bifurcated thesis that you now want to put forth."
"If you don't want to do that, and want to insist that you don't have enough command of the English language to actually write what you meant"
There's a few words that PiP's won't allow me to use, so I can't correctly portray my thoughts. But let me just say that you might be the most condescending person on here, unnecessarily condescending. The two quotes from you are just... well, nasty. Your ego is too large and your mouth is that of a septic tank. I've stated this problem to you before and you've ignored my statements, perhaps you're in denial as to how rude you really are. After reading this, you will probably brush it off and go back to my comments and point out the things I have said but remember: my first post was humorous. Your reply to my post was meant to degrade and that's how I took it, so I gave it right back to you. And just the fact that you use words like "bifurcated" tells me that you use your knowledge to make yourself feel higher than people. It doesn't work mind you, but it doesn't feel good either, it’s obtuse.
"In fact... I'll let you off if you can just prove that these two are the same:
Could God Give a Computer a Soul?
This tells me that you were directly offended by my list; you're selfishly offended, it's all about you. Of all the ones on the list, you picked yours and another's. What I was trying to say, is that those threads about God were strange. (Could God give a computer a soul? I wonder? Could God give a rock a soul? Or could He give some hand lotion a soul? Maybe a pen? Or a cardboard box? So yes, that is silly) And they are similar because they both deal with God. The toy thread from Balladeer wasn’t silly at all. And for that I apologize to balladeer. I can't say it any other way.
I tried numerously to end this but you didn't want peace obviously, you wanted band-aids for your broken ego to make you happy (in reference to me listing your thread). I'm sure your ego is fine now. Though I really feel sorry that you feel that you have to be this way to get anyone to interact with you. You turned a very harmless joke into something as stupid as your whole argument. Huan's very first post had humor in it:
"Great . . .So instead of God they’re looking for Spock."
I thought that meant it was ok to joke around. Plain and simply you blew everything out of proportion:
“When you insulted everyone on planet Earth Ed, that was levity. Trite and hack, sure, but -- we specialize in that when it comes to levity”
"You went on, rather unfortunately, to insult Ron, his forums, and everyone who participates in discussion threads."
Sounds like you were looking for a fight and you got one. I'm tired of this.
"Surely you have more important things to think about."
You know what, maybe you're right. I've already wasted enough time on a rude old man.
Have a happy new year and God bless. – Ed
And I said to the devil, "You better leave my spleen alone."