I can answer for myself, Still. Here's the thing:
On the thread in question, I started a post with the following:
I would like to respond, Still, if I may... and I do so in all sincerity and respect/regard. Given our history (yours and mine) you can take what I share or leave it, no worries, but since you asked on the open board:
You responded with a question, directed to me:
Aguest...what do you think of the concept of God = Energy. With this as an understanding of the type of energy I am referring to. Is your God energy? Or something physical? Do you believe it exists within our universe or outside of it?
So again, I respond sincerely and respectfully. Then Mr. C interjected... with snark... to the extent that my response was "semantic nonsense" and thus suggesting dishonesty and an untoward motive on my part. And so I respond... calling him "dude"... to which he suggests I comment as an "adult".
Now, I found no comment as to his remark to ME, but here is your comment as to my remarks to HIM:
Aguest...was that REALLY necessary? Why couldn't you just respond to the question instead of dissecting his possible motive and what he thinks? And saying he is not an honest person. That really seems unnecessary to me. So he disagrees with you. Whatever. That does not make him dishonest. I think everyone here is sharing their HONEST opinions.
The thing is... he didn't ASK a question; he made an untoward comment. For some reason, though, you didn't take issue with HIS comment... that my response was "semantic nonsense", suggesting I was being dishonest. No, rather, you responded to HIS comment regarding my use of "dude" with:
Sorry Cofty...I was in Dude kinda mood this morning...and I see Aguest was too....LOL No more dude from me...
Now, HE didn't take issue with YOUR use of the word "dude," but only with mine. And rather than you having a problem with his remark to me, you took issue with mine to him. Here, you even apologize to him... for using a word he took his disagreement with out on ME.
And this is what blows my mind... given that this is par for the course for you "smart" folks: where, pray tell, was your indictment of C... and HIS unnecessary comments to ME? You know where? No where. They never are, Still. What you don't see, though, is that you are the ones who does the very thing... hurl out snark when someone is TRYING to be respectful toward you. Then defend one another when you do it... or completely overlook it... while you accuse others (here, dear tec) of doing it What you don't understand, though, is that although they don't speak up on the open board... MANY see this. Many. For some reason, though, you folks can't see it. The only thing I can surmise is that you don't WANT to see it... or you're a hypocr... and I'm not going to go there.
What I am going to do now, though, is say that I will continue discussing with you... if you wish, and if not that's absolutely okay, too... except when any of the usual suspects entwine themselves. Because when they do (1) the discussion always "goes south" and (2) you somehow can't see when... and why... that is.
So, here we are. I must ask that if you decided that, no, you and I should NOT continue to discuss matters... that your refrain from stating that with snark, just say, "No, thank you, we no longer need to engage one another"... and let's just go from there. If you do answer with snark, then I'll have ignore it because I really am tired of all of this. There are too many people who have serious questions and really want to know some things for me to continuing being caught up in these messes. I owe THEM a little more respect... and a LOT more attention... both of which I intend to start giving them. We've had our "fun" (if you can call it that)... "you" folks and I... but we've done it to death. Now, let's bury it, once and for all.
A slave of Christ,