I’m not sure who’ll read this, but if anyone cares, it’s a continuation of a fight set forth in the “You’re Not A Chrisian …” thread in Great Debates. I’m moving it here because that’s where it should have been in the first place. DAVID, in his last post to me in that thread said:
Yes, you managed to cut and paste your statement, didn’t you, but somehow missed my response which, to remind you, was:
In my line of work, selective quoting is a sanctionable act, but in this medium it only highlights your basic dishonesty in posting only half of an exchange. And, just to remind you, I also said, in the same thread:
NOW you say:
My complaint, since you don’t seem to get it, is that you decided to attack me in an entirely unrelated thread that had nothing whatsoever to do with your apparent problem with me, which arose in some other thread, since forgotten – by me at least, though not, apparently by you. Your rationale appears to be that if you have a problem with me in one thread, it’s perfectly okay to raise that problem in a different, unrelated thread some weeks later and when it is of no present relevance. Under your rationale, I can now wait weeks or months for an opportune time that you are discussing something completely unrelated and then post “Don’t bother talking to David! He’s a patronizing weasel without a shred of personal integrity!” That apparently would be okay, because I’ve brought my problem to your attention “before.” Well, bullshit; it’s not okay. If you have a problem with me, bring it to my attention when it arises and we’ll hash it out. If you choose not to do so, then deal with it, instead of irrelevantly insulting me in a totally unrelated debate weeks after the fact.
Yeah, I’ve noticed that you “get tired” of “being ignored” by me, but I also now notice that you apparently don’t “get tired” of dissing me in the middle of unrelated debates over points of style you were “too tired” to deal with when they actually were germaine.
Thank you ever so much. Would you like to try again, or shall I interpret that as a general admission that you are wrong to accuse me of ignoring you?
Just so we’re clear, this is what has me as pissed off as it has ever been my misforture to be in this forum:
You post crap about me that has no relevance to the debate then in play, and that doesn’t even address the substance of my posts – specifically, you strongly imply that I willfully ignore arguments and do not proceed rationally “once my mind is made up” and you flat-out say that I am “without comprehension.”
You do not have the personal integrity to address such comments to me, but address them to third parties, and you excuse that weaselly behavior by assuring me you knew I’d read it anyway.
You attempt to excuse it as “not really a flame,” as if coming out of left-field to portray me as willfully blind and "without comprehension is not an insult.
It ends up, in the final analysis, that what you’re really upset about is posts made in entirely different threads – weeks earlier – that raised a “problem” (in your eyes) that you were “too tired” to deal with then.
I repeat, you are a patronizing weasel and, as should be crystal-clear by now, I no longer have an iota of respect for you.