Two recent threads have come together to completely tick me off. In one, badchad persists in misrepresenting my position in a sort of reverse fundamentalism – if you don’t believe the Bible is literally true in every detail, then how can you justify having any kind of belief that is based on it? In the other, the old argument about whether Libertarian actually saw a TV show that he claimed to have seen has been brought out and dusted off for another round.
I can and do accept the fact that it may not make sense to people to say that customs of writing style differ over the years, and that therefore a statement intended as supportive of one point of view may be considered as untruthful when observed under a criterion of literality. I can and do accept the fact that memories can be fallible and confabulation can occur.
But, damn it, for anyone to insist that because they disagree with a given viewpoint expressed by someone, that person must not be competent to know what is in his own mind and that you know better than he does what he thinks, is going just a little bit beyond the pale!
You know who you are. You’re unmitigated assholes. Not for disagreeing with us. But for superciliously claiming that you know what we think better than we do.
Fuck you. And the high horse you rode in on.