Per Pedro's request I started a new thread:
Many people responded your post with legitimate response, that perahps they were offended or else there was a communication breakdown. You are the one that posted to three seperate threads attacking Justin - yet I'm the angry one.
Oh, I don't deny that I was angry at Paradosis's uncharitable response to me. It was downright rude. Just as his response to my earlier thread was downright rude.
I did take my anger with Justin (who deserves it, btw) out by posting three times. I apologize for that. I should have ignored his immature rant.
Whether intentional or not that tone does come across in some of your posts. It is not just me that has noticed such.
It's not just me who has noticed that you're an "angry young man." It's not just me who has noticed that Justin has a problem.
As to my supposed arrogance, one of the things I've noticed is that people who feel 'inferior' often ascribe 'arrogance' to those whom they feel inferior to. I am better educated than most of you. Does that mean that I think I'm better than you? Of course not.
Actually I never said the problem was you. I said that it would be better for you to act as if it was (regardless of whether it is or not). Then I related some advice given to me by a priest when I was treated unfairly - to act as if I was at fault anyway. I know am not humble nor loving, but when I attempt to put such advice into practice in my own life, I do see a change for the better.
Actually Paradosis said the problem was me which was where he went too far. I'm sure he felt that he was being "real" and "honest" and all that garbage that people who bully others think they're being when they "chastise" their brothers. But you know...it's always about them not the other person. I'm confident, now that I'm a bit removed from his hurtful comments, that his anger with me is about him. Just as I know that my rants in response to him was all about me.
ETA - If Paradosis had really meant his post in a charitable manner, he would have avoided the sarcasm. When I started reading it, I wasn't really offended. I thought that was a possibility. However, he turned sarcastic which turned what he wrote from a "critique" into an attack. His sarcastic turn also proved that his post was about expressing his animosity towards me instead of trying to help me.
Criticism is hard to give and most people, when they give it, aren't doing it for the other person. Usually it's about them feeling better about themselves. And I fully admit that I fall into this category more often than not.