. DR2890 was very accommodating to him. I was not. I have never suffered mean people gladly, and when they try to justify their cruelty through bad reasoning or distraction, I have even less sympathy.
If you look close enough throughout my response, you can find subtle hints (in image form) as to my unequivocal appraisal of people who delight in the suffering of others. (Hint #1: It rhymes with "asshole")
You did not respond to any of the content of my post - you simply asserted that your opinion remained unchanged, and advance that opinion as though it unmade any of the mountain of genetic evidence on the subject. One cannot help but wonder if all the genetic evidence on Earth could change your opinion, which you are entitled to. You give us a perfect example of this that I will touch on later in this comment.
You then insist that you are entitled to your opinion, as if anybody was saying otherwise. In doing so you have entered territory we never sought to occupy - though the bomb blasts elsewhere were stupendous. No, I simply explained in vivid, albeit ignored detail why I felt your opinion, which you are entitled to, was not only wrong but subhuman and harmful.
You seem to think we are upset because the topic was controversial (you point this out in your third paragraph), but you are either dodging the issue or you are too dense to grasp it. If you read my blog or read the news articles on my side bar, you will see that I am no stranger to controversy, and that I clearly do not mind it. It does not matter that the topic was controversial. What matters is that your opinion, which you are entitled to, is subhuman and inaccurate. I explained why on both counts, and I know I'm repeating from earlier, but I must reitterate that you have done nothing to rebut any of what I had t
o say. Instead, you have simply insisted that the human body works the way you, clearly a scientific illiterate, says it works and not the way that the experts understand it to work. That is merely an assertion of an opinion, which you are entitled to, but when that opinion conflicts with the facts it is still wrong. I'm sure you will continue to insist that you are entitled even to an incorrect opinion, but it is a reflection on you that that is a right you would fight for.
I know from personal experience that if you write about religion being false, you will experience some backlash. I also know from personal experience that if you can defend your position, then you need not worry about making those assertions. However, it seems that on this subject you are incapable of defending your position. It seems this way because you have written something you believe to be a response, yet it ignores all the substance of my piece and refutes arguments that were never made. You also suggest that controversy is the problem, when it's clearly not. I hope that's a good enough reason - after all, you asked for one. I thought I pointed it out well enough in my last response. Even if you were correct, enjoying the misfortune of others will create deserved backlash, but you keep ignoring your own culpability here.
If you wrote a post putting your lack of empathy on full display by insisting that it is ok to hate somebody for being anorexic or that anorexic people should be made to bear more of a psychological burden than they already do, then yes, I can imagine you would get some backlash and rightly so. You did much more than simply say that being fat was not healthy and, again, you are either so doltish as to not notice this or you are diliberately (and dishonestly) trying to shift the goal posts. I'm not going to let you. In your last post you acted like a proud bully picking on troubled people, and you did so without the slightest hint of conscience. You took glee in the troubles of others, and you traded additional unhappiness in the lives of already troubled people in exchange for a merry little bout with sadism by laughing at those poor people - and this didn't seem to bother you in the least. If you care so much, you could have written your post in a way that helped, in a tone that encouraged these people to fix their issues - but that is not at all what you did, and we all know it. Now you're pretending like you were just pointing out that being overweight is bad because you care. Maybe you'll fool some people. Good luck.
Then we get this little gem: "They can link all they want to NCBI and other scientific publications but it really doesn't matter to me. Why? Because I'm a strong believer in mind over matter."
We can provide all the evidence in the world and point to the consensus of the experts until we're blue in the face and it won't alter your opinion, which you are entitled to? Why? Because you believe otherwise? Hardly an intellectual tonic. Wouldn't it be terribly ironic if the presumption that you felt entitled you to hate (your word) an entire demographic, and to insist that they should be made to feel even more miserable, was wholly incorrect by any sane standard yet was immune to any conceivable challenge from the world of evidence? It seems that so far you're arguing for both your right to be a bully and your right to remain incorrect, both rights you are sadly entitled to. Surely someone as smart and as caring as you profess to be in this response could do better.
You're right, we don't sugarcoat dealing with other maladies. But we are also not eager to hate them and take joy in their misery. For some reason you cannot seem to grasp the difference.
I know you said you were done with this subject, but if you elect to change your mind (for which I could not blame you), perhaps you can begin by explaining why you part ways from our medical, biological, and neurological experts on this subject? After all, your whole basis for hating people and actively ensuring that they feel even worse is based on the idea that your opinion, which you are entitled to, is right, and the facts of the matter are wrong. Surely it's not merely your own belief that causes you to part ways with them?
Then again, perhaps you delight in being an irretrievable asshole. If so, then you have my sympathy, and my apology that there's little else I can do for you.