Originally Posted by Mr. Kotter
Jim, I'm sorry you feel this way. Seriously. I must say though, your indignation over the "self-righteous" attitudes of others is....a bit...well, ironic, shall we say?
You also should consider that one's persona on a discussion board, when conversing with others on controversial and moral topics tends to become more elevated rhetoric and inflamed passion that would be subdued in face-to-face debates of such issues.
I realize some take the bulletin board personas we may project as indicative of personalities....and while they may offer some insight, they can also be caricatures of the real life version. In other words, don't over-analyze us so much...
I am arrogant no question, it is hard to honestly assess oneself, but I do not view myself as self-righteous (but I consider that classification reserved to morality and religious issues) at least on religious issues. Perhaps in my desire for tolerance I might be viewed as hard-core, but to be self-righteous would it not need to be an issue that you have a personal stake in?
I am very much like my BB persona in real life (I think you would find that in talking to Big Daddy, Phil, Austinchief and Endo all who have talked to me in person for enough time to get to know me) so I guess I expect it of others. It certainly is true for Phil, Brad(Rausch), Tim (Frazod), Stevieray, Endo and Big Daddy. Perhaps you take on another personality when you are on the BB, if so I am sorry to hear it. I prefer people who are real whether dealing one on one or communicating via a non-face to face methodology. Though I have never met Russ in person unlike you I have never gotten the impression he tries to act any different on the BB than he would in real life. Your mulitiple personality thing is the reason I might have suspected with you, however I had always given you the benefit of the doubt when you posted under your prime BB username.