Strange that a bunch of rough, tough Death Metal guys gets so wound up over somebody they judge to be egotistical.
You're hilarious. And by that I mean, I'm honestly laughing quite hard. I'm not getting flustered or emotional. I love to burst people's bubbles, it's fun and
even informative! The question I've been asking, on the other hand, is what in the world motivates you to talk so much about your own superiority?
Whether or not some people are ultimately superior compared to others is completely besides the point as far as I'm concerned. I'm not the fluffy love bunny you seem to think me to be.
"Furthermore, not only is it derogatory towards others to call one's self superior, but to make it the central thesis of a thread, to imply it goes hand-in-hand with enlightenment, to never give any definition of it, and to stress that unenlightened folks are painfully ignorant of it... it's a sneaky, passive-aggressive way of touting one's horn for no other purpose than to get off on it."
That right there is why I said what I did.
So if I call you an asshole out of the blue in a patronizing, passive-aggressive, snobish, weak, sneaky, emo-esque manner, you won't find that the least bit tempting? You're pretty boring then, and you don't stand for much. You don't have fire in your heart.
By the way, the "old coot" jab was not meant to offend, excuse me if it did.
WAAAAAAGH! can call out whatever he wants. I'll call out this kind of apologetic weirdness.