I wonder how you can possibly imagine you might know how an enlightened person might behave.
You gratuitously insulted me.
Insult people, and they either don't respond, which is a major problem on forums, leaving only the unchallenged insulters, or they give it right back, like I sometimes do.
Defensive, not. Derisive, yes.
Who are you to judge the value of things you clearly do not understand?
Your own dire lack of humility is reason enough why you feel so comfortable accusing others of it.
You recognize this thing in yourself and assign it to others.
I feel like annihilating you, for this and previous slights.
Engage at your peril.
Or be unusually clever and STFU.
Perhaps I was a tad harsh in accusing you of hubris. I am usually not one to pick fights, but my nerves were frayed all day due to my efforts to quit smoking, which makes me a bit testy.
Allow me to explain why I leveled such a charge against you. When someone disagrees with you, you do not respond with reason. In fact, you often use ad hominem in place of explaining yourself. Take this
post, for instance, in which Transcix wrote up some ruminations on the gestalt nature of reality. Instead of offering a alternate viewpoint, as is the norm around these parts, you mock him. Where is the humility in that? You are implicitly saying with that post, "you don't agree with me, therefore you're a lunatic". Sorry, but in my eyes, that's not humility -- that's the opposite of humility: hubris.
You simply can't expect people to see things your way when you act like your theories are above explaining. You are especially guilty of this with the whole "no thinking" spiel. You have to respect the fact that people have a diversity of outlooks which may contradict with your own. And even if a person's outlook is deranged or retarded, you're not going to change their mind by being passive aggressive. You must use REASON. I know this probably contradicts your no thought philosophy, but I think I am speaking for the majority here when I say that we will not hold a conclusion to be true unless it is predicated upon sound premises. This means you may have to go a little more in depth than your cryptic poems. You seem intelligent; I know you're capable of being reasonable, you just have to let go of this notion that your ideas are immune to criticism.
Crow, in order to get respect, you have to give it. I'm sure you already know this, but we all need reminders friendly reminders sometimes
Edit: Also, "previous slights"? I don't recall ever slighting you in the past. In fact, we haven't interacted much at all.