A humble apology
A few weeks ago, I had a bad experience in the "rationalsquad" stickam chatroom and I posted a message saying that I was sick of the RRS, called this "group" names and basically took out my frustrations on the entired comunity that Brian Sapient has formed out of nothing. This was stupid, imature, and indefensible, and I'm embarrassed that I did it.
While I attempted to maintain a modicum of respectibility, in retrospect, I was clearly in the wrong.
I would like to note, however, that my apology was delayed because of what I saw as a reactionary and immature response to my post. I still think that many of the reactions to my post were completely counter-productive. Saying that "I suck", that I should go "kill myself", and other insults did not help me understand the error of my ways.
In contrast to all of this, however, Brian's comments were mature, well thought-out, and are the main cause of this apology. I was in a bad mental state at that time, was royally pissed off, and was not in the frame of mind to listen to reason. I hope that anyone that I offended can forgive this as just "one of those things"-- something that everyone can related to, as our brains are constantly shifting into different states, some of them more "fuck you, asshole" than others.
For all the people out there are reall ARE immature, and really DO think I should "go kill myself", and really do think that "I suck", then I respectfully say to you "fuck you, asshole". To everyone else, I hope that you can accept my sincerest apologies.
"Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful"