So why are you so intent on clearing yourself, you must be guilty.
Now, see what happens when you ask a question, Keith? I can actually talk to you, rather than about
you. We can engage in a discussion, not just hurl insults at each other.
I respond to criticism the same way you do, Keith: I react to defend myself. I use one and ONLY one login wherever I go, just because I value my good name. In life, you only have your reputation. If people doubt you, then they'll doubt what you say, and as a researcher, that's a real handicap.
I've also learned through my involvement in Freemasonry, that you need to be honest with people, but that you should refrain from speaking badly of others, whether brother Masons or not. When you do that, you display only your anger. And when you react in anger, you lose the battle. Only those who keep their heads, when all around them are losing theirs, are truly in control.
Keith, you know I'm the only person who you've insulted that still reaches out to you. I've been counseled that I shouldn't bother, that you'll never change. But I have faith. I too have Native Indian blood in me (my great-grandmother was a full Sioux, or so I've been told), so there's one connection I have. I know you and I have one other connection: that you want to know and understand the great mysteries in the world.
But it's getting pretty wearing on me, Keith. It's tiring walking up to shake hands, and getting sucker punched over and over. I know you felt sorry for the things you've said in the past, when you apologized on your birthday.
You need to revisit that day, and the events that allowed you to reach that level. You need to back off these attacks, and not just at me, but at the OITS and especially n4N. If you cannot do that, then there's little chance you'll ever advance to the level of understanding and self-awareness necessary for searching for the Holy Grail.
I don't know how much more I have in my tank, Keith. One of three things will happen soon on this forum: either you get banned, or I leave. This will happen, I promise you, in the next few days. If Andy feels you and your posts are of more value here than my reasoned research, then fine by me. I'll find another forum to hang my hat.
There is a third option, however: change your tone. repent the nastiness, and do it publicly.
Or one of is us will be history. I don't make many predications anymore -- not publicly, at least. But this, this is as certain as tomorrow's Dawn.