I guess in the final analysis I have to admit that it has happened before where I have debated an issue that someone takes very seriously, or has an emotional investment in, in a blunt or sarcastic way and thus have caused unintended offence.
I know I can be a little caustic, and sometimes people can laugh along with my sarcasm, but sometimes I can touch a nerve.
I never meant to tread on any dearly held beliefs, and my motivations were never malicious.
There is a lesson to be learned that laying into an issue all guns blazing, without knowing the person you are arguing with all that well, is a dangerous action to take.
I don't know drjon well enough to know how he feels about the topic at hand, and he doesn't know me well enough to know that I'm not just some smartarse trying to stir up drama.
I certainly am not one of those people that revels in this kind of drama.
Frankly, I am embarassed by the whole thing, but I felt I needed to state my piece.
Now all I can do is offer my apologies for any possible hurt feelings, and for superceding drjon's right to call the matter to a close in his own journal.
Hopefully that's the end of it.