I have developed a lot personally since that post was made and consider it even by my former standards to be out of character, but even more so now. The difference is my willingness to not defend that ignorance and to own it as such. The end of personal growth and the accumulation of knowledge is the point when you defend your actions vehemently even in the face of overwhelming logic to the contrary. We're getting a crash course in that behavior right here.
but don't bump up more old threads to try and teach someone a lesson because it could very well be that you did the same thing you're accusing someone else of. you pointed out a speck in someone's eye while you had a telephone pole sticking out yours.
not sure this thread can accomplish much more. locking it down.