I find it t is nearly impossible not to feel personally affronted when another person first misreads and then misunderstands what I have written, after which they proceed to chastize or correct me, not for what I said, but what they imagine I said or implied. I am pretty sure this is what happened in this case. I congratulate you on keeping your tone within bounds in responding.

The fact that northernbcer admits to feeling passionately on this subject is a good clue to what happened here. Strong passion is not an ideal adjunct to reading comprehension. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

In my experience, this sort of misunderstanding happens frequently on interet forums. I hope northernbcer can step down a bit and recognize that his passion for what he sees as the truth may be leading him somewhat astray in his eagerness to vanquish the dark forces of what he sees as pervasive ignorance and error.

However much one wishes to do good, I have found it is rarely a good approach to charge in saying, in effect, "you're WRONG and spreading UNTRUTH!" This tends to provoke more than enlighten. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" />