Your profile says you're a "deep thinker" and "an explorer of ideas and the mind." You boast that you're aware of having lived precisely "17,043" lives. Yet your first response to the arguments in my article wasn't to supply a counterargument. Instead, you said (and then deleted): "I am so pleased to read the comments calling this jerk out for what he is." And then you went on with your fake outrage and nonsense. (I received that initial draft of your comment by email.)

By deleting that opening personal attack from your comment, I wonder whether you understood the evident depth of your hypocrisy. Possibly, you were worried more about keeping up appearances. You wanted to preserve your image of being a deeply spiritual person and a "deep thinker." By contrast, of course, calling someone a jerk for writing an argument about the phoniness of spiritual platitudes is childish.

Can you do me a favour and refrain from commenting on my articles?

Knowledge condemns. Art redeems. I learned that as an artistic writer who did a doctorate in philosophy. We should try to see the dark comedy in all things.

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