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Anything that is unrelated to elephants is irrelephant Anonymous - The problem with quotes on the internet is that you can never tell if they're genuine Winston Churchill, 1944 - Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. Mark Twain
While I can see where you're coming from, there is a fundamental difference between characterizing a person and characterizing a concept; one is definitely a personal attack and the other is not.
Of course if the sum total of a response is "that's moronic", then likely the respondent hasn't spent much time considering the concept and is reacting from a cultural or political dogma rather than a reasoned position.
On the other hand, some things are just stupid. Pretty much anything said by a celebrity, for example.
"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics."
- Benjamin Disraeli
Still, I prefer to get straight to the point instead of beating around the bush. I don't mind some little offenses when this gets frustration out of the way and leads us to the actual problem. This really works well with the right people, but unfortunately most turn such things into personal wars.
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.
His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.