I will explain the crux of the matter as I see it since I've butted myself into this dispute between you and Regi, what started everything down the path to eventual separation. Everything else is somehow derivative of one singular event. The singular event that started it all was a misunderstanding on *your* part regarding a post of Regi's.
Thank you for being who you are, for being a staunch defender of your convictions, for being such an interesting and entertaining "opponent" (only in ideas).
I posted that at 8:45am. The time is important.
At 8:46am Chris privately emailed me thanking me for the post. Unfortunately, he sent it to an old email address we used to use regularly, but which I seldom now check, and I did not see his email until today (a day later).
So, as far as we, Chris and I, were concerned, the debate was over, and we no longer had any intention or interest in prolonging it. We had put an end to it.[/quote]
Of course, if we were going to settle this the right way we'd ask Dr. Sciabarra to corroborate this. I have no reason to doubt that Regi was being perfectly honest when he states that he posted before seeing your post. Regi, up to that time, had always displayed much patience, sincerety, and benevolence, so I have no reason to think that he would suddenly become embittered over The Great Debate. That Regi may or may not have tried to explain this misunderstanding to you, only you and Regi know.