Hello Mithriel (and others)
Thank you, and I completely agree. Also thanks to others in this thread for the truly excellent link I did not know:
Title: A Response to Michael Sharpe
This is very well worth reading, in general, and in the context of this thread and discussion.
And as to being fair and reasonable or being satirical and sarcastic, especially with the Sharpes and Wesselys, I quote my favourite book from The Book:
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
-- Ecclesiastes 3. 1-8