Originally Posted by Aquinus
No no no, that isn't what you said. You said that the people who believe it are retarded, not that that what they believe is retarded and that is what is inappropriate. You can say WTF as long as you like, but labeling people isn't going to help make your point across without potentially pissing someone off, and that is why I mentioned it.
I think he was trying
to say that what they believe is retarded. And, by extension, saying that says something disparaging about the analytical ability of said people; it's unavoidable. Either way, people who believe such things are not thinking as clearly and as rationally as they could be, regardless of whether they appear to be.
'Retarded' is a bit harsh, but then, this isn't a diplomatic forum.