---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <fleetwood_macncheese@...> wrote :
Do you consider it compassionate, to encourage him passively, in the direction of his delusions? I don't. Barry is one sick monkey. The most compassionate thing I can do for Barry, is be myself. I don't know what me showing him compassion, looks like to you, Share. This IS an open forum, where we choose to read what we want to. He is easily able to not read what I write. I find him borderline crazy, and socially maladjusted, and I don't mind saying so. Barry is not asking for pity, nor showing any sort of normal social interaction here, and I happily share my reaction to that. He is an infinite being, as am I, and a few well chosen words in his direction are very helpful for him, imo. Consider me his long absent voices, of reason, conscience, and love. Beautiful and insightful answer Fleet. You are one reason I stick around. You are smart, interesting, can engage in a conversation without getting defensive, rude or lose the thread. You have a brilliant sense of humour and you say it like it is. No one pushes you around yet you are willing, in a moment, to engage peacefully with someone who, a post before, you might have had "words" with. In a word, you seem very, very balanced and I like it. This idea of showing bawee "compassion" when he spends every single post mocking and lying about others is like saying let the rabid dog run loose and continue to bite people because the poor thing is sick and can't help itself. You aren't doing that dog any favors and you certainly aren't showing any sense of self-preservation when that dog continues to slobber and rip your face off. bawee may be troubled but no amount of allowing him to abuse others here is gonna fix him.