You just don't get it, do you Woodchips!?
You say "the original story had plenty of words but very little substance to it" and the story was as a "hypothetical situation" and "just sentimental crap".
If you would follow the link to the site that Basilisk provided, you would find that it was reported to be a true story. The substance was real human flesh, blood and empathy.
WayneL says in response to your 2nd post "Fair points WC,
But unfortunately tainted with the ad hominem non-sequitur. It would be good if you can make your case without the same."
WayneL, I beg to differ that it is a fair point in any way. That would be a contridiction of terms... like half pregnant, because as you later rightly say it is tainted with ad hominem non-sequitur.
Main Entry: ad ho·mi·nem
Pronunciation: (')ad-'hä-m&-"nem, -n&m
Etymology: New Latin, literally, to the person
1 : appealing to feelings or prejudices rather than intellect
2 : marked by or being an attack on an opponent's character rather than by an answer to the contentions made
Main Entry: non se·qui·tur
Pronunciation: 'nän-'se-kw&-t&r also -"tur
Etymology: Latin, it does not follow
1 : an inference that does not follow from the premises; specifically : a fallacy resulting from a simple conversion of a universal affirmative proposition or from the transposition of a condition and its consequent
2 : a statement (as a response) that does not follow logically from or is not clearly related to anything previously said
Woodchips! Your hypocrisy [a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings] and sarcasm [ implies an intentional inflicting of pain by deriding, taunting, or ridiculing] is evident everywhere, because as you demonstrate (despite what you say)... your inner self has spoken (impulsively) to delete and criticise that which you say you support, and see's you as of inferior piety and morality.
Main Entry: ho·li·er-than-thou
: marked by an air of superior piety or morality
Woodchips, you start out with this sarcastic bit "...but please oh please don't impose your 'holier than thou' stuff on the rest of us."
Woodchips you now say you refer "solely to the way the topic was presented"... but that clearly contradicts your first post where you were clearly sarcastic of the content. "Can you imagine having to regularly mull over these overly sentimental emails and be reminded of all of the less fortunate people in the world on a daily basis? What a terrible thought .", plus the aforementioned charming sarcasism; "hypothetical situation" and "just sentimental crap".
And then there is this charming piece of hypocrisy Woodchips in your own words... "My life is stressful enough, I'll take the crude jokes any day." So what chance do you really have to tolerate handicaped people in your face at home or work all day every day?
See the hypocrisy woodchips... these people are in the world working beside or depending on someone everyday... good thing no handicaped people work with or depend on you. You might make a token jesture of appreciation for a moment, but the fact is you cannot tolerate a harmless email that wasn't even directed to you personally,but prefer a crude joke any day. If that's not disrespectful to handicaped people I don't know what is.
Woodchips, this story was posted on a public forum, not your personal email. You didn't have to click on it, and you didn't have to read it... but you did, and you certainly didn't have to respond to it... but you couldn't resist, tainted with ad hominem non-sequitur (as wayneL so eloquontely put it). and that is not just disrespectful to handicapped people, but an empathetic society generally.