I don't believe you're referring to me, but I'd like to say that I have seen some of what you are describing however most of the time, when they "sound" educated, they are. Just because someone has a specific belief that doesn't agree with others, it doesn't make them unintelligent. It's merely a different perspective that you may not be used to. You must understand that there are sooo many paths and beliefs that has magick at its core. I've noticed that people tend to be more "liked" when they are speaking from a perspective that can please all paths. But as soon as a path orientated "fact" is boldly stated, feathers and fur starts flying. Since magick does need firm belief, telling them to lighten up because you don't agree with them is a lost cause.
I specifically try to write in a way that would be understandable and accepting to as many paths as possible, but I do this purposely. I am a writer, and writers have an affinity for altering writing styles and perspectives in order to reach their reader. Not everyone is willing to go through the trouble of breaking down a subject in such a way.
I am getting a little annoyed by the consistent posts complaining about this site. If you have a complaint, mail a moderator. Insulting the few that still try to help regardless if it is criticism or encouragement, is not going to help the site's degradation. The total bullheaded ignorance by many "newbie" members is enough to make anyone experienced want to throw in the towel. Do you realize how many times members here have taken the time to explain something carefully and kindly just to be ignored? We have a search bar and people still repeat questions weekly! Sometimes daily! Do you expect the serious members to continue dishing out the same lengthy explainations to spoonfeed people?
I personally only post lengthy responses to questions that cannot be simply searched or researched or ones that personally interest me.
It is not the "arrogant" fed up members or the "fluffies" OR the "bullies". The reason this site is deteriorating is because of idiots who want to be spoonfed just to respond with "nuh uh" or they just smile and nod with wind whistling through their ears! If you don't like the response to questions, don't ask for information. Pick up the spoon and start feeding yourself. RESEARCH!
Feverish, that last paragraph is not directed at you. It's just me venting because everyone else seems to be. Now I have my turn.