While I think that gladius_veritatis (a.k.a Eamon Shea) is a very good poster and contributes great posts to this forum, he needs to stop going on tirades and trying to rip out the intestines of anyone who defies him. His outbursts are very extreme and sometimes unwarranted.
These outbursts have kept me from developing any sense of an "e-friendship" with him that I have with other posters like SS or Telesphorus or s2srea, etc.. His outbursts worry me and I have trouble trusting that he won't lash out at me if I say anything wrong.
I personally have had my sides dug in on these forums because of my outbursts (which aren't quite as extreme as gladius') and my general lack of patience with some of the members of cathinfo. This is evidenced by how my dislikes have been going up at a staggering rate (even though the amount of likes I actually have is a few times the amount of dislikes I have). There's also the fact that people here tend to misunderstand me because of the way I come across when I post. Perhaps people think I hate everyone or that I'm uncharitable or what not, but that's really not the case. External appearances don't prove anything.
So, what's the point of me saying that? Well, if Eamon can prove that his outbursts are just the result of a misunderstanding on the parts of others, perhaps I can try to understand, as I know how it feels. At the same time, the way he posts makes me wonder. Does he really mean some of the things that he's said here? I mean, it was only a few months ago he was posting his house address on these forums, being belligerent and asking Telesphorus to come to his house for who knows what reason (I'm sure it's not good). I want to give Eamon the benefit of the doubt, but there are times when I wonder if he's really being serious and means all of the nasty, belligerent things that we all know he has the capacity of saying to people.