If I didn't support her, why would I be engaged to marry her?
To be completely honest with you, I do not get the "joke" you're trying to convey. Could you attempt to explain it in terms that someone who is not mentally handicapped or personally biased against someone else could understand?
Yes. But honest people can still be honest and use tact. A lot of people go around being rude and call it "honesty." They need to grow up and learn how to say things without being offensive. That said, there's a lot of people who will get angry regardless of how civil and respectful you are.
That's not always the case, Quant. It will depend on the person you're speaking with. Personally, I find being civil and respectful always has better results, and trolls hate nothing more then a polite target that never lets his/her panties get in a bunch.
Also, sometimes not saying anything rather then being rude or adding to a situation that's already inflamed is a good call. There are times I find myself deciding not to add to something I know will only cause more drama, or I take it to someone whose authority and opinion is respected and will help to diffuse a situation that may have further gotten out of hand if I had added to it.
Actually, I've met a few who honestly acted this way quite some time ago here on dA. I had uploaded a stamp that had a rather controversial opinion and several thought that their opinions somehow put them above others and expected everyone to agree. It was rather silly and did nothing more then stroke their own egos.
yeah, I seen someone like that as well... science freak. And every time I saw a new comment from him, I kept thinking 'does he not understand that science is a theory not proven?' Well, must have stroked his ego... oh well, I know better now.
That's because too many people equate opposing opinions with disrespect or an attack on them personally.
I find a lot of people who think that debating or arguing something means fighting, or that it's always negative, as though it were impossible to have a civil debate without resorting to name calling, petty insults and such.
I also hate how people will accuse you of trolling if you disagree with them. "/ This irritates me to no end.