Neil C. Reinhardt Shows His True Colors

When someone sends me spam, I figure the information sent to me is fair game. Remember the guy who sent me the email about noni juice? I blogged about it twice: (here and here).

In the second post, I went through his email line by line and stated the logical fallacy. I made no personal attacks (except one, I'm only human after all). When I published the post, I removed his name. I wasn't trying to attack the spammer personally. I just thought it was an excellent exercise for us.

What I didn't do, is write back to the guy. As I said, it seemed like spam, and I didn't want to get into it with him. I figured I'd never hear from him again. I heard from him 5 times this evening. Oh, lucky me, I just got another one from him. That makes 6.

When he sent the first ones, he apparently hadn't seen the articles. In the first email of the evening he wrote:

"P.S. FYI The odds of you ever knowing, and/or ever meeting, anyone who is MORE truthful than I am is zero!"

To which I replied, "In my experience when someone starts out saying how [insert noble quality such as honesty, fidelity, etc. here] they usually prove to be either self-delusional or outright liars."

He didn't like that. He said later that my experience was limited. Which I have to say, he's right. My data pool is not immense. But it's a good rule of thumb in my experience. When someone tells me, "I'm so honest, I'm so faithful, I never lie, I'll always do this behavior" I will remember that. It's usually a huge red flag that they will fail in that exact respect sooner rather than later.

I'm not a psychologist but it seems to me that that there are two things going on. Either you're lying to yourself when you say such a thing, or you're lying to whoever you say it to. Or some combination thereof.

Anyway, I started to reply to this guy's email. I wanted to make it very clear that I didn't want his juice and I didn't want to argue with him. The way he talked about James Randi was another red flag I should have heeded.

He sent a long email of glowing reviews from other people. (I gather he is on a forum or something). This is anecdotal and irrelevant to me.

Another email was vague and I have no idea what it was about.

Then the kicker. Obviously he visited HDC. If you don't want to read strong language, skip this. It's exactly as he sent it in its entirety. Notice I do not do the courtesy of removing his name this time:

HERE WITCH**

HAVE THE GUTS TO PRINT MY FULL REPLY AND MY NAME IN YOUR BLOG?

** (I DO NOT USE THE "B{" WORD AS I HAVE NO DESIRE TO INSULT DOGS,
THEY ARE MANY MANY TIMES BETTER THAN YOU WILL EVER BE!)

YOU ARE NOT ONLY COWARD AS YOU ATTACK & INSULT ME WHILE HIDING BEHIND A
SCREEN HAME, YOUR SO DOING ALSO PROVES
YOU HAVE NEITHER HONOR OR INTEGRITY!

YOU ARE ALSO A LIAR AS I DID NOT TRY TO SELL YOU NONI JUICE, WHAT I
ATTEMPTED TO DO WAS TO OPEN YOUR MIND. IT SEEMS DOING SO IS IMPOSSIBLE!

HERE IS SOME TRUTH FOR YOU!

YOU ARE A STUPID, CLOSED MINDED CUNT WHO WOULD NOT KNOW WHAT A FACT IS
WHERE IT A VERY SHARP POINTED CACTUS SHOVED UP YOUR IGNORANT ASS!

A RETARD WHO IS TOO STUPID TO DO SUFFICIENT RESEARCH OR EVEN TAKE THE
TIME TO PROVE IF NONI WORKS OR NOT!

THE ONLY THING WHICH SURPASSES YOUR INFINITE IGNORANCE OF THE WORLD,
NONI JUICE, LOGIC AND/OR RATIONAL THOUGHT IS YOUR ASTRONOMICAL ARROGANCE
YOU EVEN HAVE THE SLIGHTEST CLUE!

AND CHILD, YOU DO NOT!

YOU ARE AN ILLOGICAL, IRRATIONAL AND UNINFORMED TROGLODYE WHO PROVES
THAT IF IGNORANCE REALLY IS BLISS, YOU MUST BE LIVING IN A CONSTANT
STATE OF ECSTASY!

NEIL C. REINHARDT

AN 75 YEAR OLD AGNOSTIC ATHEIST ACTIVIST AND A VET WHO SERVED IN THE
101ST AIRBORNE!

So I replied: "Ah, I see you found the article. Well, now I see your true colors, Neil. Well, have a nice day, and kindly peddle your wares elsewhere. Happy Holidays!

And his lovely reply was:
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN "PEDDLING AND PROVING USEFUL INFORMATION

WHAT A RETARD YOU ARE

Should I name the logical fallacies? How many times can I write Ad Hominem in one article?

How threatening and hateful! Butch was kind enough to point out that there were clerks that served in the 101st Airborne too. I thought that was very helpful.

If you click his name above it will take you to a site that is by atheists who don't seem to care for Neil. This is on their home page:

"While Mr. Reinhardt uses his right to free speech, and deservedly so, it has become clear to many people who helped put together this archive and watch-list of Reinhardtisms that above all else, Mr. Reinhardt is a provocateur who craves attention, any attention. We hope that the attention he now receives through our site will satisfy him endlessly and perhaps keep him active without having to resort to his spam-like behavior on many other sites on the internet.

Unfortunately for Mr. Reinhardt, this site is the result of many atheists (and religious people also) who consider Mr. Reinhardt to be a bad example. We, as fellow atheists, wish to make clear that Mr. Neil Reinhardt does not speak for all of us even though he often perpetuates the perception that he speaks for all of us. We do not like the bad example he sets and the reputation he brings to the millions of atheists in the world. Unless, of course, that is his intention as an agent provocateur."

What a nice old man, Bless His Heart!

13 comments:

  1. What a douche. Felony or not, if he ever crosses my path I will throw him an Old Testament-style beating.

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  2. Dear Mr. Reinhardt,

    Thank you for your service to the country in the 101st Airborne.

    In the future, please keep your tone civil and leave out the insults and personal attacks if you want to be taken seriously. This would be a good rule of thumb to follow in any sort of conversation, whether about atheism or noni juice.

    Sincerely,

    Edmund Metheny

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  3. Wow. That's a seriously disturbed, deluded individual.

    Your "red flags" were spot on, Neece.

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  4. Thanks, My Love. I can always count on you to have my back and protect my honor. :)

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  5. Thanks Dan. Sometimes you have to trust your gut.

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  6. Neil just started in on me tonight. He's off his rocker. I'll post his email soon.

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  7. Oh jeez, have fun with him. That guy is crazy! :P

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  8. What a treasure trove of information on Neil. I did a quick google on him after he left a odd off topic comment on my blog- wondering whether he was a spammer or a troll. I guess the answer is both.
    I guess I'll have some fun with him then....

    Thanks!

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  9. Thank you very much for posting this. I received two e-mails from Neil the other day, read them, rolled my eyes, and bounced them.
    Now he has found one of my blogs, and in the comments moderation section, he is getting agitated and angry because he says that I provide my contact information and it does not work (all in caps).

    I was feeling a bit stalked out of the blue by a total stranger, who seemed a bit "off", so my husband decided to look him up and found your blog.

    Just wanted to say, first off, thank you again for posting this - I was feeling a little bit singled out for no apparent reason, second, we are so glad we found your blog - you are hysterical, fun and reasonable all at once, and third - it's possible that Neil is actually my mother, and if this turns out to be true, my apologies to all for the harassment. :)

    Best,

    KMJ

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  10. Every time this nutter starts in with the emails I ask to meet him in person. For some reason he never accepts. He only lives a few miles from me. Every time I see a broken down old man I think of Neil.

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  11. Quark (now with flavor and charm!)March 20, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Neece:

    Neil Reinhardt has somehow gotten into an email political discussion group to which I belong; and to the best of my knowledge he is the ONLY person who has ever managed to alienate BOTH the liberals and the conservatives, the religious and the non-religious people!

    My best guess is that Neil has vascular dementia and it is making him particularly aggressive. I can say this after watching my father's progression with vascular dementia. I learned that if a person was sweet-natured during life, they become even nicer; but if the person was hostile and aggressive during life they become even more so through the progression of the disease. My father was a manipulative SOB and he made the last two years of his life a living hell for my sister and me. I see a LOT of the same behaviors in Neil; and given that he's in his late 70s I'd be willing to be dollars to doughnuts Neil is going through vascular dementia -- probably augmented by untreated alcoholism (which he's admitted to), as well.

    Hope this helps. I can tell with 100 percent assurance Neil's responses to you are because of NOTHING you did.

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  12. WOW this guy Neil C. Reinhardt is a piece of work.

    On a dating page of Facebook he became irate to say the least. I did some research on him to see what his issue was and he appears to now be an 80 year old miserable man.
    Here is the page I a referring to if anyone is bored to tears and wants to watch him in action.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1651090518494221/permalink/1651202431816363/

    In the end I left him with this final message below.
    __________________________________________________________
    I figured you would respond this way. You are becoming predictable and boring. Even Mindy said you were boring and I now have to agree.

    In my estimation you seriously need to seek help. I am no Psychiatrist or Psychologist, but it is evident to me and others on this page that you clearly are suffering from some sort of mental illness. Arguing with you is fruitless and at this point counterproductive. In fact I am not really arguing with you at all anymore. I now have a genuine concern about your metal state as I have researched you and found that you have a history of this abhorrent behavior that you have exhibited here.

    I will no longer reveal your history and I will not post anymore on your page. Anyone can search google for you and find your pattern of behavior is that of a bully. Even I exhibited some of that behavior myself on this very page. For that I am sorry.

    I hope you find peace in your life and maybe you can one day enjoy life as I do. I enjoy social media and I am also an atheist as you are. I however do not go around blasting people for their beliefs as you do. Perhaps you have had something effect you dearly and it has caused you to lash out at others. However there is no excuse for your behavior and I simply called you on it.

    Lexie Chestnut is a friend, a fellow Atheist and a great girl. She is only 14 so I look out for her and perhaps I went after you a little harder then I should have.

    You appear to have had a great life and made many accomplishments. I would only hope that instead of spreading hate like you do that at some point you can accept people for who they are even if their views differ from yours. I find it difficult myself at times but I do get along with a great variety of people who are religious, old, young, and of varying intelligence.

    If you are as smart or intelligent as you claim you should understand that I am reaching out to you in the hopes that you will seek a different path, a different way of expressing yourself.

    I hope you have a wonderful and safe thanksgiving.

    Best Regards,
    Mike Turber

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