If you feel I am "condescending" and "talk down" to people, then that is an opinion you are entitled to hold. We are entitled to have opinion and those opinions be respected by others. We are not entitled to be in error of fact and that error be respected by others simply because we believe it to be correct. George Washington was the first president of The United States. I will not respect the view of someone who chooses to believe Abraham Lincoln was the first president of The United States. A belief would be "George Washington was a good president." A belief would be "George Washington was a bad president." "George Washington was the 44th President of The United States" would be an error in fact.