IMO, you owe Dr. Rita a sincere apology.
The late Dr. Stan Russell (1926-2012) was a personal friend, a business associate, an Esalen Institute pioneer, a skilled Ericksonian hypnotherapist, a systems theorist, and a Huna coach in rapid personal growth. As such, Stan used to ask:
“How can you tell whether people value themselves and how they treat themselves inwardy?” His answer was, “By noticing how they communicate with others.”
Many people say the opposite of what they truly mean as a ‘clever’ communication tactic. In effect, though, this often is a disguised expression of judgment and hostility using a sardonic tone. Such covert methods of discharging unacknowledged, low-level anger –for which a person denies personal accountability or ownership– are insidious. Although some English-speaking cultures (e.g, Australia, Canada, Ireland & England where I lived for more than a decade) genuinely value ‘dry wit’ and irony, these are different. In effect, they are more like a humor ‘art form’ without the toxic undercurrent of hidden anger.
Are you absolutely certain that you are "comfortable with" your beliefs, MJ? This is a rhetorical question, no reply is necessary.