"and I sometimes seem to know more about their faiths (from an academic point of view) than many of the practitioners do"
You really seem to believe that. That's so sad.
"Often, I've pointed out the reasons they're doing something, or they history behind something, and they'll be like...oh....we've just always done it because our parents did."
If you know China as well as you think, you'd know that means "I'm being polite to your absurd rudeness"
"That's Un-American! I deserve the right to petition for laws restricting other people's behavior without any risk of being called to account for having done so!"
Wow, what a strawman. Gargle a cock (thats ad hominem)
" 32" 1080p LCD (with a native resolution 3x that) and sitting more than 6 feet away, I can still see the pixels."
In the sense you mean it, no. No you can't.
"Hey, I wouldn't be R&D head of a multinational company, considering I only have a GED, if I couldn't back up what I say with proof and results"
lol, no you're not, you might work in their IT dept
What's that company again?