"Somehow, in my willingness to enter into public discussions with you, I’ve mistakenly led you to believe that I have a stake of some sort in your approval, when nothing could be further from the truth. As the saying goes, my self-worth is completely unrelated to your opinion of me, and I’ve worked far too hard for far too many years, and have far too much left to do, to jump through hoops in the hope of proving something you’ve staked your reputations on mocking. Whatever your opinions, you’re certainly entitled to them, as I’m entitled to mine. The only power that I answer to is God and the Christ Consciousness and beyond that there is no one else I’m accountable to"
That kinda rings true for a lot of things in life.