He had assumed that I had assumed that he doesn't know about Michael Shermer.
It is clear at this point any sort of olive branch would be utterly wasted. A simple name reference was construed as an insult to his intelligence, by making DOUBLE assumptions. Who's being insulting now?
Clearly, an innocuous remark about the weather will likely be construed asinsulting his location or something.
Meanwhile, the compelling body of evidence that groups like 'Amway' are, in fact, totalitarian cults in disguise, continues to mount up. Your resident unquestioning 'Amway' adherent, Trivedi, has obviously been exposed to co-ordinated devious techniques of social, psychological and physical persuasion. These have shut down his critical and evaluative faculties without his fully-informed consent and given him the illusion that he has made free-choices.