I think this isn't the first RIP thread that ends up this way... Perhaps the reason for it is that for most people here Neil, or any such person, is a hero, but for some, like me, he isn't. Not in a way that I don't respect his achievement, regardless of my beliefs ( NOT claims), but in a way that I personally didn't grow up wishing it was me going to the moon and playing out the moon landing with my lego characters when I was a kid. It was never something that fascinated me much. Why post an opinion then, I'm sure you'll ask? Because this is a forum and the general idea of it is that people from all cultures and different ways of life can express themselves freely. This isn't some kind of Neil Armstrong memorial forum, but adventure game forum. I'm sure none of his family will read what Grim said and weep. It just really doesn't matter what I believe and if I knew it would be met with such hostility, I'd do something else instead.
I did not call him a fraud, I did not attempt to rewrite history. I'm sure he was a lovely, lovely man, who had a long and accomplished life, and for that fact alone he has my respect. I'm pretty sure that if me and Neil met and I said "Man, you didn't really go to moon and back, did you?" he would just smile and talk to me like a friend. He wouldn't spit in my face and release the hellhounds on me.
But, sorry, that's how I felt here.