it seems like you would like to walk right up to the ineluctable conclusion, and then shirk it due to peer pressure. but, though i follow your argument about the rescue philosphy, i think you have walked down a road argumentatively that does not admit easy exit.
i would give you mad credit though for answering the hard question rather than responding to my editorial comment. do you have BT and MB on split-screen? if so, check out the MB post where the dude says, "if I guy walks up on water..." little bit of freudian slip there? oh, and that wasn't me!