I recently said the above, and got some great responses. To clarify my position, I’d like to quote a story attributed to the Buddha (and other great teachers):
The Buddha was lecturing, and a listener continued to interrupt him with rude questions and insults. Finally, the Buddha addressed him directly.
“Sir,” he said. “If I offer you a gift, and you refuse to accept it, to whom does the gift belong?”
“Why, to you, naturally.” the man replied.
“Precisely. And if you offer me abuse, and I decline to accept it, to whom does the abuse then belong?”
And the man was speechless.