Originally Posted by almightywood
Argumentum ad Hominem (abusive and circumstantial): the fallacy of attacking the character or circumstances of an individual who is advancing a statement or an argument instead of trying to disprove the truth of the statement or the soundness of the argument. Often the argument is characterized simply as a personal attack.
The personal attack is also often termed an "ad personem argument": the statement or argument at issue is dropped from consideration or is ignored, and the locutor's character or circumstances are used to influence opinion.
The fallacy draws its appeal from the technique of "getting personal." The assumption is that what the locutor is saying is entirely or partially dictated by his character or special circumstances and so should be disregarded.
Notice it states the attack was the fallacy.
Okay, so yes you would be guilty of argumentum ad hominem for attacking me personally instead of addressing my statements. (thanks for giving me an academic term to back up my stance)
What was this intended to prove?
Do you instantly forget everything you type as soon as you hit the "Submit Reply" button? You were arguing that attacking a belief and attacking a person were one and the same, that is clearly not the case. Since your beliefs are not "you," when exactly did I attack you?