Just How Much Should We Prioritize Truth Over Other Goods?

Just How Much Should We Prioritize Truth Over Other Goods? January 19, 2012

As I mentioned the other day, in part one of my four part interview with Bret Alan of Anything But Theist, we talked primarily about the different, conflicting attitudes among a range of different kinds of atheists and about how Nietzsche got under my skin enough to drastically accelerate my deconversion. I also discussed various kinds of Christian interlocutors one comes across, especially online. If you missed that installment (or didn’t have time to read it in full), you can catch up here. In that post I used several animal metaphors (as I am wont to do) as part of classifying different types of people. In a musing after the interview posted, Bret Alan addressed his own thoughts on how to find good animal metaphors for describing people.

In the second part of our interview, Bret asked me about Eric Steinhart’s recent guest posting about whether atheists worshipped truth. I gave my thoughts on that question and then posed hard questions about the relative value of truth against competing priorities.

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