And I only skimmed through your comments, sorry; I feel awfully embarrassed to look at people being chided, and I assumed you were doing just that to Will, although I saw that you weren't talking about a ban.

Thank you for your level headed reply! I understand the aversion to reading embarrassing interactions - I even struggle not to look away or cringe when I encounter such stimulus on TV.

For some reason chiding Will is something that almost seems like a category error, just not making sense as something to do, given the way he orients himself and respo... (read more)

On the other hand it feels natural for my remnant former-Christian self to chide Will according to Christian standards and doctrine, which are approximately shared between myself up through to my early twenties and Will as he professes now

Though I don't think you really have a lot of information there—I haven't talked much about any religious beliefs I may or may not have. For what it's worth I've shifted towards thinking the Catholics are pretty evil, just not for the reasons people always complain about, which are mostly reasons fabricated by Protesta... (read more)

This post is for sacrificing my credibility!

by Will_Newsome 1 min read2nd Jun 2012347 comments


Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Don't worry, there won't be future posts like this, so you don't have to delete my LessWrong account, and anyway I could make another, and another.

But since you've dared to read this far:

Credibility. Should you maximize it, or minimize it? Have I made an error?


Don't be shallow, don't just consider the obvious points. Consider that I've thought about this for many, many hours, and that you don't have any privileged information. Whence our disagreement, if one exists?