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Have you ever lived under obedience? This is often considered a prerequisite for holding command of e.g. a monastery.

Don't Believe You'll Self-Deceive

Wow. I love the flat-vs.-round elaboration of the map metaphor. I had never thought about it that way. My thoughts just got way more interesting. Thanks.

Don't Believe You'll Self-Deceive

I want it because it's beautiful, but I won't take it unless it's true.

Don't Believe You'll Self-Deceive

I'm a lifelong atheist trying to see my way clear to [one of the more serious branches of] Christianity. Eliezer's posts, especially, have helped me draw my map of the strengths and limitations of rationalism. I'm not here to troll, I'm here to learn.