Anon on Libresco’s Conversion and My Blog
Firstly thanks for the compliments, you have great taste in blogs. I have noticed that my blog would greatly benefit from more back and forth with my readers. Tumblr’s short character limit on their own comments and the oddity of my blog in this environment are negatives but I’m not leaving. Also I’ve added Disqus but every now and then I get a message mentioning I should get it. What happens is for some reason or another I don’t stay signed in, maybe due to deleting my browsing history, but because of it’s limited use I simply don’t notice it’s missing. I just logged in again but for some reason it’s still not working, maybe it’s my theme. Anyway in order to correct lack of comments I think I’ll just start encouraging comments much more (that is if I can ever get Disqus working).
As far as Libresco’s conversion, until you brought it up I’d never heard of it—or even her at all!—because I mostly ignore the specifically atheist blogosphere. They mostly talk about current events while I’m more interested in the foundations of beliefs. They also seemingly love drama while I’m allergic to it. So I don’t know if reasonable people are avoiding it because I simply don’t pay close enough attention to know.
Her conversion, however, appears to be interesting. She appears to have valued virtue ethics so much that she molded her epistemology around it to derive a seemingly more sound basis for virtue ethics which resulted in Catholicism. This, I think, is a horrible mistake in reasoning. However, even ignoring this error, her conversion seems to be an explicit case of the importance of morality causing religious belief. More personally this is interesting because I’ve been thinking about shifting the focus of my blog even more towards philosophy and one of the very first items on that agenda is to clarify how much of a mistake it is to accept objective morality and how useless it is to do so anyway. Only if she had better taste in blogs, like you anon, and had waited a couple weeks perhaps she would have realized her error.