Ask Yourself to be Moral on Irreligiosophy

I am happy to announce that I was recently interviewed about my book Ask Yourself to be Moral for the Irreligiosophy podcast. The interview is about an hour long, and covers my 2Q philosophy in general and a few examples of how it can be applied to specific moral topics.

For my readers who are not familiar with the podcast, it is very atheistic and the hosts are extremely irreverent toward religion. They also have no problem with making copious off-color and potentially offensive jokes. However, the philosophy being discussed is very real, and I did my best not to lower my standards of decency unnecessarily.

For those of you who are fans of the podcast and are reading this blog for the first time, I suggest that you read through some of the tracts I have prepared on various subjects in atheistic and moral philosophy. They should give you a good idea where I am coming from. If you have questions or would like to discuss some aspect of morality, religion, or atheism, please send me your thoughts via the site’s comment form and I’ll respond to as many of them as I can through this blog.

Posted on April 6, 2010 at 10:57 am by ideclare · Permalink
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  1. Written by Tom Rhoads
    on April 9, 2010 at 3:57 pm
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    I followed you here from the Irreligiosophy podcast. You were great!

  2. Written by ed42
    on April 15, 2010 at 5:59 pm
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    Dear iamanatheist,

    I also followed you here from Irreligiosophy. You were very patient with their brand of humor. It looks like I have a lot of catching up to do here, because this looks like it is chocked full of ‘wiseness’.

    I did read your “don’t ask/don’t tell” and appreciate the wisdom of such. However I would like to know what handle (besides ‘iamanatheist’) you might choose to go by so I can thank you by name (even if it is fake).

    • Written by ideclare
      on April 15, 2010 at 8:40 pm
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      Thanks for the nice comments! I go by “IDeclare” on this blog. If you need something that sounds more like a real name, you can call me “D”.

  3. Written by 601
    on August 30, 2010 at 5:46 am
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    I enjoyed your interview and thought you handled those two quite well. They have a special sense of humour, but I still laugh.

    Regards your Q2, I recall hearing about this idea first from Noam Chomsky on foreign policy.

    And for Q1, unfortunately Bob Altemeyer found that “authoritarian” personality types are quite comfortable with blatant contradiction.

    • Written by ideclare
      on August 30, 2010 at 8:43 am
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      Someone may be comfortable with blatant contradiction, but they are still demonstrably logically wrong.

      • Written by 601
        on August 30, 2010 at 3:47 pm
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        I concur, but it is tragic how popular it is to be at peace with cognitive dissonance.

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