I am currently re-reading CoC, Leaving, and have just finished the chapter on the Malawi v. Mexico situation. A question that keeps popping into my mind is this:
Assuming they all are still true believers in the overall doctrine and rightness of the Borg, and assuming there are a good number of non-unanimous votes in the GB meetings there is a chance that at least one of the members is on the side of the losing vote more often than the others. If such a guy exists, does HE believe the GB - as a body - is directed by holy spirit? Or does he think HE is and the rest of the guys are full of crap?
I know how I would feel being in a group whose decisions often ran counter to my vote. I wonder whether there is a brother or two there who personally doubts the group based on something personal like being on the losing end of too many voting decisions.
I guess my view is that there could very well be a doubter among them but for no doctrinal reason whatsoever. He may be an idealist who votes his conscience all the time while the others - even if they agree with his stance on an issue - err on the side of organizational pragmatism, making him look like an outlier on many occasions.
If a guy like that exists on the body he is bound to start doubting SOMEthing, either his qualifications for membership on the GB or the qualifications of his peers.