Do You Still Easily Believe Everything?

by minimus 20 Replies latest jw friends

  • minimus

    To be a Witness you had to accept whatever spiritual food was being dished out. Even if it didn’t make any sense, we were expected to believe.

    Now that we are out of the cult, do you find yourself a person who doesn’t just accept the status quo? Just because someone tells you something, do you tend to automatically question it, or do you revert to taking the course of least resistance?

  • stan livedeath
    stan livedeath

    because i find it less complicated to tell the truth--i tend to accept what people tell me as being true--unless its blatantly obviously false.

  • FedUpJW

    I have adopted the saying, "Trust, but verify." That has served me well, except when I was still running the JW treadmill, as they seem to believe whatever slop they are fed without question.

  • pistolpete

    Well with the past couple of years of experience, - looking to experts in their fields for direction, (Dr Fauci, NHI, World Health Organization, Biden, Justice Department, Fbi, The FAITHFUL SLAVE, etc)------I don't believe anything or anybody.

  • neat blue dog
    neat blue dog

    It's not a coincidence that so many ex-JWs here are conservative or libertarian.

  • road to nowhere
    road to nowhere

    I dont believe anything I hear and only half what I see

    Stan: I do tend to trust the better nature of people

  • minimus

    My BS meter is always in.

  • pistolpete

    do tend to trust the better nature of people

    Me personally I Know some people are not evil, but trusting the better nature of people can get you in serious trouble. All it takes is one second.

    NSFATV----violent video

  • zooooooo

    Do I easily believe everything? No. I don't think I ever did.

    When I was raised as a JW I came to believe 1914 as a significant date and 1919. Having accepted the faithful and discreet slave and that they were commissioned, appointed, etc. When I read something in the bible and saw it differently, I accepted that they were right and I must be wrong. I accepted the explanation on the basis of who they are according to that belief.

    I am the same person I always was. No. I don't easily believe everything, never have.

  • just fine
    just fine

    No. My BS meter is always on alert and I sometimes am probably not trusting enough of other people.

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