My mother and I were talking about how many misconceptions we both face about our faiths (she's JW, I'm a Pagan Witch). And she was telling me that some of the JWs she goes door to door with said they were uncomfortable talking to Pagan. She said she's more uncomfortable talking to other Christians because Christians tend to "write her off" faster than Pagans do...
I said I believe that's because many Christians hear the myths about JWs and believe them. And Pagans understand that, we they tend to be a little more open minded - even if they have even less of a chance of converting...
But the entire conversation got me to wonder why so many people prefer to believe misconceptions rather than simply looking in to things themselves. Now, I won't say I've never done this, but I sure try not to, which is why I study all types of religion and not just my own.
But why do YOU think people believe this stuff? Is it simply easier to believe they are right if they have a list of reasons as to why others are wrong - even if that list isn't true? Or do you think it's something else?
Answer by Anonymous at 9:38 PM on May. 16, 2011 (hidden) + expand
Answer by Jademom07 at 9:41 PM on May. 16, 2011
Answer by sahmamax2 at 9:43 PM on May. 16, 2011
I think it's because people who live happily following other beliefs shakes their own faith.
Answer by beeky at 9:44 PM on May. 16, 2011
Answer by jujubean1979200 at 9:47 PM on May. 16, 2011
Answer by gmasboy at 9:50 PM on May. 16, 2011
Sometimes I think it is because of what pp have listed. I also think that you can not be well educated on everything. There is to much information in the world so we all tend to look more into things that interest us more. I look into religion and civil rights because that is of intrest to me, but I am ignorant as hell about cars and electronic repairs (among other things). So I take what my friends and family tell me about those things at face value so I can spend my time learning other things or do other things.
Answer by Alanaplus3 at 9:57 PM on May. 16, 2011
Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 10:00 PM on May. 16, 2011