Ooops, immediately after I published the previous post about Trust, my trickster Muse provided another thought: what about “blind trust”? I wasn’t exactly sure what the concept meant or involved so I googled it and found:
“. . . the refusal to even consider any evidence or argument that one should not be so trusting, or that one should qualify one’s trust. This type of unconditional trust often betrays gullibility or one’s lack of self-conception or resolute values.”1
” . . . [putting] faith in someone without regard to demonstrated reliability or trustworthiness.”2
And some synonyms: fanatical devotion, misguided loyalty, questionable faith, leap of faith–most of these have a somewhat negative connotation. And yet isn’t “blind trust” what we do regarding trust/belief in God/Source?
I don’t have any answers here. What do you think?
P.S. I apologize for the confusion involving two separate posts about Trust.
1 Syncerity Speaks, Exact source/article inaccessible.
2 “Trust and Betrayal” an article by Steven Stosny, Ph.D on the Psychology Today website