Common sense seems to be underrated these days. Perhaps it can’t always be trusted, but common sense works for us the majority of the time. The times when it seems as if it has failed, are often times when we have believed something to be true without weighing it against our common sense. In those circumstances we can correct the original belief and then follow from there.
One such common mistake many people make is to believe without question or doubt the instruction given to them by a religious leader or a religious organization. Some might disagree, but one particular belief that now goes against my common sense is the belief that any one particular religion has a monopoly on The Divine — that their path is the only path, and all other roads lead to destruction.
Stone Three of Religious Recovery encourages everyone who partakes in the program to question everything. Religious Recovery especially suggests the need to question the ideas presented in their own literature. We are fallible and are prone to mistakes. But, if we believe nothing until we’ve tested it through our common sense, we will find our path clearer and easier to walk. Don’t be afraid to use the common sense test, but be very afraid if you choose to believe everything without question.
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