Jiddu Krishnamurti: The Constant Assertion of Belief

Constant Assertion of Belief
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"The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear."

- Jiddu Krishnamurti

Quote Source: The Only Revolution

Zaphod's picture
I agree but the questions is,

I agree but the questions is, a fear of what? I tend to believe that those who constantly assert their belief may actually have fear that they in fact don't really believe it.

Sammy Shazaam's picture
Or as Shakespeare would say,

Or as Shakespeare would say, "Thou dost protest too much" It is quite suspicious isn't it?

But as Zaphod said, fear of what? People forget that fear is a chemical reaction, more than an emotion. It doesn't need to make logical sense so much as we humans need to make logical sense out of it. Who knows what these people are afraid of... but my question is, who cares?

firebolt's picture
This is one of the more

This is one of the more famous quotes on here and it's one of my least favorites. It uses a "bully" tactic to dissuade people from religion by telling them that they are weak and scared which, if told enough times, they will believe that and then whoever tells them that, eventually becomes their superior. It's used quite frequently in submissive behavior sessions. (Don't ask me how I know that)

Zaphod's picture
But really, I am quite

But really, I am quite interested in how you know that (I have some ideas). See what I did there, I told you was interested rather than ask I think that deserve some sort of reward for following instruction.

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