As a young man, I remember the statement Doubting Thomas was used a lot. In fact, I never really understood its meaning until I was an adult. A Doubting Thomas is someone who doubts most things. But why a Thomas? It goes back to the days of Biblical tales and the Apostle called Thomas. He refused to believe in the resurrection of Jesus.
So you have it, Thomas the Apostle was a doubter! As far back as I can remember, I have questioned everything. Why should I believe anything I’m told? Whether it’s on the news, in the papers or gossip, I question everything.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a conspiracy theorist. However, I’ve heard too many stories down the years that have caused people a lot of grief. As for gossip, count me out. However, I like to admit when I’m wrong and should not have been a Doubting Thomas.
There’s also self doubt and I’ve had a lot of that down the years. Am I good enough? Will I pass my driving test? I doubt I can sing in front of the crowd etc. Will this blog be any good?
I suppose doubt is like fear. We worry over things like going to the dentist then fill our heads with all sorts of ridiculous images. You doubt that you will overcome the fear. I’m getting all Carl Jung here and this is supposed to be a humorous blog!
It’s the same as when we argue. Sometimes, I haven’t a clue what is being argued. When I was younger, I’d get involved, but years later, experience has taught me to be quiet. In other words, “if in doubt, say nowt!”
Today’s post was inspired by the Daily Prompt Doubt