Theories Of Faith Development : A Model To Assist Those In Faith Crisis in General Discussions Posted October 8, 2013 · Edited October 8, 2013 by TAO Not to put too fine a point on it, but behind all the citations of Wittgenstein is a variation on the old 70s idea: "If it feels good, do it." I dunno, I've never read Wittgenstein, sorry to say =/. (Just so you know ahead of time, me and mfb have somewhat different views, though similar, so we may not be consistent with each other) In any case, trusting anything takes an act of faith, and faith is a gut action. In other words, following your feelings. Think about it, why do you trust your friends? Because you've observed them? But do you know they will never do anything 'bad'? Not at all. You just trust your gut instinct. And (most likely) you won't be happy with yourself if you follow someone elses instinct, without consulting your own first. In other words, not 'if it feels good, do it', but rather 'if it feels right, do it'. That's a bit different from the 70s motto. Anyways... I don't think it is wrong to trust our feelings that fell right. After all, that's why we trust our senses. That's why we trust the spirit. Because it feels right. Others may use it to trust things we would not trust. But regardless, that's their choice to make. We can still disagree with them though, and act in our own interests, even if it contradicts theirs.' Meh... I dunno if I explained that well. =/. Tell me if I did an okay job.