Well, do you believe or don't you?
Have you the courage of your convictions? Many who have presumed to advise you on this thread clearly do not have the courage of theirs.
If you are a person of honesty and integrity, you will want the one you love to know as much about you as possible. You will wish to be as transparent
to them as a glass of water. You will want to share your deepest hopes, desires and beliefs. This is the nature of love.
Such extreme transparency is impossible, of course, for you or for anybody else. We all have things to hide - things we are ashamed of, or perhaps
cannot reveal for professional reasons. Still, if you are in love, you will regret this, and want to tell your loved one as much about yourself as you
So why are you afraid to tell your girlfriend about your beliefs?
Because she'll think I'm a nut and run screaming from me.
Well, what of it? If she's not prone to your kind of thinking today, she will not suddenly become susceptible to it tomorrow, or in a few months' or
years' time, no matter how much you try to indoctrinate or 'prepare' her. The espousal of marginal belief systems doesn't seem to have anything to
do with reality and truth; if it did, such belief systems would have no takers. On the contrary, such belief has everything to do with personality.
And personalities don't change very markedly in adulthood, except under the influence of drugs or extreme physical or psychological trauma. You're
not planning to drug, beat or brainwash her, are you?
What I am saying is, she will either accept your beliefs or she won't. In the first instance, congratulations - you've found a fellow-believer and I
expect the two of you will be very happy. In the second, well, she may be (i) an unusually mature, self-confident and tolerant person who is willing
to accept you for your other qualities in spite of your strange beliefs, (ii) an unusually naive person who thinks it does not matter and will accept
you anyway because she loves you madly, or (iii) a fairly normal and ordinary person who will, indeed, run like hell as soon as you spill the
In any case, what does it matter? If she accepts you either because or despite your beliefs, then all is well. If she flees you, then all is well,
too, because neither of you would have been happy with each other for very long.
Look: if you really loved this woman and thought of her as a potential life partner, you wouldn't want to hide anything
from her. The title of
your post would not have been 'Should I tell?' but 'How
should I tell?' As it stands, the title suggests you value your conspiracy theories
more than you do your girlfriend. Are they really so valuable?
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I've given your post a star for this:
I would start with Bush and his agenda, after all, that's real, and you're not going DIRECTLY into the fact the moon is manmade, or the fact
the tv can watch us back. Save THOSE for later.
Magnificent! What a depth of self-knowledge and psychological insight is contained in those few words. I salute you and wish you strength and ultimate
triumph in the struggle.