Reasons for Belief

21 Feb 2012 · 5 min read

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We often seem to assume that people say things, and come to believe them, because they are true.

It seems to me, though, that people take up beliefs for a whole host of reasons, and the likely truth or falsehood of these statements is often the least of the motivating factors at work.

Here then, are the multifarious reasons why people may choose to believe something.

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