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Author Topic: Ideas vs. Beliefs  (Read 10792 times)
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« Reply #13: December 01, 2008, 07:22:55 am »

So, what, exactly, does that mean?  What's the difference between beliefs and ideas?

I always took it to mean sdomething like...

People hold on to practices and assertions, which they accept as sufficiently well founded to use without close consideration at each instance. Often, this repeated use without reconsideration or exploration leads people to forget the 'truths' about reality that were meant to be communicated. This can form chains such that people who have never investigated or known the 'truths' in the practices/assertions can pass them on without this context.

I'm not sure that it is restricted to religious beliefs though.

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