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the cognitive process that leads to convictions

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(3) What is believed, and the believing, must both consist of present occurrences in the believer, no matter what may be the objective of the belief.
I come now to the question what constitutes believing, as opposed to the content believed.
Now, it seems clear that, since believing and considering have different effects if one produces bodily movements while the other does not, there must be some intrinsic difference between believing and considering*; for if they were precisely similar, their effects also would be precisely similar.
The state of mind in which we merely consider a proposition, without believing or disbelieving it, will then appear as a sophisticated product, the result of some rival force adding to the image-proposition a positive feeling which may be called suspense or non-belief--a feeling which may be compared to that of a man about to run a race waiting for the signal.
Suppose I am believing, by means of images, not words, that it will rain.
Thus James says: "Everyone knows the difference between imagining a thing and believing in its existence, between supposing a proposition and acquiescing in its truth...IN ITS INNER NATURE, BELIEF, OR THE SENSE OF REALITY, IS A SORT OF FEELING MORE ALLIED TO THE EMOTIONS THAN.
Yet reason tells me, that if numerous gradations from a perfect and complex eye to one very imperfect and simple, each grade being useful to its possessor, can be shown to exist; if further, the eye does vary ever so slightly, and the variations be inherited, which is certainly the case; and if any variation or modification in the organ be ever useful to an animal under changing conditions of life, then the difficulty of believing that a perfect and complex eye could be formed by natural selection, though insuperable by our imagination, can hardly be considered real.
With these facts, here far too briefly and imperfectly given, which show that there is much graduated diversity in the eyes of living crustaceans, and bearing in mind how small the number of living animals is in proportion to those which have become extinct, I can see no very great difficulty (not more than in the case of many other structures) in believing that natural selection has converted the simple apparatus of an optic nerve merely coated with pigment and invested by transparent membrane, into an optical instrument as perfect as is possessed by any member of the great Articulate class.
The SWS survey also found that 49 percent believe that Duterte has health problems, with 17 percent strongly believing, and 13 somewhat believing that he does.
Knowing is more powerful than believing. The 11th-century Rabbi Bachya ben Joseph ibn Paquda taught that we should periodically wrestle with our belief, not merely presume it (Chovot Halevavot, Sha'ar Hayichud, Chapter 3).
The research showed that Australians are more religious, with 68 percent believing in God or a universal spirit, and 50 percent saying religion is important or very important in their lives.
Words from the Latin credere have something to do with believing someone or something.
By faith we believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and in believing we know His life-changing resurrection power deep within our needy souls.
Flowers held on to her faith in God and never stopped believing in herself.
Those include saying their faith is very important in their life today; believing they have a personal responsibility to share their religious beliefs about Christ with non-Christians; believing that Satan exists; believing that eternal salvation is possible only through grace, not works; believing that Jesus Christ lived a sinless life on earth; asserting that the Bible is accurate in all that it teaches; and describing God as the all-knowing, all-powerful, perfect deity who created the universe and still rules it today."