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belief : (a) a state or habit of mind in which trust or confidence is placed in some person or thing (b) something that is accepted, considered to be true, or held as an opinion (c) conviction of the truth of some statement or the reality of some being or phenomenon especially when based on examination of evidence — Webster
Belief is the state of mind in which a person thinks something to be the case, with or without there being empirical evidence to prove that something is the case with factual certainty. Another way of defining belief sees it as a mental representation of an attitude positively oriented towards the likelihood of something being true.
In epistemology, philosophers use the term “belief” to refer to personal attitudes associated with true or false ideas and concepts. However, “belief” does not require active introspection and circumspection. For example, we never ponder whether or not the sun will rise. We simply assume the sun will rise. — Wikipedia
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by CNN Religion Editor on January 5, 2015 at 9:19 pm
Dear Readers, We hope you’ve enjoyed reading this blog as much as we’ve enjoyed reporting and writing it, but it’s time for the next stage in Belief’s evolution. Like the rest of our colleagues at CNN, we’re “going there” … to a spiffy new home: http://www.cnn.com/specials/belief. The new site will have the same insightful analysis […]
Jerusalem terror attack 'strikes at soul' of Jews...
by The Editors on November 19, 2014 at 7:47 pm
By Daniel Burke, CNN Belief Blog Editor (CNN) - Books, filled with prayers for peace, splattered with blood. Sacred vestments shredded by bullets and knives. Lifeless bodies in the sanctuary. The rabbis had gathered to ask God to bestow blessings upon their troubled land. Their prayers were interrupted by two men wielding butcher knives and […]
Church: Mormon founder Joseph Smith wed 40 wives
by The Editors on November 11, 2014 at 7:35 pm
By Daniel Burke, CNN Belief Blog Editor (CNN) - The founder of the Mormon church, Joseph Smith, wed as many as 40 wives, including some who were already married and one as young as 14 years old, the church acknowledged in a surprising new essay. Smith's marital history had been the subject of frequent historical […]
How Brittany Maynard forced us to look at death
by The Editors on November 7, 2014 at 6:48 pm
By Daniel Burke, CNN Belief Blog Editor (CNN) - This country is changing rapidly, and at the very time modern medicine puts life-or-death decisions in our hands, organized religion has faded from the lives of many Americans. As the surgeon and writer Atul Gawande noted in The New York Times recently, our medical system, powerful […]
New Chicago archbishop ditches $14 million mansion
by The Editors on October 22, 2014 at 3:18 pm
By Daniel Burke, CNN Belief Blog Editor (CNN) - Chicago's new archbishop does not plan to live in the $14 million mansion that housed many of his predecessors but was seen by some Catholics as out of touch with Pope Francis' emphasis on simplicity. Instead, Archbishop Blase Cupich, a moderate in the mold of Francis, […]