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The Vatican


13. Believing

Most people do not see their beliefs. Instead, their beliefs tell them what to see. This is the simple difference between clarity and confusion.

Matt Kahn

As already mentioned, belief rests neither on evidence nor on reason. Then on what does it rely? Why do people believe?

Here are a few considerations:

And also scientists can lose themselves in bizarre, unprovable hypotheses, such as, for example, the idea that the universe brought itself into existence as a simulation.

Religious faith has a number of main themes, such as belief in an individual soul that survives death, belief that life has some meaning, and belief in a Person or principle that brought about life and the universe. Let's start with the latter.