We don’t actually believe anything blindly.
We believe whatever we’re convinced (deep down) is true.
But as soon as belief gets turned into the official standard, goal, or currency, we’ll do all we can to make ourselves believe (or act like we believe).
When that happens, what’s closest to blind belief is, ironically, considered a virtue.
Now, the authorities that make belief the standard are always practically intelligent enough to come along behind and give countless reasons why the belief can be justified.
If you think you’re supposed to believe something, there are usually lots of ways to defend and show why the belief can be seen as reasonable.
But will those defenses and reasons hold up if you’re not already committed to believing whatever it is?
Can we really choose what we believe?