Is there any way that humans can develop a belief
without a feeling
being a part of its development and continuation? We're often told to think with our heads and not with our hearts....or vice versa....by a variety of people during our lifetimes, and for a variety of reasons. Consider what happens when we're serving on a jury. We're told by a judge to put all emotions aside, and to consider just the facts and how the evidence, or lack thereof, either supports those facts or not. Then we go out to a jury room to determine the fate of a fellow human being.
Yet, how many of us can really turn our feelings off and on? I try to always keep a cool head, and usually succeed quite well, but I can also be having a bad day and not be quite so successful in hiding my feelings. It's not a woman thing, either, I might add.....it's simply a HUMAN thing. We'd have to be like the Star Trek characters Spock and Data otherwise.