What is the difference between true belief and religious belief?

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  • 8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Jesus says you shall 'know' the truth and the truth will set you free. So true belief is actual knowledge. Religious belief is mostly faith.

  • Snake
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    I'm not sure how you're defining "true belief" and "religious belief" but I'll give my definitions and answer:

    -true belief: I would define 'true belief' as a person's acceptance of a concept or idea to an extremely high degree.

    -religious belief: Similarly to 'true belief,' religious belief is a person's acceptance of a concept or idea to a high degree. However, the difference is that religious belief is likely to have been passed from one person to another. It's more specific. It may also include a ritualistic element by which the person actively practices this belief in some manner in unison with others.

    I don't know if that helps any... but there you go...

  • 8 years ago

    The definitions of the word 'belief' are:

    ▸ noun: any cognitive content held as true

    ▸ noun: a vague idea in which some confidence is placed


    'True belief' is when a person truly believes whatever it is that they believe.

    'Religious belief' is when a belief is related to religion, rather than something else.

    IF what you meant to ask a comparison of was between 'true TEACHINGS' & 'religious TEACHINGS', you need to re-post & reword your Question.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    True belief is based on real evidence. For example, I believe that the earth orbits the sun because that's what the evidence points to. Most religious belief has no real evidence and that's what defines the word faith.

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  • Power
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    You feel true belief. It could be seeing a performance. I am watching the American Idol show & they just had someone sing a song that must have been felt through every fiber of the audiences being. When you experience that everything is perfect in life.

    I think that can be a spiritual exerience. Religion has to do with some fat cat screwing people over.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    True belief - One that's internalized from something concrete, and that which any person is comfortable with adhering to....

    Religious belief - One that's 'pushed' on to you from scriptures or dictated by the religious leaders, with a great deal of 'conditions apply' (negative consequences) thrown in for the 'nonbelievers'........

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    I think true belief is how you feel about your spirituality, no one can tell you you're wrong about how u feel....religious belief is more of something that has been built and man made.....personally i would rather rely on my personal belief than religion any day

    Source(s): My own thoughts
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