'A major part of this important work is coming to understand what the people we are dealing with really do believe, and not pretending - often with them - that they believe what they don't believe at all. In a setting where a social premium has been placed upon believing certain things for the sake the sake of group solidarity, we must face the fact that human beings can honestly profess to believe what they do not believe. They may do this for so long that even they no longer know that they do not believe what they profess. But their actions will, of course, be in terms of what they actually believe.'
Dallas Willard, The Divine Conspiracy, p.337.