unwillingness to believe

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Climate change might be the most obvious current instance, but, at its most noxious, skepticism results in an unwillingness to believe in others' suffering.
The retired captain is well known in the community, and reaction to his arrest reflects our unwillingness to believe that an authority figure could abuse children.
The unwillingness to believe the facts of chronic victimisation means that crime control, police training and criminal justice action are substantially misdirected.
Why this unwillingness to believe that Canadian public opinion might be an important consideration, not least to the Canadian government?
It is not God who delays our New Life, mainly it is our unwillingness to believe it is freely available for us.
Another former Israeli Intelligence official said Washington's unwillingness to believe the Israeli reports is basically political, having to do with the president's re-election campaign: "The Bush administration does not want to confront the Syrians, even though they are bad news and working all along with Saddam," he said.
There is also an unwillingness to believe the issue is as bad as it is.
3) The automobile industry's unwillingness to believe an American-made car should last more that 100,000 miles before some major problem arises
After reading his book, I continue to admire what he would call his "skeptical" but not "radically skeptical" disposition, or his unwillingness to believe that any ideology or conviction should be held on to with absolute certainty as to its authority, including his own skepticism.
Lagalla's unwillingness to believe Galileo's claims about the lunar observations -- like the famous refu sals of Guilio Libri and others even to look through the telescope--are many and complex.
Writes Arnold: "That we fail to associate writers like Lewis with these better known authors is at least in part due to our unwillingness to believe that such seriously conceived literature could arise from the forests and swamps on the outskirts of civilization.
Unfortunately, parents and physicians have been slow to accept the idea of immunization against this disease--perhaps because of the cost, unfounded fears about side effects, and an unwillingness to believe that hepatitis B is a real danger.