readiness to believe

See: credulity
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Although he accompanied Jesus to Bethany and witnessed how Jesus raised the dead Lazarus to life, this has not created in him any readiness to believe in Jesus' resurrection.
In the case of the drug killings, the call for justice, if there is any at all, is drowned out by an expressed readiness to believe that these executions are in fact a form of justice.
Believing a proposition involves a readiness to believe, and to act upon, the proposition's consequences.
It is thought he wanted to lampoon the public's readiness to believe claims about a cosmos packed with extraterrestrial life - but instead of getting the joke readers embraced these latest reports of alien worlds.
DAVID Cameron's readiness to believe foul-mouthed Andrew "plebs" Mitchell instead of the police who guard Downing Street is a depressing day for British politics.
It will be hard for those who are part of the confrontation to question the world's readiness to believe that the bolstering of democracy and the persistence of the war against terror cannot but attract support and assistance.
Irish National Hunt breeders, whose readiness to believe that an indifferent record as a Flat sire indicates inevitable success as a jumps sire was carried to its most absurd extreme yet by the employment of Turtle Island on a record 374 mares.
As that example reflects, Chomsky's rhetorical overkill is of a piece with his readiness to believe the worst about the impact of U.S.
Not least is our readiness to believe stories of atrocities abroad while refusing to accept that the same things might be happening here.
We are forced, for instance, to ask whether Newman's preference for vertiginous landscapes, his readiness to believe strange miracles, however extraordinary or poorly documented, and his view that we know less about animals than angels all - paradoxically point to someone closer to Hume than to Darwin, as scepticism generates a disordered world that needs its resolution elsewhere.
But if you were willing to believe that after Debatage and Irangate, you would have to confess to a readiness to believe anything.
In this new scam, it was-we regret to say this-Justice Secretary Leila de Lima's readiness to believe that, facing the possibility of death, Napoles was ready to bare all.

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