I've been staring and frowning at everything I said in that thread, Nick... and I don't think I said anything that opposes what I've said here. I see the two things being discussed as different issues, actually. I'm trying to understand, so if you could draw me the parallel, I would be grateful, because I'm not getting it.
This was your question:
What a person believes influences behaviour but what a person believes does not define his or her character.
This was my response:
I'm not sure.
What you choose to believe might indeed define your character. What you choose to focus on, at least. However, a group you belong to - if you do belong to one - might not define your character, because you might think, believe and act differently than others in your group.
I can't see the connection between that and what we discussed here. Please help :)