New Age Spiritual Leader:<quoted text>
I have to agree with you on these points, as all are valid and DO play a role in one's belief.
Again, honesty is a key factor. Many of whom refuse to "dig" this deep and announce it - because it DOES affect their current belief in many different ways.
I can't be quite sure on this, but it seems to me honesty goes to conscience, the more dishonest one is, the more their conscience is dark. But the light shines through the darkness regardless of one's honesty.