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'''Observation of others.''' For example, if you view someone attempting and failing to walk on water, you may tend to believe that walking on water does not work, period. I suspect that Peter viewed Jesus walking on water, tried it, started to succeed, then remembered past observations and experiences which overwhelmed him, and fell in. '''Pessimism/cynicism''' For example, some people succeed at sales, others do not. The difference is eventual doubt or optimism as to whether a sale will be made. [[User:Userafw|Userafw]] 15:32, 14 September 2008 (EDT)
 
'''Observation of others.''' For example, if you view someone attempting and failing to walk on water, you may tend to believe that walking on water does not work, period. I suspect that Peter viewed Jesus walking on water, tried it, started to succeed, then remembered past observations and experiences which overwhelmed him, and fell in. '''Pessimism/cynicism''' For example, some people succeed at sales, others do not. The difference is eventual doubt or optimism as to whether a sale will be made. [[User:Userafw|Userafw]] 15:32, 14 September 2008 (EDT)
 
:Feed your faith, and your doubts will starve to death.  [[User:Sideways|Sideways]] 16:58, 14 September 2008 (EDT)
 
:Feed your faith, and your doubts will starve to death.  [[User:Sideways|Sideways]] 16:58, 14 September 2008 (EDT)
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:But it was illogical for Peter to reject the fact that he was walking, and instead place greater significance to his prior inability to walk.
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:I'm told that some blind people who, due to an operation, obtain their sight may actually have difficult believing they can see.  Again, this is illogical.--[[User:Aschlafly|Aschlafly]] 17:46, 14 September 2008 (EDT)

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Suggestion for some theories on why people doubt: Past (personal) experiences. If something did not work for some reason in the past, people tend to believe that it may not work in the future. For example, baby elephants are secured with chains, while adult elephants are secured with mere ropes. Also, the use of glass to keep a fish from eating another that works even when removed. Observation of others. For example, if you view someone attempting and failing to walk on water, you may tend to believe that walking on water does not work, period. I suspect that Peter viewed Jesus walking on water, tried it, started to succeed, then remembered past observations and experiences which overwhelmed him, and fell in. Pessimism/cynicism For example, some people succeed at sales, others do not. The difference is eventual doubt or optimism as to whether a sale will be made. Userafw 15:32, 14 September 2008 (EDT)

Feed your faith, and your doubts will starve to death. Sideways 16:58, 14 September 2008 (EDT)
But it was illogical for Peter to reject the fact that he was walking, and instead place greater significance to his prior inability to walk.
I'm told that some blind people who, due to an operation, obtain their sight may actually have difficult believing they can see. Again, this is illogical.--Aschlafly 17:46, 14 September 2008 (EDT)