- Clarity - clear understanding of the concepts and practical consequences of the belief
- Reflection - after thorough review, you accept based on facts, not social pressures or emotions.
- Consistency - you can not also believe the opposite could be possible (don't know or are unsure)
- Consensus - consensus adds justification, whereas disagreement undermines it.
I find it interesting to try and take these conditions of belief, and running politics, religion, and ________ [you fill in the blank] through this filter. It becomes very interesting that because there is not consistency, then those on extreme ends of their beliefs start to employ various techniques to increase consensus, usually at the expense of the first three conditions.