What makes a belief sound, what makes a belief respect worthy? Is the value of a belief based upon its adherence to evidence, it's "truth-factor", it's use and the benefit to be gained by it...or both? Should beliefs with little to no basis in objective reality be given the same consideration as those which are clearly demonstrated to be true? Should non-fact-based and potentially harmful beliefs be granted the same respect and consideration as those which conform to reality and promote an obvious benefit? Is it rude to contradict the stated belief of another individual? Why is it taboo to do so?