People are often accused of believing certain things just because of the way they have been raised: "You only believe that because you're American," or "You wouldn't think that way if you were a Muslim." Charges such as these are meant to sting – not just emotionally but also epistemically: the revelation that one's belief is based on this sort of reason is meant to undermine one's confidence in that belief. But should it? Can people ever be justified in believing something once they realize that they believe it only because they were raised to believe it? Is it ever acceptable to hold onto the beliefs one has inherited?
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