The Preference for Belief Consonance.

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      The article discusses the concept of people's preference for belief consonance. It explains why people care about what other people believe and why they repel others who have a different set of beliefs. It notes the role of preference for belief consonance especially in conflicts that involve religious issues. It cites factors that influence preference for belief consonance such as a person's desire to protect his identity, and frequent encounters with persons of opposing beliefs.