What I "know" vs. What I "believe"
I knew alcoholism was a disease for a long time before I believed it was a disease. I knew that there was some sort of spiritual force in the universe -- God, for short -- before I really believed there was a God.
It's a strange and subtle thing, the dissonance between those two concepts: What I know to be true vs. what I believe to be true.
Is it best expressed as the difference between my head and my gut?
I guess what I "know" is rooted in logic, and "belief" is rooted in faith. Logic can take me very far, but it can't get me all the way to any kind of faith. It's a bridge that reaches almost from one shore to the other... but not quite.
To make it all the way over, to cross that last little distance, to make it from knowing to believing, I must leap.