Belief systems give us comfort in times of dismay and provide us light in moments of darkness. Stories, songs, morality plays and images memorialize Beliefs in forms beyond the mind.
What then, I wonder, happens to Beliefs when they become brittle?
By definition, Beliefs are required to be unbending and statutory, but we have all met broken people who have had their Belief system shattered.
How do Beliefs become brittle instead of unbendable?
Are broken Beliefs the result of a loss of faith?
Or does the Belief itself crumble without the active participation of the Believer?