Just wanted to add, there is no assuming when it comes to faith. It’s 100% illogical, and you have no reason whatsoever to have faith in things you cannot falsify. Hinging your faith on you beliefs is a slippery slope.
So, you can’t choose what you believe, but you can choose to have faith or not. Choose to have faith in something, then see what happens. Don’t expect to gather any empirical, repeatable evidence though, if God himself comes to you in a burning shrubbery, then it’ll be for you only, and you can now add that to your belief kitty. But it won’t do anyone else any good. And the faith needs to come before the belief.
No cites, just my informed conclusion. I was raised in a very Christian household, and have been involved in a church all my life. No burning shrubbery yet. :dubious: