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Belief identity is a person's sense of self brought about by their affiliation with a certain belief or belief system. It denotes a person's formation of part of their identity as conveyed through a set of doctrines they believe in or a set of practices and rituals they participate in, oftentimes organised into a religion or philosophy. One's belief identity may also be formed by what a person does not believe in or in what they deny the reality of; this forms what is called a non-belief identity.
Belief identity is considered a core quality of a human being and a crucial part of a person's overall sense of identity. Belief identity therefore stands alongside other aspects of a person's identity, such as their gender identity, sexual identity, national identity, or their identity as based on race, locality, social class, generation or culture.
One's belief identity is likely to fluctuate in its intensity throughout life. Freedom of religion or belief was established in order to protect a person's right to choose the belief identity they so wish and recognition of religion or belief is established to promote the right of a person to have their belief identity recognised in law by the state and to have this identity respected, though not without criticism directed towards the identity.