Originally Posted by asdfasdf32
I'm only asking because I think it gives off an incorrect connotation to merely say "I don't believe in leprechauns". It's giving implicit credence to the notion that they might exist that doesn't happen when you say "Leprechauns don't exist".
I know you maybe want to talk and deal with this on a philosophical/logic level or whatever....but my understanding was we say 'I believe' because we know that not everyone believes that way, not because we don't think its a fact. Kinda being polite.