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Why are the deluded so often deeply attached to their delusions?

Before answering, please see John Ringland's answer to What is a self-reinforcing delusion? which explains the manner in which the term 'delusion' is used here.
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  • Circular reasoning which deludes them into believing that their crackpot thoughts are logical.
  • Superstitious thinking which helps correlates unrelated events to the things that they believe.
  • Their subconscious blocking thoughts from their conscious, giving themselves a security blanket by making them feel safer about the world.
  • All evidence supporting x being accounted for, and all evidence against x being ignored. Some people are narrow minded.

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