This question came to me after watching a nice debate between theist and atheist. In one of the atheist arguments, he ultimately based his atheism on the basis that we (should? It's not clear from his words) believe what is true, instead of what makes us feel good.
I'd like to question that statement and ask (epistemologically or theologically) do we really believe what is true? I know that in classic epistemology the first stage for claiming something as true is the belief (you have to believe in something first, then you go through all the rest of the epistemological steps), so it seems that the statement should be at least reverted - what is true is something we believe in (which then render the statement as at best unrelated to the debate, but moreover - it makes the theism/atheism discussion completely biased via personal belief system).
Going further, we can state that if what is true is something we believe in, we have no problem to claim that we can believe in something good, making the next statement to be: what is true is what we believe to be good. In other words we get the final statement - we can believe what is good, which may be claimed to be what is true.
I know I may have done some illogical steps here, so correct me if I'm wrong. But the point is, I'm questioning the claim that we believe what is true, and even further (can be separated) I can claim that even what we consider to be true is considered via our belief system.
[Note- I've considered mainly the epistemologically aspect of the question here, but the theological one would be much appreciated in the answers as well.]