- I went to the pictures last Tuesday but I don't believe that I did.
- It is raining and I don't believe it.
Now, consider the case of Julie Boonstra, who has "learned that Obamacare won't kill her but refuses to believe it." More precisely, Boonstra has learned that her new health care plan is actually cheaper than her old plan, but she refuses to believe that.
Is it absurd in the same way that (1) and (2) seem absurd, then, for one to say "I have learned that p but I don't believe that p"?