Here is the question...
1. Assume an individual engages in behaviors that are in conflict with their stated religious beliefs and they experience dissonance. What impact might this have on their beliefs? What might allow people to productively resolve that dissonance?
Dissonance is the lack of consistency; a conflict.
2. What impact might this have on their beliefs?
Dissonance between one's beliefs and behaviors could cause multiple issues. One might be questioning their beliefs. If there behaviors bring them happiness or satisfaction, they might not be receiving through religious beliefs (smoking), they would start to wonder how true ...
One paragraph about religious beliefs and they experience dissonance