Personal Beliefs: A Personal Analysis

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Beliefs are different for every individual. They may stem from a family heritage or the culture that the individual represents themselves with. An individual who based his life largely on his beliefs was Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi was an Indian activist, especially during the Indian independence movement against British rule. He had an ethos of a non-violent resistance, which proved him to be a highly influential leader. He lived by the state that your personal beliefs influence your being, from words, actions and your destiny. Whether religious or not, beliefs are a central part of our being.
Two of my personal beliefs are my life as a Christian and equal rights for women and men. These two beliefs influence how I live my life, as they give my
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They also give me a sense of meaning because I can always fall back onto my beliefs if I am faced with an issue that challenges my sense of self. This can be a struggle though to administer to both of my beliefs, as many people believe that Christianity and Feminism should not mix, but it is important to realise that my Christian faith comes first, then my passion for equality, but through my Christian faith fuels my desire for equality, as men and women are equal in the eyes of God, but just not in the eyes of society.
The way I live my life often reflects my personal beliefs. Being a Christian, I show my belief by going to Church, leading youth groups and children’s ministries. Through this, I show people that I am dedicating my life to Christ by giving up my time to serve him. Other ways such as taking into consideration what I say and showing Christian values, like loving my neighbour and honouring
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Being a Christian, I know the Godly ways to live my life and I know what is wise and not wise for me to be doing. The main way for us Christians to know what God’s best interest is to look at the book directly authored by his word, the Bible. Throughout the Bible, there are many different times in which the words speak of commandments and laws. The 10 Commandments is the most common form of laws which were given to Israel after the exodus from Egypt. Through these commandments, I have a direction in how I should live my life which would be pleasing for God, but still appreciating the fact that I have sinner and have obeyed the law of God and therefore need salvation through Jesus Christ. Again, feminism works slightly differently than Christianity. There are no laws in which I must follow to become a feminist or advocate for equal rights, but it still provides direction in my life. In every situation that I face, I approach it from a point of view that everyone should be treated with respect and in an equal matter. Feminism has taught me that as much as I can value my life, understanding and respecting others for who they are and where they have come from is equally as important, which also plays into my belief in Christ.
In the words of Gandhi, my beliefs uphold the way I live my life. Through just believing that my life as a Christian is true and living for him, and my life as a feminist, my society and culture

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