Our beliefs can be
reflections of our value system that we have in place. The things we believe in are often
reflections of our own personal values. In fact, we are objective enough
to analyze the things we believe, we can often deduct from them some
underlying values that we may never have consciously recognized. Letís look at a few examples of
beliefs that reflect a whole spectrum of values. (NOTE: These beliefs are not necessarily
my own but a varying difference in 2 sides of any given
An unborn child is a person
A woman has the right to choose what happens inside her own
The cold war is over.
We should greatly reduce military spending.
A Russian threat still exists. We should leave the military
budget where it
The cold war is over, but there are other threats. Should we maintain
but flexible military on staff?
Schools should get back to the basics
Schools are too traditional and should explore a new
People should be paid on the basis of their worth as human
beings regardless of the law of supply and
It is impossible to set wages fairly except by market
Oneís sexual orientation is innate and cannot be
homosexuality is like having green eyes
Homosexuality is a learned behavior.
The political system is broken. We should scrap it and start
Our system is not perfect, but itís the best one in the world.
Men hate women.
Women should be put in their place.
A womanís place is in the home.
Women have as much right as men to positions of
Men are inferior.
God will save only those who confess Jesus Christ as
God doesnít care what you believe as long as you are a good
There is no God.
Rock music is satanic.
Rock music is loud but morally harmless.
Rock music is physically harmful.
Rock music is NOT music.
County/western (or classical or new age, or easy listening, or
jazz, or whatever) is the only true music.
Mom and dad will always love me, regardless of what I
My parents (or husband or wife) will never understand
My parents (or husband or wife) made me the way that I
My worth as a person is determined by:
The praise I receive from others
The things that I own
The joy I hold
The way I look
The kinds of person I marry
Any combination of the above
None of the above
a pawn driven by outside forces and can do nothing about
Everything that goes wrong is my fault.