Follow This Advice to Start Questioning Your Beliefs

It’s not unusual to become very firm in your beliefs, often for your whole life. In fact, many people become even more convinced of their beliefs as they get older. But, whether your beliefs are religious, moral, philosophic, or something else, it’s healthy to question them too. Questioning your beliefs doesn’t necessarily mean that you will change your mind but it will reassure you that you have considered other possibilities. Deciding to actively question your beliefs can be a little scary. What if your entire worldview changes? But by questioning, you can make sure that you’re not just blindly following whatever you were taught as a child. Here’s how you can start questioning beliefs of all kinds.

Listen without Judgement

To be able to question things, you have to be willing to listen to others. If you’re always ready to refute someone else’s beliefs, opinions, or insights with your own view, you’re much less likely to learn anything. Most importantly, you have to be able to listen to others without judgement. You might spend some time contemplating and questioning what they say, but you should try to avoid dismissing them entirely or pre-emptively deciding what’s right and what’s wrong. Go into discussions with an open mind.

Look for Conflicting Views

Actively looking for conflicting views is necessary if you want to be able to question your beliefs. If you shield yourself from things that differ from your beliefs, it’s hard to know what you should be questioning. Instead of only associating with people who agree with you and getting news or information from the same sources, you should branch out and seek other opinions. Find people who disagree with your current view and find out why they disagree. See what they have to say on the subject and how they defend their position.

Learn About Different Beliefs

Expanding what you know about different beliefs will help you to solidify your own. Do you really know a lot about other belief systems? Perhaps you think you do, but you have lots of misconceptions or you don’t have a full understanding. By learning about how to become a Christian or what an atheist really believes, you can improve your understanding of different belief systems and even which one might be a good fit for you. There are plenty of resources you can use to learn more, from reading online to talking to people in person.

Keep Questioning

If you want to question your beliefs, one of the most important things to do is to keep questioning. You might have received an answer to a question, but is that really the end of it? To really question everything, you should keep asking about the answers you receive. Who is telling you this? Do they have an agenda? What are their sources? Is there any evidence? Could the situation change? All of these questions and more are important to ask if you want to keep questioning.

Questioning your beliefs can be a lot of work, but it’s worth it if it helps you to find out more about who you are and what you believe.

Loki (TV series)

Loki is an American television series created by Michael Waldron for the streaming service Disney+, based on Marvel Comics featuring the character of the same name. It is the third television series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) produced by Marvel Studios, sharing continuity with the films of the franchise. The series takes place after the events of the film Avengers: Endgame (2019), in which an alternate version of Loki created a new timeline. Waldron served as head writer and Kate Herron directed the first season, with Eric Martin and the duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead serving as head writer and leading the directing team for the second season, respectively.

Tom Hiddleston reprises his role as Loki from the film series, with Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wunmi Mosaku, Eugene Cordero, Tara Strong, Owen Wilson, Sophia Di Martino, Sasha Lane, Jack Veal, DeObia Oparei, Richard E. Grant, and Jonathan Majors also starring. By September 2018, Marvel Studios was developing a number of limited series for Disney+, centered on supporting characters from the MCU films. Filming began in February 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia, but was halted in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Production resumed that September and completed in December. Loki  premiered on June 9, 2021. Its first season, consisting of six episodes, concluded on July 14 and is part of Phase Four of the MCU. It received positive reviews, with praise for the performances, musical score, and visuals. A second season, also consisting of six episodes, is in development.

Tottenham 3 Arsenal 0

Tottenham turned up the pressure on arch-rivals Arsenal in the race for a place in next season’s Champions League with an emphatic north London derby victory. Arsenal could have confirmed a place in the Premier League’s top four with a win at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium but endured a dismal night to now stand only one point clear of Spurs with two games left. In a feverish atmosphere, Harry Kane gave Spurs the lead from the spot in the 22nd minute after Son Heung-min was fouled by Cedric Soares, then added a second before the break with a stooping far-post header after Rodrigo Bentancur flicked on a corner.

In between, Arsenal had been reduced to 10 men when Rob Holding was shown a second yellow card for a foul on Son, while the South Korean finished off any hopes the Gunners had when he fired in from 10 yards two minutes after half-time. Such was the manner of this Spurs win – added to the momentum they are gathering under manager Antonio Conte – they must have increasing belief they can yet snatch a top-four place away from Arsenal. Conte’s team look so impressive, organised and solid in defence with the deadly pair of Kane and Son a permanent menace in attack.

Spurs have two eminently winnable fixtures remaining at home to struggling Burnley and at relegated Norwich City while Arsenal must travel to Newcastle United – no easy task these days – before a final home fixture against Everton, who may yet be fighting for survival. Mikel Arteta’s side were never given the chance to settle and once Kane put Spurs ahead it was all downhill, with Holding’s needless sending-off making an already difficult task impossible. The late hamstring injury to key defender Gabriel only added to their suffering but the positive for Arteta and his players is that their destiny remains firmly in their own hands. If Arsenal win their next two games they will be in next season’s Champions League.