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In the News (Sun 21 Apr 19)

  
  Superstition
Superstition is the child of ignorance and the mother of misery.
Superstition built the cathedrals and temples, all the altars, mosques and churches, filled the world with amulets and charms, with images and idols, with sacred bones and holy hairs, with martyrs' blood and rags, with bits of wood that frighten devils from the breasts of men.
Superstition gave us all the prayers and ceremonies; taught all the kneelings, genuflections and prostrations; taught men to hate themselves, to despise pleasure, to scar their flesh, to grovel in the dust, to desert their wives and children, to shun their fellow-men, and to spend their lives in useless pain and prayer.
www.infidels.org /library/historical/robert_ingersoll/superstition.html   (9640 words)

  
 Superstition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In modern English, the term "superstition" is also used to refer to folkloric belief systems, often with the intention of casting negative, derogatory, or belittling scorn upon another culture's concept of the spiritual world.
The Roman Catholic Church considers superstition to be sinful in the sense that it denotes a lack of trust in the divine providence of God and, as such, is a violation of the first of the Ten Commandments.
Superstitions differ from magic spells in that the former are generally passive if/then constructs while the latter contain formulae, recipes, petitions, prayers, and enchantments for effecting future outcomes by means of supernatural, symbolic, and perhaps non-causal activities.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Superstition   (1121 words)

  
 Superstitions Old Wives Tales Beliefs & Misconceptions A-L
Superstition A to L includes Friday the Thirteenth
An acorn should be carried to bring luck and ensure a long life.
To dream of a lizard is a sign that you have a secret enemy.
www.corsinet.com /trivia/scary.html   (2344 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Superstition
Superstition of any description is a transgression of the First Commandment: "I am the Lord thy God,-- thou shalt not have strange gods before me. Thou shalt not make to thyself a graven thing, nor the likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath.
superstitions with severe punishments, and against the natural law inasmuch as it runs counter to the dictates of
superstitions of our own day have been acts of genuine piety at other times, and may be so still in the hearts of simple folk.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14339a.htm   (2246 words)

  
 Terra Nova: Superstition
And when your wildest superstitions turn out to be based in fact, it's hard to argue in the future that rotating counterclockwise doesn't have some affect on the seed supply.
I think "superstitions" are actually stronger when they occur on development teams, because they have a much stronger belief that the system will meet their expectations..
This was not superstition because it was too complicated, it was superstition because it was not founded on evidence.
terranova.blogs.com /terra_nova/2006/10/superstition.html   (14569 words)

  
 Online ESL Learning: Superstition
A superstition is the irrational belief that future events are influenced by specific behaviors, without having a causal relationship.Like some people said that 'superstition' or 'magic' is always reffer to the non-christian, while the world 'faith' or 'miracle' is reffering to the christian.
Superstition is the belief that future events are influencad by specific behaviours.Superstition always relate to things that are not fully understood by people, such as weather and a deceased ancestors.
Superstition means any beliefs which is nonsense, supernatural or irrelevant to the modern thought nowadays and sometimes is expressed in some kind of weird yet unique ritual but usually these beliefs has no scientific explanation.
onlineesllearning.blogspot.com /2007/01/people-use-terms-like-superstition-and.html   (5795 words)

  
 Superstition (song) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Superstition" is a #1 hit single written, produced, arranged, and recorded by Stevie Wonder for Motown Records in 1972, when Wonder was 22 years old.
This shift had been evident on his two prior albums, But it was Talking Book, and "Superstition" in particular that brought the new style to the awareness of the public in general.
The song has also been covered by Stevie Ray Vaughan (Vaughan and Wonder had mutual admiration for one another; Wonder would later write the song "Stevie Ray Blues" in honor of Vaughan) and by Beck, Bogert and Appice which would prove to be a minor hit for the group.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Superstition_(song)   (292 words)

  
 NAUTICAL NOTIONS sailing and boating superstitions
This superstition is founded in the belief that sharks have the ability to sense those near death.
A very common superstition states that to kill an albatross is to cause bad luck to the ship and all upon it.
Given the many superstitions that claim the cat to bring good luck, it is not surprising that sailors believed that the worst possible cat-related act, guaranteed to raise a storm and bring bad luck of all sorts, was to throw the cat overboard.
users.eastlink.ca /~grahamfamily/superstition.htm   (631 words)

  
 The Autonomist - Superstition
Superstition has so thoroughly pervaded our society at every level, that the very meaning of truth is no longer understood.
Now, if you dare, ask any of those who admit their superstitions, just exactly what faculty or ability they used to acquire this knowledge, since it was not their ability to reason.
Superstition does not require the abandonment of the rational process, which is impossible.
usabig.com /autonomist/superstition.html   (4512 words)

  
 Superstition Quotations
When superstition is allowed to perform the task of old age in dulling the human temperament, we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry, in painting, and in music.
Superstition, bigotry and prejudice, ghosts though they are, cling tenaciously to life; they are shades armed with tooth and claw.
Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy; the mad daughter of a wise mother.
www.quotationsbook.com /subjects/1179/Superstition   (508 words)

  
 Apache Junction Public Library - Archeological Society
This giant monolith, Superstition Mountain, rises to the height of 3,000 feet above the surrounding desert floor and dominates the eastern fringe of the Salt River Valley.
Superstition Mountain was formed during a tectonic maelstrom which resulted in a massive caldera.
Superstition Mountain in the distant past was a thousand feet higher than it is today.
www.ajpl.org /aj/superstition   (781 words)

  
 The Autonomist - Superstition
Superstition has so thoroughly pervaded our society at every level, that the very meaning of truth is no longer understood.
Now, if you dare, ask any of those who admit their superstitions, just exactly what faculty or ability they used to acquire this knowledge, since it was not their ability to reason.
Superstition does not require the abandonment of the rational process, which is impossible.
theautonomist.com /aaphp/permanent/superstition.php   (4512 words)

  
 Superstition Mountains is Located in or near Apache Junction, Arizona and was visted by the Traveling Webmaster on 11 ...
Superstition Mountains is Located in or near Apache Junction, Arizona and was visted by the Traveling Webmaster on 11 January 2004.
Sources have claimed that "little men" that live within the mountain have been seen on top of ridges in the Superstitions, as if they were guarding something such as an entrance to an underground system.
The Superstition Mountains, rise to a height of 3,000 feet above the surrounding desert floor and dominates the eastern fringe of the Salt River Valley.
havewebsiteswilltravel.com /community/view_where/Superstition_Mountains36.html   (795 words)

  
 superstition   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Many professions have developed their own superstitions but this is not the place to try to list them all because to do so would bring bad luck.
The main driving forces behind superstition are ignorance and fear of the unknown or unpredictable.
For example, the belief in maternal impressions was deemed a superstition in the early twentieth century, but it is now taken for granted that a fetus can be significantly affected by the mother's physical and emotional experiences.
skepdic.com /superstition.html   (1026 words)

  
 SUPERSTITION   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As Notoriety is the bastard sister of Reputation, so Superstition is the bastard sister of Religion.
Many social superstitions were cured by that great turning point in history, the French Revo­lution.
The most degrading of all superstitions is the belief that God can be placated, appeased, or di­verted, as we humour a refractory boy or a drunken man. This abominable idea some­times takes an extremely tragic form, as when the Indian mother throws her own baby into the Ganges.
www.wlpf.org /SUPERSTITION.html   (973 words)

  
 Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary
Superstition born in Paganism, adopted by Judaism, infested the Christian Church from the earliest times.
The Protestants regard the relics, the indulgences, the mortifications, the prayers for the dead, the holy water, and almost all the rites of the Roman Church, as a superstitious dementia.
It is therefore clear that it is the fundamentals of the religion of one sect which is considered as superstition by another sect.
history.hanover.edu /texts/voltaire/volsuper.html   (628 words)

  
 GORP - Superstition Wilderness   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Superstition Mountain itself is a well-known feature that is clearly visible from the City of Apache Junction, where it is regularly photographed and painted.
The Superstition Range is composed of heavily weathered tuff, ash, and lavas usually exposed at higher elevations.
The Superstition Wilderness was one of the areas identified as a part of the system at that time, thereby assuring that a small but important part of our exceptional state would remain basically unchanged except by the forces of nature.
gorp.away.com /gorp/resource/us_wilderness_area/az_super.htm   (3491 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited | Weekend | Hostages to fortune
And while much of what Skinner said and did in his lifetime was controversial (he partially reared his own daughter in an enclosed box until the age of two, for example), on this occasion few would argue with his analysis.
Colin Campbell, professor of sociology at the University of York, rejects the assumption that modern superstitions are simply a continuation of old beliefs.
If Enlightenment thinkers would be astonished at the persistence in the west of what, in appearance at least, amounts to magical ritual, then the communist authorities who strove to eliminate such practices in China and the Soviet Union must be turning in their mausoleums.
www.guardian.co.uk /weekend/story/0,3605,858608,00.html   (3671 words)

  
 Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine
Superstition Mountain and the Dutchman's Lost Mine are synonymous with Arizona lost mine lore.
The story tells of a German prospector who made periodic trips into the Superstition Mountains and returned to Phoenix with quantities of bonanza gold ore. This old prospector braved the dangers of the marauding Apaches prior to the 1886 surrender of Geronimo at Skeleton Canyon.
The United States Department of Agriculture closed the Superstition Wilderness Area to mineral entry, at midnight, on December 31, 1983, to comply with the National Wilderness Act approved by Congress in 1964.
www.superstitionmountainmuseum.org /LostDutchmanExhibit.htm   (2172 words)

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