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Subject:  Re: Belief in .... something. Date:  6/1/2006  12:21 PM
Author:  bigcaat Number:  481 of 491

If one looks back at the records of the various religions and also contemporary beliefs then the belief in God is only a part of a much larger belief in supernatural events. Magic, ghosts and many other superstitious beliefs like good and bad properties attached to numbers , weekdays etc... etc... These superstitions are at least as old and widespread as the belief in God.

Many of the various superstitious beliefs have been/are diminishing in the western industrialized world, as they conflict with rational thought. Similar to the way church attendance and religious belief diminish in the same environment.
Yet, even in our modern world, superstition and belief in spirits and magic is still very much alive.


Interesting thoughts. In the same vein, I was wondering the other day about people who are vehemently vocal and critical of anyone who even suggests that they believe in anything relating to ghosts, magic, superstition, metaphysics, &/or psychic phenomenon.

How many of these people will 'follow hunches' or 'go with their feelings' on a matter? This is not to say that the 'bandwagon' theory of 'if so many believe, it must be true' is true. But it does say something about human nature for the need to follow something beyond their consciousness.

Caat
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