Getting rid of Superstitions

@gurujee (216)
India
January 4, 2011 3:26am CST
Most of us live in superstition-ridden communities. These superstitions stand in the way of enjoying life thoroughly. As these superstitions are often colored by religious beliefs, they become part of our common belief. Obsession with number 13 is a good example. In some countries a cat crossing one's way from left to right is considered inauspicious. I have once seen a cat losing its life in an accident just after crossing my path from left to right. I began to think that I was responsible for his death as I had made his day inauspicious by crossing his way. How can we live life to the full unaffected by popular superstitions?
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• India
5 Feb 11
Welcome to mylot gurujee We have many such stuff in all religions, all places, all countries, what is bad, unlucky for one may be lucky for others, there are tons of examples, each superstition has some reason behind, a friend of mine considers saturday as unlucky, because he faced many bad things on saturdays, but another considers this day as lucky.. 13 is lucky for some, unlucky for others, crossing a street after a cat , may be a black cat, is unlucky for others.. i neither believe on either. Thanks for sharing Cheers. God bless you, have a nice day ahead. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. .
@gurujee (216)
• India
5 Feb 11
Thanks for the comment, Professor. Yes, one man's meat may be another man's poison. It is quite amazing to know that there are a number of phenomena which remain unexplained by science.
@mantis36 (4237)
• Philippines
13 May 11
it is like saying that Libra is compatible with Capricorn.... while.... Capricorn is not compatible with Scorpio.
@magtibaygom (4864)
• Philippines
4 Jan 11
The most effective way of getting rid of superstitions is, by becoming a believer of science. Believe only those things that are proven by scientific explanation and not by hearsay. That's the most effective way of getting rid of those bad beliefs.
@gurujee (216)
• India
5 Jan 11
Science, for sure, is the most effective tool for getting rid of superstitions as long as the very science we use to do away with blind beliefs remains unaffected by superstition!
@mantis36 (4237)
• Philippines
13 May 11
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