Superstition or religion?

@Ambur25 (1007)
United States
January 28, 2007 3:57pm CST
Why is it so much easier for people to believe that you'll have "Bad luck for 7 years" from breaking a mirror than it is to believe in the power of God and prayer? Why is it so much easier to believe that you have to hold your breath when passing a grave site than it is to believe that after you die, your soul lives on for eternity in the Kingdom of Heaven? Why is it so much easier for people to believe and put so much energy into these superstitions, rather than having a ounce of faith in Christ?
5 responses
31 Jan 07
Quite a good subject i think! I believe in both but i am not a super religious person. I got to church every sunday i can with my nan and i also don't step on three grids in a row and try not to walk under ladders, break mirrors and all that malarky lol And i am sorry but that lecanis person needs to get a life! Who would go around a site trying to find offence in somebody's posts and making them feel bad! It's stupid! Everybody else would have seen it as a question, as have i and its been blown out of preportion, just like the recent celebrity big brother, i bet it started off with one indian person taking offence and telling everybody the bad bits so everybody thought bad of jade and danielle and everybody - their lives have been ruined by stupid people taking things the wrong way without consideration! Great topic btw! lol
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31 Jan 07
oooo lemme add summink else lol I also think that it is easier for people to believe in something and even maybe be scared of something that MIGHT have an immediate or quick effect for them and nobody really stops to think that bad things happen all day everyday and its not the result of anything or people just believe in coincidences and can't see how people can believe its a result of something. God and religion doesnt affect people straight away and if God is true like i do believe it won't affect anybody until the next life, and with today's busy lifestyls I think people don't stop to think about that far into the future or don't care. If you get me! lol
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@Ambur25 (1007)
• United States
31 Jan 07
Mhm! I agree totally with you. Sometimes it's just easier to believe "bad luck for 7 years" than it is to believe we has humans would have to do the right thing for years and years, all our lives, to be considered to have "Faith" or be a part of a religion. Who knows. It was simply a question. Lol. I asked it because someone went on and on about how they didn't believe in God, and how they didn't think there is "any" God. And didn't have faith and all this and that. Then they turned right around and said they're very superstitious! Lol. So I was wondering, what makes superstition so much easier to "believe in." Thanks! =)
3 Feb 07
your welcome ... whatever i did lol :P. I also think that it is because people nowadays want to feel in control of their lives and want to believe that ANY god can't control them and they don't have to answer to them, yet in the same way people nowadays want to be in control of something or someone for exampls, children, i know for a fact my parents always wanted to control me and my sister particularly who had a 22 year old boyfriend at the age of just 15, my mum hated it and when my parents split up she went to him more than any of my family so they got close and my mum hates him yet likes him for different aspects of his life, and so she tried to control my sister, not so much shouting at her but more ... not giving her lifts to his house etc, which fell out the window when he got a car lmao. You got anything like that in your family? wb andy.
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
28 Jan 07
First, where do superstitions come from? In most cases, they were originally part of a religion, and the context for many has just been lost over the centuries. So the line between "superstition" and religion isn't as clear a one as you might think. Second, there are many religions out there, and many reasons why people choose them. Just because someone doesn't believe in the same things you do doesn't mean they don't have totally valid beliefs. There are also many reasons why people choose not to have any religion at all. Third, why wouldn't it be easier to believe in a simple "superstition" than to believe in an entire religious doctrine? Why do you choose your religion over other religions? Why do you believe that your soul lives for an eternity in Heaven rather than being reincarnated, or living in any other Otherworld, or even just ceasing to exist? You're essentially stating that everyone else should share your beliefs, without even explaining why you believe them. It's not very helpful.
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@Ambur25 (1007)
• United States
28 Jan 07
No, I didn't state anything. I simply asked a question. I did, in no way, say that I believe any certain way. It was a question that came up and I thought I'd ask the people of Mylot. In no way in this discussion, did I try or even attempt to state that I believe a certain way, or that anyone else should share the same beliefs that I do. Furthermore, I didn't suggest in any way that this is the way I feel. As I stated in the beginning of the discussion, "I have a question." It did NOT say, "This is how I feel." Take it as you wish. But, it was simply a question. =)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I saw it as a question and not trying to push religion. And why isit that some people are so uptight about the Christian religion being pushed? All of the religiong believe in the same thing essentially a higher power. So why is it that some people are actually upset by the name of God?
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
29 Jan 07
I'm sorry if I misunderstood you, but the way you stated your question does seem to me to lean towards saying it is preferable to have "an ounce of faith in Christ". It was just the way your worded it struck me so. In that case, I think the simple answer is "because it doesn't require any commitment". The whole idea of God and Christ comes with so many strings: ways in which one should behave, the inability to worship anyone or anything else, a whole Bible full of things that are "wrong" and "right". If you could believe that you can be safe from harm just by doing the right things when you see a specific circumstance (not walking under ladders perhaps) wouldn't that be easier than accepting a God that's going to rule every aspect of your life?
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@totalguy (563)
2 Feb 07
superstition is usually something that is out of the ordinary that happens for instance recently a friend of mine had a big mirror above his fire place he heard it fall and break in the early hours of the morning so he went to investigate and he couldnt see the mirror, later discovered the mirror behind his sofa on another wall now he thinks his flat is haunted
@rainbow (6763)
1 Feb 07
I suppose it is because we are brought up with the superstitions and everyone can validate some of them if they think hard, who however can validate God so easily. It is sad that we have these little rituals but do not call them a religion as it is a very similar thing, i.e. we believe. I really hope you find an answer to this one, remember the truth is out there, the lies are in your head.
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• India
29 Jan 07
Don't beleive on superstition. blv. on god.
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