Discussion about Superstition

timer Asked: Jul 27th, 2014

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  • http://www.elephantjournal.com/2012/05/does-truth-matter-in-spirituality/
  • Read the article on Truth and Spirituality and discuss the ideas intelligently!
  • What is superstition?
  • What are you superstitious about?
  • What’s the difference between science, pseudoscience, philosophy and religion?
  • What’s the difference between proving something and having faith in something?
  • What pseudoscience do you believe in?
  • What do you have faith in?
  • Can you prove these things are true?
  • What can you prove is "true"?
  • What pseudoscience do you believe in? (astrology, crystal healing, Bermuda triangle, miracle cures, tarot readings, fortune tellers, psychics, prayer, magic)
  • What superstitions does your family believe in?
  • Do you practice any superstitions? (salt over the shoulder, black cats, putting mirrors on doors, etc.)
  • Look at the spurious arguments and make sure you can use them and explain them.
  • How are you influenced by the media?
  • What influences you besides the media? Culture? Religion? Friends? Parents? etc.
  • Where did your opinions come from?
  • Have you ever changed your mind about anything?
  • Write one main post answering some or all of the questions above. It should be several paragraphs lon

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