The superstitious man is to the rogue what the slave is to the tyrant
April 13, 2007 6:00 AM   Subscribe

Today seems like a splendid day to talk about superstitions. Not that long ago, there was an Anti-Superstition Society, whose thirteen members once presented a gift to the occupant of the thirteenthth capsule in space. Now defunct, others have taken on the challenge of debunking superstitions. Can't make the next anti-superstition party? Have your own superstition bash.
posted by Terminal Verbosity (8 comments total)
Superstition causes bad luck.
posted by Floydd at 6:37 AM on April 13, 2007

Gee, how come there isn't a Freethought Society where I live?
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 6:38 AM on April 13, 2007

nice and timely. in so many ways. free thought and reason seem to be sidelined and marginalized today more that any time in recent history. and it's not only secular superstition that is worth discussion. Credulity and fear are on the rise across the board.

thanks for the breath of fresh air contained in the 'debunking superstitions' link...
posted by winston smith at 6:53 AM on April 13, 2007

If you forget to close your italics on Metafilter, mattexamyn will slaughter untold kittens.
posted by Pastabagel at 7:26 AM on April 13, 2007

If I don't curse out loud, then the invisible man I pray to will give me eternal comfort after I'm dead.

And horseshoes contain luck!
posted by grubi at 8:19 AM on April 13, 2007

Give it up now, rationals! By definition Oprahs power of positive thinking has already won.
posted by Artw at 9:51 AM on April 13, 2007

White people are superior because I am white.

I can make things true just by believing them to be true.

If I close my eyes and ask favors of my invisible, omnipotent friend, he will grant them to me.

Super-stition? More like Super-awesome!!
posted by LordSludge at 10:44 AM on April 13, 2007

Dancing to "It’s Raining Men" to demonstrate your solidarity with the anti-superstition cause. Oh yes, that sounds like quite a party.

Great, you're free thinkers, but surely you can find something more interesting to think about than "What does the bible say about abortion?"
posted by sfenders at 12:47 PM on April 13, 2007

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