We hear nothing in England but the old songs about popery, and superstition, and all that. Religion is pictured as old-fashioned, atavistic and dogmatic, defending superstition by burning scientific martyrs at the stake. The truth was, that a superstition of his had failed, here, which he and all his comrades had always looked upon as infallible. Reason has not, and will not, ever completely displace man's belief in the unknown, be it in religion or superstition. Alternative therapies are often based on religion, tradition, superstition, belief in supernatural energies, pseudoscience, errors in reasoning, propaganda, fraud, or lies. The spy was devout to the point of bigoted, credulous superstition.
The famous raskolniki schismatics had a similar superstition to the Mahometan one mentioned above. If we consider how much we are nature's, we need not be superstitious about towns, as if that terrific or benefic force did not find us there also, and fashion cities. It was Clifton, the sailor, a superstitious and envious man. It is curious how the superstition of externalism has affected many, even noble minds. Somehow throughout my childhood I have taken on this simple traditional superstition, accepted it and have woven it into the workings of my own life. As for the superstition of the tales of ceilidh and buaile-mhart I have little to say.
The great Napoleon was a firm believer in various modes of superstition, particularly in cleromancy. The fear of Friday the thirteenth, or friggatriskaidekaphobia, takes the thirteen superstition to a whole new level. There is too much popish superstition and worship of idols about him for my taste. Finally, some cops use psychics, or even pretend to be psychic, to psych out superstitious suspects. The second superstition was that the skimmer would perform poorly and was vulnerable to misfortune when only one of the twins was aboard. He had a writer's interest in the occult, notably mesmerism, but despised fraud and believed in the superiority of the scientific method over superstition. Surely, one might say, this is proof that magic was beginning to be regarded merely as the activity of unenlightened, superstitious peasants.
They are just as superstitious as some mudkickers who believe in any kind of signs. By extending naturalism even to his own mind and soul, the materialist ends up sliding into his own morass of irrationalism and superstition. I admire his eloquence, I approve his politics, I adore his chivalry, and I can even forgive his superstition. You remember that overambitious roofs have collapsed, and that the superstition about walking under ladders is just common sense. The first step of worthiness will be to disabuse us of our superstitious associations with places and times, with number and size. Smith is an authority on parapsychology, the psychology of superstition and paranormal belief, and the psychology of deception.
It struck me as the Virgilian lots formerly struck the superstitious. A couple of tales shall suffice as illustrative of this superstition. The document further calls on government departments to make a finer distinction between religion and superstition so that people can worship religion without interference. There's also a lot of folly, superstition and craziness, but I like to concentrate on the energy and resilience aspect of it. Show More Sentences Their marriage had begun to suffer, and memories of the polio ballet loomed over the choreographer, known to be superstitious.
Scinduism must do away with the vertical hierarchy of castes and the complete plethora of superstitious beliefs. Rob them of their superstition, and they perish amid all uncleanliness. Bit superstitious about jinxing the deal by saying any more but hopefully full deets will follow next week. Science and superstition were in accord, in horror. Religion and superstition are ever-present in Gothic thrillers. Show More Sentences Every inordination of religion that is not in defect, is properly called superstition.
By obtaining glimpses into their own identities in this way, students are provided the opportunity to observe their own superstitious race-thinking and to deconstruct it. He preached the worship of the One Supreme Being, deprecating idolatry and superstitious beliefs and observances. A more superstitious premier might have resolved not to tempt fate any further. He taught reverence free from fear and superstition. It starts off as an easy word game and becomes challenging! In the best traditions of footballing superstition, the midfielder is keeping faith with the jockey shorts which have seen Rovers unbeaten in Europe. A belief in the invulnerability of certain persons was a common superstition.
The major portion of this book is dedicated to debunking beliefs in astrology, superstition and New Age beliefs. Herbalism, alchemy, geomancy, and other magic arts owe their origin to this fountain-head of primitive superstition. To play Word Hex Key: — Swipe the letters in all six directions around the hex block; — Use hints whenever you need them; — Become a word maestro! We wish her disenthralment from the deep superstition and idolatry in which she is sunk. Blind superstition can never be won over by logic. Familiarity may temper, but inborn human superstition is indestructible. I don't believe in superstition and I hate people jabbering about ghouls. There is a German superstition, which eight or ten years after I read, of the erl-king and his daughter.