Which is why I'm talking to Foxman to see if--in time for Halloween--he can cure me of superstition
once and for all.
Actually, one can't be free from superstition
at all; at times.
Narendra Dabholkar, who campaigned for a law to eradicate superstition
in a country known for its mystics and gurus, was shot Tuesday by two gunmen on motorbikes as he was taking his morning walk in Pune in Maharashtra state.
Al-Hakimi believes in this superstition
. It's so important, she says, that she has made sure to pass it along to her four sons and 20 grandchildren.
YOU would have thought the power of superstition
would have been left behind centuries ago.
Embedded within our belief systems are a wide range of customs, rituals, taboos, and behavioral codes that have basis upon superstition
According to folklorists, there is no written evidence for a "Friday the 13th" superstition
before the 19th century, however, some folklore is passed on through oral traditions.
One in eight (12%) is aware of the myth around un-christened ships bringing bad luck - something speculation famously claims about the Titanic - while the most well-known superstition
for a third of Brits (31%) is an unbroken bottle during the christening of a ship.
THERE'S a lot of superstition
in racing and I'm sure there will be a few trainers, jockeys, owners and punters trying out little things to be lucky this week.
Park considers many up-to-date examples of what Voltaire and the other philosophes would have immediately recognized as the 'superstition
' that they were fighting, the breadth of the scope of his book providing a useful introduction to the issues for those who need one.
I've never felt I needed to bother about luck or being unlucky throughout my own life - Teresa Robinson, 66, sales assistant, Stokesley There's not even a bit of me that believes in superstition
is a belief in a non-physical (i.e., supernatural) causality--that one event causes another without any physical process linking the two events.