"I always figured that "religion" and "superstition" were somewhat synonymous. Well, you can have superstition without religion (don't break mirrors, don't split poles, etc.) but I don't think you can have…"
"Superstition is when you make unjustified assumptions (usually based on anecdotal/hearsay evidence) about how things work, and then you act on those unjustified assumptions.
Baseball player wins a game with his socks inside-out. Therefore…"
"Buddhism is a science or methodology. Taoism is observation and application. Hinduism is a specialisation depending on which mythological figure you choose to concentrate on.
Religion is not superstition per se but it evolved out of what we would…"
"As a relatively recently de-convertered evangelical Christian, it's makes a lot of sense to me when I view my past religious experience as merely superstition. It really is "myth if you don't believe it, and religion if you do."…"
Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are superstitions. Buddhism is if full of superstition. African diasporic religions that involve ancestor veneration and divine spirits are based on superstitions. The main religions of India; Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism, and Buddhism depend on blind beliefs and superstitions for its existence. Please, if any body can tell me, what religions are not superstitions?See More
I was always interested in religion as history and not as a faith, believing in supernatural beings.
Why are you here?
To convince agnostics to become atheists.
The religion you left
Why you left your religion.
Growing up as a Protestant, going to Sunday school and church I learned a lot about Christianity and the bible. I paid attention but never really took anything I learned very seriously. As I grew up I became interested more in the history of Christianity that in the faith of it. The more I learned the more I could see that Christianity and all religions were created by humans throughout the ages. So here I am with the rest of you who have gotten here through our own personal ways and experiences.
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