superstition

A Quote by Kedar on superstition, astrology, pseudoscience, and uqv theory

The worst of all superstitions may be that astrology is a superstition.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

Contributed by: Kedar

A Quote by Shirley Jackson on menace, supernatural, attacks, modern minds, abandoned, armor, superstition, substitute, and defense

The menace of the supernatural is that it attacks where modern minds are weakest, where we have abandoned our protective armor of superstition and have no substitute defense.

Shirley Jackson

Source: The Haunting of Hill House (1959)

Contributed by: Kathryn

A Quote by Robert Anson Heinlein on god, religion, omnipotent, omniscient, belief, and superstition

God is omnipotent, omniscient and omnibenevolent — it says so right here on the label. If you have a mind capable of believing all three of these attributes simultaneously, I have a wonderful bargain for you. No checks, please. Cash and in small bills.

Robert Heinlein (1907 - 1988)

Source: Time Enough for Love, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long

Contributed by: CajunGypsy

A Quote by Robert Anson Heinlein on religion, superstition, morals, and god

The most preposterous notion that H. sapiens has ever dreamed up is that the Lord God of Creation, Shaper and Ruler of all the Universes, wants the saccharine adoration of His creatures, can be swayed by their prayers, and becomes petulant if He does not receive this flattery. Yet this absurd fantasy, without a shred of evidence to bolster it, pays all the expenses of the oldest, largest, and least productive industry in all history.

Robert Heinlein (1907 - 1988)

Source: Time Enough for Love, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long

Contributed by: CajunGypsy

A Quote by Hypatia of Alexandria on truth, superstition, child mind, and belief

Fables should be taught as fables, myths as myths, and miracles as poetic fancies. To teach superstitions as truths is a most terrible thing. The child mind accepts and believes them, and only through great pain and perhaps tragedy can he be, in after years, relieved of them. In fact, men will fight for a superstition quite as quickly as for a living truth --- often more so, since a superstition is so intangible you cannot get at it to refute it, but truth is a point of view, and so is changeable.

Hypatia

Source: unknown

Contributed by: MsCapriKell

A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on ignorance, knowledge, spirit, superstition, thought, and virtue

It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on death, enemies, friendship, god, and superstition

I die adoring God, loving my friends, not hating my enemies, and detesting superstition.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Written February 28, 1778

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on abuse, love, and superstition

Whatever you do, trample down abuses, and love those who love you. Different translation: Whatever you do, crush the infamous thing [superstition], and love those who love you.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Lettres. A. M. d’Alembert 28 Nov. 1762

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Paine on destruction, devil, god, government, life, military, people, secrets, superstition, war, wisdom, and world

I have as little superstition in me as any man living, but my secret opinion has ever been, and still is, that God Almighty will not give up a people to military destruction, or leave them unsupportedly to perish, who have so earnestly and so repeatedly sought to avoid the calamities of war, by every decent method which wisdom could invent. Neither have I so much of the infidel in me, as to suppose that He has relinquished the government of the world, and given us up to the care of devils.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)

Source: The American Crisis, no. 1, December 23, 1776

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge on christ, god, good, grace, men, religion, soul, superstition, thought, and work

The Jews would not willingly tread upon the smallest piece of paper in their way, but took it up; for possibly, they say, the name of God may be on it. Though there was a little superstition in this, yet truly there is nothing but good religion in it, if we apply it to men. Trample not on any; there may be some work of grace there, that thou knowest not of. The name of God may be written upon that soul thou treadest on; it may be a soul that Christ thought so much of, as to give His precious blood for it; therefore despise it not.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

Source: Aids to Reflection

Contributed by: Zaady

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