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Kim 08-27-2009 03:18 AM

Are you Superstitious
 
The number 13 grabs people in many different ways. As for myself I was born on the 13th. In school on Friday the 13th I never had to take a test because they were always cancelled. When I turned 13 years old I was asked to join the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, I met President (not at that time) Ronald Regan and played my music at the Hollywood Bowl. Now, some buildings declear the 13th floor doesn't exist, or does it?
:woohoonaner:

Anyway I was playing Hearts one day, see what I mean.

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So, are you :2741: superstitious, :eek: scared, :07:undecided or what? :ha: Lets hear your story or see your pics. :lurk:

Jack Daw 08-27-2009 03:37 AM

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Your image can't be inserted into the post, because you saved it to the "Private section" in your gallery, which requires password to view. ;)

Richard 08-27-2009 07:26 AM

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When you believe in things you don't understand and suffer, superstition is the way -- Stevie Wonder

Is there really any difference between faith and superstition? -- Roger Mahony

damaclese 08-27-2009 08:27 AM

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Richard Yes there is a difference in faith verses superstition. faith is the belief in a higher power and its ability to take action even thou there is not proof. superstitions can be based on almost any Belief be it Omnipotent or not. which brings up the hole idea of Spirituality which i Believe is a vary importing regulating factor in any given society. were as i think the lack of superstitious Behaver would not influence a society in a negative way.

I hope that make sense With my Dyslexias its vary hard for me to write Scientifically my thoughts get jumbled In the Explaining

CValentine 08-27-2009 09:35 AM

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No Science required Pauly...you have communicated it well for yourself! :)

No reasoning, logic or rationality, just passion, certainty and/or personal commitment.

Starts in on a cyclical debate on other neat & fun things within the many -osophies, -ologies, -isms & -etics of the day!

:) ~Cheryl

momoese 08-27-2009 09:52 AM

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If a coin laying on the ground is not heads up I'll leave it for the next non superstitious person to pick up, unless I know that I dropped it myself. This does not apply to paper money. I can't even remember how or why this started but it's a fun game in a way. Sometimes I'll see a quarter heads down and think how it's going to brighten someones day when they find it. That's about it for me.

damaclese 08-27-2009 09:56 AM

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Originally Posted by momoese (Post 93323)
If a coin laying on the ground is not heads up I'll leave it for the next non superstitious person to pick up, unless I know that I dropped it myself. This does not apply to paper money. I can't even remember how or why this started but it's a fun game in a way. Sometimes I'll see a quarter heads down and think how it's going to brighten someones day when they find it. That's about it for me.

Why not turn it over for the next guy/gal

momoese 08-27-2009 10:08 AM

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I've thought about that Paulo, but something won't let me touch the coin.

Richard 08-27-2009 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by damaclese (Post 93290)
Yes there is a difference in faith verses superstition.

O.K., it is Cardinal Roger Mahoney's question ... and his answer is no.

damaclese 08-27-2009 10:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Richard (Post 93330)
O.K., it is Cardinal Roger Mahoney's question ... and his answer is no.

interesting is there a link to his coments ?

Quote:

Originally Posted by momoese (Post 93325)
I've thought about that Paulo, but something won't let me touch the coin.

that made me chuckle sounds just like somthing i would say

Richard 08-27-2009 10:46 AM

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Originally Posted by damaclese (Post 93333)
interesting is there a link to his comments ?

He gave a series of invited talks in Philosophy at CSU Long Beach in the 1970's and since then at other universities.

Kim 08-27-2009 09:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Jack Daw (Post 93265)
Your image can't be inserted into the post, because you saved it to the "Private section" in your gallery, which requires password to view. ;)

Thanks Jack. I changed it so it should be seen now.

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Am I superstitious, NO, I just goofed with inserting the image. I fell asleep at the controls :bed: Sorry about that everyone.

Kim 08-28-2009 12:53 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Richard (Post 93278)
....Believe in things you don't understand and suffer....difference between faith and superstition.

Quote:

Originally Posted by damaclese (Post 93290)
....The lack of superstitious Behaver would not influence a society in a negative way.

Quote:

Originally Posted by CValentine (Post 93318)
No Science required....No reasoning, logic or rationality, just passion,

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Originally Posted by monoese (Post 93323)
....A coin laying on the ground is not heads up.

Quote:

Originally Posted by monoese (Post 93325)
....but something won't let me touch the coin.

The following are just ideas of :2720: thought. They are not intended to change your quotes or your belief's.

Faith vs Superstition :nanerwizard:

Behavior vs Society :nanadrink:

Science vs Passion :2738:


Objects vs Action :rollerbananadone:


All of your responses have KEY words I'm looking for and I would like to see and hear more ideas about Superstitions.


Keep your thoughts coming
Thanks everyone.

Check this permalink #

Patty in Wisc 08-28-2009 02:39 AM

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Whooah, heavy stuf...not ready for this! wooHoo

Richard 08-28-2009 08:51 AM

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I've got a 1 pound ball of plastic and a 1 pound ball of lead. From the same height, which will fall faster?

supermario 08-28-2009 09:54 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Kim (Post 93549)
The following are just ideas of thought. They are not intended to change your quotes or your belief's.

Faith vs Superstition

Behavior vs Society

Science vs Passion

Objects vs Action

All of your responses have KEY words I'm looking for and I would like to see and hear more ideas about Superstitions.
Keep your thoughts coming
Thanks everyone.

My take:

Faith vs Superstition:
Faith is the firm belief in something no matter what the influence
Superstition is believing in something simply because you fear the consequences(alot of religious fanatics fall into this category IMO)

Behavior vs Society
Behavior is influenced by society during the early years of ones life. Most people continue their lives that way, while a select few try and use their behavior to influence society.

Science vs Passion
Science is the pursuit of knowledge and understanding
Passion is the vehicle for which to pursue that knowledge

Objects vs Action
umm.....got me there. :)


Richard, the answer to your question is simple. They fall at the same rate.

Richard 08-28-2009 10:23 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Richard (Post 93598)
I've got a 1 pound ball of plastic and a 1 pound ball of lead. From the same height, which will fall faster?

Quote:

Originally Posted by supermario (Post 93609)
Richard, the answer to your question is simple. They fall at the same rate.

Oh yes, but I was looking for interpretations based on faith or superstition!

Eric 08-28-2009 03:11 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Richard (Post 93598)
I've got a 1 pound ball of plastic and a 1 pound ball of lead. From the same height, which will fall faster?

Both as they approach the ground :ha: ! Actually, for the same distance, they will strike the ground at the same time. Feathers (opposed to plastic) might be a problem due to atmospheric resistance BUT I love walking on the lines, Luv 13's as much as 14's etc, and Luv black cats (especially on my fave holiday, Samhain!).
Faith & Superstition have the commonality of a belief in what's unknown. Me? I prefer to leave those things a mystery - makes it more exciting :) !

Bob 08-28-2009 03:22 PM

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A long while back I used to read a lot about old European agrarian customs ie: superstitions, and to this day I try to think of them as I do my own gardening.

Eric 08-28-2009 03:38 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Bob (Post 93683)
A long while back I used to read a lot about old European agrarian customs ie: superstitions, and to this day I try to think of them as I do my own gardening.

Yeah, I know! Luv'd the Kate Moss, umm, er, oh yeah, corn dollies :o !!
I used to use a scarecrow, myself, but that ended when my brother asked for a raise :ha: ! Not superstisous (f**k spell-checker) but Do Luv studying the old pagan stuff - It's lots of fun!


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