Superstition

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+ 256 Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition. Adam Smith


+ 460 The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this. For me the Jewish religion like all others is an incarnation of the most childish superstitions. And the Jewish people to whom I gladly belong and with whose mentality I have a deep affinity have no different quality for me than all other people. As far as my experience goes, they are no better than other human groups, although they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power. Otherwise I cannot see anything 'chosen' about them. Albert Einstein


+ 97 Superstition is the religion of feeble minds


+ 90 Superstition is foolish, childish, primitive, and irrational-but how much does it cost you to knock on wood? Judith Viorst