I’m sorry guys. It’s the first time I’ve dipped my toe in the ‘Great Debates’ pool. Please be gentle.
For better or worse, I consider myself an Atheist. I not only belive that there isn’t a God but also that there are no Gods (Christian, Muslim, Hindu et al).
That’s not what I want to discuss - whatever you beleive or what deitie(s) you chose to worship (or not), I have a question.
Where does superstition come in?
Can a Muslim walk under a ladder?
Can a Rastafarian step on the cracks in the pavement?
Does a Buddist throw salt over his shoulder?
Is it bad luck for an Atheist to open a can of beans the wrong way up?
Can a Catholic shit in the woods?
I’m guessing that superstitions are quite localised but in this ‘big old melting pot’ that we live in today there must be some cross contamination between religion, tradition and superstition.
In fact, looking at the bigger question, where does luck fit into all this religion (or not) malarkey?