This website is my private project. You can contribute by giving your feedback.

Superstition

It seems that a considerable number of Christians pray that God helps them finding a parking space (see e.g. Praying for Parking Is Evil). I call this a form of superstition.

superstition

Believing in something that is against scientific evidence.

I refuse to believe that God tweaks his own rules. He has created the visible world. Why would he break the rules he designed?

Superstition is a natural behaviour for every human. We share it with most higher animals.

You know the story about those mice in a cage with an automatic feeder. The feeder gave food only when the mouse was slow enough on its way towards it. Those mice, when they discovered that running an extra round before getting to table made it work, started superstitious behaviour resembling liturgical acts.

Paul Oldenburg tells a story about a man in WW2 who was convicted to get shot after having dug his own grave. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhWe69oh7ec