How superstitious are you?

by ozziepost 21 Replies latest jw friends

  • ozziepost

    Hey, moonwillow, your very first post and you did it on one of old Ozzie's threads! I'm pleased to be able to welcome you aboard and hope you enjoy your journey with us!

    Cheers, Ozzie

  • funkyderek
    I'm not superstitious but it does cause one to stop and think from time to time

    Unfortunately it causes a lot of people to stop thinking altogether.

    Welcome to the board, moonwillowVisit Smiley Central!

  • Frannie Banannie
    Frannie Banannie

    Naaaah....I'm only superstitious in my hindsight, Oz...


    In 1973, when I first became borganized, I had to renew my license plates very shortly thereafter....I had a dream the night before that when I reached the counter, the clerk handed me plates that read "666" actuallity, when I reached the counter the next morning, the clerk did, indeed, hand me license plates with the numbers "666" on 'em....when I deborganized 19 yrs. later, I realized that I should have been superstitious about what the plates meant regarding my becoming borganized into a beastie cult....It could have saved me and my fam a LOT of misery and years of S&M existence....

    Frannie B <of the "couldn't see the forest for the trees" class>

  • Surreptitious

    Yes, I'm surreptitious.

  • Undecided

    Not at all.

    Ken P.

  • heathen

    I believe in evil spirits but not in lucky charms and such that have the ability to ward them off .

  • GentlyFeral


    Hmmm. I believe in causality.

    Me too, but I also believe in ... let's call it correlation, because "coincidence" just doesn't sound quite right. For me, a personal correlation is: black candle + lighted match = unemployment. It's happened to me before.

    I don't believe that the material world is all that exists. Well, most of the time I don't, except when advocates for the spiritual world get too extreme

    I believe that superstition can be a healing art, if you use it to allay and control fear rather than allow it to generate new fears.

    More later, perhaps.


  • tinkerbell82
    As a witness I was afraid of the demons

    holy god, so was i...and i mean terrified... i knew another witness kid the same age as me who swore a demon crawled into bed with her and bit her on the back, this was when we were maybe eight or nine, i think, and i couldnt sleep for weeks! and i remember one time, in my room in our old house there was a door that faced the hallywa, and down the hallway was the computer room, and one night in the hallway i saw flashing red and green light and for like FOUR HOURS i thought it was an angel and a demon battling for entrance to my room, i was absolutely petrified......then when i finally got the courage to scream for mom, she got my silly ass out of bed and made me realize that it was just a reflection of the screen saver on our computer (remember those old ones with the shapes bouncing around the screen?)...

    all that to say i used to be horribly superstitious, but not any more...:)

  • moonwillow

    Thanks for the warm welcome Ozzie. I look forward to my journey here with all of you

  • drwtsn32

    I am not superstitious at all. Events can be explained logically. Some things are coincidental, but that's about as "supernatural" as they get.

    I don't believe in luck, karma, astrology, psychics, demons, voodoo, etc.

    But I'm open minded... prove me wrong.

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