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What do you believe???

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posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 04:55 AM
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For me personally, I have a mother, with a strong faith in god, unshakeable I tell you, from personal experience!


Personally speaking, and some of you may, or may know a close person, who keeps a piece of ‘lettuce’ wrapped in tin foil, in their wallet. I know this sounds ridiculous, but my own mother does this, and she begged me to do it to, like any sane person, I asked “What logic is there for this?”, as any illogical person would answer, mum “When you put green in your wallet, it attracts green.”.

Explained later, the powers of lettuce, albeit, I didn’t go into different currencies, and the use of that tiny bit of lettuce for starving African children!


Also, another strange belief personally, was leaving cookies out for santa, also, not to forget, must have milk, which was strange for me, because it HAD to be ‘Half in Half’ milk, properly mixed with Kahlua.
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Now not only was santa claus not real, but I was leaving cookies, and milk (which I’ll be damned if I didn’t want any milk and cookies!) for no one, other than a complete liar!


HERE Is one for the USA:

A black cat, crossing your path is bad luck.

Now this does a grave injustice to nature, and you and I both can know and understand, that this is ridiculous.

But even I, will try the least bit to make sure, it’s not accurately crossing my path



Garlic wards off Vampires.

Well I guess, it’s easy to ward off vampires, just as easy as it is for me to ward of yellow aliens of Betelgeuse, with my beer salt.


A cat has nine lives:

Kill a cat, and tell me the results. If it dies the first time, go for a 2 out of 3 proportion.


Saying break a leg, before an act.

Will help, because if wishing good luck brings bad, then wishing bad luck, will bring good! (great logic there).
Source


Spilt salt, this may help:

Found yourself spilling salt, fear not, here is a trick to get the devil off your back, take a pinch of salt, with your right hand and throw it over your left shoulder, now here is the important part, into the devils face (seems he’s sensitive to salt in the eyes, as am I, or whoever is behind you at chili’s).
Source of Info


Now I'm sure there are much, much, more things that you know, are daily beliefs, people follow through with....

What are they?

What do people, you, or people you know, avoid, gather around, for fear of bad luck, and or good luck?

Both knowing it is complete rubbish!


I've also heard of a god by the names of "Moximon" he is prayed to for the help of being a better prostitute, or better criminal, or to curse people, all hear say of course, but this is indeed a 'god' for some.


Thanks for those who helped, you know who you are! And if you wish for me to recognize you I will!

If anyone has anything to add, to strange beliefs, I'd be glad to accommodate or star
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Here are some odd ones, I didn't add




posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 05:00 AM
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I believe in the things that are reinforced in me by my life. If i hold a believe and it happens or is vindicated, it makes that believe stronger.

Many of my strongest believes should not be spoken here as people may find offensive, but it does not make them not true. My life has reinforced these as facts in my opinion, no matter what others would think or say.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 05:05 AM
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Originally posted by andy1033
I believe in the things that are reinforced in me by my life. If i hold a believe and it happens or is vindicated, it makes that believe stronger.

Many of my strongest believes should not be spoken here as people may find offensive, but it does not make them not true. My life has reinforced these as facts in my opinion, no matter what others would think or say.


Alrighty then.

Let it be known, no one members belief, should be attacked!

EVERYONE HEAR THAT!!!

Okay, it's been said, you can rest assured, that noone will use it against you.

Unless it goes against the T&C, of course.

Noone, on this thread, at least is here to criticize.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 05:08 AM
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reply to post by Republican08
 


No thx, i will keep to myself, but i was making a point, that some things that people may not like are true, and the reinforcing of those beliefs, make them stronger.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 05:12 AM
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reply to post by Republican08
 


What are you trying to say.

Somewhere , deep inside you ,
you know that what you just told the world
is all nonsense.
Get real .
and stop abusing people's pets.
build a bridge......



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 05:12 AM
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Originally posted by andy1033
reply to post by Republican08
 


No thanks, i will keep to myself, but i was making a point, that some things that people may not like are true, and the reinforcing of those beliefs, make them stronger.


Well, why not share them, I give you my word, I can say at least for me not others, but I would take action against, will not criticize.

I'd truthfully liike to hear them/it.

Reinforcing of one thing is one thing, but by excluding another portion, is just, in my eyes, like joining a psych ward, to prove flying is real, because you're reinforced by others who believe they can fly.

No offense, it's late, and only similar thing I can think of, honestly no offense, I'm sure you don't believe you can fly.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 05:13 AM
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Originally posted by radarloveguy
reply to post by Republican08
 


What are you trying to say.

Somewhere , deep inside you ,
you know that what you just told the world
is all nonsense.
Get real .
and stop abusing people's pets.
build a bridge......


Not kicking any dogs over here.

Not sure what you're talking about, U2U me to clarify if you will


You don't have to U2U though, you can post here.

Also good luck with that pink eye, vigamox works good!

[edit on 1-10-2009 by Republican08]



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 05:29 AM
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Originally posted by radarloveguy
reply to post by Republican08
 


What are you trying to say.

Somewhere , deep inside you ,
you know that what you just told the world
is all nonsense.
Get real .
and stop abusing people's pets.
build a bridge......


I've quoted twice, GASP!

Okay, apparently the point of the thread, has severely been missed.

The point of the thread, was to look at superstitions, strange beliefs, bizarre beliefs, people uphold, whether they go against any evidence, but they still persist.

No other meaning, or reasoning in it then that!, No religious bang against it!

Can we not leave it at that....

Without a hidden man behind the drapes, leading dorthy down some golden path?



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 05:33 AM
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Originally posted by Republican08



Now not only was santa claus not real, but I was leaving cookies, and milk (which I’ll be damned if I didn’t want any milk and cookies!) for no one, other than a complete liar!




WHAT? YOU BASTARD! I. . . . -sob-. . . . . what are you saying. . . . .

OMG. . . . . . .I. . . . . . my life. . . . . . .

-sob-
-weep-



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 05:37 AM
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reply to post by mikerussellus
 


Sooner or later my friend.

It is true.

He is no longer coming, chimney or not, he isn't!



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 05:43 AM
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reply to post by Republican08
 


You're just a disinfo agent. I knew it.

Next thing you're gonna tell me is that Obama is a socialist or something.

What's after that? I suppose it's the poor Easter Bunny next. (he always brings me peeps)
______________________________________________________________
S&F for an interesting topic.

Mike



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 05:50 AM
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O.k well ,

superstitious people are very inventive ,
they must be , because most s'stitions are pretty strange .
and if you live your life by them , you've been duped.

Find JESUS and "get a [new] life"



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 05:51 AM
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reply to post by mikerussellus
 


If anyone shall bring me peeps, I shall surely praise as the one true god!

LMAO, that's sadly true too, there freaking great!



I am no disinfo
lol, first time called that even sarcastly.

____________________________________________


Just looking for strange beliefs around the world, no religion really



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 05:57 AM
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Originally posted by radarloveguy
O.k well ,

superstitious people are very inventive ,
they must be , because most s'stitions are pretty strange .
and if you live your life by them , you've been duped.

Find JESUS and "get a [new] life"


Persistence, I like it, I do.

I've found jesus, I believed in him, with all my heart for years, I was raised in a private school, and held bible studies, as the leader, outside of the church, which later *last year* fell.

I've lost faith, and started studying other perceptions since then, and found the most rational, and logical one, faced under the most discrimination, from me, who didn't want to believe that yahweh didn't exist, and talked to countless religious preachers.

Again, the superstitious thread, i've started, was to be fun, and not a conversion attempt, although I welcome a good battle, albeit said in my signature, and openly, of course. If you personally want to prove yahwehs existence to me, i'd be glad to have a 'go' at it.

As for now, I'd just like to hear the fun that is superstitions, such as black cats, crossing your paths.

please don't let it divert, if you'd like a debate, U2U me, or tell me right out, i'd be glad to explain how to get fighter status, and into it, you'd obviously like it.

Im sure you have some superstition you'd like to add though!



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 05:59 AM
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reply to post by Republican08
 


Peeps rock. Seriously, they rock.

Will talk to my wife this morning (if she ever gets up) her family is back-woods Missouri, and she's got some funny things that she does.

Never open an umbrella in the house.

Never put a hat on a bed.

Never leave a house through another door that you came in to.

Never kill a spider.

Pinch of salt in lemonade.

She makes life interesting.




posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 06:01 AM
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reply to post by mikerussellus
 


Lol, ok peeps, rock, and that can't be stressed enough, i don't know what they put in peeps, but god, there awesome, and i'm stretching the tristate area for some tomorrow!

But why not kill a spider?

Bad luck?



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 06:09 AM
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reply to post by Republican08
 


They kill flys.

And other bugs. She told me that leaving a cobweb in the kitchen was a good thing. Personally, she just doesn't like to dust, but what do I know. . . .

And now I need Peeps. Damn the habit!!!!




posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 06:33 AM
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Here are some really stupid ones, I don't believe in them though.

1.)If you cut an apple in half and count how many seeds are inside, you will also know how many children you will have.

2.)It is bad luck to cut your fingernails on Friday or Sunday.
3.)Fingernail cuttings should be saved, burned, or buried.

4.)A bed changed on Friday will bring bad dreams.

5.)You should never start a trip on Friday or you will meet misfortune.

Ha Ha , we always start a trip on a friday!

And here's one for the op...

Lettuce is believed to have magical and healing properties, including the power to arouse love and counteract the effects of wine.

Lettuce promotes child bearing if eaten by young women, and certain types of salad can bring on labor in pregnant women.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 06:37 AM
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reply to post by jinx880101
 


Haha, the lettuce, then is in total disregard


The apple slicing cracked me up.

And for me to think of all the families, that hold off on traveling on fridays in fear of bad luck! The soonest time to start a trip, is bad luck!
Bummer!


Good contribution!



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 06:44 AM
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up until about 7 years ago, I would salute Magpies, avoid cracks in the road and never cross on the stairs. I now realise that it's absolute nonsense and was making me look a fool, saluting a magpie?
As if this is going to make the slightest bit of difference to my day. I'm glad I've become more rational in my old age (well 30).




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