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By Kv-Chong Feb 26, 2015 276 Words
Superstition is the fear of the unknown and the mysterious. It is the belief that certain events bring good or bad luck which cannot be explained by reason or science.  When men's reasoning power fails to investigate, superstitions begin. In the ancient times man's knowledge of himself and his surrounding was limited. So he used to believe in a number of super­stitions. With the progress of science superstitions started dis­appearing. Still some of the superstitions are stuck to us and even if we try we cannot forget them. In the past people used to believe that when comets are seen, the kings have to suffer. When Julius Caesar was murdered there was a wild thunder storm. Similarly, people used to believe many other superstitions. When going on an important errand, if some cats cross the road and one does not go. It is considered to be a bad omen. So is the case with sneezing. It is believed that sneezing and crossing of the cat bring bad luck. Another superstition of the English people is that if a person dies because of drawing some spirits lament for him. In the same manner where a death is to occur some of the ghost or shadows start visiting that house. In fact many crimes are committed because of superstitions. It is because of superstitious belief that human sacrifices are made. They also think that whenever the ghosts become angry, it is neces­sary to please them. Superstitions can be finished only if we develop scientific temperament. But superstitions have their own romantic charm even in this world of science. Even many scientists act by taking superstitions into consideration.

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