Thesis Statement <ul><li>Superstitious beliefs lead individuals away from the Church’s teachings and its sacraments, trigger numerous psychological disorders, and should be avoided and discouraged . </li></ul>
Superstitions; What Are They? A superstition is a belief based on fear and ignorance .
Superstitions violate the first commandment of God. Divination and Polytheism are also forbidden.
<ul><li>Tension, insomnia, repetitiveness, exhaustion, and worry may result from a reliance on superstitions. </li></ul><ul><li>Disorders may develop. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Superstitions give a sense of security to those who fall prey to their beliefs. </li></ul><ul><li>Practicing superstitions gives one self-reassurance, confidence, and a sense of relief. </li></ul>
Others believe that superstitions are harmless practices done for entertainment. <ul><li>Insomnia, tension, and other symptoms may have developed before a person practiced their superstition. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Superstitions are simply just a part of our culture. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a bond that would not have existed if the superstitions were not practiced. </li></ul>
“ All men are vain, in whom there is not the knowledge of God: and who by these good things that are seen, could not understand him that is, neither by attending to the works have acknowledged who was the workman: but have imagined either the fire, or the wind, or the swift air, of the circle of the stars, or the great water, or the sun and moon, to be the gods that rule the world” (Wisdom 13:1-2). Violates the first commandment which states, “ You shall not have other gods besides me”. Catholic Church’s Position
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