On superstitions and human nature

I was reading lately a book about the ancient Egyptians and their religion and sects. It is so astounding that they were so supersticious about everything in their lives, and yet they managed to master complex math and build the pyramids.

I wonder the kind of superstitions people have today. I remember that the old people in my village still had some superstitions about things. For example, if a person had two big “spots” on the back of his head by birth, the person would get married twice.

What really surprised me was that when I went to UK in 1996, an english friend of mine mentioned this –as a joke– while we were talking about stuff. Apparently the old english people had the EXACT same superstition! That was something I didn’t really expect, having old superstitions been similar to so far away lands, while the old people couldn’t travel as much.

Anyways, modern superstitions are different. People back in the day would blame “demons” for their illnesses. Today, in this space era we live in, we just have the Greys and the Reptilian aliens to blame for anal probes. 😛

I wonder if ever the human race can go beyond their need for being under control from forces they don’t understand. The same goes for religion. People WANT to believe that “there is something big out there, something that can master us”. They have this need. It is written in our ROM[==enstict].

Truly free and fortunate is the person who can go beyond the original design and extend/upgrade its own ROM.

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