hasnain's - SUPERSTITIONSSPRINGFROMTHE LACKOFFAITH

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SUPERSTITIONS SPRING FROM THE   LACK OF FAITH An acquaintance of mine believes all religion is superstition. In my opinion,  he's wrong, but I appreciate his perspective nonetheless as just another  example of how frames surround everything we think about and do. Superstition is defined as 'an irrational belief that an object, action, or  circumstance not logically related to a course of events influences its  outcome.' Helen Keller once said that, "Security is mostly a superstition. It does not  exist in nature. ... Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."  This is an example of how diverse we all are, and yet, we all believe in  something irrational. How can we use our prospect's and client's irrational  beliefs to persuade them? We're living in unstable times and the world can  be a scary place. The more unstable things become, the more people search  out stability. They constantly look for ways to explain why. For persuasion  purposes, you have the ability to offer an answer, an explanation, to help  them make sense out of the specific part of their life that you're involved in. FOLLOWING ARE SOME OF THE FAMOUS AND OLD SUPERSTITION BELIEVES: It's bad luck to walk under a ladder:  This came from the early Christian belief that a leaning ladder formed a triangle with the wall and ground. You must never violate the Holy Trinity by walking through a triangle, lest you be considered in league with the devil. (And you all know what good Christians did to people they suspected of being in league with the devil.)
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Beware of Friday the Thirteenth:  Those who know about these things, inform us that Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden on a Friday, Noah's flood started on a Friday, and Christ was crucified on a Friday. Christians also noted that twelve witches plus one devil are present at Satanic ceremonies so Friday and 13 make a deadly combination. God Bless You:  During the sixth century, it was customary to congratulate people who sneezed because they were expelling evil from their bodies. Later, when a great plague took hold of Europe, and people began sneezing violently, the Pope passed a law. Since sneezing meant that the person was going to die of plague, people were required to bless the sneezer. Don't spill the salt: Although some people believe that Judas spilt salt during the last supper, this claim can't be proven. Salt was a very precious expensive commodity in the middle ages. It was also used for medicinal
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2010 for the course UBIT 411 taught by Professor Saleemelahi during the Spring '10 term at University of Karachi.

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