Luck and superstitions

I was trawling the Internet recently and I came across the phrase It is bad luck to be superstitious.’ What a silly phrase… Click. Click. Scroll. But then somewhere, whirring in the back of my brain, a little voice shouted: “Hey, that’s not actually a bad idea!”

So it is bad luck to be superstitious, true or false?

I think its true. Why? Well if you are not superstitious, everything is down to science and chance, nothing else. Nothing is down to luck everything is calculated and rational.

But doesn’t that take all the fun out of life? Everything can be explained.
“Oh that massive meteor that was going to hit the earth just missed, that was lucky!” – Person A
“Well actually it was down to the Earths gravitational field not being that of the equivalent field cast by the sun, moon and all nearby planets dust rock et cetera, therefore due to the angle that the meteor was descending at and the gravitational forces acting upon the relative mass of the meteor, then there was no possible way it could enter the atmosphere…”
– Person B

How dull was that!

Superstitious Cartoon JokeLuck is so much more fun, it can twist things around, it can make things seem possible or impossible, it can give you hope, and take it away.

If you believe in superstitious things like don’t walk under ladders, then you walk under one, and a bucket of water falls on your head, was that unlucky/misfortune or was it destined to happen?

What actually is the definition of luck? According to Mr Oxford its

“Success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one’s own actions”

and according to Mr Cambridge its

“The force that causes things, especially good things, to happen to you by chance and not as a result of your own efforts or abilities”

So its things that happen because of ‘luck’ not of your own making?

Well if you walk under a ladder and something bad happens to you, is that not of your own making? You walked under the ladder, so that isn’t unlucky because of you disobeying a superstitious, but because you walked under the ladder in the first place!

So what have we established? Well if you believe in superstition it is easy to use it as a scapegoat. At the end of the day though, it would seem that most things have a rational explanation which are not necessarily linked to the superstition, or the actions you took to abide by it, or ignore it.

Comments and Questions! Do you believe in luck and are you superstitious? If so or if not why?

What is God?

Before I start this post, I would just like to make it crystal clear that I am not trying to offend anyone, or make anyone change their beliefs. Nether am I stating that this is what I believe, I am simply trying to present a theory that I have come up with.

I am not trying to offend anyone and I do not believe this. It is simply an alternative theory.

Okay, so to the theory. Many religions have a concept of a ‘greater being’ or God. Now what is this concept of God is not actually an entity in itself, but as a group of things? What if God is actually everyone?

The concept that God is every living thing or every person seems to work for many things that God is described to be. God can perceive all. If God is every living thing then it can perceive all, as anything going on can be seen be the living.

God is said to be able to perform miracles. People can perform miracles; people will go to amazing measures and do extraordinary things.

Christians believe that Jesus is the son of God, and if God is everyone, then Jesus (son of Joseph) was a son of one person that makes up the entity of God.

When you die, most religions believe in an afterlife which is dependant on what you did in your living life.

The concept of the afterlife could be that if you are good in life, people will remember you for the good that you did. This means that despite your body being dead, your memory lives on in others. Using the theory that everyone is God, God gives you an afterlife, as you are remembered by people who make up god.

There is also the concept of hell, which you go to if you are bad in life. This could mean that you die, but you are remembered for the evil that you have done in your life. This is like hell, as you are not remembered in a positive way.

Stephen Hawking recently said that

“Because there are laws, such as gravity, the Universe can and will, create itself out of nothing. It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the Universe going.”

This would fit in with the theory of God being a body of things, rather than a single entity, as the body would not have been around at creation.

Its just a theory, and I am not trying to impose it on anyone, but one thing does strike me: it does kind of work.

If we all make up God, then are we not God?

There is a famous song, “He’s got the whole world in his hands”. If we are God, is the world not in our hands?

The Earth in peoples hands

I am not trying to offend anyone and I do not believe this. It is simply an alternative theory.

Comments and opinions welcome as always 🙂