Ladder - Superstition


It is commonly said that walking under a ladder is bad luck. A natural explanation would be that an erected ladder most likely meant that someone was working above and to pass under it would make a person susceptible to injuries due to falling objects.

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    A superstition which pretends to be scientific creates a much greater confusion of thought than one which contents itself with simple popular practices.
    Johan Huizinga (1872–1945)

    The difference between faith and superstition is that the first uses reason to go as far as it can, and then makes the jump; the second shuns reason entirely—which is why superstition is not the ally, but the enemy, of true religion.
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