Myths that become fetishes.
Scoffing logic; embracing
Seeking safety in a house of
Reliance on a legacy of
Naďve, obsessive ‘remedies’
of the egocentric.
Enthusiastic ascribing of
powers that do not exist.
A marriage of need and
desire with expedient fancy.
Conjuring and incantations
that de-mystify unseen forces, demons and execrations.
Imaginings that have been
encouraged by fear, accommodation and submissiveness.
Beliefs founded on ‘howling
at the moon’ or on any other means of defending against
- Perhaps we can never
- Perhaps humor's
simplicity and honesty is effective in alleviating fears.
- Perhaps you can make a
pumpkin into a pear if no one has ever tasted either.
- Perhaps endowing talent
and power to entities outside ourselves facilitates
- Perhaps the Divine is
always present; perhaps we deem It more complex than It
- Perhaps answers are
essential for our peace of mind; perhaps we will use any
means to find them.
- Perhaps encounters with
the unknown will always invite interpretations that range
from reasonable to whimsical.
- Perhaps humans will
always seek refuge in their creations no matter how
outlandish as long as they provide relief from anxiety or
- Perhaps codifying the
patently inane is the purview of swollen egos that depend on
deceit or self-deception; perhaps a ‘leader’s’ agenda will
be praised the more coached it is in the enigmatic and the
- Perhaps the last resort
of cajolers is a conscience; perhaps when they become ardent
proselytizers they conjure images and concepts that
captivate; perhaps the ‘needy’ and gullible will always be
share your ‘comforting’ obsessions??
ESSAY ON SUPERSTITION by EDWIN
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