Definition of superstition
A belief, not based on human reason or scientific knowledge, that future events may be influenced by one's behaviour in some magical or mystical way.
Examples of superstition in the following topics:
- Belief and Superstition: a Matter of Perspective Religious adherents often distinguish their own religious beliefs from superstition.
- Both superstition and many traditional religions are non-materialistic, do not see the world as being subject to laws of cause and effect, and presume that there are immaterial forces influencing our lives.
- Both religion and superstition seek meaning in otherwise random and chaotic events.
- However, the term "superstition" refers to what the speaker sees as excessive or false religious behavior as opposed to belief or behavior within a proper or accepted religious standard.