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92. Vices Opposed to Religion: Superstition

1. Superstition is a vice opposed to religion. It offersdivine worship to whom it should not, or it offers divine worshipto God in an unworthy manner. The name superstition comes from theLatin superstes which means "a survivor." Itsuggests that what are called superstitions are survivors or"holdovers" from the false pre-Christian religions knowncollectively as paganism.

2. Superstition takes various forms: (a) idolatrygives divine honor to a creature; (b) divination consultsdemons, thus attributing divine powers to creatures; (c) falseobservances are outer expressions of the belief that divinepowers are found in certain creatures.

"We must not be behind time in doing good; for death will not be behind his time. "
St Phillip Neri

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"The one thing necessary which Jesus spoke of to Martha and Mary consists in hearing the word of God and living by it."
R. Garrigou-Lagrange, OP

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"Many words do not satisfy the soul; but a good life eases the mind and a clean conscience inspires great trust in God."
Thomas á Kempis

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