(1) While liberation from superstition and autocratic oppression is the great legacy of the Enlightenment, to perpetuate the repression of all spiritual expression in the name of reason is to continue to deny our innate being.(2) He also claimed that Philosophy alone douses the flames of superstition .(3) While primal drums beat, village women dance around a flaming bonfire bearing icons, turning to superstition to lift the ├ö├ç├┐dark curse├ö├ç├û that sent torrential floods.(4) It was the era of the big set-piece battles between science and religion, between superstition and modernity, between medicine and fate, between madness and psychotherapy.(5) You'd say what seems to be on the rise is not art or science, but religion and the medievalism of superstition and the tyranny of who owns whose soul and the soul of what nation.(6) The cloak of organizational rationality is lifted to reveal sorcery, superstition , and the suspicion of witchcraft.(7) It is a windy day, and the church is barely three-quarters full, indicating, the narrator tells us, the general loss of religious fervor in the city, where superstition has replaced religion.(8) During the centuries of superstition and feudalism following Athens's downfall, free speech was barely considered as an idea.(9) He deployed the erudition that made his work a source-book of historical and religious criticism in a humane and enquiring spirit, impatient of credulity, superstition , and intolerance.(10) he dismissed the ghost stories as mere superstition(11) The film gives us unusually authentic-seeming pictures of village life and ritual, and invests the people with a certain dignity and sensibility, even if ultimately they prefer superstition and fear to science.(12) Towards the end of the film, when an altercation with the earnest young locksmith erupts abruptly into violence, he retreats into religious superstition as a means of rationalising a seemingly inexplicable plot development.(13) It's a Hoodoo tale, which means it features the peculiar magical practices that combine voodoo with Louisiana black arts culled from Tahiti, Native American, and slave superstition .(14) The Symphony No 9, or the Choral, had such an enormous impact that a superstition sprung up among subsequent composers that it tempted fate to venture beyond nine symphonies, the number at which Beethoven laid down his pen.(15) Life on the set is pervaded by what the uninvolved might well view as superstition .(16) At one point, he sits straight up because he thinks he hears two screech owls, which is a superstition that says bad luck is coming.