Nocturne (nocte) wrote,


Recently, I have been heavily exposed to a rather interesting thing called "superstition". There I am, sitting in the car, reading a book whilst the "girls" are with the dressmaker. I sit for quite a while. Why am I sitting there you may ask? Well, it's because it's "bad luck to see the dress before the wedding day". Similarly, I'm not allowed to see Penny before 3PM on Saturday. Why? Perfectly good reason: "It's bad luck to see the bride before the wedding."

So I analyze. Why is my future mother-in-law telling me this when she is Anglican? That is when my brain goes apeshit and I get carried away. "Hey, wait a minute, isn't luck inherently incompatible with Christianity anyway?", I ask myself. Here is the argument that I had with myself as I sat in the car. No, I had nothing better to do.

Assuming that my knowledge of the Christian faith is not totally flawed, there are two powers in this world capable of changing the future: the will of God (their caps, not mine) and the will of mankind (since God made man free, he is therefore capable of both evil and good). Right. So, what's this luck thing then? A third power? A selective, conscious randomness? Chaos with intelligence that decides to treat a person better because they did something good (threw salt over their shoulder) or bad (peeked at his girlfriend before the wedding)? Hogwash!!!

Wait a minute, I tell myself, so this Luck would be a contender and there would in fact be 3 powers at play in the universe. Haha! But the Christian faith tells us there is only good and evil, God and mankind, that can alter things. I grin.

On the other hand, pagan beliefs hold the notion of luck in extremely regard. Take the Norse faiths for instance. When you are born, you are alloted a certain amount of luck; when it runs out, you die, very much as if you got dropped into a desert with a bottle of water. It's clearly visible throughout the sagas. And it's not just the Norse faith, but numerous others.

This in turn leads me to believe that in fact all this superstition good/bad luck junk that gets thrown at me by a predominantly Christian authority group is essentially reminiscent of pagan times. Yet another point for pagans. I grin once more. Penny walks out of the door and I wonder what her dress looks like. I wonder if I could sneak a peak in when she's not looking. I ponder the state my genitals would be in after my attempt. I decide to stay in the car.

Yet another example of the female ego-inflation conspiracy, a.k.a. weddings!!! ;)
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