In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- During the centuries of superstition and feudalism following Athens's downfall, free speech was barely considered as an idea.
- The document further calls on government departments to make a finer distinction between religion and superstition so that people can worship religion without interference.
- 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.
- The cloak of organizational rationality is lifted to reveal sorcery, superstition, and the suspicion of witchcraft.
- 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.
- 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.
- In an atmosphere of control and superstition, the boy is something of a rebel and misfit - going where he shouldn't go, always testing the boundaries of what he's allowed to say or do.
- On the one hand it was a repository for formalized superstition; on the other it stood ready for interpretational abuse in criminology, eugenics, ethnography, and the construction of racial stereotypes.
- Life on the set is pervaded by what the uninvolved might well view as superstition.
- 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.
- 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.
- While primal drums beat, village women dance around a flaming bonfire bearing icons, turning to superstition to lift the ‘dark curse’ that sent torrential floods.
- There's also a lot of folly, superstition and craziness, but I like to concentrate on the energy and resilience aspect of it.
- By opting for a courtroom setting, it not only dramatises the conflict between rationalism and religion, psychiatry and superstition, but also pretends to give both sides an equal hearing.
- 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.
- 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.
- He also claimed that Philosophy alone douses the flames of superstition.
- Reason has not, and will not, ever completely displace man's belief in the unknown, be it in religion or superstition.
- We have become conditioned to expect certain things in a genre film, and anyone who comes at this one expecting big scares could easily miss its philosophical questioning of superstition and religion, and find himself or herself bored.
- 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.
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