Superstition is the belief that unnatural forces interfere in and with the natural world. And even though we have never had a complete understanding of nature as it is, we have also contrarily been obsessed with detaching ourselves from the natural order with magical thinking and fantasies. In fact the foundation of magic has been supporting and defining the Western form of civilization by authoritarian mind control.
The source of all superstition is religion and religion is irreconcilable with nature because it claims that the imagined and fictional forces of the supernatural exist and are overridingly more powerful than the material order.
There is a clear correlation to religiously and suppression of IQ and this is verified by studies. Western religion is authoritative, and inflexible; Galileo was tried and convicted by the inquisition for heresy even though he proved his idea as fact. In order to maintain a belief fantasy you have to deny reality, and this delusion may not be compatible with physical survival. And beyond this opposing the consensus lunacy is itself dangerous.
The reliance on supernatural forces defines the true hopelessness of people inclined to rely on the intervention of the purely imagined entities for which there exists no credible evidence. So instead of making informed rational choices many are handicapped by being tethered to an uniformed and irrational belief system often imposed upon them without choice.
Yet people not smart enough to change a flat tire are also declaring their imagined knowledge and mastery of everything and they are accepted into positions of respect and power.
The world has always seemed out of control and it is out of control, and faith in the supernatural is only guaranteeing that it remains that way.
When the US slave owners Christianized their blacks they read to them only the scriptures that endorsed slavery. They usually prohibited slaves from reading and this enabled the licence of mind control that they established over them.
Things haven’t changed and one superstitious group condemns another for violating their concepts and at the same time declares immunity from criticism for violating the superstitions of another group. It’s the underlying lies that they all defend that’s the real problem.
It seems that theology never involves liberation only enslavement of one type or the other.