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The Idaho Society of Reason (ISR) encourages rationality and logic over superstition.

By definition, reason requires comprehending, inferring, or thinking - especially in orderly rational ways.  Reasoning is the power of the mind to think, understand and form judgments logically.  By definition, it infers a lack of superstition.

According to Britannica, superstition is defined as the belief, half-belief, or practice for which there appears to be no rational substance.  Superstitions may be classified roughly as religious, cultural, and personal.  Every religious system tends to accumulate superstitions as peripheral beliefs - a Christian, for example, may believe that in time of trouble he will be guided by the Bible if he opens it at random and reads the text that first strikes his eye.  Often, one person's religion is another one's superstition:  The Roman emperor Constantine referred to non-Christian practices as superstition; the Roman historian Tacitus called Christianity a pernicious superstition; Roman Catholic veneration of relics, images and the saints is dismissed as superstitious by many Protestants; Christians regard many Hindu practices as superstitious; and adherents of all mainstream religions may consider the Australian Aborigine's relation to his totem superstitious.  Finally, all religious beliefs and practices amount to nothing more than superstition to a person without superstitious beliefs.

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Wednesday, August 3, 2016 7:00 PM

    FYI: Trivia Night Barrelhouse Pub & Grill (on Glenwood Rd. in Boise)

    3 Rational Thinkers attending
  • Wednesday, August 10, 2016 7:00 PM

    FYI: Trivia Night Barrelhouse Pub & Grill (on Glenwood Rd. in Boise)

    0 Rational Thinkers attending
  • Sunday, August 14, 2016 3:00 PM

    Facts about Marijuana - Let's Get Some Answers (and Potluck)

    5 Rational Thinkers attending
  • Wednesday, August 17, 2016 7:00 PM

    FYI: Trivia Night Barrelhouse Pub & Grill (on Glenwood Rd. in Boise)

    0 Rational Thinkers attending
  • Saturday, August 20, 2016 9:00 AM

    Greenbelt Clean-up and BBQ

    3 Rational Thinkers attending
  • Saturday, August 20, 2016 1:00 PM

    Boise Rationalist's Book Club read "Merchants of Doubt"

    3 Rational Thinkers attending
  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016 7:00 PM

    FYI: Trivia Night Barrelhouse Pub & Grill (on Glenwood Rd. in Boise)

    0 Rational Thinkers attending
  • Wednesday, August 31, 2016 7:00 PM

    FYI: Trivia Night Barrelhouse Pub & Grill (on Glenwood Rd. in Boise)

    0 Rational Thinkers attending
  • Wednesday, September 7, 2016 7:00 PM

    FYI: Trivia Night Barrelhouse Pub & Grill (on Glenwood Rd. in Boise)

    0 Rational Thinkers attending
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2016 7:00 PM

    FYI: Trivia Night Barrelhouse Pub & Grill (on Glenwood Rd. in Boise)

    0 Rational Thinkers attending
  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016 7:00 PM

    FYI: Trivia Night Barrelhouse Pub & Grill (on Glenwood Rd. in Boise)

    0 Rational Thinkers attending
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2016 7:00 PM

    FYI: Trivia Night Barrelhouse Pub & Grill (on Glenwood Rd. in Boise)

    0 Rational Thinkers attending
  • Saturday, October 1, 2016 1:00 PM

    Boise Rationalist's Book Club read "Barsk: The Elephant's Graveyard"

    1 Rational Thinkers attending
  • Wednesday, October 5, 2016 7:00 PM

    FYI: Trivia Night Barrelhouse Pub & Grill (on Glenwood Rd. in Boise)

    0 Rational Thinkers attending
  • Wednesday, October 12, 2016 7:00 PM

    FYI: Trivia Night Barrelhouse Pub & Grill (on Glenwood Rd. in Boise)

    0 Rational Thinkers attending
  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016 7:00 PM

    FYI: Trivia Night Barrelhouse Pub & Grill (on Glenwood Rd. in Boise)

    0 Rational Thinkers attending
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016 7:00 PM

    FYI: Trivia Night Barrelhouse Pub & Grill (on Glenwood Rd. in Boise)

    0 Rational Thinkers attending
  • Wednesday, November 2, 2016 7:00 PM

    FYI: Trivia Night Barrelhouse Pub & Grill (on Glenwood Rd. in Boise)

    0 Rational Thinkers attending
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2016 7:00 PM

    FYI: Trivia Night Barrelhouse Pub & Grill (on Glenwood Rd. in Boise)

    0 Rational Thinkers attending
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2016 7:00 PM

    FYI: Trivia Night Barrelhouse Pub & Grill (on Glenwood Rd. in Boise)

    0 Rational Thinkers attending
 
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Pat Acks, danster kinikini
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