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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

  • Saturday, December 10, 2016 2:00 PM

    FYI: UN Human Rights Day Event

    14 Rational Thinkers attending
  • Sunday, December 11, 2016 3:00 PM

    Holiday Potluck!

    8 Rational Thinkers attending
  • Wednesday, January 4, 2017 7:00 PM

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

    0 Rational Thinkers attending
  • Sunday, January 8, 2017 12:00 PM

    Skepticism and personal bias: are we always thinking objectively?

    3 Rational Thinkers attending
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017 7:00 PM

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

    0 Rational Thinkers attending
  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017 7:00 PM

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

    0 Rational Thinkers attending
  • Wednesday, January 25, 2017 7:00 PM

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  • Wednesday, February 1, 2017 7:00 PM

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  • Wednesday, February 8, 2017 7:00 PM

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

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  • Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:00 PM

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

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  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017 7:00 PM

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

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  • Wednesday, March 1, 2017 7:00 PM

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

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  • Wednesday, March 8, 2017 7:00 PM

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

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  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017 7:00 PM

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

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  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 7:00 PM

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

    0 Rational Thinkers attending
  • Wednesday, March 29, 2017 7:00 PM

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

    0 Rational Thinkers attending
  • Wednesday, April 5, 2017 7:00 PM

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

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  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017 7:00 PM

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

    0 Rational Thinkers attending
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 7:00 PM

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

    0 Rational Thinkers attending
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017 7:00 PM

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

    0 Rational Thinkers attending
 
Founded Feb 16, 2008

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Pat Acks, danster kinikini
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