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The Idaho Society of Reason (ISoR) 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

  • Sunday, February 26, 2017 12:00 PM

    Discussing Science Mike (and Potluck!)

    4 Rational Thinkers attending
  • Saturday, March 4, 2017 1:00 PM

    FYI: Boise Rationalists Book Club - "The Girl with All the Gifts" by M.R. Carey

    3 Rational Thinkers attending
  • Sunday, March 12, 2017 12:00 PM

    Wolf PAC presentation on getting money out of politics

    5 Rational Thinkers attending
  • Sunday, March 26, 2017 12:00 PM

    Ken Watts: a Personal Journey (and Potluck, as always!)

    7 Rational Thinkers attending
  • Saturday, April 1, 2017 1:00 PM

    FYI: Boise Rationalist's Book Club - "The New Confessions of an Economic Hitman"

    3 Rational Thinkers attending
  • Saturday, May 13, 2017 1:00 PM

    FYI: Boise Rationalist's Book Club - "The House of Silk" by Anthony Horowitz

    3 Rational Thinkers attending
  • Saturday, June 10, 2017 1:00 PM

    FYI: Boise Rationalist's Book Club - "Confederates in the Attic" by Tony Horwitz

    3 Rational Thinkers attending
  • Saturday, August 5, 2017 1:00 PM

    FYI: Boise Rationalist Book Club - "Grunt" by Mary Roach

    3 Rational Thinkers attending
  • Saturday, September 2, 2017 1:00 PM

    FYI: Boise Rationalist's Book Club - "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood

    3 Rational Thinkers attending
Founded Feb 16, 2008


Pat Acks, danster kinikini, Karen

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