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Response to el_bryanto (Reply #61)

Mon Dec 30, 2013, 05:35 PM

65. Is a person who believes in astrology delusional?

 

If a person believes that a scrap of paper in a "fortune cookie" is speaking to them personally, are they delusional?

Is a person who fears witches and warlocks delusional?

If a person believes that knocking on wood protects against the fate tempted by the words just uttered, is that person delusional?

In the case of knocking on wood, many of us do that. It is just a ritual that everyone understands and nobody really takes literally. It is only when people start taking these things literally, and acting out that faith that we get into the area of delusion.

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