Do we prevent somebody being hurt by superstition or faith by rejecting and challenging those things? 

Is it mistaken to support organised religion in membership or donations?

If people do good because they are human, not because God prompts them then is it right to risk giving God any credit when they alone own their good?

 


What's what in supernaturalism?
 
Religion: A system of supernatural beliefs and worship that helps people form a community.
 
Superstition: An irrational supernatural belief based on fear. Catholicism says it shows an undignified attitude to God and encourages fear in yourself and maybe others too.
 
Fundamentalism: A religion or ideology that claims it knows its opinions are true. All attempts to force your will on others are necessarily based on the idea, I know Im right. So I cannot tolerate you doing differently from what I say.
 
Extremism: Being willing to hurt people seriously for religious or superstitious reasons. Not all fundamentalists are extremists but there can be no extremism without fundamentalism.