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Barbinsglos Report 26 Nov 2012 16:56

Unlucky For Some


JustJohn Report 26 Nov 2012 16:02

Lol :-D :-D Think you are also losing the thread :-S


Eldrick Report 26 Nov 2012 15:54

Homophobic medicine?

Best stick with your story books, pal. You're out of your depth in the real world!


JustJohn Report 26 Nov 2012 15:50

Eldrick - oh dear me. It was only you who mentioned medical conditions and in quite another context. Is modern medicine better than the other homeophobic sort?

Have you taken your medicine today? :-D :-D

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Carol 430181 Report 26 Nov 2012 14:15

I am not superstitious in fact 13 was my lucky number. Then on a 13th I had a heart attack must admit always pleased when the clock strikes 12 ;-)



AnnCardiff Report 26 Nov 2012 12:25

not superstitious at all really - however, my mother was always uncrossing knives and for some reason I do it too - stupid I know, but can't help it

nothing else though :-D


Eldrick Report 26 Nov 2012 12:15

Eh? Not even i would say that religion is a medical condition.......although now you have me thinking.......


JustJohn Report 26 Nov 2012 11:52

Eldrick That is exactly what I believe. You are stating the Christian position, so you at least are a way towards a belief system. Many of my Christian friends (more than statistically likely) live at No 13. Why? Often the house was a bit cheaper than No 11 or No 15 next door :-D :-D So they use logic, not superstition.

Scozz Religion was very superstitious in Middle Ages in particular. So I think your idea of 13 being unlucky in the Bible has probably passed down to today. And probably why 7 is a lucky number also. And, of course, Friday was considered unlucky because of the execution of Jesus by slow and painful means. :-(


David Report 26 Nov 2012 11:26

My last house was number 13


LaGooner Report 26 Nov 2012 10:49

Unlucky for my mother I was born on 13th :-D


Eldrick Report 26 Nov 2012 09:40

The effect is called communal reinforcement. It applies to all superstitions and things like astrology and those who believe the phases of the moon affect crime rates, bad things happen in threes, etc. The more people who convince themselves of something, the more the tendency to ignore anything that does not support their particualr superstition.

Someone who believes in this will remember whenever something happens involving the number 13 , but not remember all the other occasions when a similar thing happens if it not connected to the number.

Triskaidekaphobia is a recognised medical condition.


LadyScozz Report 26 Nov 2012 08:53

Some people (not me) say it's because there were 13 men at the last supper.



BrianW Report 26 Nov 2012 08:44

Our vicar has reported a marked drop in wedding bookings for next year.
One theory is because they don't want to get married in '13.


David Report 26 Nov 2012 07:16

Have you noticed how many people are scared of thirteen?
Is there a psychological inheritance at work or do we copy the behaviour patterns of others?

Friday the thirteenth has become the stuff Hoolywood makes horror movies about.