A belief system lacking in logic. Denies in some shape or form hard-to-accept facts, such as death, chance, and chaos. Often includes rituals and rules. Frequently abused by authorities to keep the masses under control. Includes shamanism, monotheism, henotheism, etc. Often the source of bad decisions.
The Scandinavians starved themselves to death by not learning from the pagan natives how to survive in Greenland.
Members of the Panawave Laboratory believe their leader is dying from communist microwaves attacks.