[Solved] Customs and traditions suppress reason leading to obscurantism. Do you agree? (UPSC GS-1 Mains 2020)

Traditions and customs can become irrational if they suppress reason, such as obscurantism like the Black Mass or obsessive religious bereavement rituals that prevent healthy grieving. Conversely, practitioners of some religions (e.g., Buddhism) believe that all customs and traditions have rational explanations. Whenever rational thought is suppressed, a new superstition may become established as it … Read more

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