Superstition, what's your view
April 24, 2009 7:01am CST
As an african man, i was raised to believe a lot of stuffs, like that if you didn't bury your husband, you wont goto to another person's husband burial or else you will die and bet me this happens. 2. if you didn't kill a cow for your dad or mum, you wont for another person else you will die. 3. if you offend someone and the person dies, you can goto the tomb to apologise, in this case i have seen someone that offended his mom and was cursed that she wont have a baby, after 15 years iof marriage, she went to her mum's tomb to pour libation and apologise and now she has 4 children, some whites might not believe this but we africans do
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24 Apr 09
Well i thought superstitions were only in my country......but reading your views it is strange.......i have heard of superstitions like if a cat crosses your road your day will go bad.....your should not broom your house in the night.....not to whistle in the night......and many more.....but i believe superstitions only reduce your personality.....you stop doing things which you are capable of.....it is really sad that people in 21st century also believe in such things.....but yes the religion that you believe in also makes a difference.........
24 Apr 09
Hello megaplaza!!! I thought my country is the one with most superstitions but now I knew every country has many different types of superstitions. So various countries has their own popular superstitions. Here, I have to admit that there are some bad superstitions like you described and also in my country too, there are many many bad superstitions and these are all followed by the religious beliefs. Every existence of superstition has their own stories. The superstitions that are in your country also do surely have some stories related with each superstition. And then as people know about this, this will psychologically effect people too much that even you say you don't believe it, you can't do that thing. The same is in my case. And for now for the stories of superstition you are saying, we may feel its rubbish. That's impossible, that's can't happen. Why? Because if it had been the truth why doesn't it happen here. Well this is the question that come in my mind when it comes to superstitions. That's why I am saying superstitions has adverse effect on ones psychology. I had read some where that fact about the superstitions in Africa. I had read somewhere that there are many many superstitions in Africa. Just I remembered as I had been typing, yes it was my school teacher who had told this while studying geography.
24 Apr 09
In my country Nepal, majority of the people are Hindus. And in Hinduism, there are many many god, more than thousand, I can't take all names. And now most of the incidents is attached with some of the god. There is god of creation, god of wealth, god of water, god of bla bla bla....So many. With these belief in gods, the people in Nepal is already under number of superstitions. Also there are many superstitions that we can find in capital as well but more intense in rural areas of Nepal. And these superstitions has adverse bad effect for the many people. These superstitions are just disgusting. They need lot of education. Oh if I started writing again, it would be too too long, because we have many many superstitions here... I want to stop here for now... Happy mylotting to you....
• South Africa
11 May 09
Born in Africa, myself, I have come to know more about all the traditional African tribal superstitions. It's a curse in itself. Ancestral ignorance has brought this unholy cow to the traditions of the African Fore-fathers. It's negative impact have influenced generations of Africans to a struggle that has cursed the continents people. That's why poverty, illiteracy, disease, and HIV aids is so rampant on this continent. For centuries African cultures and beliefs have caused a spiritual stagnation to be rife--primarily in our beloved Africa. Many do not believe in God. They hold on to traditions of Witchcraft and black-magic. And are, therefore, without God. And therefore we have all the ills of the evil one on our continent. Wars, Civil wars, and rebellion have never ceased. Just look, at Zimbabwe, Dafur, Somalia, Ivory Coast, Uganda, Congo, and Angola--to name but a few. And too many more to mention. Where will you find the highest HIV-Aids related illnesses? the highest HIV stats in the world? in Africa. it has reached epidemic proportions here on the Continent of Africa. And all this can be traced directly to the African's tradition of culture and belief systems. It's void of all spiritual upliftment. The wrong spirits are at work here. I'm speaking as an African too, but thank God, I'm an African who knows the truth. Knowing God and Jesus Christ, has made all the difference in my life. and inthat of many African brothers and sisters, who know the truth, and who have been set free from that ungodly spirit. The Bible says "If the Son (Jesus Christ) have set you free, you are free indeed."
• United States
25 Apr 09
I do not follow any superstisions, but I do know a lot of them because my Grandmother believed in many many of them. She was from the hill of West Virginia and they had a superstition to cover everything. I did a lot of research on superstitions while I lived on a sailboat because there are a lot of them that deal with boats. Most of these superstitions can be traced back to China. Even the ones from West Virginia although I do not know how the Chinese supestitions got to the hills of West Virginia. I need to check into that. People are different all over and it is so interesting to learn the cultures of different peoples. Thank you for you information! Shalom~Adoniah
25 Apr 09
Superstition for me is just a saying by old man so the children will be aware of it. Superstition has no scientific explanations for it. sometimes it will just happen accidentally. Whenever you believe in superstition or not it really doesn't matter at all unless you are not disturbing your neighborhood.... Superstition will always happen if you where thinking of it always. because it will reside in your mind that event will happen.
• United States
25 Apr 09
Well, I never heard of such, If you dream about fish You or someone will be pregnat. If you see a Black Cat, turn around and go another route, because it is Black luck to cross a Black Cat. I don't like a broom to touch my feet, it will give you bad luck. Don't eat peaunuts when you are Betting at Horse-racing. Those are a few that I know about. I am very superstious. I guess I got it from my Aunt.
24 Apr 09
we Indians have a lot of superstition and religious rites too. What I feel is that most superstitions and religious rites are intertwined and were initially started with some beneficial purpose in mind. If we can really dig deeper, every superstitious act will have some scientific ground but sadly, through the centuries much of this logical explanation was lost and what we have today are blind beliefs which people are scared to ask or not follow.
24 Apr 09
Hi megaplaza, I grew up hearing a lot about superstitions, but now it is rarely mentioned any more. I feel that we create our own experiences and if we believe strongly enough in something, it will probably happen. An example of this would be the woman you spoke of who believed that she was cursed, so felt that she couldn't have children, but after she apologized she believed that the curse was lifted. That is my view of such things but I respect your right to think differently. Blessings.
24 Apr 09
WOW!!! M really not sure what to say. We dont go to burials so how do i go to my hubbys burial or neone elses for that matter...i guess m safe here!!! I have never killed a cow nor do i plan on...so i guess m safe here as well... Well like i said v(females) dont go to graveyards so...i guess i will have apologise from my house itself....but superstition or not i think u shud apologise just the same. Lets see what m i superstitious about.... eeeeerrrr......i don't know i cant think of nething!!!!