Asked in Allergies, Cold and Flu
In Elizabethan times why was sneezing a superstion?
It was believed that when you open your mouth to sneeze, you give the devil a chance to enter your body and bring about spiritual harm. Saying "bless you" allegedly stops the devils from entering since they thought that no demon could stay in a place that a Christian has blessed. ...
Asked in Superstitions
A black cat crossing ones path brings bad luck?
In many countries like Great Britain and France black cats are seen as auspecious thing, but in many places of world a superstion is attached with black cats as if they crosses your way then bring bud luck and will make your venture in vain. ...
Asked in Signs and Omens
What is the Lilith Star?
i have heard mention of the lilith star a couple of times and from researching it from what i can tell it is a star of a sulphurous light seen by new mothers and when gazed upon the newborn dies....i have not gone deeply into this subject and is almost definitely a old superstion but who knows would be interesting to see others veiws as what i have learnt maybe inacurate ...
Is there a mental disease associated with the want to commit cannibalism?
In some it is a sexual fetish.For others it is a domination behavior.It has also been a superstion of some tribal peoples that eating your enemies transfers their phsical prowess or bravery to the person that eats them. Physically , it can cause a type of prion disease , like BSE [Mad Cow ] , if your eat the brains. ...
Asked in Clothing, Manners and Etiquette
Why is it bad manners to wear a hat indoors?
It makes like you look like you just can't wait to get away. It is also an old superstion that it's bad luck. I don't believe this, but when visiting the elderly , it might make them uncomfortable. Makes you look like you are ready to make a quick exit, and don't really want to be there in the first place. ...
Do beans bring good luck?
No beans do not bring good luck at all. even magic beans. you know what happened in "jack and the giant beanstalk". All beans bring is bad luck. they are superstitious beliefs and anyone who believes in superstion is not a very smart person. Adolf hitler ate magic beans started world war 2. then he went and lived in his little cupboard. hahhahahahah ...
Asked in Monarchy
Did bloody Mary kill young girls then bathe in there blood?
No. Bloody Mary in superstion is just that- superstition. It is an urban myth with no basis in fact. Bloody Mary, the historical figure, was Queen Mary of England. As a Catholic, she had many Protestants during her reign killed, earning her the nickname Bloody Mary. There was, however, a woman named Elizabeth Bathory of Hungarian nobility. Legend says she slapped one of her servant girls one day and some blood fell on her hand. Elizabeth supposedly became convinced that where the...
Asked in Catholicism, New Testament
What are the issues the early Church had to face?
A: Judging by frequent references in Paul's epistles, the gospels and the Johannine epistles, one of the most important issues that early Christians had to face is division. Assuming that Jesus was crucified in 30 or 33 CE, as generally supposed, it seems there were substantial differences of belief about what Jesus taught, and even about his life and mission, within one or two decades of his death. A growing consensus among scholars also places the writing of the Gospel of Thomas as early...
What restrictions might be placed upon someone's freedom to worship in whatever manner he chooses?
A: Social pressure can be used to restrict a person's freedom to worship in any way he or she chooses. People can be derided for following a faith different from that of the majority, or warned of a terrible fate in the next life if they no longer follow their former religion. There are potentially also legal pressures, either requiring attendance at particular religious services or outlawing or banning certain religions. If clergy are needed by a minority religion, it is possible to...
Asked in Basil
What is the history of basil?
The genus Ocimum is most diverse in Africa, so that is probably where basil first appeared. It eventually spread to India over 5,000 years ago, where it was probably first cultivated, and where the plant was considered a sacred herb and a powerful protector. It was often planted around temples and laid with the dead. From there (according to Tom Stobart in his 1977 book Herbs, Spices, and Flavourings) it made its way to the Middle East. It migrated westward as whole...