Superstition is a pejorative term for belief in supernatural causality: that one event leads to the cause of another without any natural process linking the two events, such as astrology, religion, omens, witchcraft, etc., that contradicts natural science. Opposition to superstition was a central concern of the intellectuals during 18th century Age of Enlightenment. The philosophes at that time ridiculed any belief in miracles, revelation, magic, or the supernatural, as “superstition”, and typically included as well much of Christian doctrine.
In order to understand this topic first of all, we should know what is the meaning of the word “superstition”. What is superstition? Superstition is a belief that some objects or actions are lucky and some are unlucky based on old ideas of magic.
I think that people began to believe superstitions in the Stone Age because at that time people weren’t clever enough to understand what was happening nature. So they started doing some things to change weather. For example, they tried to provoke or stop rain.
That’s why many superstitions are shared by some nations. In the most popular superstitions people touch, don’t like number 13, black cat and the left side. And I think the superstitions appeared at the time when people’s knowledge wasn’t wide.
There are different superstitions in different nationalities. People believe in them because superstitions affect their life. For example, when the black cat crosses your way, there can be an accident. This superstition is popular in many countries. Uzbek people believe that if they see a white snake or camel in their dreams they will be rich.
There is a superstition about a white snake. People say, if someone finds a white snake, he will be lucky in life. If you put piece of snake skin into your wallet, you are going to become rich or find money. Because snakes are a symbol of money and wealth in Uzbekistan and Japan. Some people believe the snake is an animal of...