Still Waters Posted November 23, 2022 #1 Share Posted November 23, 2022 (IP: Staff) · Worldwide, more than four in 10 people believe in witchcraft, a new survey suggests. However, witchcraft, or the concept that people can use supernatural abilities to cause harm is a belief that varies dramatically between nations. Just 9% of people in Sweden believe in witchcraft, while more than 90% of people in Tunisia believe some people hold malevolent powers, the study found. Belief in witchcraft may be as old as humanity itself. England's oldest cave art, for instance, may be ""witch marks"" etched to ward off evil spirits, while the oldest written instance of the Hebrew name of God is found on a 3,200-year-old ""curse tablet"", meant to hex someone who broke a vow. The notion that humans can cast curses is present in most major world religions, including Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Hinduism, a 2021 Pew Research Center survey found. https://www.livescience.com/four-in-ten-people-worldwide-believe-in-witches 3 1 2 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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