Superstitious belief is as old as the existence of man on Earth. It is the origin of many religious formations as far as the Bible days among the Athenian Greeks.
The Bible says: “Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars’hill, and said, ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious” Acts 17:23. Although, sometimes what you call superstition might be the belief of another person.
Have you heard of the market where no trader locks his or her shop because the market is believed to be under the protective care of a certain deity known as Maka?
Well, some say it is superstition, but many of the natives of that community believe so much in the judicial powers of the deity and would not break the rule.
Come with me to Allan Community Market in Otukpo Local Government Area of Benue state.
You may not believe it, but there are stories of people who have been flogged with a koboko from an invisible hand because they lied or stole something in certain parts of the community under the watch of that deity.
What’s your take on this? Let me have your opinion in the comment section.