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  • Betty A. Burnett

Truth versus Myth

Should the People of God Believe in Superstition

Superstition is a belief or practice resulting from ignorance, fear of the unknown, trust in magic or chance, or a false conception of what causes something to happen.

Someone sent me an image of “Why wish upon a star when you can pray to the One who created it?’ Although this theme was a movie and also a song, would a child of God wish upon a star, which is a myth?


The idiom “wish upon a star” is referred to making a wish after spotting a shooting star in the night sky. In mythology, it is believed that making a wish upon a star will make it come true. A mythology is a collection of myths or stories about a specific person, culture, religion, or any group with shared beliefs. Most people don’t consider mythology to be entirely true, but they still take it seriously.

Rabbit’s Foot

In some cultures, a rabbit's foot is carried as an amulet believed to bring good luck. This belief is held by people in a great number of places around the world, including Europe, China, Africa, Australia and North and South America. In variations of this superstition, the rabbit it came from must possess certain attributes, such as having been killed in a particular place, using a particular method, or by a person possessing particular attributes (e.g., by a cross-eyed man).

The four-leaf clover

is a rare variation of the common three-leaf clover. According to traditional sayings, such clovers bring good luck,

Zodiac - The astrological signs are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces. The Western zodiac originated in Babylonian astrology, and was later influenced by the Hellenistic culture.

To sum these meanings up, should God’s children embrace, believe, or be involved in anything that goes against His Word?

God is the God of blessings! The word blessing, bless, blessed are found hundreds of times in the Bible. Not luck!

We were not born by Zodiac signs. We were created by God Almighty.

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you;

I ordained you a prophet to the nations (Jeremiah 1:5).

I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well (Psalm 139:14).

What and who are you going to believe, the Word of God or some silly superstitions (nonsense)?

~ Betty A. Burnett ~

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