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Latinos in the U.S. have a strong belief in the spirit world (39% Believe in "Evil Eye")
Pew Research ^ | 5-15-2014 | Michael Lipka

Posted on 05/19/2014 6:07:57 PM PDT by equalator

More than half (57%) said that people can be possessed by spirits, and 44% said magic, sorcery or witchcraft can influence people’s lives.

Even more Hispanic Protestants (37%) – including 59% of Pentecostals – said they have seen “the devil or evil spirits being driven out of a person.”

Roughly four-in-ten U.S. Hispanics (39%), including a similar share of Hispanic Catholics, said they believe in the “evil eye,” or that certain people can cast curses or spells that cause bad things to happen. A smaller share (15%) said they have had witchcraft or black magic practiced on them or someone close to them.

(Excerpt) Read more at pewresearch.org ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: immigration; latinos
I don't think we'll be going to Mars any time soon.
1 posted on 05/19/2014 6:07:57 PM PDT by equalator
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To: equalator

Hocus pocus, heeby jeeby.


2 posted on 05/19/2014 6:09:14 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: equalator

Bammy has at least one Evil Eye.


3 posted on 05/19/2014 6:09:29 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: equalator

4 posted on 05/19/2014 6:10:55 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: equalator
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5 posted on 05/19/2014 6:10:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: equalator
That's where the evil eyes live.

We'll need to send a mission up there to put and end to them...


6 posted on 05/19/2014 6:11:43 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: cripplecreek

The second you read the title of this thread you know the pictures are going to be hysterical.


7 posted on 05/19/2014 6:19:21 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: equalator

I don’t have a problem with this. All these things are very real. With demonic religions such as at Aztec religion pervasive throughout Latin America in pre-Columbian times, this should hardly be surprising.


8 posted on 05/19/2014 6:24:39 PM PDT by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: equalator

Natural conservatives!


9 posted on 05/19/2014 6:25:04 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: cripplecreek

LOL The ol’ ‘stink eye’.......man, that’s an old one.


10 posted on 05/19/2014 6:30:14 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: fidelis
i have heard stories about the "ojo"... the evil eye... i have never "really" believed it, however, from a very young age, i would not take any chances...

for example, i would hear stories how beautiful babies would get sick out of nowhere... and often these illnesses were attributed to someone staring at the beautiful baby, admiring the baby... longing to hold the baby, but never voicing it or making any contact with the baby... so whenever i saw a beautiful baby who had chubby cheeks i wanted to touch or pinch, i would make sure i could somehow touch the baby to break the spell, often without the mother knowing... i could do it easily as a child... as an adult, it's a little trickier... i do think it is silly, but i still do it )

11 posted on 05/19/2014 6:34:33 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: equalator

It was a shock to those of us who worked with a Latina supervisor when she told us that she had turned her ill father’s medical care over to a curanderos, a folk medicine practitioner, who put supposedly raw eggs under his bed, and said some incantations. He then showed her that the eggs had “changed” into hard boiled eggs because the evil spirit that had made him ill had been driven into the eggs. She was sure he would recover. Education is no match for determined superstition.


12 posted on 05/19/2014 6:36:50 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: equalator

13 posted on 05/19/2014 6:37:36 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: equalator
Roughly four-in-ten U.S. Hispanics (39%), including a similar share of Hispanic Catholics, said they believe in the “evil eye”

"Boy......!!!!!!!!"


14 posted on 05/19/2014 6:38:14 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: equalator

Did the spirits tell them that the gringos in America have mucho money and to leech off them?


15 posted on 05/19/2014 6:39:22 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Viking2002

Oh yeah, the Tall Man, in one of the weirdest and best horror movies ever made. Bring in the Sphere!


16 posted on 05/19/2014 6:40:00 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Paladin2

17 posted on 05/19/2014 6:40:51 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: fidelis; metmom; boatbums; caww; presently no screen name; redleghunter; CynicalBear; mitch5501; ...
More from actual study :

nearly one-in-four Hispanic adults (24%) are now former Catholics, according to a major, nationwide survey of more than 5,000 Hispanics by the Pew Research Center...

The share of Hispanics who are Catholic likely has been in decline for at least the last few decades.2 But as recently as 2010, Pew Research polling found that fully two-thirds of Hispanics (67%) were Catholic. That means the Catholic share has dropped by 12 percentage points in just the last four years, using Pew Research’s standard survey question about religious affiliation.3

The long-term decline in the share of Catholics among Hispanics may partly reflect religious changes underway in Latin America, where evangelical churches have been gaining adherents and the share of those with no religious affiliation has been slowly rising in a region that historically has been overwhelmingly Catholic.4 But it also reflects religious changes taking place in the U.S., where Catholicism has had a net loss of adherents through religious switching (or conversion) and the share of the religiously unaffiliated has been growing rapidly in the general public.5

Hispanics leaving Catholicism have tended to move in two directions. Some have become born-again or evangelical Protestants, a group that exhibits very high levels of religious commitment. On average, Hispanic evangelicals – many of whom also identify as either Pentecostal or charismatic Protestants – not only report higher rates of church attendance than Hispanic Catholics but also tend to be more engaged in other religious activities, including Scripture reading, Bible study groups and sharing their faith...

Hispanics continue to make up an increasingly large share of U.S. Catholics. Indeed, as of 2013, one-third (33%) of all U.S. Catholics were Hispanic, according to Pew Research surveys. Both trends can occur at the same time because of the growing size of the Hispanic population, which has increased from 12.5% of the total U.S. population in 2000 to 16.9% in 2012...

Roughly a quarter of Latinos were raised Catholic and have left the faith (24%)... Net gains have occurred among the religiously unaffiliated (up 12 percentage points) and among Protestants (up eight points)... 49% of Hispanics who were raised as Catholics and have become Protestants say that an important factor was finding a church that “reaches out and helps its members more.”.

Copyright 2014 Pew Research Center

Much more: http://www.pewforum.org/2014/05/07/the-shifting-religious-identity-of-latinos-in-the-united-states/

Also, http://www.peacebyjesus.com/RC-Stats_vs._Evang.html

18 posted on 05/19/2014 6:43:31 PM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: equalator

Apropos of nothing in particular.

19 posted on 05/19/2014 6:45:17 PM PDT by Lee N. Field ("And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise" Gal 3:29)
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To: daniel1212

Well, well, well.


20 posted on 05/19/2014 6:50:17 PM PDT by Gamecock (#BringTheAdultsBackToDC)
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To: equalator

The stink-eye or the crook-eye?


21 posted on 05/19/2014 6:50:22 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Lee N. Field
Which one is Michele throwing up??


22 posted on 05/19/2014 6:51:53 PM PDT by equalator
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To: latina4dubya

I read an interesting book years ago, THE EVIL EYE. it was a history of the belief and it told how the first look from a person with the evil eye was the worst, so very colorful amulets, some even pornographic, were designed to attract the eye, so the first evil glance would be absorbed by the amulet, then the second look would wold be less harmful.

It was believed that coats of arms on shields were really designed to absorb the evil eyes.


23 posted on 05/19/2014 7:00:05 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Billthedrill
Ol' Reggie ain't having a good day......


24 posted on 05/19/2014 7:06:35 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: equalator

LOL!
Who did they sample? Cubans and Puerto Ricans who practice Santeria?


25 posted on 05/19/2014 7:36:36 PM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

"I'm going to teach you calculus-- and then levitate

26 posted on 05/19/2014 7:39:51 PM PDT by equalator
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To: equalator

Of course, many “enlightened” Anglos believe in Global Warming as “settled science”.


27 posted on 05/19/2014 7:43:12 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: equalator

Hmmm. Maybe we can use this to our advantage...


28 posted on 05/19/2014 7:44:25 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: All

Meanwhile, 69% said they could not see a border patrol officer even if one was just outside their van.


29 posted on 05/19/2014 7:50:20 PM PDT by Peter ODonnell (It wasn't this cold before global warming)
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To: equalator
This should be no surprise to anyone who has lived in the Southwestern US, say, among people of Hispanic heritage. Syncretic beliefs among Hispanic Christians abound. One would have to live in a bell jar not to be aware of it.
30 posted on 05/19/2014 8:22:15 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: equalator

Ignorant, superstitous, third world crap, reminds me of muzzies.


31 posted on 05/20/2014 4:17:17 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. 1 Cor 16: 32)
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To: equalator

What should we expect from the descendants of the Aztecs?


32 posted on 05/20/2014 4:25:01 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: latina4dubya; GeronL
At a former job, I heard about an incident that happened one day/night...

One of the hispanic ladies cleaning the kitchen area one night supposedly threw a fit because an employee had put the evil eye on her.

The way I heard it explained was that one of the coffee pots was marked with a wide open eyeball to indicate that it was caffeinated (possibly extra strong) coffee and that the drawing was misinterpreted...

33 posted on 05/20/2014 5:23:43 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise
The way I heard it explained was that one of the coffee pots was marked with a wide open eyeball to indicate that it was caffeinated (possibly extra strong) coffee and that the drawing was misinterpreted...

okay... that made me laugh out loud...

34 posted on 05/20/2014 6:46:49 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Of course, many “enlightened” Anglos believe in Global Warming as “settled science”.

ha! and of course, the Salem Witch Trials--well, that was a first world issue...

35 posted on 05/20/2014 7:01:25 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: TADSLOS
What should we expect from the descendants of the Aztecs?

the same we should expect from descendants of every other culture... i cannot think of one where the belief in magic, witchcraft, sorcery or voodoo has not touched... consider who, even today, believes in vampires and zombies... Wicca... from time to time i watch some of those paranormal activity shows--Paranormal Witness and Paranormal State... descendants of Aztecs are not the usual make-up of those telling their stories...

36 posted on 05/20/2014 7:14:19 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: TADSLOS
What should we expect from the descendants of the Aztecs?

How about nothing less than the descendants of the Celtics/Norse?
37 posted on 05/20/2014 8:07:48 AM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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