Skip to comments.Latinos in the U.S. have a strong belief in the spirit world (39% Believe in "Evil Eye")
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 peoples 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.
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Hocus pocus, heeby jeeby.
Bammy has at least one Evil Eye.
We'll need to send a mission up there to put and end to them...
The second you read the title of this thread you know the pictures are going to be hysterical.
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.
LOL The ol’ ‘stink eye’.......man, that’s an old one.
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 )
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.
Did the spirits tell them that the gringos in America have mucho money and to leech off them?
Oh yeah, the Tall Man, in one of the weirdest and best horror movies ever made. Bring in the Sphere!
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 Researchs 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..
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Apropos of nothing in particular.
Well, well, well.
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