25Apr2017 Contextual Study

At the beginning of all things, people had no power to control their own life or death. A little cold could take away a person’s life easily. At the same time, there were too many natural phenomena that they can not understand. Such as why does the lightning can produce forest fires? Many of the geographies that are well understood today were unsolved for people in the distant past. On the other hand, at that time, the earth was still in a very unstable state.

It always happened frequent earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions or debris flows. In fact, not only nature was very dangerous, but also a lot of animals were a huge threat for people. If a person encounters a poisonous spider or snake alone he will definitely die.

Human could not comprehend those things. So they think it must be the trouble which made by gods. People were afraid of death, so they fantasized out of the various gods. These gods were collected as stories, that is religion.

Among the people who were look forward to believe in religion but some clever people look through the essence of religion which to appease people’s hearts and make them calm. Those people took advantage of this. They believed that the use of supernatural phenomena can make people convinced, thereby achieve the status of domination. And ordinary people through the belief in witchcraft and vowed to witchcraft to achieve the comfort in spiritual.


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