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4/16/18 1:23 A

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4/16/18 12:05 A

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I'm glad I looked that up, too. I told my husband about the birthday cake thing, and we just looked at each other like GOOD GRIEF, I wish I'd KNOWN that!
Sooo. let's see what happens when my Daughter 'K' turns 12 next month. lol She asked for an ice-cream cake...I bet I don't pick a ROUND one. lol

I used to irritate my mom when I stopped observing some of these things with my kids. Oh well, gotta 'live your conscience'.

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Thanks for looking that up Susan. It's amazing how many of these traditions have just become so normal, but as Christians we're not to observe. emoticon

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4/14/18 11:52 P

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I have no superstitions.


But here's one answer to the knock on wood question:

"One common explanation traces the phenomenon to ancient pagan cultures such as the Celts, who believed that spirits and gods resided in trees. Knocking on tree trunks may have served to rouse the spirits and call on their protection, but it could have also been a way of showing gratitude for a stroke of good luck"

"For the Ancient Greeks, putting candles on a cake was a special way to pay tribute to the Greek moon goddess, Artemis. They baked round cakes to symbolize the moon. ... People may have believed that the smoke from the candles carried their wishes and prayers to gods who lived in the skies."


hm. I 'wish' I had known that BEFORE! (Because I'm not in to that.)

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4/13/18 5:53 P

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I'm curious about what they are MaryAlice.

I remember my family saying knock on wood and I always thought that was weird. What's that all about? blowing out candles and making a wish on a birthday cake. ???

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Yes, If your gut says don't do something then don't.

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"Worry and fear cannot live in the same space with hope and action. When you stand on faith and take positive action, you evict worry and fear."
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None that i know about..


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I do not have any superstitions.

Edited by: PGBACK at: 4/13/2018 (13:13)
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4/13/18 11:59 A

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I could list a dozen or two, but I believe they are more to teach children about dangers. I will have admit I haven't figured some of them out so they must be just for fun. As for ones that are just me or my family, again they are working children of real danger.

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I am not a superstitious person at all.

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Today is the first Friday the 13th of the year. What superstitions do you have?



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