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If you tell a lie, god will strike black spot on your heart

Posted By Benjamin White On May 16, 2012 @ 7:56 am In Folk Beliefs | Comments Disabled

“If you tell a lie, god will strike black spot on your heart”

My informant was first told this by his father when he thought he was telling a lie. It reflects the strong religious beliefs of his father. I asked my informant what would happen if he had a black spot on his heart, and he wasn’t sure. Despite this, this threat succeeded in scaring my informant into telling the truth.


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