I’d rephrase that to superstition and politics but yeah. Superstition is the product of man’s struggle to explain something which he does not have enough information to understand.
Pork makes people sick sometimes.
Superstition: Pork is cursed by God!
Explanation: microscopic parasites.
Feces makes people sick
Superstition: Feces is evil
Explanation: Feces is filled with microscopic bacteria, viruses and parasites
Bottom feeding fish make people sick
Superstition: Bottom feeding fish are cursed by God
Explanation: Bacteria, viruses, parasites from feces, dead things, decaying plants/animals… you know the drill
People who have a lot of unprotected sex get sick and their junk hurts a lot!
Superstition: Having sex with too many different people is evil, punished by God.
Explanation: Sex is a normal biological function. STD’s are dangerous. right back to bacteria, viruses.
Gay communities sometimes get disease outbreaks.
Superstition: Gay is evil and cursed by God! Kill the GAY!
Explanation: Add one STD outbreak in a group of gay men and suddenly some ancient BS artist has a new curse from God.
Some diseases spread faster when people don’t cover their face.
Superstition: GOD HATES WOMEN WITH UNCOVERED FACES! Face scarves for everyone!
Explanation: Men don’t like wearing inconvenient face masks so they make women do it.
Pretty girls get more unwanted sexual attention.
Superstition: GOD HATES SEXUAL ATTENTION! BURKAS FOR EVERYONE!
Explanation: Men can’t control themselves, blame women.