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Superstition

As a child of his time Luther was superstitious: he believed in demons, rapping spirits and devil’s apparitions. According to him, witchcraft had to be punished with death. At the same time, he warns, in his explanation of the first commandment, that superstition is a form of disbelief in the one true God and he turned against every form of the worship of relics and other forms of religious manipulation.