Why Do People Curse Through The Names OF Gods Or Evil Forces?

Why Do People Curse Through The Names OF Gods Or Evil Forces?

The supernatural can never be disregarded in life. There are mind-blowing events that become hard to fathom with our finite minds. A curse is as real as the unseen world. Why do people curse? Let’s find out now.

why do people curse

Have you thought about how the supernatural world can have a serious effect on our lives? Life is full of mysteries. Why do people curse? Today, African Paradise World will share with you some weird things about why people curse. We normally hear people invoke curses on others when angry, displeased, etc Does it work? How do they even curse?

In the first place, let us grasp some understanding of a “curse” It is something relating to the spiritual world so we need to be highly spiritual here.

By definition, a curse is “a solemn utterance intended to invoke a supernatural power to inflict harm or punishment on someone or something.”

From the above definition, we can understand that it involves supernatural powers. Mankind has many ways of making use of these powers at their own advantage. These powers emanate from somewhere. Curses are fulfilled in mysterious ways. It is something we should not take lightly.

In Bible times, curses worked miraculously by putting people or things into destruction. Notable examples include Noah cursing Ham’s son Canaan to be the lowest slave. (Genesis 9:20 – 27), Isaiah cursed the land making it barren for 3 and half years (1 Kings 17:1).

In our days too, curses work miraculously. A curse from a supernatural being like God or a god is more powerful than a curse from an ordinary man.

In Africa for instance, traditionalists believe the gods can curse an entire community if they do abominable things against them.

It is the same gods people invoke to render punishment people. Now, the biggest question is why do people curse? Surely there must be some reasons.

Uncovering The Fact Behind Why People Curse.

There is a saying that “everything happens for a reason.” Many forces are moving here and there having a lot of influences on the lives of people. We can’t see them with our naked eyes. Most of these forces delight in having relationships with mankind.

Whether you believe in these gods or not; The fact is, they exist. They are real and can give instant judgment in favor of the righteous or turn things around.

Below are some facts answering the nagging question “Why do people curse?”

The number one thing is anger. Anger can do a lot of harm to the person in question and other people. Its toxicity is very high. An angry man is said to be like a mad man. When anger sets in, the person might curse the one or people who made him angry. It’s a dangerous thing to speak when angry. If you fail to control your tongue, you will wreak havoc on people through your words. Remember that there is power in the tongue; There is life and death in the tongue. Use it wisely.

Let’s, go a little further to dissipate this. Anger doesn’t erupt for no reason. Even Hulk in Hollywood movies gets angry for reasons.

Other reasons that push people to curse include experiencing:

1. Theft
2. False witness
3. Provocations for whatever reason
4. Betrayal
5. Injustice

There are many other reasons why people get angry and curse. The major motive is to redeem themselves from negative emotions and be at peace.

This post will only cover a few of the reasons. You will realize that the above list is centered on negative emotions that come from others. It brings bitterness into the person who curses. Let’s talk about it quickly.


Covetousness may bring about curses. Nobody will ever feel happy if his item is stolen, especially an expensive item. Imagine someone who has worked hard to establish a store or supermarket. And one day someone breaks in to steal as many as he can.

How would the person feel? Angry! The victim might hurl curses at the unknown thief. In the spiritual world, this thief had already been seen and any effect supposed to come on him will happen.

In the same way, someone can break into your house, steal your money or kill a resident. How would you feel? Sad and angry which might follow with curses.

Giving false witness

This is one of the most heartbreaking experiences anyone could handle. “You did nothing wrong”, but someone has testified or vowed that you are guilty. Your innocence might not set you free if the truth doesn’t come out quickly.

You could end up in prison for an offense you did not commit. Many are in prisons for crimes they did not commit. A person like this would be compelled to curse.


Anything provocative can also push someone to curse. People don’t like harassment or disgrace because of their weaknesses, infirmities, mistakes, etc You might make it clear to people about things that appalls you but someone will test your patience…

If you are quick-tempered, you might curse. In the real sense cursing is not a good thing. If you are a Christian, the Bible says you should be very careful about how you live or speak in this crooked world.

As millions of people try to understand why people curse, they forget about the negative emotions compelling them to respond to hurtful experiences through the supernatural.

Someone promised to marry you but turned you down for no reason to marry someone else. Many people wouldn’t let the trespasser go free…

Lack of faithfulness might make people resent curses. You can’t just play on anyone’s emotions and go free. If someone feels like he/she has been treated unfairly, he or she might invoke the gods for justice.

Common Generational Curses

Some of the commonest generational curses could be any of these:

Marital Problems in the family which includes divorces, spiritual marriages, barrenness, etc

Diseases and sickness that never gets healed eg. Epilepsy, drunkenness, mental defects, etc

Financial problems such as poverty and unsuccessful businesses.

There are many others. Anyone suffering from generational curse must be serious about his prayer life. In addition, let your church leaders help you break it.

How To Stop Cursing

A curse is usually taken up by supernatural forces for execution. They constantly interact with human beings. For someone to curse with a mere mouth is not so serious as someone invoking the name of a god and cursing through that.

To the best of my knowledge, curses are reversible. In African tradition, it is all about appeasing the god holding that curse. Most of my points here come from a traditional African background. The Bible also has a lot of lessons about how curses work.

People should be enlightened on the dangers of cursing. They must learn how to stop cursing. Our future generation shouldn’t be exposed to the habit of cursing. Parents, teachers, and society have this responsibility.

A god holding a curse on African soil might demand certain items such as goats, fowl, and schnapps before it feels appease to refrain from executing the curse.

The sacrificial animal is usually slaughtered to appease the god. There is life in the blood so they are interested in the spillage of blood.

Anyone who curses with mere lips must also watch out. There is power in the tongue. While we are finding out answers to the question, ” why people curse?“, there is nothing to joke about it.

A curse might not manifest earlier but someday in the future. A glorious destiny could be destroyed. It then gains root in a family and becomes a generational curse.

You cannot easily run away from such a chain of spiritual effects. Unless you learn how to stop it. You have to let the person who did the cursing reverse it. For Christians, the power of the blood of Jesus can break every curse in your life or family.

Important Things To Notice As We Are Answering The Question, “Why Do People Curse?”

I have known how Africans invoke gods and curse potential offenders. There are curses with mere lips and curses that go with rituals. Ritualistic curses are very fierce.

Sometimes, you wouldn’t understand it. I mean you can think about it the whole day but would never understand why people can’t let go. Why people could be heartless to curse with lightning and thunderstorm.

People curse with lightning

Should anyone curses you to the gods for something you are innocent about; That curse will not materialize. The lessor gods also believe in justice. But some are notorious to the extent that; Whether you are guilty or not, they will execute the curse.

If you have the Spirit of God in you; Any unreasonable curse on you will never materialize. The reason I used the word, “unreasonable” is because; If you leave life anyhow by sinning against God, you open portals for any curses on you to happen.

“Like a fluttering bird or like a flying swallow, so a curse without cause does not come to rest.” (Proverbs 26:2)

Let’s say you covet someone’s wife…if the person curses, you will likely face the consequences. Even if you are a Pastor or Prophet, you will face the consequences. The scriptures say live wisely in this sinful world. God did not tell you to mess around. Because the law of “you reap what you sow is highly effective.” Don’t dig your early grave by doing things that disease God.

Personally, I dislike those fond of curses. Stay away from them. I don’t encourage anyone to ever curse for whatever reason.

God said vengeance belongs to Him. He can deal appropriately with those who persecute or maltreat you. Learn how to control your temper. Pray and ask God to give you patience.

The Bottom line of why people curse

I have seen people die out of curses. I have seen and known people go mad out of curses. It is not a joke. Let’s stop the habit of cursing and leave our grievances to the Righteous Judge (God). Don’t fight back, let God do that job!

A curse without a cause will not come to pass. Keep your hands clean from sin and the Spirit of God will always stay with you. He will bless you and make descendants prosperous.

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