So I'm playing golf, when I see the superintendant and his helper using a pair of coat hangers to theoretically find a water pipe location by using the "divining method".
Acting ignorant, I couldn't help but ask, "Watcha doin'?" Of course, they both were firm believers in the powers of those coat hangers. They seriously explained their technique. The "Supe" is even a college graduate (which really means nothing when it comes to superstitions). I held back my opinion, skepticism, and ridicule. (I don't know how successful they were.)
Over the years, I've seen many men trying their hands (literally) with some form of divining rods, searching for water lines, a buried septic tank, even beach "treasures". Coat hangers either cross or go straight out, depending on the object being searched for. (Details from Wikipedia, etc.) Of course, the whole "water witching" thing is hooey--absolutely no evidence that it works beyond chance occurance.
Do you see the connection and similarity of dowsing and god belief? Again, faith is more powerful than science and reason. When will man ever figure this out?