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Voodoo gaining respectability

Postby Pyrrho » Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:48 pm

Allegedly got a bum rap.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-41048840

'Voodoo is not evil'

According to Ms Romaine, voodoo's bad image abroad has a lot to do with what people have seen in Hollywood films.
"The image of voodoo went wrong from the first encounter - from the first visitors to the continent, the anthropologists who didn't understand what they were seeing and from that came a lot of xenophobic writing," she says.

"It was also worsened by the US invasion of Haiti much later, which gave rise to Hollywood's fascination with the horror stories that all had voodoo."
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Re: Voodoo gaining respectability

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:08 pm

Furthermore, zombies are really OK guys.

So stop it with the "zombie apocalypse" business already.
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Postby Mentat » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:09 pm

What about apocalypses that happen to have zombies by coincidence? And do zombie armageddons count?
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Postby Grammatron » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:32 pm

Nice try!

I've seen the documentary The Serpent and the Rainbow so I know what's up.
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Re: Voodoo gaining respectability

Postby Nyarlathotep » Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:25 am

I have always been fascinated by Vodoun. It's a fascinating religion. A syncretism of Catholicism and native West African religions. And no more evil that the religions it descended from.
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Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:40 am

Not often mentioned is the folk magic that existed in Europe side by side with Christianity (and to some extent Judaism). Part of European culture on the peasant level and certainly not ever officially part of a religion.

What "dignifies" voodoo at the present time is the fashionableness (among whites) of being quaintly "of color", whereas some old woman in Europe 150 years ago incorporating pictures of saints into good luck charms is something embarrassing that your ancestors did.
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Re: Voodoo gaining respectability

Postby Doctor X » Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:06 am

Nyarlathotep wrote:I have always been fascinated by Vodoun. It's a fascinating religion. A syncretism of Catholicism and native West African religions. And no more evil that the religions it descended from.


Until a nail does a 360º and drive into your balls!

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Re: Voodoo gaining respectability

Postby Anaxagoras » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:50 am

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Postby Nyarlathotep » Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:59 pm

Doctor X wrote:
Nyarlathotep wrote:I have always been fascinated by Vodoun. It's a fascinating religion. A syncretism of Catholicism and native West African religions. And no more evil that the religions it descended from.


Until a nail does a 360º and drive into your balls!

Have you not seen the documentary!!11!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KDgkZ891z4

I will shove needles into the wax doll of pray for you!

--J.D.


Truthfully, that was the movie that got me interested in it as a kid. I just managed to turn that fascination with the holywood version into finding out about the real version as an adult.
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Postby sparks » Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:26 pm

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Postby Pop » Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:11 am

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Postby Papa Lazarou » Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:53 pm

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Re: Voodoo gaining respectability

Postby gnome » Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:42 pm

Voodoo went out with 3dfx... a bit late for respectability now.
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Re: Voodoo gaining respectability

Postby Grammatron » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:52 pm

gnome wrote:Voodoo went out with 3dfx... a bit late for respectability now.


You've just out-nerd-referenced Nyrarl.
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