Friday, April 20, 2012

Religion

I just wanted to quickly touch on this so that there is no problems with it in the future.

This is not a place for discussion on religion. This is not a place for religious instruction. Your religious views are your business and should not be posted here. The reason being is because we all have different religious views. We all know that hoodoo/rootwork/conjure and Christianity go hand in hand. However, people come from different denominations and backgrounds and will have differing beliefs. Everybody is right and nobody is right. This means what you feel is right for you is right for you and you alone.

Hoodoo/rootwork/conjure is a label that encompasses a wide range of beliefs and practices. People have different religious views and opinions of other types of workers. Let me give some examples.

Sister Sally does deliverance work, healing work, prayer work, and will light the occasional candle.

Betty Lou works works with the saints.

Mable Jenkins works with lots of spirits, spirits of the dead and even animal spirits.

Rebbecca Mae only does prayer work and recites scriptures for various problems.

Sister Sally is Protestant and believes that Betty Lou is practicing witchcraft because she works with the saints. Betty Lou is Catholic and thinks that Mable Jenkins is practicing witchcraft because she works with spirits of the dead. Meanwhile, Rebbecca Mae is a devout Pentecostal and thinks all three of the other women are practicing witchcraft. So you see where I'm going here, right? The truth is that all four of the woman belong to the tradition of hoodoo/rootwork/conjure even though they may not realize it.

In order to avoid these types of problems we need to keep personal religious views to our selves.

So, for example. If you are against the burring of candles then keep that to yourself. Nobody is forcing you to burn candles. You may disprove of them but other people don't. The same way for the saints or the spirits. If you don't agree, that's your right and your freedom. However, to keep the peace here let's all keep our religious views to ourselves. I will be honest that I don't care about religion. I'm into spirituality. So I'm not going to tell someone they are wrong because it contradicts with my religious views, because I'm spiritual, not religious.

Finally, I have to state this. If you believe that hoodoo/rootwork/conjure is completely evil and/or is witchcraft because of your religious views then this is not the place for you. In the past I know these types of people like to stir up trouble and will infiltrate groups or sites online, so I would rather you just go on somewhere else. I don't go messing with your groups or websites so please don't come here to stir up problems.

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