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7930: Re: 7872: Re: 7824: Re: 7775: Morse replies to Grey (fwd)

From: Racine125@aol.com

<< Manbo,
 Please read again this comment of yours on that very religion you didn't 
 make up:
 "...True enough that people can choose to behave morally within the Vodou 
 tradition, although the tradition itself does not enjoin moral behavior! // 
 I make this choice in certain situations, one of which I am dealing with 
 right now..."

That is correct.  There is no injunction at all in Vodou against performing 
malevolent magic - I know Houngans, for example, who during the military 
regime performed wanga intended to permit FRAPH members to rob, rape and 
murder with impunity.  No one suggests that this work is uncharacteristic or 

I, for my own reasons, usually choose not to do malevolent magic.  This does 
not make me inauthentic either, and I am not the only Mambo or Houngan to 
make this choice.
<< Are you talking about the Vodou tradition? Oh, Manbo Racine, you must be 
 kidding! But seriously, such comment is choking, and coming from you, it's 
 surprisingly disconcerting! How can you acknowledge religion without moral? 

Calm down and don't choke.  Vodou is not Christianity.  The Vodou religion 
does not have the same value structure as Christianity, and why should it?

<<Wouldn't you agree with me that the lwa themselves have a moral behavior, 
if not an essence principally made up of morality.>>

No, I would not.  Unlike God, who loves all equally, the lwa serve those who 
serve them. 

Peace and love,

Bon Mambo Racine Sans Bout Sa Te La Daginen

"Se bon ki ra" - Good is rare
     Haitian Proverb

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