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7986: Re: 7967: Re: 7963: Re: religious expertise -Dorce replies (fwd)

From: Racine125@aol.com
Subject: Re: 7967:  Re: 7963: Re: religious expertise -Dorce replies (fwd)

<< If money is the focus, it taints the spirituality.  >>

Money is not the "focus" of Vodou service.  A Houngan or Mambo asogwe with a 
functioning peristyle has made a full-time committment, and they have to eat! 
 We do not receive a salary as Roman Catholic priests do, so what do you 
expect?  We charge money for services, we share that money with our 
congregation, which is more than I can say for the Catholic church, by the 

<<And to clarify, my problem with Manbo Racine is 
 not with her practices and beliefs but with her attitude.  It is a matter of 

And you?  You accuse us of "buying our way to a title in the so-called 
heirarchy",  you suggest that we should "practice quietly" and not speak out 
publicly on issues in our religion... your language in this dialog has been 
anything but respectful.  

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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