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8009: Re: 7990: Haitian Vodou (Re: 7989 & 7988) (fwd)
From: Eugenio Matibag <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Theologically contradictory to Catholicism? Catholicism describes a
heavenly host of saints and angels, many of whom have undergone
syncretization with the lwa.
God Almighty may take the form of the distant Bon Dieu but still has need
of intermediaries, leaving it to Erzuli, Dom Pedro, Ogoun, etc. to manifest
the divine presence in human form.
Diverse interpretations exist on the meaning of liturgical "texts," but
Catholic prayer can serve to complement and possibly reinforce the power of
At 05:44 PM 5/21/01 -0500, Bob Corbett wrote:
> > The Lord's Prayer, the Hail Mary, and the Apostles' Creed are said.
>I must admit that I know very little about Vodou, and so I very much
>Mambo Racine Sans Bout Sa Te La Daginen taking her time to educate others
>Voudou has to be theologically contradictory to Roman Catholic or other
>practices since the Catholic / Christian church recognizes but one God
>and, as I
>understand it, Voudou honors gods [lwa] other than that of the Catholic or
>church. Why is it that The Lord's Prayer, the Hail Mary, and the
>Apostles' Creed are
>said in a Voudou ceremony? How can being Catholic or otherwise Christian
>theologically contradictory to Voudou, since Catholicism / Christianity
>but one Omnipotent God?