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Is voodoo evil?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by James Hart, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. James Hart

    James Hart New Member

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    Hi,

    Is voodoo really as bad as people say it is? I've checked online and many people are warning against it Is Voodoo Real? What is Voodoo? 5 Important Truths To Know. Is voodoo the same as black magic and can it really harm the user? If it is dangerous what aspect of it makes it dangerous. Thank you for any advice given.
     
  2. Saint Frankenstein

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    No, Voodoo isn't black magic or evil. It's just honoring various nature spirits and ancestors, basically. It's mostly gotten a bad rap because of racism, since it's a black African ethnic religion (although non-blacks are certainly welcome to practice it).
     
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    How about the curses that I heard that people can put on others?
     
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    Wouldn't that depend on who one speaks to and in what light one views it? Obviously in the light of the Gospel of Jesus, it would be evil on multiple accounts. It curses instead of blessings desiring evil instead of good. It promotes promiscuity and worships Satan.

    The power of curses has its base on fear. It's user can eventually be possessed by the demons that work through it. I think it is very real.

    My mother in law used to be in witchcraft (same animal with a different name). She would say it is real.
     
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    That's ridiculous. It has nothing to do with Satan or promiscuity. The cursing thing is overblown. There are some curses (usually against enemies as a last resort and the one I'm most familiar with is actually a binding to stop people from harming others) but there's forms of cursing in all folk traditions, including folk Christianity.
     
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    You can find curses in all folk traditions. They're not a major part of Voodoo.
     
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    My mother-in-law would wholeheartedly disagree. Certainly Haiti doesn't support your position either.
     
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    l don't know what your mother in law thinks so that's irrevelent. I don't know what the Haiti reference is supposed to mean.
     
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    I think its a mixture of superstition, knowledge, culture, assassination techniques, medicine and probably other things. Its a pretty broad subject.
     
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    It's a vodoo capital and its effects can be seen and how it is performed.

    But I think my mother-in-law says is very relevant. Maybe your viewpoint isn't? :rolleyes:
     
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    I know how Voodoo is performed. What effects?

    Well, what does she say because I can't exactly read your mind?
     
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    Forget about what Hollywood, kooky fundamentalists, and addled mother-in-laws "taught" you about voodoo, and do some real research: Haitian Vodou - Wikipedia
     
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    Voodoo is a religion. It has as many people in it who are trying to promote good or harm as any other religion. There is nothing inherently dangerous about Voodoo, nor evil. It's simply another way people attempt to connect with and utilize the universe.
     
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  14. KenS

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    It would appear you have an intellectual knowledge but lack the experiential. But you can find multiple sites if you are interested to find out more:
     
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    And? I know what a low mounting a person looks like. You could at least post a video with context:

     
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    An interesting book I read years ago regarding Haitian voodoo specifically was "The Serpent and the Rainbow" by Wade Davis. Of course there is a movie adaptation of the book which I found enjoyable but had very little to do with the original non-fiction book, worth a look.
     
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    No. There are two types, though. They honor and worship god through the spirits and ancestors. "Magic" practices are purely folk coming from I think West Africa in one part and Haitian in another. Its not a convert-religion. There is a lot of initiation involved.

    Here are some links

    Difference Between Santeria and Voodoo | Difference Between

    What is the difference between Voodoo, Hoodoo and Santeria?

    You cant learn about it online. Its not black magic. Its specific to worship god via through spirits and ancestors.
     
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    Are any worse than cursing an eternity of burning in the fires of hell?
     
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    It strickly has to do with 1. God 2. Spirits 3. Ancestors

    There is no promiscuity. There is a lot of animal sacrifice involved and remission and cleansing as jesus does for christians by his death. Many people who practice in the south are protestant christians. My family are one of many who practice it but are christian in faith.

    Satan is a christian concept. It has nothing to do with worshiping god.

    There are no curses. "Magic" if one likes is specific to honor God through spirits (not demons) and ancestors (family who have passed on). They and we believe the spirits and ancestors interact with us in our prayers.

    Witchcrsft is Eurepean. Vodou is West African in part, Haitian, in another part, and a mix in US South as more practices. The practices are worshiping the christian god.

    Not magic. Not evil. Not witchcraft.

    The Bible does speak of speaking to the dead and practice of pagans (not specifically wichcraft though thats in eureope). The point was it leads people away from god. Has nothing to do with vodou anymore than it does specifically to Hindu.

    False beliefs does not mean its evil.
     
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    Maybe it depends on where they are excersizing their beliefs. I have two friends who preach and have schools/orphanges in Haiti. What you mention and what they experience and see are two different animals.
     
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