Haiti Earthquake & Voodoo: Myths, Ritual, and Robertson

Discussion in 'Philosophy, Religion and Spirituality' started by drapetomaniac, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. drapetomaniac

    drapetomaniac Premium Member Premium Member

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    Anthropologist and National Geographic explorer-in-residence* Wade Davis is the author of The Serpent and the Rainbow and Passage of Darkness, books that explore Haitian voodoo, magic, and zombies.

    Davis recently spoke with National Geographic News about how voodooists might view the recent Haiti earthquake, the concern many Haitians are feeling as they bury loved ones without proper rituals, and U.S. televangelist Pat Robertson's remark that Haiti's earthquake is God's retribution for a voodoo "pact with the devil."

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/...e-voodoo-pat-robertson-pact-devil-wade-davis/


    Wade Davis may be the first Westerner to break a lot of Western myths about Vodou. He gives a brief overview of Vodou.
     
  2. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    Very insightful! I love his quote regarding Pat Robertson's recent comments:

    "Cruel, ignorant, unforgivable, the ravings of a lunatic. He doesn't even know what he's talking about."
     
  3. drapetomaniac

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    BTW - if anyone has questions about the African based religions in that area or in Latin America, I'm pretty well versed.
     
  4. Brett

    Brett Registered User

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    Brother, Santeria? In Cuba the two go hand in hand - Craft and Santeria.
     

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