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  •  The Church is uneasy with African Catholicism (3+ / 0-)
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    because among the laypeople there's a lot of syncretism with native animist religions and other traditions.

    Pour yourself into the future.

    by Troubadour on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 05:28:43 PM PST

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    •  Putting a bit of tribal pizzazz... (3+ / 0-)
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      into an otherwise moribund religion can only be a good thing :)

      A camel can carry a lot of gold, but it still eats alfalfa.

      by oldliberal on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 07:11:14 PM PST

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    •  For A Religiion Known for Co-opting Practices (1+ / 0-)
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      Which further condemns the locked condition of the presents leadership.  Catholicism co-opted a number of native animist religious traditions over the years.  The one we're the most familiar with is Chrsitmas, which co-opted the Roman feast of Saturnalia.  In the Germanic descendents, another is Easter, which very name comes from a Germanic goddess arriving out of the east.  At the very least the Curia should be challenged on the grounds that refusing a tradition merely because it isn't your traditiion doesn't keep it from being a tradition.  Otherwise, we'd all still be celebrating the birth of Christ in the spring, along with Passover.

      "Love the Truth, defend the Truth, speak the Truth, and hear the Truth" - Jan Hus, d.1415 CE

      by PrahaPartizan on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 06:42:48 AM PST

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