The perception that Caribbean people know tons of Voodoo/mystical charms

who created this idea? you think foreign people have a good reason to think this is prevalent

Hollywood created this idea? or is it Haitians gave us a bad name?
 
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DiTriniempress

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idk most Haitians do not even do voodoo they're a minority same way Jamaicans are promoted as dreadlocks wearing Rastafarians even tho they are also a minority and then the rest of Caribbean are associated with those 2 stereotypes and others can't tell us apart
 

tikreyol

Got Kompa?
It's a stereotype. Who cares! People that go off stereotypes are idiots. The real question is what is your beef with Voodoo? And why do you think it gives you a bad name?
 

Hello BKLYN

Searching For Answers
i dunnooooo.. the other day, someone make a thread bout where to buy buy some kinda beads to ward spirits away from their baby... and mad people ran in the thread giving answers and say where they got it from for their baby... the same people that say they devout christians and catholics and shit like that.. I was like WTF i thought yall was on some hail mary shit before
 

agroDOLCE

SweetfuhDayz
i dunnooooo.. the other day, someone make a thread bout where to buy buy some kinda beads to ward spirits away... and mad people ran in the thread giving answers and say where they get it... the same people that say they devout christians and catholics and shit like that.. I was like WTF i thought yall was on some hail mary shit before
Tell me about it. I know ppl that are all up in first communion and jubilee yet I hear that they're going and see obeah ppl. Steupppps. I stay sayin that I thought when you have Jesus you doh do dem ting
 
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DiTriniempress

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Tell me about it. I know ppl that are all up in first communion and jubilee yet I hear that they're going and see obeah ppl. Steupppps. I stay sayin that I thought when you have Jesus you doh do dem ting

Maybe because Jesus/Christianity is forgery and if a lot of people really knew the history of Christianity they wouldnt follow it. Voodoo/Orisha etc basically anything black is always demonized as usual and we all know why it is and who started it.
 

agroDOLCE

SweetfuhDayz
Maybe because Jesus/Christianity is forgery and if a lot of people really knew the history of Christianity they wouldnt follow it. Voodoo/Orisha etc basically anything black is always demonized as usual and we all know why it is and who started it.
I don't agree that Jesus/Christianity is forgery, but even if I did I don't think that's why they retain their beliefs in other things
 
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DiTriniempress

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I don't agree that Jesus/Christianity is forgery, but even if I did I don't think that's why they retain their beliefs in other things
Look up the real origins of Jesus and how Christianity borrowed ideas from other ancient mythical religions with virgin births or twisting ancient Israels beliefs about the messiah etc and I personally think thats the reason why people end up looking to other things because Christianity is simply not working out for them. Passing off "luck & chance" as God is wearing thin for Christians, actually religion on the whole
 

agroDOLCE

SweetfuhDayz
Look up the real origins of Jesus and how Christianity borrowed ideas from other ancient mythical religions with virgin births or twisting ancient Israels beliefs about the messiah etc and I personally think thats the reason why people end up looking to other things because Christianity is simply not working out for them. Passing off "luck & chance" as God is wearing thin for Christians
The statement about Christianity not working out for ppl doesn't apply to all Christians. Remember that they are different denominations under Christianity. Christians believe is Jesus Christ but don't all practice similarly. Heck, some don't even practice.
 
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DiTriniempress

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The statement about Christianity not working out for ppl doesn't apply to all Christians. Remember that they are different denominations under Christianity. Christians believe is Jesus Christ but don't all practice similarly. Heck, some don't even practice.

Thats why I see them as the biggest hypocrites lol too confusing. dey own bible contradictory within itself thats why there is sooo many denominations in the first place then they try to force it down everybody throat and demonize others. Religion should be done away with on the whole anyways its for people with stone age minds
 

ladyrastafari

Notchilous
A relative of mine.. a Lucian.. is a die hard catholic... but always talking about "the people".. the people say you shouldnt do this , that or the third.. it is almost like a fusion of catholic beliefs and folk religion etc.. i say umm i good.. me eh want no part of that.. but many people exist side by side with their religious beliefs and their cultural/folklore beliefs... i know plenty babies get that jet bead business, regardless of what the parents religious beliefs are... often times, these things are tied to religion..

southern people believe in "roots" which is the same ting to me yes..
 

agroDOLCE

SweetfuhDayz
A relative of mine.. a Lucian.. is a die hard catholic... but always talking about "the people".. the people say you shouldnt do this , that or the third.. it is almost like a fusion of catholic beliefs and folk religion etc.. i say umm i good.. me eh want no part of that.. but many people exist side by side with their religious beliefs and their cultural/folklore beliefs... i know plenty babies get that jet bead business, regardless of what the parents religious beliefs are... often times, these things are tied to religion..

southern people believe in "roots" which is the same ting to me yes..
Yes. So true.
 

Poca

Registered User
Haitians gave Caribbean a bad name??? Who can mistake the Africans outside of Africa folks to the bunch of ish ( Scottish, English, irish) and what not folks of the Caribbean?

who created this idea? you think foreign people have a good reason to think this is prevalent

Hollywood created this idea? or is it Haitians gave us a bad name?
 
I didnt read all the replies..

It was the french who demonized Haiti, and the revolution led by a black man, who, history will not acknowledge, defeated Napoleon. It is by this defeat, they (the french) had to demonize Haiti so that they can come out squeeky clean. And as most propoganda goes, you had a reason (meaning the other colonialistics nations) to class any and everyone else just incase you suffered the same fate as what France did with Haiti.

As to if Voodum, and Obah is bad/good??

it depends

When a christian minded person wants their way and you deny it and they tell you the going to pray for you, isnt that using the gospel as a weapon?? not that a weapon does not discriminate, but the user does.
 
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