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Lokaeign:
This is an article by a practitioner based in the UK, where he adresses some of the prejudices against Vodou in Western culture, especially in the context of Western occultism.  (Contains profanity, and generally rather strongly worded.)

http://www.key64.net/feature/738-live-and-let-die-fear-of-a-voodoo-planet/

tekla:
I like it just fine.  Its very interesting.  A unique mixture of different deals.  But I don't believe its base tenant any more than I believe the base tenant of every religious system.

Its not that I think the human religious experience does not exist, I know it does, I just think its causes are not supernatural but biological and chemical.

Lokaeign:
I think that's fair enough though.  This kind of thing is so personal, it would be ridiculous to expect everyone to just buy into it.  I regard the Lwa (the Vodou deities) as having some kind of objective reality and probably being a lot like my own Gods.  However I would still be an atheist if I hadn't had certain experiences which convinced me otherwise--and someone else, having had the same experiences, might parse them completely differently and have a completely different response. 

Fer:

--- Quote from: Lokaeign on March 30, 2008, 01:50:44 pm ---I think that's fair enough though.  This kind of thing is so personal, it would be ridiculous to expect everyone to just buy into it.  I regard the Lwa (the Vodou deities) as having some kind of objective reality and probably being a lot like my own Gods.   

--- End quote ---

Thats good enough for me :)

A piece of a paper I'm writing:

https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,31656.0.html

Lokaeign:
Cool!  Did you take a look at the article I linked to?

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