Black Spirituality Religion : any Yorubas around here?

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  1. jamesfrmphilly

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    does anyone follow the old way?
    just curious.
     
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    by old ways do you mean traditional african religion?
     
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    yes, that's what i mean.
    i have put a couple of images up that reflect that view (like the one up now) and no one seems to notice.
    i am not a practitioner but i feel more comfortable with Yoruba than i do with the Christian and Islam stuff force fed to us in the US.
    i would like to hear some one speak from that point of view.
    i wonder if the black Christians even know anything about their tradition?
     
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    I would love to hear more about Yoruba religion!
     
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    check out your local west African community.
    they may have festivals and such where you can learn a little.
     
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    Brother James just to let you know Yoruba is not the original religion for all African Americans, but it is one of many traditional African religions (primarily in Nigeria). Yoruba is also becoming increasingly popular among African Americans. I do believe that brother Chukwuemeka is Yoruba, he'd be the one to ask.
     
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    it's all good.

    Yoruba/voodoo/Santeria/catembe is all i know about.

    if there are others, i'd love to hear about them.
    too many blacks seem to think there is nothing but Christianity and Islam.
    i want to get back to my roots.
     
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    The Medu Neter, from Khemit is one.

    One thing you need to bare in mind about these "religions" is that the a person's ancestor is the go "messenger" between the living and the creator. And only an ancestor of the highest morals and upstanding character(Djed). Ok?.... so this is crucial
     
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    Vondun (voodoo) & Santeria are both Christian based, native African religion mixed with Catholicism. Therefore I don't know if brotherJames would be interested in these two...I'll drop a list of some "native" African religions later. However brother James Christianity, or the Christian GOD, was in Africa before the coming of Europeans (in Axum-Ethiopia) since at least around 1000 BC....FYI!
     
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    Check out "Candomble" this is a native African religion practiced in Angola & Brazil.
     
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