I have always though of both as offshoots of Christianity because they both tend to have a belief in the God of the Bible and Jesus (to my knowledge). But I just got "The Everything Paganism Book" (which I would highly recommend to all) and chater 13 is all about Vodoun and Santeria... So do you consider them to be Pagan or Christian or both?
Just opinions here please... I don't think there is a right or wrong, chances are if you asked half of them would say one and the other half would say the other...
Oh, and if you do follow one of these paths, what do YOU consider yourself?
Answer by moki1984 at 1:13 PM on Jul. 2, 2009
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Answer by eringobrough at 6:17 PM on Jul. 2, 2009
Like Santeria, Vodoun teaches of a supreme being (Bondye) who is too exhaulted to be contacted by humans so believers call on leasser spirits (the loa) for help. And like Santeria it was practiced by those brought from Africa as slaves and used Catholic symbols to hid their non-Catholic beliefs. Neither Santeria or Vodoun is Christian - but I guess techinically they are montheiestic - they just believe in a distant god. They're both examples of syncrietism.
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