That is one thing about Hollywood that you can just frown upon and pull out your stringy hair about. Their fictionalized accounts on the realities of human life since the dawn of time have been nothing but misleading. Ironically, since long before the silver screen, TVs and even books could misleadingly influence gullible and naïve men and women across the earth, devious persons of influence have been able to create spellbinding myths on religion that, in many cases, scared people into obedience.
Since the beginning of time, and since dogs first began to bark at the moon while their masters worshipped the sun, wars have been fought at the behest of religion. In accordance with the tragic nature of humanity, there remains a tendency to focus on the bad elements of religion rather than taking to heart the goodness that many doctrines announce. So-called fringe and minority religions, still to this day, bear the brunt of mankind’s cruel ignorance.
This remains the case for today’s voodoo practitioners. Readers, why keep yourselves in the darkness. You cast more doom and gloom over yourself and do no harm to the religions and its practitioners that you care to bust. Do yourself and humanity a huge favor and immerse yourself in a little online reading for a change. Learn about the interesting and fascinating history of voodoo religions. You will soon learn, within minutes in fact, that these religions, yes, there is more than one of them, are not confined to the backwaters of tacky old spy movies where malevolent killers jump over alligators’ heads and evil men swallow snakes’ venom.
You will be interested to know that ancient voodoo practitioners originated in West African countries and were heavily influenced by fundamental Christian practices and rituals.