Brotha Mometum wrote: Africans needed no help from the white man regarding witchcraft, LOL. Hey, every culture on the planet was steep in witchcraft, myths and religion, mysticism filled in areas of ignorance.
True. But there is difference in witchcraft and animism. And those who practiced witchcraft back in the day were pagans not AFRICANS. Africans did not practice or participate in paganism prior to the invasion of the Arab slavers. And pagan religions are hard to figure out since some of it uses animal worship to acquiring, healing, spirituality, etc . And even call this all totem. But I think folks have to be careful in defining it. Cuz massa has been huge in relabeling things for his benefit. As why I refuse to call what Africans do....a form of acknowledgement to the spirits...witchcraft. That's the word for what massa does [to control men/subjugate women] and what he and his boy has incorporated in the bible/quran. How can use witchcraft and believe in God at the same time? it should cancel itself out. Cuz witchcraft in my view has always been known as an abomination. As why these Abrahamic religious are solely designed for "men" cuz they contradict each other and most importantly...doesn't make HUMAN SENSE.
Cuz like the Amerindians, of course African tribes fought for territory and used their tribal customs to do so. But prior to the invasion of the Arab[who at that time? Did NOT have a religion] there was no indication that Africans believed in witchcraft. What had happened was....massa CONVERTED that twisted thinking in them during the conversion. Massa used christianity.....Arabs used Islam. And the rest? Is blacks NOW using it on each other. Which is sad. Cuz we are not OUR enemy. Or...are we? But!