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Reply to "YORUBA TRADITIONAL RELIGION BY OLUWOLE"

There are certainly more thorough and better written descriptions of Yoruba cultures and religions available, but this description of Yoruba traditional religion is only an introduction to the religion. And unlike Christians who visit this site, Oshun's purpose for providing this information was not to convert members of the forum, but to inform us about Yoruba religion and how it relates to Yoruba culture. That is why the opening statement reads: "Looking at Yoruba religions, one must look at the entire area of Yoruba culture's existence." Therefore, this description of Yoruba religion and worldview should not threaten the values and beliefs that you have come to develop and it certainly should not cause you question the value of your own religion. If you find that Yoruba religion does not meet your satisfaction, its most likely because you are not from this area, have no cultural ties to the people there, and ultimately cannot identify with Yoruba culture. But just knowing that there are other belief systems out there, and more importantly, other ways of thinking and viewing the world, in my view, is beneficial.
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