Anonymous asked: I juat read a post by a sjw that said that Catholicism is cultural appropriation of several poc religions?????????????? ???? ??????????????? ??????? What??????????
Well, so, this is actually somewhat true, historically speaking, I mean, except for the fact that the original Catholics were poc lol
Catholocism in the form it exists in now essentially borrows from a bunch of much older religions. Most Catholic (and consequently, Christian) holidays are actually Pagan. I’m not sure who was practicing that back in the day, they may all have been white. But this definitely also went on in Africa. I don’t have a lot of sources at the present moment, I am currently attending an online lecture, so I’m not about to dig them up.
In regards to the OP that anon is referring to, I have no way of knowing whether or not they know anything about the true history of Catholicism, but there are definitely several cultures/religions that got ripped off when forming Catholic doctrine. The whole virgin birth thing kinda predates Jesus by a lot lol
It is an interesting topic, and it became much easier to read about after I broke myself away from the church and concluded I was definitely an atheist. Dissonance can make this sort of information difficult to swallow, I suppose
But religion isn’t really a topic in which the term ‘poc’ should be associated with. Religion is a fluid idea that adapts to multiple cultures to survive in said cultures. Catholicism isn’t really culturally appropriating anything. All that ‘ripping off’ was done for the sake of crushing competition. Samhain is an example of that, along with other preexisting religious practices. The papacy implemented the popular elements of Samhain and other rituals and created their own day to fight back in order to gain more revenue(believers of the faith). If anything, religion is a market, and Catholicism is one of the top businesses existing in that field.
No, it shouldn’t, but in this particular case, they aren’t TECHNICALLY wrong. I doubt that person knew what they were talking about, but everyone gets lucky now and again.
How is it that this case is exempted from the particular restrictions? I don’t understand.