Talk:Religion and spirituality

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The religions of Africa and the Aboriginal religions in most of the world seem to be missing. Let's mention Yoruba religion (Vodun/Santeria/Voodoo), for example. Ikan Kekek (talk) 02:41, 8 January 2021 (UTC)

Sure, I just don't know a lot about them. The indigenous religions of the Americas could be interesting too, as could the traditional religions of the Australian Aboriginal people. Of course, the caveat is that most Native Americans, Indigenous Australians, Maori, etc. today are Christians and no longer practise their traditional religions, while in Africa, most of the Africans are either Christian or Muslim, and don't practise their traditional religions either. The dog2 (talk) 04:51, 8 January 2021 (UTC)
We don't have to go into a lot of detail but shouldn't ignore the religions of hundreds of millions of people or more. Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:19, 8 January 2021 (UTC)
I made a start on a couple of West African religions that also have adherents in the African Diaspora, but I hope someone more knowledgeable than I, such as an adherent, edits suitably and adds something useful for travelers, like maybe markets to visit to see Vodun-related objects or places to see dancing or hear drumming or whatever that's related to these religions and traditions. I also added a little about Siberian and Mongolian shamanism but didn't say much about it. In terms of Native American religions, there are traditional ones of the various tribes and there's also the w:Native American Church. Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:04, 8 January 2021 (UTC)
And speaking of which, should we mention anything about voodoo and the Rastafarians? And if we mention anything about the Rastafarians, should they be considered a separate religion or a branch of Christianity? The dog2 (talk) 16:33, 8 January 2021 (UTC)
Rastas are a separate religion for sure and definitely should be mentioned. I don't understand your question about Voodoo - you mean in relation to the Rastas? By the way, Rastas oppose isms. Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:10, 8 January 2021 (UTC)
They were two separate things. But I see you have mentioned stuff about voodoo in the article, so disregard that question. The dog2 (talk) 21:19, 8 January 2021 (UTC)
Sure thing. I do hope we get better and more travel-related content on these West African/African Diaspora religions. Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:37, 8 January 2021 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── On that note, I'll add it to the Africa expedition project page. The dog2 (talk) 21:58, 8 January 2021 (UTC)

Native American[edit]

@Ikan Kekek: Can you think of a better heading. To my knowledge, the term "Native American" only applies to people indigenous to what is today the continental United States, while "pre-Columbian" refers to people indigenous to anywhere in the Americas? I recently added content about Mexico, Guatemala and Peru, so those would not be "Native American" according to the typical definition. The dog2 (talk) 08:06, 13 January 2021 (UTC)

"Religions of North and South American Indigenes", if you like. Ikan Kekek (talk) 16:57, 13 January 2021 (UTC)
I don't know if "Indigenes" is a term that is commonly used. "Indigenous peoples" is better. It is commonly used in Canada, at least. Ground Zero (talk) 18:14, 13 January 2021 (UTC)
To my knowledge, it's commonly used in Latin America, but I'm totally fine with your alternative. Ikan Kekek (talk) 19:49, 13 January 2021 (UTC)
My knowledge is quite limited though, so please expand if you know. Of course, the vast majority of indigenous people in the Americas today, save for the uncontacted tribes deep in the Amazon, are Christians, but if people know any specifics on how their traditional religions have influenced the way they practise Christianity, please add that information to the article. The dog2 (talk) 00:18, 14 January 2021 (UTC)