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Submitted by cuma (Canada), Sep 4, 2013 at 01:53

I get your frustration with our people. Contradicting and,- no sense. How can it make sense to an outsider if it never made sense to me? My own, most probable explanation is that our people must have retained a lot of an ancient religion of that region And being at the cross roads of cultures over centuries they took on a little from every dominating culture at the time but, still preserved their ancient pagan culture as well. There are some natives in South Amerika which took on the Catholic faith of the Spanish and mixed it heavily with their ancient beliefs. Or some cultures in Africa and Caribbean that still practice ancient beliefs mixed with Catholic rituals. Even in Europe some people are looking to their ancient pagan past again. I think everything is constantly moving and changing. Nothing ever stays the same.

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