The Washington Post has an interesting article about Candomblé, the Afro-Brazilian animistic religion. Read about it after the jump. I predict that this religion will come to this country, not just among immigrants but also among the white middle class. Candomblé has a lot of what people want in religion–ecstatic experience, get-your-way health & prosperity promises–without too many moral demands.
One reason I think this religion could catch on here is the way this news story is so sympathetic to this primitive religion and so antagonistic to its Christian critics (who are also facing legal jeopardy from the Brazilian government for their “intolerance”). [Read more...]