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The Reality in the Amazon Contradicts Amazon Synod Romanticism

The Reality in the Amazon Contradicts Amazon Synod Romanticism The German Holy Ghost Father Herbert Douteil explained to the German Vatican magazine that the world view of the Amazon Indians is …More
The Reality in the Amazon Contradicts Amazon Synod Romanticism
The German Holy Ghost Father Herbert Douteil explained to the German Vatican magazine that the world view of the Amazon Indians is animistic. The 84-year-old priest has been working as a missionary in Cruzeiro do Sul, in western Brazil, since 1979. He explains that the Amazon Indians believe that nature - trees, rivers or the weather - are full of good and bad spirits. Quote: "The Indians are always afraid of getting in troubles with evil spirits or of not worshipping the good spirits enough. Therefore, they experience the Gospel and Christ's dominion over the demons as big liberation.
An "Indian theology" is a European invention
Douteil received his doctorate in Germany and collected cultural artefacts from the Amazon and exhibited them in an ethnological museum. He has published Indian drawings and myths in book form. Nevertheless, he has never heard of an "Indian theology" as presented in the working paper of the …More
...and today's prize for "Most Self-Evident News Title" goes to... :D Same is true for all "noble savage" depictions, including the American Indians..
Fr Dan
The best thing for the Church in Germany is to completely abolish the Tax. They have too much money, and that's wrong.
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