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Subject: Religion and culture of brazil

Posted by Michelle
On Monday, May 07, 2001 at 08:48:57

Does the religion of brazil effect the culture and if so how?
Does the culture effect the religion if so how?
RE: Religion and culture of brazil
Posted by Alba Souza
On Friday, May 11, 2001 at 20:10:16

Michelle, is vary hard to separate these two issues, because one affects the other. Is difficult to know who cames first. Your question is to complex to be answered so straight forword .Brazil is a vast country, as big as USA, but theoreticly speaking, is a catholic country. By all means we should be ruled by the catholic religion values and principles, but we have been colonized by the portuguese people that as part of their own culture,based on mercantilism, they never imposed strongly their values in the countries they colonized. Therefore Brazil's level of tolerence and adaption to different values is to high. Based on this assumption we may say that the blending of christhian based religious associated with the african rituals and the indians had a great impact on our culture. I
am using de word culture in a very broad way. If the three races that formed Brazil were able to keep their religious tradition (the only way to the colonized to keep their identity), and most of all blend it, as a sincretism. The answer to your question,, in a very narrow analysis is yes

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