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I’m… pretty sure Catholicism and Christianity aren’t two completely different religions…?
Then where are you even coming from? This conversation was about cultural appropriation. Where are you even coming from?
And Christianity has still been spread through colonial means one way or another. So.
Christianity is the most widely practiced religion. It has been spread through colonialism. It has been forced on people. Not even just Native Americans.
Christianity is also the most commonly practiced religion by white people. White people have white privilege. When we take and use things like headdresses and dreamcatchers from the cultures of PoC, that’s cultural appropriation.
When they take things like the cross from us, it’s not the same. At all.
There’s power dynamics at play here in addition the fact that we pushed Christianity onto so many of these people.
…I didn’t add… anything. It must have been from a different anon. I assumed it was part of your Asks.
that was when the children were taking and forced to be westernized and the religion that was responsible for that was Catholicism not christianity. also christianity may be popular but that does not mean that the people practice it. You can ask people if they are christian and a majority will respond yes, but the follow up question should be: do you practice it. and to be honest that number will be lower. as to america i think your readers are being confused with evangelicals, mormons. pt 2
Those are the ones behind most of the abortion issues, but thats not to say that catholics and christians arent either. It just bothers me when i see these things especially from people who have been to just high school history witch does not teach a lot of the truth but is just selective. pt 3.
Oh my God. Is there someone who can better explain why a PoC using a Christian cross is not the fucking same as a white person donning a headdress? I can’t even.
…You seriously think that Christianity is not widely practiced?
Edit: And I apologize, most of the cultural appropriation questions I get are other white people wanting to know why they can’t dance around in a Native American headdress or something. :P