September 29, 2008

Navajo preachers bash Navajos

Tradition-bashing Navajo preachers do harm[A] while back there came whole different types of evangelists, pastors and ministers who were Diné. The first thing out of their mouth was Navajo ceremonies, cultures and traditions are not your way.

They told us this is not the Navajo way. Burn, throw away your medicine bundles. If you don't, you're going to hell.

And then they tell people that God is talking to them. They would tell us, "God said to donate money, jewelry, sell your livestock, pawn, etc., and to give them the money."

People really believe this and some did what they were told. And to this day and age, they are still at it, telling us don't practice your traditions or culture or beliefs. That really disturbs and upsets me.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Non-Native Gods = Waste of Time and Hercules vs. Coyote:  Native and Euro-American Beliefs.

Below:  The one true faith?

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