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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-14-11 11:41 PM
Response to Reply #66
71. Voodoo looks like a pile of superstitious primitive crap to me.
I've been reading up on it.

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  -Do you feel bad vibes in the French Quarter? Manifestor_of_Light  Nov-14-11 02:09 AM   #0 
  - Expensive stuff for the rich = good juju. Cheap diversions for the rest of us = bad juju.  Luminous Animal   Nov-14-11 02:17 AM   #1 
  - Coastal towns like NOLA, Savannah and Charleston have more equality for the rich, poor, middle class  Mimosa   Nov-14-11 03:59 AM   #7 
  - Yeah, it really sounds like a pro-gentrification screed more than anything else.  Withywindle   Nov-16-11 12:30 AM   #142 
  - I think it's one of the nicest places I've been.  jobycom   Nov-14-11 02:20 AM   #2 
  - Thank you for saying so!  Huey P. Long   Nov-15-11 10:50 AM   #92 
     - My parents grew up there.  jobycom   Nov-15-11 12:16 PM   #99 
  - First, New Orleans is more than the French Quarter.  Behind the Aegis   Nov-14-11 03:19 AM   #3 
  - ...and you helped BabyG and I fall in love with it too! You were an  ScreamingMeemie   Nov-14-11 01:44 PM   #25 
  - I am so glad!  Behind the Aegis   Nov-14-11 03:31 PM   #47 
  - New Orleans is the secret heart of the USA  flamingdem   Nov-14-11 11:20 PM   #65 
  - And the birthplace of JAZZ!  Mimosa   Nov-15-11 06:40 PM   #133 
     - SO true! We don't know how to properly treasure NO here in the USA  flamingdem   Nov-15-11 08:00 PM   #138 
     - I just had to turn on some Randy Newman  madokie   Nov-16-11 05:53 PM   #180 
  - you are the man i want. i have another question. i have decided to get into NO before  seabeyond   Nov-16-11 11:03 AM   #172 
  - That area is the Faubourg Marigny (or the Marigny). That's my old neighborhood.  Behind the Aegis   Nov-16-11 04:41 PM   #176 
     - love you. thanks. gonna check some stuff out. sooooo, appreciate. nt  seabeyond   Nov-16-11 05:20 PM   #177 
  - Wish I could recommend your response.  Wind Dancer   Nov-16-11 11:18 AM   #174 
  - zOMG, it seems that juju has some kind of mysterious connection to property values.  JVS   Nov-14-11 03:31 AM   #4 
  - +1 n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Nov-15-11 01:31 PM   #102 
  - You won't hear any good jazz in galleries, antique stores and restaurants.  MADem   Nov-14-11 03:31 AM   #5 
  - I don't like alcohol. I don't like hangovers.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-14-11 01:36 PM   #20 
  - Do you have a hangup about a small city you don't seem to know?  Mimosa   Nov-14-11 03:54 AM   #6 
  - i am going to NO in about a week. i have wanted to visit this town for so long. it is for MIL/FIL  seabeyond   Nov-14-11 07:08 AM   #14 
  - Mom and I love the Bienville House!  KamaAina   Nov-14-11 01:41 PM   #21 
  - i decided to make a thread, and i have gotten so much wonderful info  seabeyond   Nov-15-11 10:54 AM   #95 
  - IMHO... and I live in New Orleans, am single, and do go there  Sgent   Nov-14-11 02:26 PM   #35 
  - i was hearing this consistently from so many people. du made me think otherwise.  seabeyond   Nov-15-11 10:54 AM   #93 
  - Bourbon Street is not appropriate for kiddies  Mimosa   Nov-15-11 05:10 PM   #121 
  - thanks for giving  seabeyond   Nov-15-11 05:14 PM   #124 
  - we stayed at the Clarion Grand Boutique on St Charles on Halloween wknd  librechik   Nov-16-11 05:27 PM   #178 
  - You know, that's a good idea.  Hardrada   Nov-14-11 11:49 PM   #74 
  - Technically I was not a tourist. I was taking my child to college.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-15-11 01:28 PM   #101 
  - My husband and I visited NOLA in 2007, specifically  BlueMTexpat   Nov-14-11 04:26 AM   #8 
  - For Europeans, NOLA and San Francisco tend to be the two key cities...  hlthe2b   Nov-14-11 04:57 AM   #9 
  - You think if I haven't traveled a lot I must be "narrow minded" to not like the French Quarter.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-14-11 11:44 PM   #72 
     - Do you even know what "voodoo" really is?  Withywindle   Nov-16-11 12:46 AM   #143 
  - Nawlins is great! Especially the French Quarter!  Uben   Nov-14-11 05:12 AM   #10 
  - You know, this is a little ridiculous.  a la izquierda   Nov-14-11 06:24 AM   #11 
  - I think you have hang-ups about alcohol  WolverineDG   Nov-14-11 06:45 AM   #12 
  - Video of Celebration in the Oaks (in NOLA's City Park)  Mimosa   Nov-14-11 07:04 AM   #13 
  - yea. we are going to be there on the 25th. Emerils NOLA for 6:45 pm  seabeyond   Nov-14-11 07:15 AM   #15 
  - Not walkable from Emeril's  Mimosa   Nov-14-11 07:35 AM   #17 
  - excellent. we are driving in. everyone else is flying in. we will have a car.  seabeyond   Nov-14-11 07:38 AM   #18 
  - It definitely is a nice walk along the river.  Mimosa   Nov-15-11 04:48 PM   #117 
     - i want to do a swamp tour. lol. nt  seabeyond   Nov-15-11 05:12 PM   #123 
        - Here's a good one.  Mimosa   Nov-15-11 05:43 PM   #126 
  - One branch of the Canal streetcar goes to City Park  KamaAina   Nov-15-11 11:11 AM   #96 
  - I envy you!  Mimosa   Nov-15-11 05:07 PM   #120 
  - very cool -- I hope to see that this year  fishwax   Nov-14-11 04:21 PM   #52 
  - Thanks for the preview  lolly   Nov-14-11 10:50 PM   #63 
  - You know what Stevie Wonder said about superstition.  sufrommich   Nov-14-11 07:23 AM   #16 
  - When we were in the French Quarter, they were offering deals on their $3 beer  CreekDog   Nov-14-11 07:45 AM   #19 
  - but was it a Huge Ass Beer To Go?  piratefish08   Nov-14-11 01:44 PM   #24 
  - You need to get off Bourbon St. and get on to the side streets.  KamaAina   Nov-14-11 01:44 PM   #22 
  - Locals have always avoided Bourbon Street. n/t  Mimosa   Nov-15-11 04:50 PM   #118 
  - with me the problem was the clouds of cigarette smoke the clubs were emitting.  librechik   Nov-14-11 01:44 PM   #23 
  - I absolutely LOVED our visit and am an awful mom because I let  ScreamingMeemie   Nov-14-11 01:46 PM   #26 
  - lol, no  stuntcat   Nov-14-11 01:46 PM   #27 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-14-11 01:48 PM   #28 
  - To be fair, what right-minded person would like a thing after learning it has bad juju?  JVS   Nov-14-11 04:19 PM   #51 
  - +1  Matariki   Nov-14-11 11:28 PM   #67 
  - And no reaction to the Cabildo.  REP   Nov-15-11 06:23 PM   #131 
  - No.  EFerrari   Nov-14-11 01:51 PM   #29 
  - I don't think avoiding a known poison is unhealthy.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-14-11 01:58 PM   #30 
  - As I stated in your other thread, I think you think about it a little bit  ScreamingMeemie   Nov-14-11 02:10 PM   #31 
     - OTHER people are bringing up alcohol in a business setting.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-14-11 02:30 PM   #37 
        - See, you took it the wrong way and that was not my intent.  ScreamingMeemie   Nov-14-11 02:36 PM   #39 
           - Please read posts #20 and #30. I have the right to talk about anything I want to.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-14-11 09:53 PM   #60 
              - I was showing concern for you. I didn't say you didn't have the right to  ScreamingMeemie   Nov-14-11 10:11 PM   #61 
                 - To quote you:  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-14-11 11:29 PM   #68 
                    - It sounded, to me, like it bothered you a bit more than it bothers the  ScreamingMeemie   Nov-15-11 12:07 AM   #77 
                    - Manifestor of Light, at least 5 of my dear friends do not drink alcohol  Mimosa   Nov-15-11 07:33 PM   #137 
  - Never been to New Orleans but I love old bars with Jazz music  TNLib   Nov-14-11 02:14 PM   #32 
  - 'Stay away from the voodoo, Mon'  Fla_Democrat   Nov-14-11 02:18 PM   #33 
  - How many centimes is that?  RUMMYisFROSTED   Nov-14-11 02:23 PM   #34 
  - If you expect to find spirits and bad juju then you'll find them  Stuckinthebush   Nov-14-11 02:29 PM   #36 
  - not in the French Quarter, but in another town  JanMichael   Nov-14-11 02:34 PM   #38 
  - I understand what you're saying, MoL  MorningGlow   Nov-14-11 02:41 PM   #40 
  - Thank you. Not going back.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-14-11 03:05 PM   #44 
  - You really know nothing about Voodoo.  Behind the Aegis   Nov-14-11 03:31 PM   #46 
  - + 1  musette_sf   Nov-15-11 01:40 AM   #86 
  - and I will +1 your comment, as well! I totally agree.  Behind the Aegis   Nov-15-11 01:42 AM   #87 
  - +1000  Matariki   Nov-15-11 03:03 PM   #107 
  - I think you're working from the Hollywood version of voudun  MorningGlow   Nov-14-11 04:05 PM   #48 
     - Sacrificing chickens and putting curses on people is "a wonderful faith"??  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-14-11 09:37 PM   #57 
        - Oh dear  MorningGlow   Nov-14-11 09:39 PM   #58 
        - I've read more about it. Sounds like superstitious primitive crap to me.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-14-11 11:30 PM   #69 
           - All religions are, including the "new age" ones.  Behind the Aegis   Nov-15-11 12:04 AM   #76 
           - Yes, I have little respect for most religions.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-15-11 12:14 AM   #79 
              - You really have no clue, do you?  Behind the Aegis   Nov-15-11 12:19 AM   #80 
              - If you're happy with your spiritual path i am fine with that.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-15-11 12:23 AM   #81 
                 - That is why I said "likely." Good to know your bias has limits.  Behind the Aegis   Nov-15-11 12:25 AM   #82 
                    - Religions do not get a pass for doing horrible things in the name of religion.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-15-11 12:29 AM   #83 
                       - Who said religions "get a pass?" That's your strawman.  Behind the Aegis   Nov-15-11 01:24 AM   #84 
              - Which are also part and parcel of the overall concept of  LanternWaste   Nov-15-11 10:54 AM   #94 
                 - Buddhism and secular humanism are not "magical thinking".  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-15-11 02:56 PM   #104 
                    - You don't seem to know much about Buddhism either. MoL.  Mimosa   Nov-15-11 09:33 PM   #140 
                       - I am not into Tibetan buddhism.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-16-11 01:00 AM   #145 
           - Would You Care To Explain The Difference Between "Ju-Ju" and Religion?  NeedleCast   Nov-15-11 03:17 PM   #109 
        - I invite you to do a little research before speaking so ignorantly  Matariki   Nov-15-11 03:25 PM   #110 
  - This is for Seabeyond. Skip Galveston. The beaches are dirty.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-14-11 10:38 PM   #62 
     - Galveston can be fun, as is Kemah.  ScreamingMeemie   Nov-14-11 11:30 PM   #70 
  - I felt plenty of good vibes -- in bars and out of them  fishwax   Nov-14-11 02:43 PM   #41 
  - What you see in others...  Oilwellian   Nov-14-11 02:49 PM   #42 
  - I don't go in bars and drink myself sick. What a stupid statement.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-14-11 02:57 PM   #43 
     - neither do most people who go in bars (even in New Orleans)  fishwax   Nov-14-11 04:23 PM   #53 
  - You were not imagining it.  Zebedeo   Nov-14-11 03:17 PM   #45 
  - Wow! I love the spear part. You're a good storyteller  flamingdem   Nov-15-11 01:54 AM   #88 
     - Thank you.  Zebedeo   Nov-15-11 02:31 AM   #90 
        - I saw it years ago and read the book and then..  flamingdem   Nov-15-11 10:47 AM   #91 
        - Thanks.  Zebedeo   Nov-15-11 03:02 PM   #105 
        - That Donald Cosentino book is wonderful  Matariki   Nov-15-11 04:12 PM   #115 
        - "The Serpent and the Rainbow" scared the bejeebus out of me.  ScreamingMeemie   Nov-15-11 12:00 PM   #98 
           - Yeah, very realistic  Zebedeo   Nov-15-11 03:03 PM   #106 
  - I disagree, totally.  smokey nj   Nov-14-11 04:11 PM   #49 
  - Good music, great food, people having fun  tawadi   Nov-14-11 04:14 PM   #50 
  - n/t  ceile   Nov-14-11 04:24 PM   #54 
  - I hope we still have a "Crazy Woo" forum on DU3...nt  SidDithers   Nov-14-11 04:28 PM   #55 
  - Word (nm)  Book Lover   Nov-15-11 03:30 PM   #112 
  - I like to dance with bad juju (Gris Gris)  Bennyboy   Nov-14-11 04:33 PM   #56 
  - Bourbon Street is a place for tourists to get drunk  DefenseLawyer   Nov-14-11 09:47 PM   #59 
  - The Quarter is diverse, good and bad vibes to be had  Cresent City Kid   Nov-14-11 11:16 PM   #64 
  - Voodoo is part of the history and culture of New Orleans  Matariki   Nov-14-11 11:28 PM   #66 
  - Voodoo looks like a pile of superstitious primitive crap to me.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-14-11 11:41 PM   #71 
     - But you believe in "vibes."  LeftyMom   Nov-14-11 11:45 PM   #73 
     - They were my gut feelings. That's all I know.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-14-11 11:56 PM   #75 
     - By all means DO NOT visit the Vatican  jberryhill   Nov-15-11 11:12 AM   #97 
     - lololol  tawadi   Nov-15-11 01:33 PM   #103 
     - yeah, there are parts of spain, germany and italy  newspeak   Nov-16-11 11:13 AM   #173 
     - It's one of the African Traditional Religions. The oldest on the planet.  Matariki   Nov-15-11 03:28 PM   #111 
     - Zoroastrianism is the oldest religion on the planet.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-15-11 03:43 PM   #113 
        - Not that it matters but your facts are off  Matariki   Nov-15-11 04:01 PM   #114 
           - I will not take seriously any religion that curses its enemies and is not factually based.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-15-11 04:12 PM   #116 
     - I bet you haven't read American Voudou by Rod Davis  Mimosa   Nov-15-11 04:54 PM   #119 
        - I see no need to bother reading about superstitious irrational religions.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-15-11 05:12 PM   #122 
        - To understand Gullah country, Haiti or New Orleans one has to at least know something...  Mimosa   Nov-15-11 05:51 PM   #128 
           - Oh I'm not a scholar. Wonderful insult.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-15-11 06:18 PM   #129 
              - Sorry if you thought I was insulting you.  Mimosa   Nov-15-11 06:36 PM   #132 
              - Read #122.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-15-11 07:20 PM   #135 
                 - OK, you don't have to read about it if you don't want to.  Withywindle   Nov-16-11 01:04 AM   #147 
                    - Those were gut feelings. That is all i know about them.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-16-11 01:26 AM   #152 
                       - GWB was ruled by his "gut feelings" He talked about them all the time  Withywindle   Nov-16-11 01:47 AM   #154 
                          - You fucking ROCK!  Behind the Aegis   Nov-16-11 01:50 AM   #155 
                             - Merci beaucoup!  Withywindle   Nov-16-11 02:26 AM   #160 
                                - I haven't read that book. (seems there is a movie too).  Behind the Aegis   Nov-16-11 03:00 AM   #161 
                                   - It has to do with futility, and going on anyway.  Withywindle   Nov-16-11 03:15 AM   #162 
                                      - Thanks for the info.  Behind the Aegis   Nov-16-11 03:31 AM   #164 
                                         - I'll make it happen someday.  Withywindle   Nov-16-11 03:47 AM   #165 
              - Is it too late to get a refund?  REP   Nov-16-11 01:11 AM   #150 
        - Thanks for the book recommendation Mimosa  flamingdem   Nov-16-11 09:35 AM   #166 
           - Thanks for your recommendations!  Mimosa   Nov-16-11 05:42 PM   #179 
  - The only time I felt bad juju in the French Quarter was when LSU was playing football.  6000eliot   Nov-15-11 12:10 AM   #78 
  - Uh, what?  No Joe   Nov-15-11 01:27 AM   #85 
  - No.  musette_sf   Nov-15-11 02:05 AM   #89 
  - That is interesting. I went to college in San Antonio.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-15-11 01:26 PM   #100 
  - LOL  NeedleCast   Nov-15-11 03:06 PM   #108 
  - I was only in the French Quarter once  RebelOne   Nov-15-11 05:21 PM   #125 
  - Nawlins is the ONLY city in the USA that this conversation can apply to  MrScorpio   Nov-15-11 05:49 PM   #127 
  - Completely unmoved by the Cabildo?  REP   Nov-15-11 06:21 PM   #130 
  - If it's irrational and hateful it should be mocked.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-16-11 12:59 AM   #144 
     - Oh, the irony is priceless  REP   Nov-16-11 01:09 AM   #148 
        - I stay away from negative places and negative people.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-16-11 01:33 AM   #153 
           - Ah. Curse the darkness rather than light a candle.  REP   Nov-16-11 03:22 AM   #163 
  - Strip clubs throughout the land are seldom known for "good juju"  KamaAina   Nov-15-11 06:48 PM   #134 
  - Never been to NO, but I do not like the energy of alcohol. nt  BlueIris   Nov-15-11 07:32 PM   #136 
  - I am literally replying from the French Quarter. It is magnificent.  nolabear   Nov-15-11 08:12 PM   #139 
  - I've always loved Nola  jxnmsdemguy65   Nov-16-11 12:16 AM   #141 
  - Didn't know I would be considered a snob or ignorant for starting this discussion.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-16-11 01:03 AM   #146 
     - If you post something ignorant or snobbish, expect to be called on it  REP   Nov-16-11 01:10 AM   #149 
     - World's tiniest Cajun fiddle playing just for you.  Withywindle   Nov-16-11 01:26 AM   #151 
     - Oh, now I've got "bizarre little prejudices and fixations"!!! Wowie!!  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-16-11 01:52 AM   #156 
        - I've never been to New Orleans, unfortunately  Withywindle   Nov-16-11 01:57 AM   #157 
           - Thank you for that input. No, I am not drunk. Night night.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-16-11 02:04 AM   #158 
              - I didn't say you were drunk  Withywindle   Nov-16-11 02:14 AM   #159 
     - Why Not Both?  NeedleCast   Nov-16-11 10:24 AM   #169 
     - lol... the same people anti christian and bash it to hell, here on the site? lol  seabeyond   Nov-16-11 10:52 AM   #170 
  - Get help  deaniac21   Nov-16-11 09:37 AM   #167 
  - Is "not liking New Orleans" in the DSM-IV Psychiatric Manual?  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-16-11 06:03 PM   #181 
  - there's a word for this way of thinking  Enrique   Nov-16-11 09:56 AM   #168 
  - reading thru the replies i thought funny. i hear people yell for acceptance as long as not different  seabeyond   Nov-16-11 10:55 AM   #171 
     - Yes.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-16-11 03:31 PM   #175 

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