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Apr 1, 2016

Converted Evangelical Garinagu Come to Support Stirm

Victor Enriquez

Today, the association held a press conference to clarify those statements, saying that it is not against the Garifuna culture or its people, but against the spiritual practices and beliefs of the Garinagu. Now the dugu, a world renowned spiritual practice of the Garifuna people, to honor the spirit of their loved ones who have passed, is one such Spiritism that Christianity denounces. Today, providing support to Stirm were several religious converts, Evangelical Garinagu, who spoke on giving up that part of their culture. 

 

Pastor Victor Enriquez, Dangriga Garifuna Pastor

“We as Christians, Garinagu, we embrace the ancestors, ancestry things and this that or the other; to the believers, we put that aside, but to the nonbelievers they still believe in it and keeping it up but you know something it is time to break the barrier, it is time for each and every one of us Garinagu; because for of all if you are going to tell me that after your father or mother died then they will come and inflict all kinds of things on you, the things that they didn’t do to you while they were still alive, you’ll look at me and tell me that that is my grandmother of that is my grandfather of that is my sister or whoever, I don’t think so. That’s nothing but the devil and the devil will disguise himself in any form through or fashion just to get to the weak links.”

 

Felipa Apolonio

Felipa Apolonio, Born Again Christian

“I do agree with everything that Pastor Scott said; the word of God will bring offense to people who don’t know truth. As a Christian woman I interceded and I pray a lot and one day I was prompted to go into Deuteronomy chapter eighteen from verse nine to fourteen I take it all the way there. And that scripture in the bible solidifies my beliefs and my convictions, everything and anything in this world….if it is not of God, it is either from you in the flesh or it is from the devil.”

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7 Responses for “Converted Evangelical Garinagu Come to Support Stirm”

  1. Ryan martinez says:

    I’m not surprised that some idiots in our garifuna community will support this white racist, who is he to judge our culture ?these white devil goes to our country to brain wash us so we can come like the black American.

  2. Moses Benguche says:

    Before the europeans infected us with their beliefs, we had our own beliefs so did the Mayans and all indigenous peoples. We all know what happened. they killed and stole our lands, raped our women all in the name of JC, sanctioned by his representative the pope. Religious freedom is every person is free to believe whatever they want to believe, eg islam christianity Judaism and all the other isms. I believe in the buyai, thats my right and no white man can tell me what to believe in.

  3. Moses Benguche says:

    Evangelist mostly white americans come to Belize bearing gifts to the poor in the other hand they bring the bible. People accept their gifts with the caveat that they need to accept their brand of Christianity. What are poor ignorant people to do? There are many souls that need to be saved in the US. Why do they pick on poor people in Belize. The belief in christianity is as absurd as the belief in ancestor intervention with the unknown. White people are the devil. They come here baring gifts when back home you cant even step into their gated communities. Believe me. I lived in the US. You are not welcome in their homes or community.

  4. Firewalker says:

    What about when every one takes food to the cemetery for their loved ones? Any way I thought you were free in Belize to worship a palm tree as long as the palm tree didn’t mind. To many people telling other people how to believe. Just saying……….don’t push your beliefs on other people.

  5. Moses says:

    Its amazing how a few shillings can make someone sell their soul. There are millions of Buddhists, Moslems, hindus, jews and thousands of other indigenous spiritual practices and beliefs’ If shim wants to save souls with his evangelical beliefs there are many places in the Us he needs to start// The USA is Sodom and Gomorrah but he chooses to come to Blize where peop[e are poor andhungry and easily swayed for a few shillings. In a way I don’t blame them. Tek di white man money……

  6. Elgin Martinez says:

    It’s ironic how my garifuna people are quick to stand behind the white-man but are reluctant to stand behind one of their own when faced with some form of injustice..Where were all these people that are supporting SCOTH STRIM when the Garifuna Bank Teller was discriminated against for speaking our language?The Maya Indians in the south would have stand in solidarity had they being faced with such dilemma.We as garifuna people are still fighting for justice and their comes Mr Jim Crow trying to separate us.Belizeans it time to get out of that ignorant state edify yourselves.

  7. Elgin Martinez says:

    It’s ironic how my garifuna people are quick to stand behind the white-man but are reluctant to stand behind one of their own when faced with some form of injustice..Where were all these people that are supporting SCOTH STRIM when the Garifuna Bank Teller was discriminated against for speaking our language?The Maya Indians in the south would have stand in solidarity had they being faced with such dilemma.We as garifuna people are still fighting for justice and their comes Mr JIM CROW trying to separate us.Belizeans it’s time to get out of that ignorant state edify yourselves.

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