Culture of Louisiana - Religion

Religion

The first religion in Louisiana was Roman Catholicism,as a result of the predominantly Catholic French and Spanish control of colonial Louisiana. After the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, Protestantism was introduced to the territory. Methodists, Baptists, and Presbyterians were later joined by other Protestant sects such as Lutherans, who were often German immigrants. Members of the Jewish faith have come to Louisiana at various times. More recent immigrants have brought Buddhism and Islam into Louisiana. Also, Louisiana Voodoo is a common practice in Louisiana, especially in New Orleans.

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    No, no; Religion is a Spring
    That from some secret, golden Mine
    Derives her birth, and thence doth bring
    Cordials in every drop, and Wine;
    Henry Vaughan (1622–1695)

    There is not enough religion in the world even to destroy religion.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    I told him that Goldsmith had said,... “As I take my shoes from the shoemaker, and my coat from the taylor, so I take my religion from the priest.” I regretted this loose way of talking. JOHNSON. Sir, he knows nothing; he has made up his mind about nothing.”
    Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)