Religion of Ojibwe Indians


They did not have a belief in a god or gods! Europeans consider god to be human. However, Ojibway People did have a belief in a Creator. Not in a sense you may possibly think. Whites have a belief that god created all life including earth, ect. Ojibway People did not have such a belief. Their belief in a Creator was given to them correctly. Their belief in a Creator, was that of a person that Creates clothes, tools, canoes, a business and so forth, so they could know how to improve daily life. It meant difficult work. Ojibway People did not have a belief in a Great Spirit. That's very obvious. They believed all living things had energy or a spirit within including all animals, plants and even rocks. What does that tell you? They had no belief in a Great Spirit! Europeans misconstrued their "Holy Spirit or Holy Terror" with Ojibway Spirituality. Ojibway People did not believe their belief in "Spirituality" was based on a person. Whites do! In Ojibway Language, their word for Creator is derived from their word for "form and shape," as in to form or shape something, which is "i-zhi-na-go-si-win." Like all languages, Ojibway Language has a plural, past tense and present tense. They are a superstitious People. Ojibway word for Creator is "Na-gost." It's from "izhinagosiwin." Now "Na-gos" also means appear in Ojibway. In Ojibway Language they use either a "d" or a "t" to signify what a persons role in life is. Word for cook is "tcha-ba-kwed." Their word for "assistant" is "wa-do-ka-sod." Their word for "audacious person" is "swan-gi-diid." Their word for "canoe maker" is "tchi maant" or just "Maant." You can only suspect what whites thought after they learned that "na-gost" meant Creator in Ojibway Language. Word for "ghost and spirit" in Ojibway Language is "Man-i-to." Remember that "na-gos" also means "appear," as in that appears excellant, as well as "form and shape." There is no word for "make" in Ojibway. Instead they use "form and shape." Ojibway People were Atheists. They rejected European religions until subjugation. They knew European religions were foul. That's because they knew right from wrong. They were forced to accept European religions which are false or have no actual affiliation with a concept of religion. They are deceitful religions which promote wrong being correct!



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