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There is the Wikipedia article at the top of the post, but in a grossly oversimplified sense, Santeria is an Afro-Carribean/Latin form of voodoo mixed with Roman Catholicism. A friend of mine who is a pagan told me about and it seems great: open to other religions, open to homosexuality and transgendered people, about finding faith within ourselves, etc.
However, there is one thing that is a huge turn-off for me: animal-sacrifice. It is still performed in almost all sects of this religion. My friend says that the animal is not wasted. It is killed in respect to God/the earth and is cooked and made into a feast. The only difference is that the animal is killed in person and not processed in a factory.
I don't know, I just don't like that one aspect. I feel like a food offering is just as sufficient and far more humane. Am I looking too much into this, or is there a way of justifying animal sacrifice?