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Removing this sentence because it's POV (as well as hard to understand): Most of the appeal of Umbanda comes from its loose morality -- not very far from Crowleys "do what thou willst" -- and the shocking dissimilarity of its rituals. Mona-Lynn 09:44, 5 May 2005 (UTC)

Umbanda has no loose morality, quite the opposite. The sentence meant that Umbanda is not dogmatic.Rirochi 12:35, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

Removing this sentence because I don't understand it: It is not a "New Religion Movement", although it can be viewed as such when transplanted to a cultural context other than that of Brazil. There is an article on new religious movement but I still don't understand the sentence, and suspect it is not relevant anyway. Mona-Lynn 21:23, 5 May 2005 (UTC)

Not a single mention of Zé Pilintra[edit]

There's not a single mention on the myth of Zé Pilintra. I created the page on him and now I'm asking someone that link it with this article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Officer Boscorelli (talkcontribs) 17:55, 14 May 2010 (UTC)


I removed the word "monotheistic". As a Brazilian, with some knowledge about Afrobrazilian religions (umbanda and candomble), I'm not sure whether we can call any of them "monotheistic". Yeah, there's a Supreme Deity, but Yabas/Orishas have their roles as deities, too. Joaomarinho 19:36, 29 April 2006 (UTC)Joao Marinho, 29 April 2006.

Umbanda is monotheistic religion. So it was not properly edited and I comment as Umbanda practioner! Orishas are indeed deities as you said but there is a difference between deity and God, so it is not a question of being brazilian or not but if you have knowledge or not of theology.Rirochi 12:35, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

It doesn't seem too different from Saints revered in Catholicism which is nonetheless widely considered to be a monotheistic cult. I'm afraid that whether a cult is to be considered monotheistic is POV-dependant -- (talk) 21:36, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

Umbanda is falling for decades[edit]

All afro-brazilian religions are falling and for decades, in Brazil.The politicians and riches continuous to go to Umbanda centers, but among brazilian poors,Umbanda is falling and for decades.The article claims that as much as 30 million brazilian were umbandists(followers of Umbanda), but this is far from true.Today, Umbanda and spiritism are upper middle class religions in Brazil.Brazilian poors are going to pentecostalism and this is happening for decades ago.In Brazil, no other religious group is so poor as the protestants(pentecostals).The last census gave just 0.3% of brazilian population to be umbandists. Agre22 (talk) 22:35, 8 July 2008 (UTC)agre22