You have heard it all.
You talk about Vodun, and some clever to be African Christian jump into the conversation and say something like ‘if your Vodun and amulets were so powerful, why didn’t they protect Africans against the European Christian terrorists?’
Let me give you this polite to be answer you can plug into their damaged brain.
‘War has nothing to do with religion.
I hear that stupid question from many colonial-religions-loving-addicted Africans.
French were Christians but were beaten by Germans. Germans were Christians but defeated by Russians. Americans were Christians but lost to Vietcong. Chinese were Confucianists but lost to Japanese. Japanese are Shintoists but lost to Americans. Arab countries in the middle east were Muslims but lost to Israel. Jews are Judaists but were killed by millions in ww2.
Why don’t you ask all above populations to abandon their religion or spirituality to adopt the one of their winners?
Religion does not help anyone win or lose a war. Only superior technology and military strategy help. Religion might only help the troops moral, but never replace technology and strategy.
You can keep your colonial religions but please stop using such a stupid argument.’
Then wait until they mumble to extinction.