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Response to pinto (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 10, 2015, 02:40 PM

17. They recently had the blessing of the fleet here, and it was wonderful.

Mexico's public spaces are crammed full of religion. Every tiny town has a saint and every saint has a holiday that generally goes on for a week. The last town we spent time in is called La Cruz and there is a large cross in the middle of the biggest intersection. The posadas at christmas time are magical.

I experience these as more cultural than religious and clearly Mexican law does not have the separation clause that the US has. It would be impossible to avoid religion here.

It's sometimes hard to know where to draw the line, particularly when it comes to culturally based rituals and symbols.

I lean towards making things more inclusive as opposed to trying to eliminate all religion from the public sphere.

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