Protestants Suck the Fun Out of Mexico’s Day of the Dead

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Not content with sucking every bit of ritual and mystery out of America’s religious traditions, protestant churches now have Mexico’s indigenous beliefs in their crosshairs. Raw Story reports that participation in Mexico’s annual” Dia de Los Muertos” (the Day of the Dead) is on the decline thanks to growing numbers of Mexicans converting from Catholicism to protestant faiths:

Isaac Carrasco and his two daughters dutifully adorned the graves of several relatives with beds of marigolds and crosses made of red flowers for Mexico’s Day of the Dead.

But the nearby tombstones of his grandparents were bare and surrounded by metal bars, left this way by his aunts, who no longer mark the annual ritual.

Like a growing number of Mexicans, Carrasco’s aunts became Protestant and no longer believe in a tradition that dates back from the Aztec era and was later fused with Catholic beliefs…

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7 Comments on "Protestants Suck the Fun Out of Mexico’s Day of the Dead"

  1. Anarchy Pony | Nov 4, 2012 at 11:44 am |

    Protestants suck the fun out of everything. It’s more or less one of their primary tenants.

    • InfvoCuernos | Nov 4, 2012 at 9:05 pm |

      You could just say “Protestants suck”. I think that about covers it.

  2. IokSotot | Nov 4, 2012 at 1:15 pm |

    “As the catterpiller chooses the fairest leaves to lay her eggs on, so the priest lays his curse on the fairest joys.” – Blake

  3. Calypso_1 | Nov 4, 2012 at 3:17 pm |

    At least the converts can enjoy a spirit raising time at JesusWeen.

  4. Randall Flagg | Nov 4, 2012 at 7:23 pm |

    Fuck you and your filthy jesus christ…

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