Eduardo's Blog (5)

Book burning you wouldn't believe

I wish more of you spoke spanish or that I wasn't so pissed so I could translate this for you. I will tell you however what the main point is.



A few weeks ago I read about some news about the biology book for secondary school (for kids around 12 years of age) published not by the national regulatory secretariat in Mexico (SEP, Secretaría de Educación Pública) but by the state of Guanajuato.



The argument this office had —and they were proud of it— was that… Continue

Added by Eduardo on October 5, 2009 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

A sinner

A few days ago I somehow ended up remembering an early chapter of the history of my life. I was just a little kid, about 7 or 8 years old, when my Catholic background required me to attend catechism lessons so I could receive my first Communion.



After some months of coming to the house of a weird lady who believed she could talk in tongues and used to do it in front of us kids, I was awarded the gift of salvation —eating the body of Christ— for the first time, but first I had to come… Continue

Added by Eduardo on September 18, 2009 at 10:51am — 2 Comments

1% of people in my city don't believe in anything.

This is according to a telephone survey conducted in Cd. Juárez, Chihuahua, México.

A local newspaper interviewed 100 people over the phone and found out that 94 percent say they profess a specific religion; 5 percent believe in a higher power but aren't members of any religion; one person doesn't believe in anything.



Oh, how it bothers me when they say we don't believe in anything. According to my father we don't even believe in our own mothers...…

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Added by Eduardo on April 10, 2009 at 3:20pm — 4 Comments

This is just horrible

I've just read a story in a one of the most important newspapers here in Juárez, about how some kids, all under the age of 12, will be "reenacting" the stations of the cross.



I think it is awful, stupid and cruel enough that adults represent this physically abusive story, but to have children doing it! that's brutal.



And then I found these videos on youtube…

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Added by Eduardo on April 6, 2009 at 1:14pm — 4 Comments

My first blog

Hi, I've been a member for a couple of months now, but I had not felt enough confidence to write anything, until now.



I'm for México and I'm sorrounded by religious people, some moderate, some extremists but the majority of the people, including my whole family is catholic, just like I used to be (or still are if you consider the fact that they just don't let you go so easily, you know since you just can't erase baptism).



I realized I was really and atheist about 2 years… Continue

Added by Eduardo on April 3, 2009 at 9:49pm — 4 Comments

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