Sunday, April 18, 2010

Guanajuato, Mex. -- Bored To Tears

I am bored. There's nothing to do right now in Guanajuato. Well, not much to do anyway. I am writing this during Semana Santa. This means roughly, "Easter Week" and the whole town in on vacation. In fact, the whole country is on vacation.

Gringo tourist write my wife, the trip advisor, what "child-friendly" things there will be to do in Guanajuato during Easter. They specifically ask how many and where all the Easter parades will be. They want to know when the Easter Bunny will make an appearance with those dyed eggs. They are coming with secularized American Gringo expectations.

Here is a little Plain Truth About Living in Mexico: Culturally, and to a great extent in individuals, Mexico has not abandoned the God who created them.

Easter here (as is Christmas) still a celebration of the death, burial, and resurrection of the Savior and Lord of the world, Jesus Christ. If you find that offensive to your secular world view, well, too bad.

One of the reasons we moved to Mexico is to live in culture where the ACLU isn't lurking in closets and hiding in the bushes ready to spring out at the first hint that someone want to put up a navity scene or erect a cross on public property. And, yes, you can see that sort of thing on public streets and that is just find by me.

Mexico is changing. The Imperialistic American world view is slowing infiltrating into Mexico culture. It is secularizing. It is slowly heading toward a secular ideology.

But, for now, it is still a place where you can mention God in schools, the private or government work place and not fear lawsuits.

I love that Mexico!



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