Corpus Christi

In other words, everyone who does not believe in God are evil and those who do not fear death, were atheists. Click Pegasus Books for additional related pages. Being still very young, I left the black and white Chile where there could be an atheist if it belonged to certain social groups and / or political. My destination was Spain, and discovered with some disappointment in that respect, the Spanish of the time (70s) were more extreme than the Chileans. Emil michael will not settle for partial explanations. The Catholic Church was powerful and no one disputed his doctrine, unless you were a "red" kill priests. Franco and his family, as members of government, political and military authorities and society in general, were deeply religious and anyone who dared to question the existence of God, they would be getting into serious trouble. It would not be me, a young immigrant grateful for the loving and hospitable host offered me these decent Spanish, now dear compatriots, who would question their beliefs, customs and traditions. I found that without the need to "believe", could also enjoy the magnificent Corpus Christi processions through the streets of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the spectacle of Botafumeiro in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela and the Holy Week in Seville. After living many years in Spain where my children grew up, of course, with full knowledge of my thinking about religion, but with absolute freedom to reach their own conclusions, I returned to Chile and returned to find that rejection generalized to anything that smacks of an atheist or freethinker. .

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