Mexico has been home to many gods over the years. The Aztecs, Mayans, Olmecs all had a decent selection. The Spanish brought theirs to add to the mix, and did their best to kill all the others. But a new invasion is under way. Now I’m sure the Jehovah’s Witnesses at al have been here for quite a while, but they definitely have a campaign going. I’ve been stopped by English speaking Jehovah Witnesses half a dozen times in the last few months outside Belles Artes. On Sunday they stopped me in Reforma. They have set up something of a permanent camp.
The Mormons are out in force too. I only recently discovered why there were so many of these fruitcakes strolling around my local area….they have a church at Taxquena. They have another church in another part of the city which is actually pretty funky. Must visit it one day. But I probably won’t stay for any question and answer sessions they arrange. All that’s missing from Mexico City now are some resident Scientologists peddling their nonsense.
It’s not that I’m terribly anti-religion full stop, although my own beliefs are very, very different. But religion comes in many forms. There’s extremist religion, moderate or mainstream religion and then there’s nonsensical, window licking, dribble from the corner of the mouth religion. I’ve been polite in my refusals of ‘help’ so far. And I’ll continue to be. But I suspect sarcasm might increase. I think I will be inviting the next Watchtower salesman back to my home for a bit of Satan worshipping with the promise of a feast from a dozen freshly sacrificed and grilled chihuahuas. See how they like a bit of preaching of something they feel is a bit off beat.