The Vatican's problem with Saint Death

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Santa Muerte: The Saint Of Death That The Vatican Tried To Shut Down
By Gina Dimuro
allthatsinteresting.com
Published December 9, 2018


Quote:Her worshippers vary from those pushed to the fringes of society to occultists, drug lords, and prisoners – and the Santa Muerte has garnered more followers in the past decade than any religion before it.

Santa Muerte, the folklorish female deity of Mexican-American culture, has gone from relative anonymity to being at the center of the fastest growing religious movement in the world. Her followers, from drug lords and prisoners to hard-working families, often call her Santisima Muerte — “most holy death.”

The highest annals of the Catholic Church, the Vatican itself, has condemned Santa Muerte as satanic. But this hasn’t stopped her worshippers from every corner of the earth to bowing at her altar.

Although she has only become a popular figure in the last 10 to 15 years, Santa Muerte (literally translated as “Saint Death”) has been around for centuries. (...)

Santa Muerte’s rise in popularity has coincided with the rising death toll from the drug wars in Mexico over the last 15 years. It’s very possible that the two events are not unrelated, since, as one priest explains, “a lot of devotees who feel like death could be just around the corner – maybe they’re narcos, maybe they work in the street, maybe they’re security guards who might be gunned down – they ask Santa Muerte for protection.”

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I think we will see more of this kind of schism in religions, as people naturally gravitate toward the symbols that seem closer to the Truth for them.

I would also think the Church has some other scandals of higher priority to keep It busy...
'Historically, we may regard materialism as a system of dogma set up to combat orthodox dogma...Accordingly we find that, as ancient orthodoxies disintegrate, materialism more and more gives way to scepticism.'

- Bertrand Russell


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(2018-12-18, 05:48 AM)Sciborg_S_Patel Wrote: I would also think the Church has some other scandals of higher priority to keep It busy...

I wish the Church would focus on the higher priority things instead of fantasy films, new age music and homosexuality!
(2018-12-18, 12:56 PM)Brian Wrote: I wish the Church would focus on the higher priority things instead of fantasy films, new age music and homosexuality!

I suspect all religions will face decentralization partially on account of undue focus given to the wrong questions. But the greater force is just vast knowledge of varied religion/science/philosophy and friendships that can now be made between people who will never meet. More and more people can openly forge new paths.

Parapsychology will likely play a role, though perhaps not for a few decades yet...
'Historically, we may regard materialism as a system of dogma set up to combat orthodox dogma...Accordingly we find that, as ancient orthodoxies disintegrate, materialism more and more gives way to scepticism.'

- Bertrand Russell


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