Monday, March 17, 2014

Forced Religion

The Mexican people were a rich civilization with their own beliefs, traditions, and ceremonies. When the Spanish invaded Mexico they not only killed them physically, but made sure all survivors were dead spiritually by forcing them (through torture devices) to abandon their practices and adopt the Catholic Religion. This painting represents how forced religion soon became the Mexican identity.  Today one of the largest concentration and most devote Catholics are Mexican. It is heartbreaking to see that the very victims of such heinous acts have opened their mind, body, and soul to Catholicism and transformed their culture identity into the very religion that was used to destroy their civilization.

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