In case anybody was wondering

I really really really really dislike this “there’s got to be religious stuff on an entirely (secular by definition) governmental event” stuff.

Maybe it’s the growing up in Mexico, a ridiculously catholic country, yet one where there is absolutely zero expectation (if there’s a bit of desire from some quarters) to keep hearing about god and have priests praying during a presidential ceremony.

I mean, it was controversial when Vicente Fox attended mass, entirely on his own, not as part of any state-sanctioned ceremony, before heading for the swearing in ceremony. And that was most deffinitely partly sending a message to the PAN (National action party, a “Christian Conservative” party) troops after decades of aggresively secular PRI rule.

There, I said it. And to quote a wise man, way ahead of his time:

Listen. Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.

Just replace any mentions of lake ladies with bearded white dudes in the sky who tells people to do things and stuff.


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