Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Praying for Some New Real Estate
La Jornada takes a look at last year's real estate purchases from various religious groups in Mexico. The result: the Jehovah's Witnesses are the tiger denomination, the Mexican religious equivalent to Singapore. Venus Williams' co-religionists are responsible for a third of all religious real estate buys, or 290 of 874 nationwide. The Catholics, on the other hand, are closer to France, with barely 20 percent of the new purchases. The certified quack squad known as Pare de Sufrir (Stop Suffering) bought four new places. Evidently, Pare de Sufrir's official name is Iglesia Universal del Reino de Dios Oración Fuerte al Espíritu Santo. Translating such nonsense is kind of tricky, but I guess it would be the Church of the Universal Kingdom of God Strong Prayer to the Holy Spirit. Good stuff.