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 Post subject: Dia de Muertos
PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:52 pm 
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Or the Day of the Dead.

What is the official Church position on this Mexican holiday. I know there's many resources readily available, but in reading them it still seems unclear to me.

As of now, for myself, it appears to be an example of Cultural assimilation gone to far, is this correct?

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 Post subject: Re: Dia de Muertos
PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 2:26 am 
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Nathan M. wrote:
Or the Day of the Dead.

What is the official Church position on this Mexican holiday. I know there's many resources readily available, but in reading them it still seems unclear to me.

As of now, for myself, it appears to be an example of Cultural assimilation gone to far, is this correct?

How so?

I know we Americans have been moved away from our Christian roots. Remember, one of the main things that disgusted ancient Romans about Christians was how they met in cemeteries and crypts, carried bones around, etc.

You can go to Mass in this place: http://bna-art.s3.amazonaws.com/www.boo ... s72011.jpg

We are Catholics after all....we love our dead. We fight over their body parts (Catherine of Siena had her head ripped off in such a fight). Don't forget the fight over St. Thomas Aquinas' body parts....I did get to visit his right index finger....

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 Post subject: Re: Dia de Muertos
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Stomachosus wrote:
I know we Americans have been moved away from our Christian roots. Remember, one of the main things that disgusted ancient Romans about Christians was how they met in cemeteries and crypts, carried bones around, etc.




Emperor Julian the Apostate famously called Church 'charnel houses' because of all the dead bodies, body parts etc of saints that were stored in Churches for veneration by the faithful. The accusation that the Church is 'morbid' and obsessed with death goes back to ancient times.

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 Post subject: Re: Dia de Muertos
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It is 'Dia De Los Muretos'

Dia De Muertos doesn't actually make grammatical sense.

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 Post subject: Re: Dia de Muertos
PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:33 am 
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Doom wrote:
It is 'Dia De Los Muretos'

Dia De Muertos doesn't actually make grammatical sense.


As I so often find in my mediation duties, the truth lies somewhere in between. The grammatically correct Spanish name and spelling is "Dia de los Muertos." It's a very big deal here. http://austindaysofthedead.com/

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 Post subject: Re: Dia de Muertos
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Yeah, I see Doom goofed.

In Portuguese, it's Dia dos Mortos:

http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dia_dos_Mortos

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 Post subject: Re: Dia de Muertos
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Big deal, I transposed letters :roll: I'm still correct that it is 'day of THE dead' and not 'day of dead'

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 Post subject: Re: Dia de Muertos
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Y'know, the way they do remakes/reboots in Hollywood these days, War Games is long overdue for a 21st century version.

Can't you see the accidental hack into the DoD guidance system begin with an autocorrect glitch?

Of course the clueless gamer at the controls will be saying "Dude! These graphics are SICK!"

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