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Old 01-22-2009, 11:55 PM
 
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I always thought the Mexican aesthetic were the crucifixes, not crosses. Crosses with no Jesus figure nailed to it are a Protestant symbol, usually.

Also add the virgin Mary and the sacred heart of Jesus to that aesthetic. It's a Mexican thing, but more accurately a Catholic thing.
Yes...that's pretty accurate - especially with regard to crosses vs crucifixes. The Virgin Mary and Sacred Heart of Jesus are quite important in Hispanic Catholic culture.

In response to the original question, in the 3 months that we've been here, I've not found Houston to be particularly "churchy" other than that there seem to be a lot of Christian churches (especially in The Woodlands...seems like there's a church every few blocks). However, no one has ever asked me what church I go to or what faith I practice. So far no one really seems to care as long as you're doing no harm.
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Hell's Kitchen, NYC
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I always thought the Mexican aesthetic were the crucifixes, not crosses. Crosses with no Jesus figure nailed to it are a Protestant symbol, usually.

Also add the virgin Mary and the sacred heart of Jesus to that aesthetic. It's a Mexican thing, but more accurately a Catholic thing.
If we're getting technical, but for my boyfriend it's a Mexican symbol--very Mexican..but technically my boyfriend is not Catholic in the least. Cross, crucifix...it signifies the same thing. Plus I remember when my boyfriend brought his friends from Mexico, they thought the crosses were just as cool as the crucifixes.
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Old 01-23-2009, 02:54 PM
 
Location: The house on the hill
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This is the churchiest place I have ever lived. (well...except for Utah. Now that's churchy)
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Old 01-24-2009, 07:59 PM
 
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Houston has a lot of different kinds of churches, nobody cares if you go, however, I think a lot of people do go to church and that is why Houston is such a great place to live.
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:32 PM
 
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I lived in Houston for 25 years, from Kemah to Pasadena to Bellaire to Hiway 6 to Spring and in Montrose. Of all the places I've lived in Houston as well as not in Houston, Houston is more non-'churchy' than any. To the contrary, it's usually... 'what's your beer?'
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:44 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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This is the churchiest place I have ever lived. (well...except for Utah. Now that's churchy)

So, I'm guessing you've only lived here and Utah in your life, then?

Try Beaumont. Or Waco. Or Oklahoma. You want churchy? Hoo, lordy.
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Colorado Springs is the most "churchy" place I've ever lived. You couldn't meet your new neighbors for more than 5 minutes there before they asked which church you attend.
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:07 PM
 
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LOL rofl no. I think this might be the weirdest thread ever.

I don't think i"ve even discussed religion...most people i know are athiest or hindu or some non-christian thing.
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Old 01-25-2009, 02:16 AM
 
Location: Clear Lake Area
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Colorado Springs is the most "churchy" place I've ever lived. You couldn't meet your new neighbors for more than 5 minutes there before they asked which church you attend.
quickly followed by "do you have any meth I can score?" and "how about a gay erotic massage?"
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Old 01-25-2009, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Ha, that's funny and so true! I've lived in many places and Colorado Springs was my least favorite.

And I do go to church regularly, but when my family lived in Colorado Springs we routinely drove to Denver to attend services (1 hour and 20 minutes away) because after exploring the churches in Colorado Springs, we concluded that they weren't a good fit for our values. It was much easier to find a fit in Houston.
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