Today begins the Muslim time of Ramadan so to all my peace-loving Muslim friends I wish you the best. If you don’t think there are peace-loving Muslims in Laredo, you are just missing out on getting to know an interesting and unique culture.
I was surprised and smiled the other day because someone asked if Catholics had too much influence in the federal government and our society. Because Laredo is a little isolated from other areas – 3 hours to get to any other big city – I think there is a perception that what is majority here, is majority elsewhere. If you didn’t know, the U.S. is still a predominantly protestant Christian nation. Wow, those church history and Catholic social studies classes in school really paid off 🙂
As for me, i still remain a non-believer but willing to listen to the beliefs of others. I do have to respect and admire a group that can fast and pray for a month. Although… just like other faiths, you have those that are Muslim in name only. I still wish you the a good month, though.
(if your culture is celebrating something in Laredo, email me. I think we should all know what a variety of people we have in Laredo.)