Skip to comments.Mexican town celebrates Easter with ‘burning of the Jews’
Posted on 04/10/2012 2:26:42 PM PDT by F15Eagle
A small Chiapas town ends its Holy Week observance by parading Jewish effigies through the streets, then setting them on fire.
The world is full of charming Easter traditions, but this isnt one of them.
A newspaper in Mexico is detailing Sundays burning of the Jews, an annual tradition in Coita, a small town in the state of Chiapas. As part of the custom, locals spend the middle of their Holy Week making Jewish effigies a reference to Judas Iscariot, the disciple who betrayed Jesus before his crucifixion.
The fake Jews are then displayed for three days in different parts of the town, serving as an example of poor conduct.
Theyre ultimately paraded through the streets on Easter Sunday, with local children assigned to stand in front of them and collect money for flammable materials.
The article notes that the tradition differs in Coita, where locals set fire to the effigies on Easter itself, rather than the day before, as in other towns. The burning is followed by a dance, where locals eat a corn treat made with cocoa. The article says the custom strengthens the culture of the Zoque, an indigenous people in southern Mexico who were converted to Catholicism.
The ceremony seems to echo, to some extent, the Running of the Jew event depicted in Sacha Baron Cohens 2006 movie Borat a work of fiction.
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Jesus Christ was a Jew. As were nearly all the Disciples (some think Luke was a Gentile).
Good grief, anyways.
Son of a b*tch.
Yes, I was floored when I saw this.
Every time I think that the human race can’t sink any lower...
Hmmm, so they are big Borat fans then?
This is a very ignorant, Indian, backwards part of Mexico. We visited this area on a field trip to see the Indian market. Our son was 10, very blonde, not tall yet. He was followed by a string of adults who were shorter than he was, amazed to see such light hair in an area/ country without a lot of blondes.
I must admit, first thing I thought of when I saw the article was ...
Sounds eerie similar
I’d say that assessment in your first sentence is dead-on.
Thanks for info.
I was thinking something out of the Middle Ages. Barbarism either way.
Christians are just ‘Reform’ Jews who believe that Jesus was the culmination of a Jewish idea of redemption for them, i.e., Gentiles.
Without Jews, there can be no Christianity.
(But I appreciate the reference to Borat. That was the first thought that came to mind. “The running of the Jews.”)
So, I'm in New York. I'm walking around. These guys are throwing pennies and yelling “Get the penny Jew!” I just laughed at them. First, I don't need a ‘penny’, and Second, these guys looked like they could use all the ‘pennies’ they could get.
Or maybe a little corporal who didn’t survive art school.
Don’t know. Just astonished.
I would expect this from TROP, as it is a core doctrine of mad mo.
If I were Jewish, I would definitely cross Southern Mexico off the vacation list. This ritual seems like it has fomented dangerous attitudes by these locals. One would have thought the Catholic Church would have stepped in to wise these people up by now.
“A newspaper in Mexico is detailing Sundays burning of the Jews, an annual tradition in Coita, a small town in the state of Chiapas. As part of the custom, locals spend the middle of their Holy Week making Jewish effigies a reference to Judas Iscariot, the disciple who betrayed Jesus before his crucifixion.”
I wonder, as a Jew, if I now declared that Easter Sunday was the traditional firebombing and slaughter of the ignorant fools of Chiapas, would I be called a racist?
It’s effigies of Judas that are burned in many Easter celebrations-—not Jews!
Which Judas would that be? There are a couple of them in the book. And, What happened to Thaddeus? Just curious...
perhaps the meaning is lost in translation. It seems the purpose is anti-Judas.
LOL. With the primitive mindset these dopes have, I can imagine that the Easter after you did that to them, they would start to reenact the newly created “Apocalipsis Hebrea” (Jewish Apocalypse) by setting their heads on fire and running down the main street screaming while an effigy of you chased them.
On the upside, chocolate covered corn would again be passed out much like the old tradition.
The Mexican culture is disgusting and depraved. More reason to build a 30-foot wall with gun towers. Remember also that they have an age of sexual consent is TWELVE! And rape and incest are rarely prosecuted. This is why Mexican savages come here and commit horrible crimes far out of proportion to their numbers.
Sounds like a bad Borat movie/
> Jesus Christ was a Jew. As were nearly all the Disciples
And nearly *ALL* the first Christians were Jews.
Your theology may differ, but I still believe that God has a plan for the blood descendants of Abraham.
We gentiles were “grafted in”, according to Jesus, so we get to partake of the blessings, even though we do not share the same seed.
Hatred of the Jews from a “Christian” is not only a violation of Jesus’ teachings in the Sermon on the Mount, but it is a rejection of what Christianity is at its root.
Good luck explaining that to Y’shua ha Meshiach when you must stand before Him on the Last Day.
According to the insinuations of the article, one might think only Judas was Jewish.
Funny how that works out. Anyone in the Bible that was good was a Christian - even if they were Jewish; anyone bad in the Bible is Jewish - even if they were Christian.
And I think, much like a white supremacist in small town Oregon who never even MET a black person - how many of these Mexican idiots have ever even MET a Jewish person?
Jesus Christ still is a Jew. Nothing was about it. His human lineage is and always will be Jewish.
> One would have thought the Catholic Church would have
> stepped in to wise these people up by now.
The Catholic Church, in both its Roman and Eastern traditions, has been anti-Jew through most of its history. Many “serious” Catholics that I know remain so to this day.
Their “Most Holy Catholic Majesties” King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella instituted the Spanish Inquisition, whereby tens of thousands of Jews were tortured to death, as well as anybody who rejected the Roman Catholicism.
These treacherous monarchs used Jewish money to help drive out the Mohammedans from the Iberian Peninsula, finally defeating them at Granada in 1492.
No sooner had the last Moslem left, their “Most Holy Catholic Majesties” turned their most treacherous treatment on the Jews.
Torquemada, the architect and arch villain of the Spanish Inquisition was Queen Isabella’s confessor.
“One would have thought the Catholic Church would have stepped in to wise these people up by now.”
Ha, ha! Very funny. Have you ever been to Mexico? Or gone through the churches there? I have. The Church there looks like a throwback to the Middle Ages. Too bad Monty Python never made a movie about Mexico - there is endless material to work with.
I’d guess the Catholics are reluctant to blame the people who really beat and crucified Jesus, the Romans...
I’ve had people on the FR religion forum claim that Ferdinand and Isabella acted on their own due to “the separation of church and state” before.
Talk about a wacky anachronism, lol.
Chiapas is in extreme southwest Mexico, hardly Jewish country.
“Their Most Holy Catholic Majesties King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella instituted the Spanish Inquisition, whereby tens of thousands of Jews were tortured to death, as well as anybody who rejected the Roman Catholicism.”
A lie that when repeated enough, will have “serious scholars” talking about the millions of Jews tortured to death during the Spanish Inquisition by 2015. The goal of the Inquisition was a Catholic Spain, and both Muslims and Jews were primarily expelled. There were certainly executions, but 10 websites will give you 10 figures for the number, and few reach “thousands” (never mind “tens of thousands”. This sounds like the History Channel Nazi Collaborator specials, where one documented massacre is presented, and then some foreign scholar “thinks these may have happened on a much wider scale” (as though this is fact beyond dispute). Distortion of the truth, plain & simple (and regarded by most informed people as such); enough horror is very real & documented, and fabricating more simply makes people regard the original truths as suspect.
Compared to the scale on which we purged our country of natives, the Inquisition was mild when placed in historical context.
“Id guess the Catholics are reluctant to blame the people who really beat and crucified Jesus, the Romans...”
Maybe they’re trying to reconcile it with Pilate saying he found no fault with Jesus; who knows? Only the Roman administration was allowed to execute people.
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Well, there were some auto de fe's in Mexico, Mexico City. I'm thinking most residents of Chiapas then, like now, never saw a Jew. Which is no reason not to have a Jew burning party! I'll leave out the connection to Easter, distasteful to most Christians in this country, and a handful in Chiapas doesn't speak for them.
Even that seems vastly out of line with the holiday/religion.
I don’t think the natives of this area actually have any hate in their hearts for modern-day Jews. They probably have never met any, or if they have, they didn’t know it. The Jews in this particular case are just “ the boogie man”, part of a ritual re-enactment of their form of Easter. It is hardly equivalent to the anti-Semitism of of Muslims and modern Europeans.
I agree with you, though the attitudes may carry over to the current day. As was alluded to earlier, lots of folk who’ve never met a Jew hate Jews, they learn it somewhere. As we see in this town.
What country is that?
No official Jews were killed in the Spanish Inquisition. Spanish Jews were expelled, just like the Moors. They were not expelled on military grounds, but on the pretext that the existance of Jews and Muslims in Spain would cause “New Catholics”, ie converts, to backslide into heresy.
Many converts and their children were persecuted based on the belief that they were secretly still practicing Judaism. And there were secret Jews for centuries. Others fled to the New World, only to find that the Inquisition followed them.
And New Catholics being what, persecuted for being unpure four generations back, even when the Inquisition left them alone. Hitler only went two.
Good grief...what a bunch of sick pukes! Sure glad we have a strong immigration policy in this country.
>Many ?serious? Catholics that I know remain so to this day.<
Maybe liberal Catholic heretics do, but not as you say, serious Catholics. Why on earth would I despise my Savior? Why would I despise my Mother,the Virgin Mary? Why would I despise the writers of Sacred Seripture?
And one more thing. I’m so tired of Protestants holding all Catholics responsible for what some Catholics do today, or in the past. Protestants are not a sinless group of people, although some on here act like it. Yet I don’t hold you responsible for what other Protestants do. We all will be judged individually by our Creator, God will only hold me responsible for my sins, not something another Catholic did. We should do the same.
>>the Spanish Inquisition, whereby tens of thousands of Jews were tortured to death,
I’m honestly curious as to the source of those numbers. I’ve become interested in the whole topic of democide as a result of my interest in 20th Century history, and of course the Inquisition is one of the better-known pre-20th Century democides.
I’m not trying to downplay the horrors of the Inquisition, but the high estimates I’ve seen for the entire time (say 1480 - 1808) are in the 100,000 to 200,000 range. Given that it was initiated primarily to rid the Iberian peninsula of Islam, I would be surprised if the number of Jews were, say, in the 20-40% of the total range, as your statement would seem to imply.
>I?d guess the Catholics are reluctant to blame the people who really beat and crucified Jesus, the Romans..<
First of all, everyone is giving to much credit to the Jews and the roman’s concerning this matter. Who may I ask, is capable of crucifying the Son of God? The only reason anyone was able to participate in His crucifiction is because He allowed it. And you and I, and every other human being on this planet,who has ever been or will be born. is responsible for His crucifixion because of sin.
And every true Christian, Catholic or Protestant knows this.
Some facts about the long revolution in Mexico might help with understanding many of the problems,lacks and deficiencies of the country and the people. It might also shed some light on the "religion" in Mexico. It might be very shocking to many of you to know what happened down there in the '20's,to say nothing of the much earlier confiscation of Church property.
Correct. It happened only because He willed it to happen.
No they didn't. The Pope did it precisely to control secular leaders like Ferdinand and Isabella who would misuse the faith as a weapon to punish adversaries. The Inquisition was a control of the corrupt monarchs and mobs.
You should take the time to Read about what the 'Inquisition' was really about rather that relying on 16th Century English war propaganda, Mell Brooks movies or Monty Phthon skits.
The history is far more interesting than what you think.
The Spanish Inquisition actuall saved tens of thousands from death, rather than condeming them to it as happened across most of the rest of Europe.
No major court in Europe executed fewer people than the Spanish Inquisition. This was a time, after all, when damaging shrubs in a public garden in London carried the death penalty.
Across Europe, executions were everyday events. But not so with the Spanish Inquisition. In its 350-year lifespan only about 4,000 people were put to the stake. Compare that with the witch-hunts that raged across the rest of Catholic and Protestant Europe, in which 60,000 people, mostly women, were roasted. Spain was spared this hysteria precisely because the Spanish Inquisition stopped it at the border. When the first accusations of witchcraft surfaced in northern Spain, the Inquisition sent its people to investigate. These trained legal scholars found no believable evidence for witches' Sabbaths, black magic, or baby roasting.
But it totally Protestant New England at that same time, they were in fact burning witches.
Many Jews only think that Christians were terribly anti Jewish and murdered many of them. They do not realize that these same "Christians" murdered thousands and thousands of real Christians. Many of the real Christian, being pro Jew and having pity, tried to help the Jews escape torture and death. People, in general, do not realize that there has always been a core of real Christians who have loved and helped Jews. Most of them also ended up murdered because they were faithful to doctrines contrary to the Catholic Church.
Not dissimilar to Running of the Jooo! in Borat.
The United States of America.