**The Death of Spain - new chapter **
A group of lawyers in the Spanish city of Murcia (Autonomous Community of Murcia) has asked the Government Delegation in Murcia to remove a statue of Our Lord, the “Cristo de Monteagudo” (built in 1951 in the fashion of the Christ the Redeemer of Rio de Janeiro). The statue is “a relic of the Catholic totalitarianism imposed by the Franco regime, and remains on top of the Muslim castle of Monteagudo, whose beauty it ruins,” according to the Association for the Precedence of the Law, an association of secular lawyers, and its president, José Luis Mazón. The Association mentioned in its petition to the government, among other arguments, the decision of the European Court of Human Rights banning the image of the Crucified Lord in Italian public schools.
The Bishop of Cartagena, José Manuel Lorca Planes, has come out in defense of the religious symbol.
Though this will almost certainly be dismissed as a ridiculous petition, it is another sign of the hatred for religion in contemporary Spain, reaching levels unseen since the Second Republic. Will Spain die silently or with a bang (as the last Civil War)?..