[Marxism] Re: Gay Discussion on Marxmail

Jim Farmelant farmelantj at juno.com
Mon Oct 24 13:12:52 MDT 2005

On Mon, 24 Oct 2005 14:35:42 -0400 "Michael Hoover" <hooverm at scc-fl.edu>

> as for cuba, cuban church was reactionary institution, hence, post-
> revolutionary regime's hostility, quite understandable...
> someone on this list will probably recall story of castro's changing 
> attitude re. religion better than i, but, if memory serves, he had
> encounter with elderly campesino during his initial visit to post-
> revolutionary nicaragua, guy asked castro about his religious 
> beliefs,
> castro apparently looked a bit confused, then replied that he
> was an atheist, campesino said - in bit of a huff - said something 
> akin 
> to: 'you call yourself a revolutionary, we learned about revolution 
> in 
> church' (comment on important role played by certain priests and lay
> folk in revo)...
> believe that castro proposed admitting religious believers into 
> communist party a few years after above incident, he lost that vote
> at time, don't keep up as i once did so i don't know if such ban has
> since been rescinded...

It's my understanding that since 1991, religious believers have
been permitted to join the Cuban CP.

> in any event, seems example of macro/micro dialectic thingy...   
> michael hoover
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