Religion is a difficult matter in our country. Many people believe that religion is a taboo because it envolves a big amount of human fears like where we go after this, and what we live for. Sometimes, people respect other`s people points of view, but, in other occasions, they don`t; even though there`s a constitutional article which protects anybody`s religion.
The Venezuelan constitution, reformed in 1999, in its article number 59 states that any person can pray whichever his/her religion is, as long as it doesn`t affect somebody else. But how much do Venezuelans know about this article? Not very much indeed; consequently, they look down on people who doesn`t practice their religion (catholic), and force them to live in the spotlight in a bad way.
Supposely,the official religion in Venezuela is Catholicism, but from 5 years up to now, a vast quantity of person has turned themselves into differents types of religions like SANTERIA, Islamism, Buddhism, etc. Some people are tolerating this change, and even accepting it because it`s a personal choice, and nobody can take it away from you.
In sum, the main problem is that people don`t respect somebody else`s religion, despite it is protected in the Venezuelan Constitution. We, as citizens of this country, need to raise our voice against this injustice, and make an effort to preserve people`s beliefs.