While the Catholic church is still the principal religion for Latinos, a growing number are bucking tradition and moving toward evangelism -- particularly among the younger generation.
"My mother is so Catholic," said Jose Rosales, 55. "She tripped out when she found out. She and my aunt said, 'Oh, great; now you're a Hallelujah.' "
About 23 percent, or 9.5 million of 41 million Latinos in the U.S. in 2004, identified themselves as Protestants or other Christians, according to statistics compiled by Gastn Espinosa, an assistant professor of religious studies at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, Calif....
Alot of the Latino new converts have a difficilt time breaking out of their religious habits because of a long history of Catholicism as a traditional family religion. When they experience the power of the Holy Spirit, they are apt to allow their experience or "feelings" get in the way of true biblical doctrine or may not even care about theology bacause the experience outweighs anything else. I am a Latino man who has been fortunate to have been exposed to biblical truth and a deep understanding of human nature as it applies to experiences and their effect on peoples actions. However I believe that God will use these "experiences" to open doors for truth to be applied to the Latino communities lives! Praise God that Latinos eyes are being opened to truth!