Originally Posted by Supreme
Spain spirituality was formed by 1 000 years of non stop wars and battles with unbelievers. That's why their catholicism is (or used to be) so warriorlike, offensive and focus on evangelization.
Spain was a country where the Lord was king, the human king on throne was only Creator's administrator.
Look at the Eskurial palace, this is the king's home mixed to a church.
Spaniards fought against Arabs, Berbers, Englishmen, Turks, Frenchmen for almost whole its history. Spain evangelized whole continent, South America, with help of its sister, arch-catholic Portugal. Spain evangelized Philipinnes and Central America. Spain was a sword of Rome, defender of Trident, the represser of heretics (Inquisition, saint Dominique the founder of the monastery who fought against Katars).
Spain was one of the few western european countries (or maybe the only) which completely resist reformation and enlightment.
In Spain in half of XIX century majority of people thought in a medieval way,in way of creating Christianitas. All what they were doing was not for money, private buisness but for God. At last the Spaniards did began and won the last crusade in Europe, the civil war (1936-1939) against the red godless civilization.
The spanish right wing was so religious and based on catholicism that after the Vaticanum II and the spirit of VII, the spanish right wing simply colapsed, as they didnt have other ideology than catholicism.
It's sad that that world is slowly disapearing.