I’ve been to many places where religion plays an important role, but Brazil seems to rule them all out. Christianity is of massive importance here and even the housenumber signs remind you to smile – because “Jesus loves you”. You can’t omit seeing catholic statements nearly everywhere.
I met tour guides who were proudly wearing wristbands with the inscription “Soldier of God” and were happy when reading my last name, because I am obviously a “man of christ”. One thing you definitely can’t oversee is the wide usage of psalm 23 – I found it written on boats and houses, well quite everywhere you can write on. And Brazilians are really creative in this question. 😉
The reason for this is clear: Christianity has been brought to Brazil by the Portuguese colonial masters and it had a lot of time to evolve and spread uncontested throughout the country.