I have an inquiry related to this topic. My husband is Czech and has stated that he is Catholic. In the years time that we have known each other, not once has he made a reference to God or remark concerning religion. Here in America- we have sayings like "Thank God or thank heavens for this or that." I haven't heard him say anything similar. When I say "thank God" he kind of just looks at me strangely. After reading these boards- I think there's a chance he might think I'm overzealous- when in fact I am rather quiet about my beliefs... Is it typical to NOT discuss or mention religion at home- Its perplexing to me that he has stated he's Catholic when he's never once mentioned God. Or could this aversion to speak about God be a byproduct of communist conditioning? In schools, is/was it stated taught there is NOT a higher power? How is science/evolution taught? Whereas here in America, there is just no acknowledgement one way or the other in public schools? At Christmas, he's mentioned the "bedlan" on his family's lawns- but thats really it. It seems as if in Czech culture it is rude or offputting even if you are religious to outwardly acknowledge it. Is this out of respect for atheists/agnostics?