Why did USA become so incredibly entrenced in religion and EU escaped? We used to say we shipped all our serious (trying to think of a not rude word here)...erm fundamentalist... (phew) out to America. I don't know though. I mean UK had witch trials. When I lived in Arizona it wasn't uncommon for strangers to come up to me and tell me jesus loves me. Here that would be at best considered weird and at worst get you thumped. What happened? I mean USA has some of the brightest minds. It almost feels a bit like a lack of confidence. It was living in USA made me declare atheism. Before that it was so rare for me to meet a religious person that I never bothered. I would be really interested in your views.