Sunday, August 21, 2022

1968 in Prague

It's been 54 years since the Warsaw Pact invasion to Czechoslovakia. I was born in 1980 so I didn't live throught these events - but my parents and parents-in-law did. I asked them about those events and here is a story of my mother-in-law.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

School chronicles

Mandatory school education was a part of our ancestors' everyday life since 1869. The children were obliged to start the school when they were six and they were expected to complete 8 years of the basic education. And as schools were meant to be "the churches of education" many of them started writing chronicles in the 2nd half of 19th century. Since the first half of 20th century almost all schools had chronicles.

Monday, August 8, 2022

How important is religion for Europeans?

Religion and the church are very important for people in the U.S. To cite Wikipedia article about the U.S. and religion

In one 2020 survey, about 65% of Americans report that religion plays an important or very important role in their lives, 43% report attending religious services at least monthly, 61% report praying weekly or more and 90% believe in God proportions which are unique among developed countries.

As I have already mentioned in the blog post Czechs and religion which I wrote some 7 years ago, religion is not anymore important part of our everyday lives. And today I found this map which shows the importance of religion in the European countries - and the Czech Republic is not the only country which is not religious at all...

The map is based on a research which is 4 years old - and I suppose latest events such as covid pandemic situation, the war in Ukraine and the current rate of inflation could have changed the numbers a bit. We will see when some other research is available...

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