Any outsider who comes to Germany will be amazed by how foreign this country is, it is the center of Europe yet it had its own unique characters, sadly it is still heavily influenced by Christianity:

1- In many countries (Syria for example)it is illegal for a political party to be religious based but not in Germany where you have parties like:  Christian Democratic Union of Germany and  Christian Social Union in Bavaria

2-schools teach religion to its students.

3-Crosses on walls  in schools is very common 

4- no separation of church and state. 

5-Formal documents many times ask you about your religion ( a Job application for example)

6- The Preamble to the Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany begins with the words: “Aware of its responsibility before God and humankind…” 

7-In the articles dealing with education of the regional constitutions of North Rhineland-Westphalia, Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria and Rhineland-Palatinate, “education to revere God” is mentioned as one of the supreme educational objectives. 

8-In the articles dealing with education of the regional constitutions of North Rhineland-Westphalia, Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria and Rhineland-Palatinate, “education to revere God” is mentioned as one of the supreme educational objectives. 

9-The head of the integration circle of refugees is also the head of Catholic charity in my town.

sources:

1-my personal experience

2-http://www.dw.com/en/germanys-not-quite-so-secular-democracy/a-1942280

3-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_political_parties_in_Germany

4-https://il.boell.org/en/2015/02/01/what-extent-germany-secular-state

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Comment by Daniel W on November 3, 2016 at 8:07am

Some of my forebears were from the Rhineland Palatinate.  The family legend was that my great great grandfather killed a deer on the baronial estate.  His brother, a priest, turned him in to the police, so he fled to America.  They were no longer Catholic after that.  I dont know if this story is true.  My grandfather grew up in a Germantown section of my small midwestern home town.  They took pride in their ethnic and religious heritage.

Comment by Michael Penn on November 3, 2016 at 7:32am

Interesting to know. I was stationed in Germany while in the U. S. Army. I wish I had used my time there more wisely. Germany is nice but too damned cold for me.

Comment by Compelledunbeliever on November 3, 2016 at 3:55am

Not kidding this may explain why my my family of German descent is so hard headed. This " trait" could it be due to a strong Christian influence that teaches that we are " just right"?

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