You misunderstood my point.
I'm a feeble mind.
Factors which contributed to a secular state in other countires not experienced in Poland include widescale pedophilia which was prevented given the restrictions which are not applied in Poland which are applied in other catholic countries, namely the vatican/roman catholic restriction on clergy having partners.
What? Pedophilia by priests contributed to the forming of secular states? I hope the state
you're experiencing now is only temporary.
Anyway, if you take a modern secular state, what makes is secular is something that is written in the constitution. As far as I know no constitution has been re-written to make a country secular in the past decade or so, these things are 100 or more years old.
States were made secular for political reasons not for the prevention of pedophile priests.
In my numerous trips to Poland, I have seen great priests with families, nobody says anything because they're fecking great priests!
This can be understood on so many levels, it's not funny.. lol..
It certainly will, and I think that it's definitely going to be a good one.
First of all, in contrary to Chirac, who openly expressed his views that new members of EU should only be silent and obey, Sarkozy named Poland among 6 most influential countries in Europe. It certainly shows that the relationship is going to be more of a friendly and maybe we are going to be treated as partners? Who knows :)
Secondly, Sarkozy drops with Chiracs pro russian politics, which means that he will support Poland in the struggle to make Europe more independent from the Russian gas, etc...
Chirac & Sarkozy never got along, Chirac took a while to actually endorse Sarkozy, but pretty much had to at the end.
To add another point, Sarkozy is also a big pro-European. Which could help solve or play someone intermediary on the conflicts that Poland had with the EU lately. (I hope that sentence made sense..)