Oh please... the "conservative and religious" thing is just a front.
What do you expect? They are in Poland, the home of the Pope John Paul (even though he's dead).
"Conservative and religious" does not involve just Roman Catholicism; I assure you. In fact, for example, Liozna (then part of Polish Lithuania) and Podolskie were where Haredi Judaism was founded.
In home ground Poland, they are more influenced by parents, relatives, priests, bishop, and whatever conservative, moral and religious stuff they're being brain-washed with since young. So you'll see the mommy's boy, daddy's girl type characters all over Poland creeping up. Shy, reserved but deep down, their young souls are screaming to get out of that skin.
If Poland is so "brainwashed", how come they were one of the more-successful countries in a lot of matters? They even had John Paul the Second, possibly the descendant of a kohenet
(Allegedly, Kaczorowska may be "[daughter of] Katzorovski". Even more so, "Katz rov" could be a connection to "כ"צ וראב" or "kohen tzedek v'rav
". In Ashkenazi Hebrew and standard Yiddish, "rov" is "Rav" or "Rabbi" or "great". So, John Paul's maternal family may well have come from a rabbi who was a kohen
, a great man, or both.).
I tell you what, with globalization and foreign businesses and rich investors coming in (if they do, and usually it's because of some other obvious reasons), Polish people will soon become less conservative and religious.
The globalization and foreign business may well be attributable to Poylishn Yidn
in part. For example, the late Warner Brothers and Billy Wilder (significant men in one of the catalysts for globalization, Hollywood) were from Poylisher Yiddish
families who were very religious.
I give one solid example:
If you happen to go to the theater recently and be spectate to "Miłosć Blondynki". You'll see that the Polish are becoming more liberal, refined. Public partial nudity has become acceptable albeit to get the sales up, but still, it's a start I think.
Seeing a 1965 film for the first time is really "liberal"