Poles may seem inconsequent to foreigners. What is worse, they often seem inconsequent to each other.
Sometimes this Polish inconsequence is good and beneficial, sometimes not.
From time to time a discussion breaks out in PF about Poland being nominally a secular, religiously neutral country but with crosses, symbols of Catholicism, hanging everywhere in public places, including schools and even Parliament.
Some members object to it, some support: https://polishforums.com/news/police-chief-removes-crosses-67561/
Polish constitution saysArticle 25
Churches and other religious organizations shall have equal rights.
Public authorities in the Republic of Poland shall be impartial in matters of personal conviction, whether religious or philosophical, or in relation to outlooks on life, and shall ensure their freedom of expression within public life.
Freedom of conscience and religion shall be ensured to everyone.
So, it is not so clear after all, because in one place we read about impartiality and equal rights, in next about freedom of religion. The state institution should remain impartial but what if people working there want to have a cross??? Their freedom of religion should be respected.
The very introduction attempts to combine it somehow:We, the Polish Nation - all citizens of the Republic,
Both those who believe in God as the source of truth, justice, good and beauty,
As well as those not sharing such faith but respecting those universal values as arising from other sources,
Equal in rights and obligations towards the common good - Poland,
Beholden to our ancestors for their labours, their struggle for independence achieved at great sacrifice, for our culture rooted in the Christian heritage of the Nation and in universal human values,
Desiring to guarantee the rights of the citizens for all time, and to ensure diligence and efficiency in the work of public bodies,
Recognizing our responsibility before God or our own consciences,
Practice proves that as long as most people in Poland prefer to have crosses on walls, they shall hang there. And that is simple democracy - majority rules.
Is it inconsequence???