You're European? Well that explains it. Round these parts we fuggin dance with rattlesnakes because the holy spirit wont let them harm us. In my experience, the admittedly religious Europeans I've met wouldn't even register on the American Zeal Scale. They're all young people though. I could see some old European catholics taking it very seriously. But TBH even in USA the Catholics are considered the least radical/hateful of Christian sects--you know, aside from raping little boys.