Unfortunately, it really matters.
Interestingly there's more of a Christian cultural overlay in America, yet the Christian faith in the UK still has more of an influence - so you'll get the Archbishop of Canterbury quoted on the evening news talking about economic issues, something you'd never get church leaders doing in America.
It's that time of the year again when Muslims from all over the world heading off to Makkah for Haj -- the annual pilgrimage. I went last year and I, to date, reminisce about the ineffable moments of this momentous journey.
I recently found myself in the situation of being lectured to by a stubborn, white-clad general hospital doctor who explained how wrong I was in wanting my father transferred to a clinic specialising in the treatment of his condition.