Yes, it is sad.http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/wor ld/2013/February/Persecution-o n-the-Rise-for-Christians-in-E astern-Europe/
And even when people were being burned at the stake for believing in the 'wrong kind' of Christianity, it STILL never occurred to them to say, "I renounce Catholicism/Protestantism " :-)
Some people still seem to believe 'everything happens for a reason'-(i.e. god swill).
It goes back to how deeply the brainwashing has penetrated.