Religious literacy is at an all time low -- many are totally ignorant of the content and meaning of the greatest classical pieces of art, music, and architecture in the history of the world. Have we failed to educate ourselves and our children? Also, have the schools become so fearful of the "separation of church and state" debate that they've failed to communicate and educate the next generation properly?
Play you're own version of "Jay Walking" and show a few people a picture of Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper" and ask them why it's called "The Last Supper" and who is sitting around the table -- is it One Direction, Menudo, or New Kids On The Block....no...try again. Have they ever heard of the 12 Disciples, Peter, Judas -- have they ever read the Bible -- the best selling book in the world -- every year. Reading is educational friends -- whether you embrace the message or not. At a minimum you'll read stories that are reflected in historical art, music, and architecture about love, joy, peace, forgiveness, redemption, restoration, kindness, mercy, and grace.
What do they know of The Vatican [St. Peter's Basilica & Sistine Chapel], Notre Dame, Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood [perhaps one of the most iconic images of Russia], Wittenberg [Martin Luther, 95 Theses], Mont Saint Michel, Sagrada Familia, Las Lajas Sanctuary, The Church of St. George , The Great Synagogue, The Monasteries of Meteora, Borgund Stave Church, Durham Cathedral, Pieta, Leonardo da Vinci, Veronese, Michelangelo, Titian, Veronese, Luini, Bosch, Bellini, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Rembrandt, Bach, Beethovan, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Straveinsky, Verdi, and Vivaldi.
If half those names, places, and works are unknown to you, then perhaps the entertainment industry and educational systems have cheated you too. Don't let ignorance and hate rob you of your heritage -- visit a museum, listen to Haydn, read the Bible, visit a church -- they don't bite -- normally!