"Romanians know themselves to be traditionally Orthodox, so they declare themselves in censuses as belonging to the majority religion. But in fact, in practice, only about 30 percent are Orthodox practitioners....
If I, as a Romanian, belong to the two-thirds who have only declared themselves Orthodox without living the faith in its true dogmatic dimensions, this means I have replaced God in my life with the Internet, with the psychologist, with my job, with trips, with activities which distract my attention from myself and from my own identity."
"Thirty Years Later: Being Orthodox in Romania, Then and Now,"
Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe: Vol. 39
, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/ree/vol39/iss7/4