from a british perspective, i was pleased to be working.
the reason being is that british state-religion hybrid ceremonies leave me with cold feet and bad memories of school. this is partly because there are still a lot of old-fashioned people in the uk who pretend to believe in religion (Christianity or paganism) when they feel like it, and then deny it and worship darwin and karl marx when they feel like it. these people go to church 2 or 3 times a year, tell small but pious young children to shut up in church and to stop enjoying themselves, then they act like they are super special, but then have all sorts of romantic affairs and get regularly drunk watching football (ok, the football is optional).
There are people like that in every religion. Is it really that different in yours? Maybe it is since you Copts are a persecuted minority and have been so for centuries. In order to belong to the Church in Muslim lands, I guess you really have believe in and be regularly practicing to do so. However, in the Western world (Both Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant countires) This is not the case and cultural religion is the order of the day and has been so for a long, long time.