Today in class we went threw a list of descriptions for cultures with a Chinese student named Shelbie. We got down the list and came to the topic of religion. I asked Shelbie if religion was very big or important in China and she said no. She even said that Chinese Officials are not allowed to openly express what religion they believe. I was shocked by this as this is so much different in America. In America it seems so important to what politicians religions are. When Obama was campaigning people were so concerned if he was Muslim or Christian. Also I think every single president has been some form of Christianity. I really was impressed by this as I feel it shouldn't matter what a politician's religion is as this never comes makes any difference in politics. I also explained to Shelbie how religion is everywhere in America, we even have in god we trust on our money. She was very surprised by this.