Being Easter, millions of Americans celebrated the rising of Jesus of Nazareth from the dead, the "first fruits of them that slept." This is a sacred event for Christians the world-over, and a written description of the resurrection doesn't really work in a blog, or perhaps anywhere. Only feelings convey the meaning.
It seems to me that perhaps an American church-goer is a better citizen for this last week's celebrations because the trauma of death may not debilitate him or her when tragedy strikes in the form of a loved one's death. Thus, America, full of these believers, has been able to withstand calamitous events such as the Civil War and World War II.