Yesterday I saw some orthodox jews at a concert that celebrated america's independence day. I saw something ironic about that.
For one thing, in american values, the pursuit of happiness is paramount. In orthodox values, the pursuit of asceticism is paramount. It is like a game of limbo in which everyone bends over backwars to a reggae chant of "how strict can you go, how strict can you go."
Secondly, a primary advantage of someone being secular over someone being orthodox, is that the secular person is able to choose how s/he approaches religion without the fear of loosing one's family and one's community. No orthodox jew can say with a straight face that he or she has this ability.
Thirdly, secular jews don't have to wear orthodox attire long pants jacket and hat in the summer like retards XD honestly, who needs nazi crematoriums when you have the orthodox dress code?