posted on May, 3 2005 @ 10:07 PM
"In world history class I learned about other world religions, but why not christianity?"
I find that interesting, usually it seems that Christianity is given more emphasis than other religions. Like some of the other people said, I think
it's probably because they assume that the class already has a passing familiarity with Christianity, and are less likely to be familiar with other
great world religions, such as Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, etc etc etc. It also depends upon what sort of class it was; perhaps the course
was deliberately structured to focus on non-Christian religions.
At my university, there are tons of courses on religion, and they span the whole range, from general survey courses to specific analyses of one
religion, or even one religious figure. We also have a Catholic college that is affiliated with the university here, and they teach a bunch of
Christianity courses, in addition to the ones taught by the department of religion, although from a decidedly different point of view.