Re: Quotes

Robert Harley (
Thu, 31 Dec 1998 14:09:18 +0100 (MET)

J'ai dit:
>marriage is an old-fashioned Eurocentric Judaeo-Christian concept

Also sprach James Tauber <>:
>If it's Judaeo-Christian, why is it Eurocentric?

Is this a troll?

I think it is quite widely accepted that in olden days most Jewish and
Christian people resided in the general vicinity of Europe and the
ex-Roman Empire. Now there may well have have been some as far afield
as Ethiopia and the Malabar coast, but it would be reasonable to say
that marriage, especially as portrayed in an old American film, is
based on the Eurocentric Judaeo-Christian tradition rather than on
Turkish harems or Senegalese polygamy or whatever.