>Also sprach James Tauber <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>>If it's Judaeo-Christian, why is it Eurocentric?
>Is this a troll?
Not deliberately (which I guess means it's not).
It's just that both Judaism and Christianity have their origins outside
Europe. Judaeo-Christian concepts are not European in origin.
So if marriage (of the type you are discussing) is a Judaeo-Christian
concept, then it is hardly Eurocentric and, if Eurocentric, could not really
be considered Judaeo-Christian.
You say that it "is quite widely accepted that in olden days most Jewish and
Christian people resided in the general vicinity of Europe and the
It depends on when you place the "olden days". I would argue that the
concepts of Judaeo-Christianity have their origins long before there were
any Jews in Europe.
Of course, I assume your original comment was tongue in cheek so perhaps I
should have kept my mouth shut.