The discussion would certainly fit the religion forum, but then it would loose all relevance to real heart beating life. I prefer the Jungian approach of framing cultures in archtypes of their mythology, ideals and dreams. This is a more relevant approach for modern lexicon when discussing current politics. And indeed makes a lot of sense when trying to understand international relationships and attitudes towards a region so symbolically significant and attached to religion. This same approach fits with the indigenous discussion as well, as was built exactly on research in this field.