[quote="Kouyate42, post:1, topic:301840"]
Sikhism like Catholicism and Christianity is a monotheistic religion with some of the same elements, and yet it seems to get ignored by Christians and by religious scholars in general.
So I'm wondering how much people on this forum know about Sikhism and what the views are of the Catholic and Christian churches are regarding it.
I must admit a personal interest in this, as I live in a city with a decently large Sikh population, including two gudawaras and at least two Indian community centres.
Your not likely to find a whole of people with experience with Sikhs in general in the West. And that's not for their lack of presence!
At least in America and Canada, the general population can't even pick them out from followers of Islam - hence the occasional outbreaks of violence perpetrated on Sikh communities since 9/11.
There are a number of Syro-Malankarans i believe on the Eastern Catholic forum who may have a lot more experience with Sikhs in general due to their location.
As for me - i've taught a number of Sikh students over the years. Can't say I have a comprehensive knowledge on all their religious beliefs in the same way someone like Meltzerboy or Contarini might have due to their academic specializations. But they are genuinely nice people, at least the ones i've met.