Teaching religion in a very religiously homogenous area, I continue to be acutely aware of the Christianized view so many people have of religion. So many people expect all religions to operate similarly to Christianity, that everything in Christianity has a clear equivalent in other religions, and that simply isn't the case. I've been working on a series of articles addressing these issues, some of which shows up in my Comparisons of Religions section.
This week I add an article on the difference between orthodoxy and orthopraxy. Orthodoxy is the focus on correct belief, which is the driving force within Christianity. Wars have been fought over the subject. But many religions are primarily orthopraxic, where the focus is on correct action rather than correct belief.
Of course, most religions have some of both. But to focus on which one is more important can be monumental in understanding a religion.