I strongly disagree on this one, to tell the truth; Christianity already appears after more than 1/3 of the game is gone; and Islam sometimes is founded almost at 40% of the game in terms of turns. In my latest game Christianity was founded in 1094 AD and Islam in 1286 AD which is way too late in my view. I think they are placed more or less correctly right now. I was wondering about moving them earlier in the game but I can live with the way they're working now. With the new tech tree I've never ever seen Christianity founded before 400 AD (on Blitz gamespeed, which I use as a test speed) and Islam before 700AD. I think this could be considered good enough. As for the rest of the discussion about religions, I totally agree with Vokarya at the moment.