Choose ONE of the following questions:
The Point of the Legends
The details of Gautama’s life are entirely enshrouded in legend, and legend characteristically heavy with tendentious interpretation. Thus, for instance, the Four Passing Sights are rather spectacular, if somewhat obvious interpolations of doctrine. Similarly one might wonder the significance of the Gautama’s activities between the Great Going Forth and the Awakening. What’s the point, would you say?
Harris and Eastern Religions
Apparently Sam Harris’ critique of religion is meant to be more harshly directed toward Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, than against Hinduism and Buddhism, true? How do you account for the fact that he seems so much more sympathetic to those “Eastern” religions, than to the great ‘Western” monotheisms?
Note: if you have no discipline to read and do not think critically, do not take this assignment. The essay must answer the question directly. Must have CRITICAL thoughts and DEEP analysis, Remember is philosophy.
1- The essay must have 500 to 600 words. -Good grammar and a structuring of sentences-.
2- You must choose ONE of the two questions.
3- You must read the article BEFORE answering. Do not copy anything from the internet. They must be YOUR Own Thoughts.
4- Do not cite too much. With one or two citations is enough.
5- Read the articles.
6- NOTE you must do the essay of 500 0r 600 words and send me an overall summary.
* The professor in the middle of the week going to insert in my canvas a voice to explain how we can improve or critical writing. I will send you that voice so you can write how he want. You may noticed that I gave you 4 days to complete the assignment and this is the reason.