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A Secular Buddhism by Stephen Batchelor

Summarize an argument for “secular buddhism” and provide two arguments against Batchelor’s Thesis based on your analysis and then provide two arguments of your own (not found in Batchelor) in support of Batchelor’s thesis and then finally summarize your point … Continue reading

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Writer’s Choice

In an essay of 250 – 350  words describe the closest experience  you have had to what the readings describe as “religious” or “unobjective.”  This need not necessarily involve “God,” but should reflect some of the characteristics of such an … Continue reading

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Islamist Views

Read Chapt. 2 of the Phares book. Books used Phares, Walid (2005) Future Jihad, Terrorist Strategies Against the West, Palgrave, Macmillan and Aaron, David (2008) In Their Own Words, Voices of Jihad, Rand: Santa Monica, California

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For SWA13 I’d like you to try TWO of the Buddhist practices listed below and w

For SWA13 I’d like you to try TWO of the Buddhist practices listed below and write about your experience with them. Note that none of these practices are necessarily religious in nature, so I am not asking you to practice … Continue reading

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Converting to another religion How would your life change if you converted to on

Converting to another religion How would your life change if you converted to one of the major religions? CHOOSE ONE of the following world religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Judaism or Islam. Include the following sections: – Where would you … Continue reading

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Write a response to the documentary about Sikhs in America (approximately 300 wo

Write a response to the documentary about Sikhs in America (approximately 300 words or more). The angle/topic is up to you, but here is one idea: Expand on an issue brought up in the documentary through (1) your own insights … Continue reading

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Please watch these two documentaries about two vastly different Japanese Buddhis

Please watch these two documentaries about two vastly different Japanese Buddhist practices: 1- A documentary about Soka Gakkai: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xasAOg7zag (you can skip the first 2 minutes) a contemporary, popular offshoot of Nichiren Buddhism 2- A documentary on the kaihōgyō, a … Continue reading

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Please explain in a paper how it goes against the moral of christians to get the

Please explain in a paper how it goes against the moral of christians to get the covid vaccine. I need to submit this paper to my college and job to prevent receiving the vaccine. Please be very specific and detailed … Continue reading

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Discussion 3 – Sacred Lands and Lucrative Jobs Skim the article to get a sense f

Discussion 3 – Sacred Lands and Lucrative Jobs Skim the article to get a sense for the issue: “Emotional Oak Flat hearing caps two-day prayer vigil, run (Links to an external site.)” (AZ Republic 2/5/21) What do you think? Should … Continue reading

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Please answer the following three questions for Assignment 1. According to Buddh

Please answer the following three questions for Assignment 1. According to Buddhist tradition, the Buddha only taught things conducive to liberation. Why do you think the Buddha taught the 6 realms of existence? 2. What does the Aggañña Sutta teach … Continue reading

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