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1-Read about what Siddattha Gotama (the Buddha) did to his bride Yasodhara and their newborn son Rahula, according on formal written sources.

1a-Concisely but thoroughly Describe Siddattha’s Actions:

1b-According to the ethical standard that you believe is most convincing and consistent, Morally Evaluate Siddattha’s Actions:

2-Read about what Avraham (Abraham) started, but did not finish, doing to his son Yitzhak, according to Genesis 22:1-19 (especially verses 9-12). [Be aware that not all rabbinical interpreters agree on the moral nature of Avraham’s actions in this passage.]

2a-Concisely but thoroughly Describe Avraham’s Actions:

2b-According to the ethical standard that you believe is most convincing and consistent, Morally Evaluate Avraham’s Actions:

3-Read about what Mosheh (Moses) and the Levite men did to the Yisraelite idolaters, according to Exodus 32 (especially verses 25-28). [Note that the “revelry” in verse 6 probably refers to a fertility-religion orgy.]

3a-Concisely but thoroughly Describe Mosheh’s Actions:

3b-According to the ethical standard that you believe is most convincing and consistent, Morally Evaluate Mosheh’s Actions:

4-Read about what Yehoshua (Jesus) min Natzaret taught his disciples about self-mutilation, according to the Gospel according to Saint Matthew 5:29-30 and 18:8-9, and the Gospel according to Saint Mark 9:43-47. [Note that there are no historical records of Yehoshua’s direct disciples practicing self-mutilation. However, some later Christians have practiced self-flagellation, and some even self-castration in the hopes of mitigating their overpowering sexual drives.]

4a-Concisely but thoroughly Describe Yehoshua’s Message:

4b-According to the ethical standard that you believe is most convincing and consistent, Morally Evaluate Yehoshua’s Message:

 and Tim Dowley textbook, A Short Introduction to World Religions. Consult at least 2 reputable sources on thes of Yathrib/Madinah in 627, according to Ibn Ishaq’s Sirat Rasul Allah or other sources, and Quran 33:26; Quran 8:49-58; and Quran 9:29, as referenced by Montgomery Watt on page 268 in our Christopher Partridge

and Tim Dowley textbook, A Short Introduction to World Religions. Consult at least 2 reputable sources on the www. Again, just do your best from these ancient sources.

5a-Concisely but thoroughly Describe Muhammad’s Actions:

5b- According to the ethical standard that you believe is most convincing and consistent, Morally Evaluate Muhammad’s Actions:

6-Provide a Bibliography or Works Consulted List. Include all the sources that I have assigned you above, including the books of the Bible, the Quran, the Sirat Rasul Allah, the illustrated biography of the Buddha, our Partridge and Dowley textbook, as well as the other sources that you consult. Perhaps, you will consult your pastor or a scriptural commentary; if so, then include that interview and/or source in your bibliography. Type it according to ChicagoTurabian style, as best you can. 

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