300 Words at min for each answer with sources if possible. I can give example answers however they can not be copied but followed. Could recommend using the book ” Prorothero, Stephen Religion Matters, Chapter 2,3 and 4.
1. How would you respond to a friend or family member who says that “Hinduism is a polytheistic religion that has millions of gods.” Is that true? Is it false? Is it more complicated than that? Be sure to refer to specific concepts from our reading in composing your answer.
2. Before he died, the Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama) refused to appoint an individual successor. Instead, he appoint the sangha (Buddhist community) as a whole to succeed him. Why do you think he did this? Do you think it has influenced the historical and institutional development of Buddhism because he did this? Try to use examples from what you’ve read this week and learned in class to provide a reflection on this speculative question.
3. Why do you think some people see Sikhism as a combination of Hinduism and Islam? What are some specific factors (geography, history, culture) that may account for that impression?