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-. Make a title for the essay.
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4- Do not cite too much.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.
Huston Smith on the Origin of Religion
In discussing Hinduism, Huston Smith explicitly floats an account of the origin of religion, and its function in human life. Does that account strike you as the sort of thing that insiders (i.e. members of various faith communities) would accept or reject? Why or why not?
THE FUNCTION OF SAMSARA
The mainstream Western religions certainly have nothing even remotely resembling the Hindu notion of long cycles of births, lives, deaths, and rebirths. Why is that, do you think? What is the function of that idea of Samsara in Hinduism? Do the Western Religions, with which you are familiar, have another way to satisfy this function?
NOTE: PLEASE READ THE ARTICLES, DONT COPY FROM INTERNET.