Siddattha Gotama

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:

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