writing defend or refute the following statement essay about sacred texts

Defend or Refute the following statements: “Sacred texts (like the Bible, the Vedas, etc.) are completely useless as sources of historical documentation.” (1200 – 1500 words)

Do not reference external resources. Please read the following attached PDF carefully.

The essay should be written according to the following OUTLINE:

I. Introduction:

Start with a background statement. Don’t waste time trying to put the topic into a grand historical context. Don’t need to write anything so grand as all that. Just get right to the point. Once you have written your introductory sentence (or perhaps two), put your thesis statement in.

II. Body Paragraph #1: Sacred Texts are useless as sources of historical documentation.

1. Argument 1 with historical facts or examples.

2. Argument 2 with historical facts or examples.

3. Argument 3 with historical facts or examples.

III. Body Paragraph #2: Sacred Texts are useful as sources of historical documentation.

1. Argument 1 with historical facts or examples.

2. Argument 2 with historical facts or examples.

3. Argument 3 with historical facts or examples.

IV. Conclusion

Your conclusion need not be elaborate. In this case, go back to the original prompt, and emphasize the ambiguity of your answer. The initial statement is neither absolutely true nor absolutely false, and your essay explains why.

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