Sample Thesis Paper
One such scenario is that of the perception the inferences derived from the religious scriptures of Islam are given. The common perception holds that Islam encourages its followers to engage in acts that the modern day world chooses to define as terrorism. The purpose of this paper is to identify the various schools of thought related to this particular perception and to determine whether or not this discernment is justified.
It is important to mention here that the purpose of this paper is not to prove any particular point of view but to establish an understanding of the instruments and standards used to judge a religion. No content of this paper should be taken as a final verdict or a stand against or with any religion. Also, in order to maintain an authenticity of the analysis performed in this paper, only published work will be given primary relevance. It is also just as important to mention that the reason for choosing Islam as a religion in this paper is not because of any bias or prejudice against the religion or any other religion for that matter but because of reasons similar to those stated by Sam Harris in his book, The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason (Harris).