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INFORMATIVE SPEECH OUTLINE BODY I. MAIN POINT: Guru Nanak founded Sikhism in 1469. A. SUBPOINT: Guru Nanak passed on his leadership to nine successive gurus. 1. The final guru, Guru Gobind, was the final living guru. a. Before his death, Guru Gobind declared that there would be no spiritual successors to follow. b. He felt that all spiritual guidance in their daily lives could be found in Sri Guru Granth Sahib, which is similar to the Quran in Islam. c. It is unique in the world of religious scriptures because not only is it accorded the status of being the spiritual head of the Sikh religion, but besides the poetry of the Gurus, it also contains the writings of saints of other faiths whose thoughts were consistent with those of the Sikh Gurus. 2. Sikhs worship in a place called a gurdwara (a Sikh temple), where the Guru Granth is kept and read. a. all people of any race or religion is welcome into the Gurdwara b. All people of any caste, religion, race is welcome to the free community kitchen, which is available to people of all faiths. c. Guru Nanak first started this, which outlines the basic service, humility and equality. NAME: Prabhleen Sidhu TOPIC: Sikhism ORGANIZATIONAL PATTERN: Topical SPECIFIC PURPOSE: inform on Sikhism THESIS STATEMENT: Sikhism and Islam are often confused, although they are similar in some ways, many philosophies/beliefs, customs, and their histories differ greatly. ATTENTION GETTER: There are 23 million Sikhs in the world, most of who live in the Punjab province of India. Sikhism is the fifth largest religion practiced in the world. Yet the amount of racial discrimination, prejudice, and destruction people have done to Sikhs is astonishing. I believe this is due to ignorance. On March 7, 2017, an armed
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