Religion & Spirituality
How many people believe in the shinto religion?
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What does Japan people believe in the religion of?
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Why would people believe Islam is a peaceful religion?
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What is the world's oldest living religion in the world?
The world oldest officially recognised religion is probably Shinto, a prehistoric Japanese religion. Most Japaneses are Shinto practitioners, about 60 % - many are Buddhists too. A few are Christians. Shinto is based on the cult of nature. The temples are usually located in beauty spots and surround by pretty gardens and old trees. SHINTO believes in a number of gods called Kami. There is no known founder of Shinto...
Asked in Religion & Spirituality, Shintoism
How many people believe in the religion Shinto?
It is estimated that two or three million Japanese follow Shinto and generally speaking only the Japanese follow the religion. Shinto is of such ancient origins that if there is a founder, no record can be found of that person. The religion has no scriptures and has always been passed down by word of mouth. This religion's beliefs include animism (nature worship) to the extent that many things are considered sacred including food, rocks, rivers etc.. Hero worship and ancestor worship are important. The emperor was considered divine and was often called "The son of Heaven". This practice ceased after World War 2. Upon agreement with America, the last "divine emperor" was Hirohito and renounced his divinity. The religion is of such ancient origin that it really has no organized or recognizable priesthood, although shamans are often found in isolated communities. Many people who follow Shinto are also Confucianists and to a much lesser extent, Buddhists. Shinto is generally a benign and compassionate religion in that decent and moral behaviour, compassion for all people and respect for nature and kindness to others are considered honourable.
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How was religion made?
Answer Every religion was made differently. And there are many different types of religion so many different people believe different ways of religion evolving. Answer Those who believe in religion will tell you that religion was made when God revealed himself to people and made his requirements known. Those who do not believe in religion will probably tell you that religion was made when someone tried to explain a natural event as having been caused by a diety who could help you if you performed the proper rituals. Answer people who don't believe in religion are called nondenomination.
Asked in Religion & Spirituality, Japan, Demographics
Dominant religion of Japan?
One Answer Shinto, meaning "the way of the gods", is Japan's indigenous religion and is practiced by about 83% of the population. Another Answer It is believed that many Japanese affiliate with both the religion of Shinto and that of Buddhism. Certain ceremonies would be carried out under Buddhist tradition, others Shinto, as there is no particular contradiction: Buddhism is more a philosophy than a 'religion'. Around 84% of Japanese people practise in this way (although a definite figure could not easily be placed). (Source: NationMaster)
Is religion the opiate of the people?
Religion may or may not be the opiate of the people. There are many who would argue that religion is not the opiate of the people. These are generally people of faith, individuals who believe. And there are those who believe that people with religious tendencies are "out of touch" with what is going on around them and/or are seeking a form of escape from reality.
What's the main religion of Japan?
the main religion in Japan is Shinto and Buddhism. Buddhism started first in India and then came to Japan after the king of Paekche from Korea sent a buddha statue during the 6th century to Japan, and i am not sure how Shinto started but I think it was there from the start.There was 110million people who belief in Shinto 89 million were followers of buddha and almost 1and a half was christian,by the way the population is japan was 120 million so many people had to belief in more than 1 religion