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    Shinto Religion

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    VI. What do they consider the chief aim of man? Despite not having a set system of beliefs, Shintoists strive for a few key concepts throughout their devotion and lives (Toropov 181). Firstly, Shinto devotees have a long-lasting wish for peace among men and Kami (Religion: Shinto). Shinto is a very local tradition in which many Shintoist become more concerned about their own local shrine rather than the religion as a whole (Religion: Shinto). In this way, the goal of many Shintoists is to nourish the local Shinto culture of their village or town in order to pass down the traditions and continue the Shinto legacy (Toropov 181). Furthermore, another goal of a Shinto devotee is to become reincarnated as a Kami (Religion: Shinto). To do this one must be outstanding and accomplish many great things, he/she must be distinguished and honored (Religion: Shinto). VII. How do they attain salvation (heaven)? Do they believe in hell?…

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    THE SHINTO RELIGON Let’s say that you are Japanese, Born and bred there. You would be one of the 3 million people in the Shinto religion and you would believe in Kami: But I doubt that you are not from Japan and have no idea what the Shinto religion and Kami are. As you could obviously tell the Shinto religion was and is created and practiced in Japan. There was no founder/whoever they are unknown. This religion was created in the 6th century. The main Shinto holidays/celebrations are…

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    The Shinto Religion

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    Everything in nature or the world is referred to as contain the nature of kami. They are not like a traditional deity and are usually broken up into three types. The first type of kami are associated with nature and the effects of nature on society. The second type of kami are associated with family ancestors who have passed away but continue to look after the family. The third type of kami are souls of auspicious dead, which are souls of soldiers and those whom die in war. Izangai and…

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    Shinto Beliefs

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    Shinto (Shintoism) also known as “The Way of the Gods” (207). A native religious belief and practice in Japan. In the Shinto religion there is no deities the “kami meaning little” (209) Japanese only significant features is the shrine, worship, and festival. Shinto creation goes back to heavens the high Kami sends a couple like a Adam and Eve to create earth`s nature. Later the women is burned and destroyed for what the man couldn’t revive her to do so he had eaten all the food. This is all…

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    Shinto is the religion having a root in Japan. This religion worships natures such as mountains and rivers, a natural phenomenon, the gods appearing in Japanese Mythology, people who died with a grudge against, and regards them as all the gods and goddesses. So, this religion is said to be polytheism. This religion also gave Japan a lot of influence while the origin of Japan had been created. The origin of this religion’s name; Shinto is “随神の道(kannagara-no-miti)” which means we are with God.…

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    Kami Vs Christianity

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    There are many differences between Christianity and the different Japanese beliefs such as Shinto or kami worships. One of the most obvious differences is the difference in god worship. Christianity follows one God who is believed to be the creator of everything and believe in the holy trinity. The Japanese however, believe in many gods, goddesses and kami. These gods played many roles and include a story of the god, Izanagi, and a goddess, Izanami, creating islands. These gods also created…

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    “Buddha in the Land of the Kami” is a historical fiction film that covers a lot of the culture and religion of the Japanese and the ideas that got passed onto them from their surrounding cultures. The first thing the film discusses is their beliefs in the Kami. The movie states that the Japanese call their home “Land of the Rising Sun” because of brother and sister Kami; the Kami of fire and the hot headed male Kami. There was a war between them and the Kami of fire locked herself inside her…

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    The main parts of the video that I recognized from our class discussion as far as the actually shrine goes was the location of the shrine and the set up. Other than the place of prayer itself I also noticed a few other aspects we talked about in class which includes the actually process of prayer and purification. The shrine itself like many shrines is set in a place where nature is very present. When the camera showed the surroundings I was able to see many trees as well as what…

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    Kaci Hunter 2nd hour Book Review This paper is a book review. To be more specific, this is a book review about a book called, “Beautiful Creatures”; written by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. I’ve read this book quite a few times, this most likely won’t be the last, and the thesis of the story was made very clear the first time: Who, or what, really controls your fate? Everything in the book revolves around that one word and statement… fate. From the beginning, right to the very end; whether…

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    I read the fantasy book Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia. It has 563 pages. Based on an Amazon review people say “I can't believe I just read all 563 pages in less than 2 days!!” This book is recommended for young adults and adults because *cough* it has some scenes that should not be viewed by younger viewers. I’m going to explain the book's protagonist and her name is (cue the dramatic music) Lena Duchannes! She is a 16 year old girl who was born into a magical family. She is in 7th…

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