Pedigree of my family is from generation to generation japanese Shinto
My mother is a Christian.
Therefore, religious war will occur in the family once every few years. wwww lol
Shintoism doctrine actually does not exist.
It is not a lie, it really has no doctrine.
For that reason I think it is relatively more free than the religion of the West and Arab.
Although the construction method of jinja, the way of worshiping, etc. have certain fixed rules.
The rule is that degree.
Freedom to cherish what God of mythology
Freedom to cherish multiple gods
Even if you cherish overseas god, it is free.
There are eight million gods in Shinto, so there is no limit.
In Japan a long ago, it was common that an altar (Shinto) and a Buddhist altar (Buddhism) coexist.
A temple (Buddhism) coexisted on the site of jinja (Shinto), supporting each other.
Emperor Shinto’s pope also converted many times to Buddhism in history.
Therefore, even though the imperial women enrolled in Western Christian schools,
The public does not say no fuss.
I feel religious thought in Japan is very flexible.
Bon festival returns home,
Celebrating the New Year,
Marriage is a church,
The funeral is a temple.
For Shinto is not to deny the other religions
Even this does not have a religious problem.
Because it is extremely free, Japanese often forget to live by treating Shinto cherish yourself.
But celebrating the festival of jinja, the New Year will also visit jinja.
I love nature
Fear of nature
Prayer to nature and ancestors
We will protect nature.
Therefore, although we usually forget the existence of God
We have a deep in the heart does not forget the faith.
It may be a Japanese custom or culture.
As such, there is no clear statement of “Let’s keep faith!”
Missionary work is not.
There is no fixed way of thinking and philosophy.
When Buddhism was introduced,
The Emperor ordered the vassal to worship the Buddha statue.
“Is Buddhism so good, please worship for a moment”
Then Buddhism spread to Japan.
If Christianity, missionaries have obtained permission from the Emperor
I speculate that Christianity had spread more in Japan.
At that time the Emperor was losing power
However, since the history of Japan, any powerful person could not abolish the imperial family.
Power is left to the vassal
The Emperor has authority as a ruler of Japan
Emperor has been persistent ever in that state.
Since the ancient times the organs have been given by the Emperor.
Even without power, the Japanese followed the Emperor.
If the Christian missionary got permission from the Emperor, the result would probably have changed.
A missionary who saw the emperor who was poor,
It seems that it is caused by lightening the Emperor and not obtaining permission.
The Emperor looked at the people suffering from famine.
“People are my treasure, I am already rich,”
Exempt the six-year tax payment, such as living in the court became tattered
The Emperor Kanmu was a very loved one even though he became poor.