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Confucianism Shinto

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Geographical predominance: Asia Japan, Hawaii.
Place of worship: Temple. Shrines.
Founder: Confucius Unknown
Place of origin: China Japan.
Belief of God: One God. Ancestors also worshipped, though. Numerous deities.
Status of Adam: N/A. N/A.
Clergy: Sages, bureaucrats, etc. Priests, etc.
Definition: Follower of Confucius. Way of the gods.
Concept of Deity: Most believe in One God(Ti'en; or Heaven), but, in the way that a Deist would, rather than as a Christian or a Sikh would. Ancestors are also worshipped. Numerous deities. The sun is one of the most important ones(they believe that the sun is a goddess).
Practices: Visit to temples to pay homage to Ti'en(God or Heaven), Confucius, and/or ancestors. Neo-Confucianists practice 'Jing zuo,' or 'Quiet Sitting,' as a kind of meditation. Visit to shrines to pay homage to Shinto deities; Shamanism, etc.
Use of statues and pictures: Permitted. Permitted.
Branches: Neo Confucianism, Han Confucianism, Contemporary Confucianism, Japanese Confucianism, Vietnamese Confucianism, Singapore Confucianism. State Shinto, Religious Shinto, and Folk Shinto.
Literal Meaning: Follower of Confucius. The Way of the gods.
Goal of religion: To have a structured society. To serve the Shinto deities, or Kami, as they are known.
View of other Abrahamic religions: Confucianism sees no contradiction in following more than one path. N/A.
View of the Buddha: Buddha is followed by many Confucianists. Buddha is followed by many Shintoists.
Place and Time of origin: China approx. 2500 B.C. Approx. 5,000 years ago.Japan
Belief of God: God's will is done. Numerous deities.
Angels: There is no concept of angels in Confucianism. Shintoists worship numerous spirits, called Kami.
View of Oriental religions: Confucianists see no contradiction…...

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