Japan during the Muromachi Period was known not to have isolation policies enforced by its government(unlike Japan’s later years). It’s geography naturally made it more isolated over other regions around it, and it wasn’t until 1543 until Portugal actually landed in Japan for the first time. It was also known that religion practices that Japan had during this time were not entirely regulated by the government. With the constant warfare going on through the years, many people turned to religion as an output. The most dominant religion that derived off of Buddhism would have to be Zen Buddhism, other religions included most notably Shinto.
The historic Shinto religion continues to influence the local people of Japan. Shinto shrines are the place where dwellings of the kami and where Shinto people worship. There are over 80,000 shrine sites over the Japanese archipelago. To enter a Shinto shrine one must first walk through the tori.
Both the Mauryan and Gupta empires changed through government structure, religion, and society. These two empires fed off of each other in religion because they both were Hindu and later on had sparks of Buddhism. In government the Mauryan Empire went off of the Ashashastra for guidance on how to rule
In a way, Shinto is the indigenous religion of Japan, but in another way it is not. Even though it is a little confusing as to when Shinto became a unified religion rather than just a convenient label to give to the different faiths found in Japan. Those who are from Japan and live there don’t necessarily think of Shinto as a religion as much as something just ingrained in their culture. These religions were highly localized, and not organized into a single faith. Nor were they seen as a single religion; the realms of Earth and the supernatural were so closely integrated in the world-view of the early Japanese that the things that modern people regard as a faith were seen in those times as just another part of their everyday life.
Even though he made this decision as Japanese government did not respond to the Potsdam Declaration, it was still possible to negotiate with Japan’s side without dropping the atomic bombs. In today’s American society, it is considered that his decision to use the atomic bombs enabled the country to save their soldiers. On top of that, Japanese government never raised any protest against the United States for the use of atomic bombs. Nevertheless, as Hasegawa (2005) states, this cannot be longer justified because it is more of a moral issue. More importantly, it is doubtful whether President Truman was sure about the effects of atomic bombs.
Aum Shinrikyo began in 1984 as a religious group combining both the Buddhist and Hindu beliefs and is also obsessed with the apocalypse. It was founded by Shoko Asahara, who professed himself to be both the first “enlightened one” and Christ. Aum, as it was often referred to, was officially recognized in Japan as a religious organization in 1989. Asahara chose a sizable universal following through writing books and speaking at universities. Most of his followers were from Japanese universities as it promised to give the young people better lives without the academic pressures that often prevail.
Their religion is very strict and they have, as quoted in a review document I took notes on, it is an "austere form of Protestantism known as Puritanism", and because of this type of society, they have status involved, and they have what other people think of them on the line. If something goes wrong, their reputation could change for the worse. There is a lot of "public concern" and individuality They take God 's rule very seriously, and to them they believe that everything either belongs to God or to the Devil. They believe in their idea of "true religion". One quote that can cope with what I 'm saying is by Danforth in Act III.
They sought a simpler kind of Christian worship, with the emphasis on the individual’s own conscience and direct relationship with God, without the intervention of the Virgin Mary and all the saints, never mind about the control of priests, cardinals and the Pope, who were seen as being too powerful, too wealthy and too corrupt. Protesting against the doctrines of the Church of Rome, members of the new and very different religion became known as Protestants. (Possibly with the emphasis on the 2nd syllable originally, though we now stress the first syllable.) Meanwhile in England, there was an added historical ingredient to go into the mix.
Now in comparison with other Western countries, it is true that there is less intense homophobia in Japanese Society. The Japanese legal system as well has a tendency not to interfere with the sex life of its Japanese citizens. The two main religions, Buddhism and Shinto, don't condemn holebi sexuality, and other religious or political figures have rarely tried going with an anti-holebi-platform. Nevertheless, the Japanese gender norms are strict and there are as yet no Japanese laws that I'm aware of which protect lesbian or homosexual
Furthermore, what these people truly believe in is no more than taught lessons, referring to as they are taught to only believe the Christian faith with no choice or knowledge of other religions, growing to believe Christianity is the only religion that is true. That goes into another topic of discussion, Parents force their religious opinions on their children and they are labeled with their families’ religion. Most parents do not teach their children about other religion, only the religion they believe in. belief of Christianity has been sinned, taught with inclusion to others, and have made living in the Bible Belt scary.
Religion influence the funding and development of New England Colonies because it was one of the main reasons why the people wanted to break away. The Church of England believed that everyone should praise God, but only on their terms. The people of the church believed that only certain people could interpret the word of God and this made a group of people angry. This group of people wanted to ‘purify’ the church, which is where they got the name the Puritans. Puritans believed all catholic based beliefs should be taken out of the church and that it was not required to worship God.