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Daemon
Posted: Sunday, May 15, 2011 12:00:00 AM
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Kojiki

Shinto, Japan's indigenous religion, cannot be traced to its beginnings because until the 5th century—when Chinese writing was introduced into Japan—the myths and rituals were transmitted orally. Although Shinto has no founder and no official scripture, its mythology and ancient beliefs and customs are collected in the Kojiki—"Record of Ancient Matters." Prepared under imperial order in the early 8th century, it is the oldest extant chronicle in Japan. What myths does it include? More...
sisikou
Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 6:39:20 PM
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Wanderer
Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 1:15:23 AM

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I love those old myths. I always believe there is a bit of truth there whether it is real or parable to teach. There is truth to be learned.
thar
Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 2:49:09 AM

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I was about to say " thank God for a religion with no book of rules you can use to justify killing people", then I remembered Japan's recent history of treatment of non-Japanese, and realised you can always bend any system to fit inferiorcide, with or without a holy book to validate your slaughter.
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