Differences Between Islam And Shinto

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At their core all religions are the same. They all follow a structure and share a basic concept of a something greater that can not be fully comprehended by the human mind. What makes them different is that way the religion is practiced and how each group interprets what they believe is the right way to live one’s life, by aspiring to live their similar to the particular religion’s founder or deity.
To support my thesis statement, this paper will compare two of the world major religions that are supposedly on opposite ends of the spectrum: Islam and Shinto. Throughout this paper I will discuss four aspects that show how Islam and Shinto are the same through their structure: founder or main figure, scriptures, teachings and doctrine, and finally worship practices. At the same I will deliberate on how these two religions differ. By the end of this paper, the reader should gain some knowledge about both religions, the cultures they play a significant a role in, and see that not only these two, but all religions are more alike than society is willing to admit.
According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, “Religion is an organized system of beliefs, ceremonies, and rules used to worship a god or a group of gods.” Many religions have narratives, symbols, and sacred histories, their intents to explain two of the important questions asked by mankind: What is the meaning of life? Or What is the origin of life and the universe. It is this belief or faith in a higher power that people
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