shiyakujin no hokora
A Book of Little Traditions
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ToCCharacteristicsshintô and Sin

shintô and Sin – 06 / 12 / 2014
Sin – No idea of absolute or permanent sin
(See kegare & tsumi)
Not sin – shintô is concerned with pollution
Salvation – Because pollution is not absolute or permanent, people do not need salvation
Inherent Evil – People are not inherently evil
Descendants of kami – People are the descendants of kami
The kami within – Connection with kami as internal, not external — like recognizing like
Sense of Rightness and Wrongness – Because of their kami nature people possess an inherent sense of rightness and wrongness

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