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Why not Shintoism? So, for the record, Shinto means "way of the shin". "ism" is a suffix that means "the practice of" "the doctrine of" or the system of. (dictionary. "shintoism" is in effect saying "The doctrine of the system of shin", which is pretty redundant. In case anyone cares about Japanese, English grammar, or Religious Studies.  :-) --Pink mowse.pngGodotThe Peyote God awaits 15:01, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

@WFG, BON is right[edit]

"the basic tenants of Shinto are compatible with any other belief system, other than those that are incompatible with it, such as Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, obviously" - clearly, Shinto is incompatible with mainstream/traditional Judaism, Christianity, Islam. Shinto is basically polytheistic, those religions historically exclusively monotheistic. Now, no doubt about it, one could have a liberal Christianity, for instance, with which Shinto would be compatible. But it's not with the bulk of traditional Christianity, and saying its compatible with Christianity without qualification is misleading. As BON said, compatibility is commutative (for A to be compatible with B, B must also be compatible with A) (((Zack Martin))) 02:46, 1 January 2012 (UTC)


That's the Big Bang fucked. Fred Hoyle, all is forgiven. --Scherben (talk) 17:56, 19 July 2018 (UTC)