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Religion in Japan

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Religion in Japan is a difficult matter to define. It is commonly viewed as a mixture of the Shinto and Buddhist faiths, and influenced by Confucianism. In fact, many Japanese people say that they don’t follow any particular religion. 

Read the following Wikipedia article about religion in Japan. Be prepared to discuss the nature of religious and/or philosophical thought in Japan and how it compares and contrasts with that of the United States. You are all better qualified than I am to explain this subject so please feel free to educate me. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Japan

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Christianity 101

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Christianity is the dominant faith in the United States, with 79.5 percent of the population identifying themselves as Christians.

http://christianity.about.com/od/denominations/p/christiantoday.htm

In preparation for next class, read the following links which give a very good introduction to the basic tenets of the Christian faith. Be prepared to discuss the origins of Christianity, the basic beliefs of Christians, and the various sects of the religion.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity

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