>Second most popular religion per country
Europeans will defend this.
Truly cucked, Europe still got a long road...
Noice trips but:
And all the Muslim countries have Christianity as the 2nd most popular religion. So what?
It's just plain wrong to say Buddhism is it's most popular religion and Shinto is second. Most "Christians" in Western countries are non-practising. The majority of Japanese people hold Shinto beliefs and do things like pray at Shinto shrines.
Shinto has a lot of overlap with Buddhism. So to distinguish the two is a little misleading, especially if your map is not including non-religious groups. They tend to distinguish between belief in Shinto and being a part of a Shinto sect, which like distinguishing between a normal Christian and a monk.
The second most popular religion if you class Shinto, Buddhism and their sects as the same thing is Christianity.
That's wrong, there are way more Yazidis in Armenia than Muslims. In fact there are almost no Muslims in Armenia at all.
You mean shinbutsu?
Religion in Japan is syncretic, just ask any japanese. Of course it varies from person to person, but most believe both in kami and Buddha.
There's a common phrase in Japan that says they're "born shinto, marry christian and die buddhist" since their stance on religion is so open and syncretic. For instance, in new years they commonly go to Shinto shrines for hatsumode, but their funerals are buddhist, and many people marry in christian fashion.
>Shinto has a lot of overlap with Buddhism
The Japanese government caused a seperation of Buddhism and Shinto long time ago.
This cause a riff in traditional japanese religious groups like Shugendō who were forced to align with Shinto or Buddhism by the government.
Historically before the Shinto/Buddhist seperation it was that way, but now denominations who look to bring it back are doing it again but the government does not recognize them as seperate from Shinto or Buddhism.
t. I know three Shugendo priests.
No he's talking about Shugendō it's a syncretic mix between Japanese folk shamanism (basically proto-Shinto), and Buddhism.
They believe there's a grand Kami that created everything, and they like to worship Fudo Myoo.
See the stats for religious adherents.
>Shinto: 91.3 million
>Buddhism: 86.9 million
>Christianity: 2.9 million
>Others: 9 million
>Total population of Japan in 2013: around 127 million
So yes, from the stats alone it's obvious that many people are both Shinto and Buddhist.
>islam is the second most popular religion in the anti-muslim shithole states
I'm going to hazard a guess and say most of the Muslims in the South are refugees from the Middle East that were distributed across the region.
Same applies to the Midwest. There's lots of open spaces in the South and the Midwest, so plenty of room to deposit refugees.
CAN'T MAKE THIS SHIT UP
I think this is it. I think I've finally seen enough cancer on here now that I've reached critical mass. I've got enough of what I need to leave this awful place and never return.
The saying says that all Japanese live as Shintoists but die as Buddhists (because there's not burial ceremony in Shinto or something like that).
The two religions are tightly connected.