Joseph McCabe (1867-1955) was one of the most prolific authors of all time. He was brought up as a Roman Catholic, worked on Latin documents, and made himself very well-informed about Christianity, but turned against it. But he was extremely naive about Jews; bear this in mind.

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Shinto.

J. McCabe, Rationalists Encyclopaedia

A Chinese name ("the Holy Way") given to the national religion of Japan when that country was civilized by contact with China. It had been a system of nature-worship and cult of ancestors, and Chinese influence introduced the ethical element and the cultivation of personality. The educated Japanese adopted Confucianism and have for centuries been for the most part Atheists, but they supported Shinto (which especially lends itself to the worship of the Emperor) and Buddhism for the masses. Both religions have of late years been heavily subsidized and have prostituted themselves in the service of the military-political scheme of aggression. See the report of speeches at the Chicago Congress of Religions, edited by A. E. Hayden, Modern Trends in World-Religions (1934).
     

 

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