Why MUST someone prove anything? Why can't we just discuss a topic in peace?
Some things are true, some things are false, some things are debatable. That's just life. Nothing to do with "peace", in any overt sense.
To clear up so as not to offend anyone who may be Shinto out there, I meant it has no standard Dogma, no common myths of creation, and a lot of versions of it have unique laws, customs, and traditions that are all together seperate and unique from other versions of Shintoism.
I *thought* that most if not all forms of shinto do have many of the things above with the exception of a standard dogma. I'd be interested in hearing from anyone who can shed some informed light on that.
Many of the diverse forms of christianity also have differences that can readily fit into those classifications above. They may or may not be "mainstream"...but even comparing mormanism vs catholisicm seems to reveal " a lot of versions of ...unique laws, customs, and traditions that are all together seperate and unique from other versions"...
And perhaps some differences in creation myths as well. For what it's worth.