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Unformatted text preview:Shintoism has the same concepts as other religions in that it helps individuals find meaning in the world around them. How did the Peace Constitution of 1946 change Shintoism? The government changed the religious traditions and celebrations and made them more cultural events as opposed to religious ones. What is the Great Purification? Do any other religions have similar rituals or beliefs? Great Purification is a ritual to remove all of the impurities that a person has gathered since the last purification. I think that this almost similar to getting baptized in Christianity. The idea is that you can be purified and start over, morally and physically.