Re: Poll: Should religion play a part in an aikido curriculum?
Todd, you've missed something!
Religion has no place in Aikido outside of what a person takes from "their" religion into their lives. O'Sensei (remember him) said Aikido is for all the world. If we start taking religion in to the dojo, then how are Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, etc. Aikidoka going to be able to study together. I have trained with many people of different faith, and also those of no faith, with no problem, because religion is not a matter for the dojo.
A definite NO!!!!