Re: Poll: Should religion play a part in an aikido curriculum?
[quote=AikiWeb System]AikiWeb Poll for the week of May 15, 2005:
Should religion play a part in an aikido curriculum?[quote]
It was definitely a NO vote from me. Assuming if it is a YES vote, then what religion does one want to teach in an aikido dojo? For the sake of argument, let us assume the group of practitioner are predominantly Roman Catholic, who is going to teach the religion part? Assuming the aikido sensei is going to teach religion, is he qualified to do it? Unless the person teaching aikido and religion (using Catholicism as an example) is a certified aikido teacher and a church sanctioned priest; I won't be listening to him about Catholicism and aikido.
In aikido, I learn budo. To study religion, I'll go to either church, mosque, synagogue or temple etc. I'd keep them separate.