Re: Poll: Should religion play a part in an aikido curriculum?
I'd presume you'd vote no if you can compartmentalize (or don't have a) religion from how you conduct yourself throughout life. A yes vote to me would indicate their religion infuses their life already so they couldn't imagine practicing aikido without it. Both to me are equally valid ways of approaching the universe.
Being a godless watchmacallit I'll go with the no vote and am currently trying to think positive thoughts about those who insist on mixing their own personal belief system with any sort of universal truth for how anything (not just aikido) must be approached for true rapport.