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Old 06-07-2005, 04:43 PM   #15
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Re: Aikido minus mysticism: a step forward

Joep Schuurkes wrote:
Someone, I think on Aikiweb, had (or has?) a signature which came down to this:
True pacifism is having the ability to kill someone and then choosing not to.

I think that definition of pacifism is more in line with aikido than the Amish way of turning the other cheek. (As has been stated by Matthew Zsebik in post #7, btw.)
Most Aikidoka don't know if they are capable of defending themselves or not. Atleast the Amish arnt' pretending.

-Chris Hein
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