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Old 06-07-2005, 05:57 PM   #20
Mike Sigman
Location: Durango, CO
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 4,123
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.
And true BS is to say things like this when someone's younger sister can beat your butt.
I think that definition of pacifism is more in line with aikido than the Amish way of turning the other cheek.
Unfortunately, the Amish have been in the news this last week, via a book by a born and raised insider talking about physical and sexual abuse within the Amish community being much greater than perceived.

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