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Old 06-08-2005, 09:03 AM   #44
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Re: Aikido minus mysticism: a step forward

Hi MIchael,
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Michael Neal wrote:
I don't have a problem with spirituality and I don't have a problem with people freely expressing their religious views. I just find it annoying and a bit pretentious when people use Aikido or any other martial art as a way to promote their religion when a great deal of people are there to learn a martial art.
Unsurprisingly, perhaps, but I'm a bit lost. I'm not too sure if anyone here has said that aikido should contain religious teachings. Can you expand a bit on your thoughts about this? In what manners have you seen aikido people using aikido to promote their religion?

-- Jun

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