Re: Aikido minus mysticism: a step forward
Sure, I suppose KI could be a religous concept for some. But it is not necessary to believe or accept it in order to fully experience aikido and have it work for you.
Many will argue that you would still experience it and it would still be there even if you don't accept it.
Sort of like the world being round or flat. It never was too important to your ability to survive and live on the planet to accept/state belief in or the other on a basic level.