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Old 06-08-2005, 08:43 PM   #69
Red Beetle
Dojo: Ithaca
Location: Tennessee
Join Date: May 2005
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Re: Aikido minus mysticism: a step forward

Keven Leavitt wrote:

I personally have a problem when you start becoming dogmatic with anything simply because it means you stop thinking for yourself
Really my problem with the world as a whole is dogmatic practices. Once you stop thinking and questioning things for yourself, or start stating ultimatiums, or judging others, well there will be something contrary to that view. That is when you have conflict!

Not becoming dogmatic with anything is itself a dogmatic practice.
The dogma you are teaching is that we must always question and think for ourselves.
You are being what you what you wish others would not, that is, you are being dogmatic.
Your position is absurd.

Red Beetle
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