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.
Thinking for yourself, not judging others, not accepting things at face value....is absurd????
Kinda contrary to the whole thread. If you believe this is absurd, then why do you bother to say "removing mysticism from aikido is a step forward". That in itself is a step away from the dogma of aikido in your argument. Which in your above statement about my beliefs , would make your argument absurd.
I am confused. Can you clarify your contradiction?