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Old 06-14-2005, 10:04 AM   #282
Kevin Leavitt
 
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Re: Aikido minus mysticism: a step forward

The thing I am intolerant of is intolerance. Other than that, I am personally open for discussion regardless of how controversial it may be.

The only rules I have are:

1. No lies
2. Be able to back up your claims or arguments with facts.
3. Be respectful and tolerant of others.

I agree Ron, once things degenerate into personal attacks, or even ethno-centric, or religious ideological attacks, then things have crossed the line. Doesn't matter who it wrong.

That said, I would refuse to train with a partner in the dojo who was viscious and might be harmful, I also refuse to "train" with them here.

It is wrong to personally attack, or disparage another, but when their values clearly demonstrate that they no long are aligned with the group, would you not ask them to leave the "dojo"?
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