Re: Relating Aikido and Christianity
Erick, I must respectfully disagree with you here
You said "The power of understanding in action rather than in thought is to dispense with names. Whether we name it in Christian orthodox terms or not, as above or otherwise, that wisdom exists in this world. It is equally available according to the names that God's grace has given them to understand for devout Christians, whether Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant or othwerwise, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, or anyone else for that matter."
This physically is impossible, because Jesus himself stated that He is the only way to get to the Father. If Jesus is the only way, then it must make Muhammad a liar, along with anyone else who does not believe that Christ is the Truth. Either that, or Jesus was a liar, and all other's can be true. The Jews do not credit Jesus as being the Son of God, and neither do Muslims, or Buddhists. Jesus was born of a virgin, he also healed people, walked on water, turned water into wine, and then he raised himself up from the dead...no one else has ever done that, so what's the deal? Either Jesus was a liar and full of demonic powers, or He was and is the Son of God, making Him the One Truth that all people really seek when they seek the truth.
Other than that, I do like what you have to say.