Re: When you bow do you worship or just...
I didn't mean to kill this conversation or be off-topic. Erick always makes me think.
When I first started martial training the oldest member of the dojo was a deacon in the local Catholic Church, and the senior student was in seminary. I expressed great indignation and self righteousness over having to bow - as only a fourteen year old can!
They told me who they were, and that bowing was respect, not reverence or worship. Worship was not for another human being; but respect was appropriate.