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Old 12-12-2007, 10:15 AM   #66
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Re: Christianity and Aikido??

While we are raising the dead,

it would be interesting to see where that 6th kyu 15 year old originator of this nearly 7 year old thread is today.

I have known at least a couple of priests (Catholic, Episcopal) that were practicing aikido yudansha. Aikido is not in conflict with the basic universal principles of all world religions or secular humanism for that matter either.

I could certainly see a regular physical practice congruent with diffusing the aggression in a situation while minimizing the harm help someone be better able to follow Christian ideals as "Love thy enemy".

http://www.reuters.com/article/topNe...46766120071016

In typical daily confrontations, coming less from a place of fear and more from a place of empathy.

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