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Old 04-21-2008, 05:51 PM   #19
Erick Mead
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Re: Can a dualist find success in Aikido?

Matthew Gano wrote: View Post
You doubt that there are folks who find Christianity and Shinto to be complimentary? ... You seem to be agreeing with me and doubting me at the same time. How does this contend with my assertion that a dualistic paradigm like Christianity tends to be can be complimentary with a non-dualistic one like Shinto?.. Sorry if I'm missing something.
In the same way I imagine a dualist can appreciate a Natural philosophy.
I doubt it.
Does that help?

Christianity is not dualistic:

"For in him we live and move and have our being.” Acts 17:28.
Paul was quoting Epimenides, actually.

This can be seen most clearly in looking at Gnosticism, by contrast, which very much is.

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