Re: Aikido IS a practical contemporary martial art
Very nice response.
The "what" of ethics is frequently not the problem, its the "how" that gets us in trouble.
The frequency with which otherwise good people lose sight of their good intentions by becoming dogmatic in their approach of promoting ethics, marginalizes their motivations. When one source of the same ethical principle is promoted as superior to another its fair to ask if its underlying intent is the benevolent promotion of ethics.
Proper ethical behavior is not a mystery. That's why the golden rule is a very old concept.