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Old 06-03-2010, 08:38 AM   #47
Michael Hackett
Dojo: Kenshinkan Dojo (Aikido of North County) Vista, CA
Location: Oceanside, California
Join Date: Oct 2000
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Re: more religious issues

I find I now agree with both Nafis and Alejandro. Political and racial preferences are not the same as religious preferences, and what I espouse IS liaicism. The effect of political, racial and religious preferences is the same on the excluded however. And I choose to live in a secular society rather than in a theocracy - admittedly I was born and raised in a secular world and knew no better, but now that I am adult it is a matter of choice.

I have no real problem with a religious based all-male dojo or an all-female dojo as long as it is a private organization and not operated with tax dollars or with government sanction.

Michael
"Leave the gun. Bring the cannoli."
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