As Chris Li has often said, just because the term "martial" comes from "Mars," the name of the Roman god of war, that doesn't mean that everyone practicing martial arts is meant to be a devotee of that god. Also, just because I may call my dad "father" doesn't mean he's a Father (ie pastor).
All valid points Jun I'm very greatful for everyones input on these questions. Can you give me more specific examples of when Kyoshi is used to denote religious figures? I have only heard that as a blanket statement so real world specifics would be helpful to me, also as someone who is fluent in japanese what would you exactly translate the kanji 一ケ条to be 1 counter then what?