I practiaclly worship the guy
I like to think of God as a man of intent. Judging from the inside and not the outside. The man who covets, etc, etc - is just as sinful/evil/whatever as he is on the outside. Whereas I'd like to think that those of us who practice Aiki and bow to O'sensei are doing something that MIGHT seem like worship on the surface, but our intent is to grow spiritually, which is a good thing.
But then I'm weird like that.