Thank you both for comments....
Krystal, I admit I have no idea what you are asking. Can you rephrase more completely for my feeble brain?
You are saying that you do aikido for the interpersonal connections, exploring the interactions between us in a specific context. Strikes me that that is much of the reason for and benefit of church. A social group looking to interact with each other and with their larger community in a specific context. Just a random thought.
Dont mind me, I am trying to wean myself from fruitless internet arguments by having fruitful internet discussions here.
May is looking good.