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Old 12-21-2002, 06:10 PM   #3
Kevin Leavitt
 
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That which you state above....is a religion to some!

Religion is defined by the person.

As a Buddhist, I belong to the religion of non-religion. Buddhism is by many considered a philosophy, by others a religion.

Same with Aiki or Aikido...to some it is a religion to others it is a work out, still to others it is a way of life.

What difference does it make if we define it?

I think people, westerners in particular, place far too much emphasis on labels and trying to fit everything in nice neat little boxes.

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