This could get dangerous.
It certainly could. Let's hope no one takes personal offense to the opinions in this thread. I think it could be very enlightening.
My general take is that there is no reason that Christianity and Aikido cannot coexist. Aikido is not a religion, although it gets treated as such by some, and should not be in direct conflict with the church.
Well said. Why must anyone's interpretation of aikido (or religion) be THE final and ultimate truth?
I would also be careful of taking Seagal too seriously. I would no more look to him for spiritual guidance than I would ask the local celibate priest for advice on sexual practices.
He he he. You sound like my grandfather.
Your Aikido instructor isn't Aikido and the church is not Christianity.
Can I use that?