Re: Aikido and being Christian
"We can no longer rely on the external teachings of Buddha, Confucius, or Christ. The era of organized religion controlling every aspect of life is over. No single religion has all the answers. Construction of shrine and temple buildings is not enough. Establish yourself as a living Buddha image. We all should be transformed into goddesses of compassion or victorious buddahs."
"The Art of Peace that i practice has room for each of the worlds eight million gods, and i cooperate with them all. The God of peace is very great and enjoins all that is divine and enlightened in every land."
"The Art of Peace is the religion that is not a religion; it perfects and completes all religions."
- Morihei Ueshiba O Sensei
(all quotes from John Stevens translation of "the Art of Peace")