Re: Aikido and being Christian
Yeah, it can get tiresome wading through all the lingo attached to things religious or philosophical.
Do you know the context within which Jesus made the comment you have quoted? HIs point wasn't quite the same as yours...
Everyone has a "belief system", whether it is formally stated, as in the case of a particular religion like Islam or Hinduism, or not. As well, there are many who would object on good and reasonable grounds that reality is not always "self-evident". Oh, and we are all controlled in one way or another to one degree or another by someone or something or other.
There is something to be said, though, for the straightforward approach to life that you described, Ian. It can cut through a lot of crap, to be sure, but it is not always the best, or wisest line to follow through life.
Take it easy!