Sorry to go back some pages, but I must disagree with this (common) view ;
umm im not quite sure what the conflict between aikido and christianity is? i dunno maybe i havnt gotten deep enough into aikido to understand the conflict but it seems to me that taking care not to hurt someone whos trying to hurt you is very christianlike...
Didn't Jesus say "turn the other cheek"? : Implying submission to assault will have a transforming effect on the agressor. He seemed to abhor even the smallest violent resistance.
And wouldn't Ueshiba have broken an agressor's arm or head, then imply that wasn't really contention or violence?
I don't see Jesus' recorded teachings as similar to M.Ueshiba's recorded comments.