I can see how religionists can have a problem with clapping though -- more legitimately that with bowing. Calling on Shinto gods is certainly a more religious act than showing respect to other people.
And here we go again. Why is that not clapping is more legitimate than not bowing? Is that that white people religion is more legitimate than other people's? And... why is this allowed in aikiweb now and then?
Also, you seem to imply (again) that some faiths don't know about "respect to other people"
just because they show it differently. Oh, prejudices... so nice!