Thread: Kung Fu & Religion
06-29-2008, 08:53 #21
Hold on a second. Onehawaiian, you said your temple has a "Christian" foundation, but you say your sifu "not subscribe to any religion". That does not compute with me.
I am of the belief that you keep religion separate from your martial arts. This is why there are several martial art systems that I would never practice. I am not going to claim to be a Christian and then be practicing "Buddhism" or anything else that would compromise my faith.
Can you clarify this for me?Dennis Monk
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06-29-2008, 16:51 #22Originally Posted by Dennis Monk
no one is required to believe in the faith.
my sifu does not, altho we have lengthy discussions on the topic of religion.
he does what he needs to be the martial arts practitioner he is today.
gm and sifu are very good friends, but chrisianity is not forced on my sifu or any other member of our temple.
it's like the example i gave earlier, you can send a kid to a christian school and even tho they choose not to believe they'll be allowed to go through the school and eventually graduate. some may even be geniuses.
but they would get so much more out of life if they followed the faith.