Is there any Spiritual implication of MA?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Area' started by runcai, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. m1k3jobs

    m1k3jobs Dudeist Priest

    Most practitioners stopped doing it because it doesn't work.
  2. 47MartialMan

    47MartialMan Valued Member

    Too bad most who talk about it so glorious should stop as well ;)
  3. runcai

    runcai Valued Member

    The Reiki people in the UK seem to be doing well.
  4. David Harrison

    David Harrison MAPper without portfolio


    They're reiki'n it in!

    I'm here all week folks :D

    Seriously though, has there ever been any evidence of Reiki doing anything?
  5. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    Other than making lots of money you mean?
  6. Giovanni

    Giovanni Well-Known Member Supporter

    i gotta say when i read stuff like this....ooof....i just get angry.

    really, has anyone observed the dead draining energy from the living? can anyone quantify this?
  7. El Medico

    El Medico Valued Member

    Sure.Haven't you ever felt lousy,maybe a bit depressed or listless for a bit after a friend or relative has passed?

    There ya go!

    Up next, debate on the energy drains caused by Cosmic Vampires.:yeleyes:
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2014
  8. LemonSloth

    LemonSloth Laugh and grow fat!

    I get like this when I spend too much time with certain family members. Obviously they're siphoning my soul! :eek:

    Everyone knows that Cosmic Vampires don't exist though. We have the FSM to praise for that. :p
  9. ap Oweyn

    ap Oweyn Ret. Supporter

    That NEEDED to be said.

    Runcai, this is going nowhere for precisely the same reason that any faith-based discussion is prone to going nowhere. There's no debate to be had. No matter what anyone says, if you're intent on not listening (and vice versa, to be fair), we're not discussing anything really.

    You're free to believe whatever you like. But since I kicked this thread off by saying that, yes, I do believe there's the potential for spirituality, let me close my thoughts on this thread by saying this: I do believe that there's room for talk of spirituality in martial arts. Bearing in mind that "spirituality" is a very broad and nebulous topic. And stating with a high degree of confidence that my definition and the one you appear to be fowarding are absolute light years apart.
  10. Giovanni

    Giovanni Well-Known Member Supporter

    reading some of the posts of this thread has caused my cosmic energy to drain.

    oh well, guess i need some espresso. :)
  11. El Medico

    El Medico Valued Member


    Although in their delusion,the :evil:Satanists:evil: I knew in the early 70s might dispute that.
  12. runcai

    runcai Valued Member

    Qigong practitioners are more sensitive that is all. Energy transfer is possible but energy can be anything. In the West, you must heard of the story of David and Abishag, and Jesus said energy gone out of him.

    I just want to clarify the difference between energy healing and faith healing, and energy healing can be practiced without worship or any belief in a higher being or any sort of spirit.

    Many thanks for the participation of members of MAP.
  13. philosoraptor

    philosoraptor carnivore in a top hat Supporter

    I don't think pointing towards Bible stories makes anything you've said more plausible. You'd be just as well off making the claim that Santa is real, because the tooth fairy told you!
  14. 47MartialMan

    47MartialMan Valued Member

    Santa is real, and SIB told me so :D
  15. philosoraptor

    philosoraptor carnivore in a top hat Supporter

    SiB is actually my alternate account. :ban:
  16. Guitar Nado

    Guitar Nado Valued Member mean that movie Lifeforce wasn't a documentary? All the time I wasted re-watching that one back in the 80's...

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