Many ancient beliefs, though flawed in their explanations, due to their lack of knowledge at the time, are based upon some provable fact. However, many other beliefs were just wishful thinking. Just as with many of the author’s other beliefs, the only support these beliefs have is the faith of those who believe in them. People believe in sorts of things, such as Elvis still lives, aliens have kidnapped them, or there are people who can heal you by touching you. When you only base what you believe upon what you believe, it is a vicious cycle of thought that feeds upon itself.
The author writes about the Eastern belief that the spiritual world may be channeled through the performance of prescribed techniques, and meditation or contemplation, such as through the practice of Yoga, Taoism, and Zen, and how, through this connection with the spiritual world, we may draw upon vast dormant regions of our nature to gain more power. The author states that the Bible says there is no "divine element" within man and that man is sustained by God and was never intended to be self-sufficient. From this belief, the author concludes that man’s authority and power may only be derived from dependence upon God, never from within. So, how do people who do not believe in God gain so much authority and power? Whoops! I forgot, they get it from Satan, but if this were true, then the belief that authority and power could only come from God must be incorrect.
The author says that, even though martial art instructors may not believe in Eastern spiritual philosophies and do not teach them, the mere repetitious practice of martial art techniques is teaching students to reject God because it increases the abilities of students to take control of their lives and build self-confidence. Apparently, the author thinks self-confidence and self-reliance are sins. Apparently, God, just as does a shepherd, expects His flock to be obedient, subservient, helpless, and stupid.