I was thinking about eventually putting a little ornamental garden around my barn dojang just to give the place the right tone. One of the things that are common to a Japanese or Korean gardens is an ornamental pagoda.
I was concerned about the symbolism of the pagoda. Most of them are places of worship for Buddhists. As it turns out though my fears are unjustified. Pagoda's are places of worship but they are not unique to a particular religion. For example Taoism and Shinto also have Pagoda's
Here is a Christian Pagoda:
Christianity found its way into China during the 7th century. I've always thought Pagoda's were beautiful structures and now I have no fear of that feeling contradicting my faith.
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