The Christian faith might argue that there is only one way to go to God and that would be through the way that Jesus taught only, and veering off these paths would not endear one to the love of God and may lead to a dead end. All other religious ways are considered empty with treacherous consequences. The Christian “orb” may have a concrete center, but all others are empty “worlds”, at least as far as Christianity asserts. The concept of an empty “world” needs no assistance from any other religious concepts such as Christianity. These “worlds” will be unable to stand on their own. Like houses built on sand, they will collapse. Many other religious paths such as Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism and Chiism (Godianism) are trying to present to their people a path to God steeped in their cultural precepts to keep their relevance in the world veritable. If they are hollow, then they will not have the “vivacity” of Christianity to prop them up and preserve their connection to God, and will be unable to be held up by their principles. However, the non-Christian religions ARE NOT lifeless and are not dying and must remain as vital and with the identical oomph which propels Christianity forward.
It is important to reassess religions as individual “Orbs” with or without an empty center. They are all different channels toward the center that is Chineke. With such understanding, we must assure that all paths are allowed to nurture that path, and not clog it with misconceptions and derision by any other Channel. Just as it is possible to travel to any part of the world from any given starting point, so too can we get to the Grace of Chineke from our different paths.
The fact is that when we accept paths from other foreign cultures that do not reflect our individual cultures, one that strips us of our names, language and generational traditions and more, creates confusion that is quite easily evidenced in the chaos in Africa and other African enclaves.