Not every person in the world ascribes to religion. As a matter of fact there are people who do not even know what religion is but simply live their lives admiring nature and its abundance. Instinctively, they offer their gratitude to whom or what they presume created the vast universe of which they are participants. For them, it is a natural response to the environment, without the trauma of abdicating common sense and reality. The absence of coercion to believe and engage in illogical processes that lack proof is more life sustaining and prolonging! Such individuals are perhaps not as easily prone to ACCEPTING faith based “facts.” It is such people that Chiism represents an option. Chineke, being the author of all truth, leaves the spirit Chi in everyone like a bread crumb trail to lead us to Chineke. It does not claim the only religion that qualifies us for communication with Chineke, but that if one is earnestly seeking to know Chineke, one will listen to the inner voice within, (CHI), the cord to Chineke. From us to Chineke, there is no distance.
For this reason, the question would be why some individuals are more inclined to gravitate toward dogmatic religions more so than others. Why are individuals swayed more easily to accept and hallow the deification of men for the purpose of gaining a place beside the Creator according to the strict dictates of any particular faith? Such proclivity to acquiescence if not a direct result of genetics could be the result of life’s experiences and one’s environmental influences that tolerate the acceptance of information without the validation of facts. God certainly has control of all creation and the environments of every man and woman. Consequently, all humanity should technically share the same aptitude toward faith based tendencies. But this does not necessarily hold true.
In reality, we know that there are just individuals who simply do not seek the intervention of Jesus, Muhammad, Elohim etc. as the primary pathway for their connection to Chineke even with the “terror” of purgatory. Chiism presents individuals who simply want to connect with Chineke with opportunity to do so without fanfare. That’s the difference. Every other religion, and many types of Christianity, make God’s gifts conditional on works or decisions or emotions or particular acts in worship or something Christians do. In the end, Chineke casts off nobody, thus allowing the Chiist to celebrate a proximity to Chineke through the connecting chord of (CHI). Mu na CHI so…I am one with Chineke.
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