An Igbo proverb states, “Ebe aka ruru onye mkpumkpu ya ekowo akpa ya” which means that where the short hands can reach is where the coat is hung”. Faith is the understanding that things will get better, work, change or rebirth. People most often believe within the religion in which they were raised, but in due course everyone changes direction or adopts their faith to their individual vision of who/what God(s) and reality are to complement with what makes them contented.
Chiism believes as Voltaire said, “If God made us in His image we have certainly returned the compliment” (Though in Chiism Chineke is Spirit and without gender designation). Our belief systems are endeavors to fill the vacuum in human consciousness. What created that emptiness is another mental intricacy, associated with everything from parental upbringing to brain chemistry.
Bottom line is that Chiism works, we embrace it. If it does not for you, hold on to your own beliefs, but be like the little bird that could not lift some twigs for its nest, but had enough sense to fly away and secure the twigs that would fit between its beak without stomping on the ones it could not lift…move on!
Otito Nile Diri Chineke!