However another aspect of differences between Ibo and Christianity is the belief in animate Gods, and inanimate Gods. Christians have an inanimate God, which means that He cannot be seen, and Christians also believe that God is eternal. Unlike Christianity, the Ibo believe in animated Gods, which are alive and their Gods can be seen, such as the spirits. When the Ibo Clan would talk to their spirits, as when the egwugwu had emerged once again from their underground home, they saluted one another and then reappeared on the ilo (92). The Ibo Clan Gods’ emerged from underground, and that they speak to them just as humans would. Comparing that to the Christians way, is different. Christians don’t believe of having spirits rise from the dead, or from the underground to come and solve problems. Christians just believe that God is number one, and that they pray to God for helping them solve problems, but not face to face as the Ibo Clan claims to do with their Gods.
- A difference was the practice of polytheism, which would be the belief in more than one God and monotheism, belief in one God which is practiced by the Christians.
- The second difference was the Ibo worship animate Gods, unlike the Christians who worship inanimate God.
- In addition is that the Christians practice monogamy, being married to only one wife, and the Ibo practice polygamy, more then one wife.
Here were two very different religions and practices but each had the choice of which one they wanted to follow, some stayed with the Ibo Clan religion, but others converted to Christianity, itâ€™s their choice. what differences between religion Christianity after reading things fall apart might what differences between religions that clan practice compared highly practiced religion Christianity some differences religion practice polytheism belief more then Christians practice monotheism belief only creator heaven earth name others they believe animated gods which alive there gods seen Christianity believes inanimate gods which their eternal there huge difference between clan will shown when brown missionary comes village Umuofia spread word clan Akunna brown Akunna conversation about their Akunna telling brown that believes supreme others that they worship name their Chukwu because made world other also mentions they also worship carved wood tree from which came made Chukwu indeed other minor were tells make sacrifices little when else fails there turn Chukwu another besides carved wood worship oracle hills caves believe must whatever oracle hills says people village will punished example this when oracle hills pronounces Ikemefuma living with Okonkwo need killed since caves says must done Umuofia took outside village killed very different from since only believes have these other people Umuofia believed such carved wood caves sometimes thinking would only have didnâ€™t included with another snake known sacred python Christian missionaries come snake priest says killed sacred python snake priest named Enoch sacred python decided convert this huge difference what however some belief animate inanimate Christians have inanimate means cannot seen Christians also believe eternal unlike animated alive seen such spirits would talk spirits egwugwu emerged once again from underground home saluted another then reappeared emerged underground speak them just humans would comparing different having spirits rise dead underground come solve problems just number pray helping them solve problems face claims with contrast religions polygamy compared monogamy polygamy having many wives time more wives better just like Okonkwo three wives wealthy three barns nine thirty children this common more then wife each wife children live different huts lives himself contrast monogamy being married wife time women become united Christ become conclusion things fall apart portrays social culture religious aspects Africa both types religions practiced very ways difference polytheism monotheism practiced second animate unlike addition monogamy being married polygamy here were very practices each choice wanted follow some stayed others converted