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In the novel Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe Polytheism is violently introduced to Christianity Even though the tribes religion of polytheism accepts the Christians beliefs and the Christians come in peace they were bound to have a dispute because of their religious differences This is because of the major clashes in the two religions Even though there are similarities the differences between the two religions make it impossible for them to co-exist peacefully The evidence being shown will be the few similarities between Christianity and Polytheism Having little in common religion wise they are very friendly to each other at first The second will be the differences in each others religions in which will lead into the third paragraph about the way their differences made it impossible not to have a dispute Polytheism and Christianity are similar in the way that they both fulfill orders from their God or gods They will do what ever it takes to fulfill an order from their Godgods For example when the oracle says that it is necessary to kill Ikemefuna My father they have killed me As he ran towards him Dazed with fear Okonkwo drew his machete and cut him down He was afraid of being thought weak69 No matter how much Okonkwo and the tribe liked Ikemefuna they carried out the orders of their gods by killing him Okonkwo did not want to be looked upon as someone that did not fallow what the Oracle commanded Polytheism and Christianity both have a type of personal spirit or guide that is assigned to each individual The Christians have a guardian angel and the Tribal religion has a chi Both religions have good intentions Neither one is evil and the reason for the religion is to prove that you are not evil They both believe in some sort of after life in which your spirit lives on There are many differences between the two religions that set
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