PHILOSOPHY IS MY RELIGION PART 1(ONE) "By Elcypher"

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In my previous work titled Selfolution, I stated that Selfolution begins with estranging yourself from your belief to see from other faith's perspectives. If you're a Muslim, you have the exercise of seeing or judging your religion as a Christian. Ask yourself how a Christian would have seen or viewed your religion.
You claim to be Christian  but you never positioned yourself as a Muslim and see how they see your religion? Challenge your faith before any other does so. That simply means apply philosophy.

My philosophy has it that, religion is a sealed faith that craves your understanding to gain divine discernment. It's only philosophy of your sixth sense that would make you relate along with other faiths, even atheism.
Of course, atheism is another religion that proves God's existence from logics. All atheists believe in God but through logistics and reasons, if your philosophy is sharpened to reason along, you won't have any issue with these folks.

When I was in secondary school, along with a close friend, i spearheaded an outcry against banishing Hijab for Muslim students because it's a Missionary (Baptist) School. It led into a regretted crisis that I was invited with my crew to the State's Police Headquarter in Osogbo. The gathering welcomed members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Muslim Association of Nigeria members. They were all elderly, seated down to resolve the crisis and there we stood, young but guilty as many of them would suppose.
When I.G Olusegun emerged, he greeted, commended the gathering before bouncing on the guilty young souls before him.

"I emerge from a mixed faith family. My father is a Muslim and my Mother is a Christian. Their children chose the religion that suit them and here I am today, a Christian. Some of my siblings are Muslims and some Christians, religion shouldn't be a barrier to our brotherhood. Then, why you, my brothers and sisters in faith? Why? (close to tears).
If on the verge of the crisis, you lost a soul, would s/he have claimed the Kingdom of God?
Today, i am begging you to let peace reign to curb religious crisis and uproar. If tomorrow, you're handcuffed and brought here, you'd plead with me but i won't listen to you. You'd ask for water, I'd whip you..." He admonished.
His words changed me. He found a way to my heart and cleansed me whole. Since then, i began to see other faiths as mine but with wrong followers and blind worshippers. Even in my religious, we have bigotries and extremists who still go further to abuse God while they think they praise him in the name of religion.

Mighty God, who am I to fight
For thy course with my tongue and hands
Art thou without justice divine
That thou craves to rule with my fangs

Though givest to him thou choosest
Thy hidden truth that to Man's eyes
Is veiled but a mystery to some
To seek thee from all that breed lies.



—el cypher

Some years back, I met an awakened soul who utterly transformed my faith. God sent him to give me philosophy of religions. Through him, I appreciate other faiths along the line with mine. Ololade Bright (Next D) is such a spiritualist that it only takes close observation to know him. There was a time he called to explain righteousness in terms of religious belief to me. He asked me what would be the fate of a man whose good deed is unparalleled, his piousness unrivaled but has no religious identity to associate him with. To him, religion sprouts from a good heart which manifests in the acts. If you're a Muslim or a Christian but keep malice with other faith, you're on the wrong path. You believe you're the chosen and others wretched? You're far from righteousness. That's some kind of philosophy I gained from Ola Bright before our paths parted.
Would you have judged me if I proclaimed to the world that a religion that makes you despise the bond of humanity, makes you feel for yourself alone, drives you to being an extremist is nothing but a devil's business venture?
Let's reason beyond the pulpit's parables. If truly we are humans, we are created to be rational animals with superiority over all animal kingdoms. Therefore, we have the obligations to think beyond the altar's messages from which our religious sanity is derived.
As a philosophy minded soul, I have outgrown the bond of religious fallacies if any exists. I see myself as a soul needing truth and righteousness to find God, and whatever crosses my path must be questioned to arrive at a point where I'd associate it to God. If abundance of knowledge makes you think vague about God, seek ignorance. I think many of us need doses of review of our religious books because the medium of God is beyond those taught in previous classes of communication.
 It's just like a message gotten from a dream. You can't conclude what it really means until you consult your spiritual leader. Let's assume you dreamt of good fortune and you go all about spreading the joy yet to arrive, consider that your literal interpretation is wrong. Likewise if you dreamt otherwise, you have no right to conclude yet. This brings us back to the reason behind being who we are–animals with rational thoughts. Anyone who lacks this trait is far lower than a domestic animal should we base our judgement on reason because I've wondered if lower animals have religion at all. Perhaps, that's why the animal's world is quite cherished for tranquility our world is void of. They love a peaceful life and watch humans make folly in the name of God.
Poet Samurai's Ant's Race drew warm tears to my eyes:

There are qualities found among ants
That among humans they're quite scant...


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