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...because it appears to be a Broken Aesop rather than a Lost Aesop.
The film is all about how lies comfort us, and that religion is the ultimate extension of that concept.
I don't know how to put into words what I'm thinking about Chobits message or if I'm answering the question or just delving off into pointless drivel. So I'll post here, someone better than me can put it into words.
Part of the problem in the lost aesop is the discrepancy between the manga and anime. Where the manga points out that Chii is nothing more than a computer running a program and asks if Hideki can love her anyway. Taken along with Shinbo's speech to Hideki that the problem Miss Shimizu faced was that her husband wasn't devoted to HER and it didn't matter whether he was addicted to Persocoms or ... I dunno, John Deere Tractors, it was the same. Nor did it matter whether Miss Shimizu was human or a persocom she deserved his attention. The aesop then becomes 'don't be a dick to your wife/robot girlfriend.'
I think that was lost in the anime version where both Chii's question to Hideki whether he can love a computer simply responding to her programming and Shinbo's speech to Hideki were cut which leads us to a lost aesop.
Removed examples that dealt with a consistency of portrayal across episodes. These fail in several ways.
So there you have it. You should not confuse LostAesops with BrokenAesops nor confuse overarching themes with An Aesop nor expect an overarching theme when there isn't one.
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