Over the years I have, and still will lament at the extent at which humanity has persistently indulged herself in the worst of iniquity without a pang of guilt. The bible spoke of a prophetic time when the Spirit of God shall be withdrawn, and the powers that had constrained our animalism let loose. That time I want to believe is now. Our guards have been let loose, our shame thrown out, our morals sat upon, our ideals fed to the dogs. Man has become his own enemy. The devil has overstretched his mandate and it’s at point where God might just give up. From as young as 15yrs children engage in prostitution and adults well aware of this fact freely indulge them in the most despicable of manners to gratify their sexual appetites.
Our clergy self content are sitting in their swivel seats calling upon faithful masses to send their donations via M-Pesa. It gets worse that such a clergy would use a statement like “the more the amount, the faster and vigorous would be his prayers for the faithful soul”. Miracles (that are not even authentic) are incurred at high costs to attract masses of lost souls with the sole aim tapping from their meager savings to appeal the gods.
As days roll to weeks, our morals decompose more and more producing filth that we feed to the younger generation. It’s not surprising to find a 14yr old on facebook with thousands of friends and hundreds of her photos in the nude. Our sense of self esteem has been reduced to the number of people that will appreciate our nudity. Music has been refurnished to speak to our sexual appetites. Millions of shillings have been invested in movies to show us the very things that God never intended we see. All this has reduced the universe to one pornographic showground.
But for the decay to reach such unprecedented levels means that all of us have in one way or the other participated in bringing it down thus far and that fast. No day shall pass where an average facebooker shall not find any pornographic material-either in terms of photos or movies or words. This does not have an age limit. Everyone has access to such. Downloading and viewing of such material has been made as cheap as accessing a phone. Some people in a position to end this have been ridiculed in public as infringing our ‘rights’ or are the very people indulging in it. Looking at it from a broader perspective might make us feel exempted from the ills affecting the society, but let’s consider this on individual grounds.
Fifteen years back or more, this ills were unheard of in Kenya. Gradually we started indulging our minds and emotions. Ladies (no offense meant) played the lead role in this. First by apparently ‘fighting’ for their right to dress in whatever manner it pleased their minds and pockets. Slowly their skirts started going up by slits. What an average modest skirt would mean something that concealed from your knee upwards become outdated. Slits toe their way up towards the forbidden zones. Then the whole circumference of the skirt followed suit. At this point, trousers had successfully been snatched from the men folk. The clergy were held numb, blabbering on sermons as their eyes feasted upon the newly released free watch zones. The politicians spoke not, for there they found a cheaper area to spend their resources to indulge in clandestine relations with the girls.
At this point in time, the trousers have been cast back. Hot pants are hitting our streets faster than before. As the skirts were going up, the trousers getting tighter, the blouses went down. Few buttons would be left undone. The back area too was affected. Vests that initially were meant for mean were redesigned by dropping the back fabric further and given to ladies. Soon those too either became too hot, or too ‘clothy’, for then, the whole back was deleted and replaced with straps. It’s not surprising now to find a lady with nothing at the back save for two strips of fabric which are becoming thinner by the day.
The pants too were affected. What was initially meant to cover the ‘whole’ private area for comfort has been reduced to strips that cut through the back towards the front in the name of thongs. In all this, still no one spoke. Surprisingly the average dressing for men remained more or less constant. The only variables were culprits who thought piercing for women alone was selfish and decided to indulge in. am assuming you don’t need to read about men who plait their hair. And surprisingly, they’re considered ‘cooler’ than the average man.
In all this, one trend becomes apparent, that people want walk naked. After all the years of technology to get us out of barbarism, it seems we have reached a point where we want to tread back. All social networking sites known to man have become points where beauty is defined by the amount of nudity you portray to your ‘fans’. It beats my mind why someone would pose back, shade of their clothes to point nude and ask someone to snap.
Celebrities of sort have led the campaign that has left trails of ladies following suit. It matters no more what society expects of us. I got to write this after logging onto a social site “fan Kenya’ and seeing old women in their forties completely nude in varied poses. One even was in her office. We have had of incidences where ladies are sleeping with their in-laws male and female alike and proud of it, and wonder where all that came from. Biblically speaking, certain parts of our bodies were meant to be seen by our partners in marriage only. Now it’s totally the other way round. I won’t be shocked if the same women indulge in extra marital relations with other men and have the audacity to say no to their husbands-if they had any.
6 None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover [their] nakedness: I [am] the LORD.
7 The nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy mother, shalt thou not uncover: she [is] thy mother; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
8 The nakedness of thy father’s wife shalt thou not uncover: it [is] thy father’s nakedness.
9 The nakedness of thy sister, the daughter of thy father, or daughter of thy mother, [whether she be] born at home, or born abroad, [even] their nakedness thou shalt not uncover.
10 The nakedness of thy son’s daughter, or of thy daughter’s daughter, [even] their nakedness thou shalt not uncover: for theirs [is] thine own nakedness.
11 The nakedness of thy father’s wife’s daughter, begotten of thy father, she [is] thy sister, thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
12 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father’s sister: she [is] thy father’s near kinswoman.
13 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother’s sister: for she [is] thy mother’s near kinswoman.
14 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father’s brother, thou shalt not approach to his wife: she [is] thine aunt.
15 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy daughter in law: she [is] thy son’s wife; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
16 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother’s wife: it [is] thy brother’s nakedness.
17 Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, neither shalt thou take her son’s daughter, or her daughter’s daughter, to uncover her nakedness; [for] they [are] her near kinswomen: it [is] wickedness.
18 Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister, to vex [her], to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life [time].
19 Also thou shalt not approach unto a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is put apart for her uncleanness.
20 Moreover thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour’s wife, to defile thyself with her.
21 And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through [the fire] to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I [am] the LORD.
22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it [is] abomination.
23 Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it [is] confusion.