Future Leaders or Future Porn stars?

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The rise of sexual immorality in Junior High Schools (JHS) in Ghana should not surprise the Ghana Education Service (GES).  They should query the media; with their “censorship” and good kind of filtering, it’s no wonder the moral fiber of our society is crumbling.

Most schools are out for the day somewhere around 3pm. I can’t speak much for the children before me, but at least when I was a kid, television shows around 3pm were “clean” cartoons and shows like Power Rangers, Tele Class, Hobby Time,  By the Fireside(Kweku Ananse), and other educative and entertaining shows. What have children to watch these days? Telenovela upon telenovela upon sexually charged, philandering, angst-ridden telenovela. Not to forget the typical crass Nigerian/Ghanaian movie. They can show 5 telenovelas back to back,on just 1 station. My issue with these isn’t that they have all kinds of unethical/immoral acts in them, but rather that they don’t rebuke these acts. Have you ever heard the line, “The moral of this story is…”? Well, our television is grossly failing us in that respect; these shows these days teach no, if any, admirable values to children.

Need I talk about some Ghanaian/Nigerian movies being made nowadays? Personally, I think much, nay; too much has been said about them. Sex sells they said. They just show a lot of graphic sexual content and our kids get a hold of these movies to watch. Kids and teenagers easily absorb such stuff, after all, they are still young and hardly know that there are consequences to every action. They are easily influenced by these things and given that they are in their formative years, this influence leads them to all kinds of debauchery.

Then there are the newspapers. The next time you are passing by a newspaper stand just stop and look at some of the papers in circulation – sexually-laden publications that masquerade as “newspapers”. They are readily on our newsstands and their front pages leave nothing to the imagination. The curious minds of these young ones would capture and their tender minds would be corrupted. What else do we expect the kids to do? Their minds have been filled with so much garbage that they have even started dating in class 3 and some end up recording their sexual exploits to show their friends.

I’m all for culture adaptation, there is a lot we can learn from one another across the globe, but I draw the line when what we inculcate into our impressionable children (or society, to be thorough) is not respectable, ethical or moral. Now, I’m not saying that children are all angels and our media is solely to blame for their behavior, but the very environment around them should inspire decency. The media will show what sells, but if we don’t patronize the rubbish they give us, they will be more attentive to what they show.  I think parents and responsible adults are obliged to protest at least for the future of the nation. But then again, most parents are at work around these times, the main reason why the media should help. The media has to consider the future generation and check the content of their programmes. Unless, of course, they want us to have an immoral and corrupt future where every “non-lethal” immorality is accepted. God help Ghana.

A troubled Us, anonymous233 and Cheese McAwesome

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Dear Diary

Dear Diary,

It has been a while since I actually wrote a post; pray, bear me no animus. I have an interes… well, maybe it isn’t interesting, but I sure as herpes got a kick out of it!

I needed to turn off my freezer because my roommate and I couldn’t pry out our frozen meat as it was completely stuck in ice. We did this.

The freezer was off for so long and we kind of forgot about it since we each had a lot of other things to take care of. Like breakfast. We did this.

Unfortunately for us, all the water and meat juices seeped onto our floor. My closet door being close had absorbed a boatload of the bloody water, but, more importantly, the smell. Oh dear Lord, that awful smell… Sigh. We did this.

So my roommate suggested something wise. “We could unhinge the…

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Dear Chrife Brother

You are killing me. Seriously. You are amazing, you know that? You are single-handedly, sorry, by the grace of God, a blameless, faultless, unwavering staunch son/daughter of The Most High (“Hallelujah!”, “Preach on!”, “Tell them!”, ad nauseum.). You walk perpendicular to the ground, with heavy frowns as if you had just been baptized in lime juice. You’re at every church meeting and greet people with your ‘prayer tongues’ before you can proceed to conversation. Dating? Preposterous. Lest you contaminate yourself. You can only date after “the spirit of the Lord has told you to marry someone or other”. And that is a great pickup line, really: God told me that we should marry. And it’s funnier still when God has told two people to marry the same person.Testimony time! Thanks for the thunderous applause when I come up to talk about how I didn’t study for a paper because I was doing “God’s work” but passed anyway. Or failed. Heck it doesn’t even matter, pass or fail. Let me talk about my porn addiction, and I get silence. I understand, none of you can relate as you have never been there. That’s fine. I completely get it: you are HOLY and we, mere mortals, are filthy sinners.

You have wholesome “christian fun” with each other (yes, with each other. Great socializing there.). Christian fun like… um…. like… er… Lime and spoon races? You don’t socialize with us because we will “reduce your anointing” and take “the spirit” away from you.

I love how you use the bible to justify all your actions. Especially, how you twist it. Ok, let’s talk about alcohol and sex (I saw you flinch) Can we agree that abuse of everything is bad? Yes. But occasionally taking alcohol isn’t a sin, is it? So what about when Jesus had wine with every meal? Does that make the son of God a sinner? We never heard of Jesus getting drunk though because he didn’t abuse alcohol, he didn’t rely on alcohol everyday, he wasn’t addicted. And sex, yes, fornication is bad,adultery too is bad. But you can’t tell me you don’t see girls and lust, that doesn’t mean you should have sex. The bible says you should flee from fornication. Flee. Don’t go to that sister’s room and tell me oh, I’m a strong man, God is with me. Stop behaving like those things don’t affect you. You are only living in denial. Don’t see me in town and tell me, you haven’t seen me in church for the past 3 weeks so I have backslidden, maybe I did sin, I can’t come to church knowing if I tell you, you will preach fire and brimstone upon my head. So you see me with my wicked haircut, shabbily dressed, listening to profane music, do you feel sorry for me and pray for me and try to talk to me? Or you point fingers at me, and thank God you aren’t like me? As a new convert, you don’t expect me to change over night. Or wait, I can pretend I have changed! I’m a baby christian for Christ’s sake, I can’t even crawl, how do you expect me to walk?

You ignore the people in the world because they are filthy. Who did Christ come to die for? The bible says we were saved not by works lest any man should boast. You were once also filthy and got saved “BY GRACE” so why don’t you want me to also enjoy the grace? As Paul said in Gal 2, “You foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you?” We are supposed to continue the walk in grace, not by works and when you can’t, you get frustrated and torment me the new believer and the other unsaved people. Can’t you be nice to them to attract them to Christianity? Jesus went to Zacchaeus the tax payer’s house to eat and he told the pharisees the healthy people don’t need doctors. You judge them,condemn them to hell, even the Holy Spirit doesn’t do that, he convicts! When a brother falls, he can’t even confide in another brother because his spirituality would be questioned. He continues to live in sin. All because you refuse to accept he is a human and can sin. We beg! Why don’t you love the brethren? WHY?

God knows us very well, He knows we sin, but He is encouraging us to repent and never do it again( even though we might). But he still forgives. He loves us so much. Dear chrife, Love and help a brother because in case it isn’t obvious, I am christian. And I am human. Fallible. Susceptible. Imperfect.

I may not be where God wants me to be, but thank God I’m not where I was yesterday.

A worried us
Anonymous233 and Cheese McAwesome

WOW!!

I decided I would walk back to my Hotel that day, even though I had spent all day and most of my money shopping and my shoulders were aching from the weight of the bags. Flagging down a tuk-tuk would made the trip quick and easy and with the unbearable heat rising up from the sidewalk and bouncing off the city walls and radiating down from above it is a wonder I chose to walk that day but at the time I decided that I would like to wander through the alley ways and stalls and nod my head in greeting to the people of Sukhumvit Road and thats all it was at the time. But it is only in retrospect that we see the significance of seemingly small decisions such as these. We don’t realise how our preferences, no matter how small, act as the fingers and the palms and…

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