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In the bus today, NO — while walking along Harambee Avenue, i overheard a lady talking on her cell-phone, about a wedding she plans to attend tomorrow. It occurred to me, some pastor somewhere has already pocketed 30k for this weekend business of opening the bible in front of two love birds. Being a Friday, i think some of us are planning their weddings, or planning to attend weddings of friends and relatives. For tomorrow is Saturday, and the weather looks great, no rain, and am sure Pastors out there are going to rake in millions in this wedding business this and in the coming weekends. Obviously fleecing Kenyans money in the name of holy matrimony. Goddamn Pastors! That money should be taxed.
Anyway, today i chose to give a proposition. The church should have no role in officiating marriages. Yes, the church should have no goddamn role. A marriage is a passage of rite. Well, to that extend, a ceremony of sorts is needed. The dancing and ululating, the funny poses and photo shoots – all that basically is well deserved. Where i fault the church is when the church quotes the Bible, in particular the following verse:
Ephesians 5:31: “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”
The two shall become one flesh? — that is where it all goes wrong. When you unleash upon a couple that is so in love such a verse, you in a way condemn them to a life of togetherness, forever, yet as we now know, the two do not become one flesh, they remain two, and continue being two in the relationship. The church in effect seals the fate of the two, by purporting that they become one flesh. We all know there is nothing such as one flesh, even when you have sex with your spouse, there is nothing such as that. And this is what the Pastors keep telling you to believe. No no no! You remain two, and the relationship remains open in every way. You are individuals, with different cognitive abilities, temperaments, attitudes etc. You live different lives in every way. You only attempt to accommodate each other. But even in the science of relationships, this accommodation can fail, and yet the Bible f**ks you guys up.
A wedding should be the simplest form of union, and it should be de-christanized. The Attonery General option is good. Go there, pick papers, sign in front of witnesses, and get your relatives to dance ohangla, or mukangala, do the photo shoots and you are home and dry. Spare the kisses for the night by the way. And forget the honeymoon. That is some outdated tradition, based on virginity, which barely exists today. Don’t give pastors money for officiating weddings. Its cheaper, more realistic when you do the AG, or totally traditional way.
The pastors are raking in a lot of money in these weddings, and it really makes no sense.
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