Voice reporter Francinah Baaitse recently attended a church service in Gaborone and before the start of the service she overheard a conversation between one of the young Pastors and two church elders. The three were talking about what they perceived to be today’s social ills.
Pastor: I think the world is nearing its end. All these satanism stories and men wanting to cut off their private parts to become women are proof that judgment day is just around the corner.
Jacket: I agree with you my Pastor. I think we may not even live to see the next Christmas.
With glasses: Eish. I tell you, the end is near. I am concerned by this new practice where men sleep with other men and women want to marry other women. What would be the purpose of marriage?
Pastor: They say marriage is not about making children but rather to legalise the relationship. Today’s generation is surely putting the world on a fast- forward mode. God may decide to come much earlier than he had wanted.
Jacket: It is the television. Television is the root of all this evil. Whoever invented it should be severely punished.
Pastor: I wonder where you would watch the English Premier League, which you so love. Maybe without TV you would always be in church on time and not dodge before end of service to watch a football game. I don’t think there is anything wrong with the TV because the devil would have found other means to get people on his side without the help of television. Look, we had witches long before TV was invented. The devil is fighting and it looks like he is winning in most cases.
Jacket: He is especially targeting the youngsters. I mean, why would a young girl go around acting like a vampire and drinking other student’s blood. It is terrifying to say the least.
Pastor: It is a sign that we must pray very hard. We should never relax because we are at our weakest when we don’t pray.
With glasses: And I have been receiving odd emails these past few months. Someone says he can enlarge my penis and make me enjoy many rounds. Who told him I have a small penis. I was very angry. The persistent message was calling for free trials of the pills. Just imagine!
Pastor: Hahahahahaaah! I got it as well and I think I was sought of tempted to respond.
Jacket: Respond and say what! Do you want to order the pills?
They all laugh.
Pastor: No I wouldn’t dare. I mean what if I tried and then instead of getting the desired size, it shrinks!
They all burst in laughter.
Specs: That is no child’s play. We have heard of big men who suffered complications due to the use of such pills. I understand some of the pills are good but the side effects could be fatal.
More church members come in and interrupt the conversation with greetings.