The Immorality of Hypocrisy!

The other day,  we were  debating what constitutes “sin”, “immorality” as regards “sexual” matters.

Clearly, many humans do behind closed doors, what they would never admit to, publicly. But, they still do so.

For example, lots of people masturbate while growing up (and still do, afterwards, married or not). They may not admit it, but that’s besides the point. Some school of thought believe that all humans masturbate
(or once did)!

This brings to mind the uproar generated by a well known Evangelist opining that masturbation is not a sin.

photo courtesy - healthyblackmen.org

photo courtesy – healthyblackmen.org

Couples cross maturbate  It is known that some couples watch pornography together to enhance their sexual life. Even sex therapists and Pastors prescribe this sometimes to alleviate libidinous dysfunctions. Again, people may not be exactly willing to admit all these.

The fact that the Porn Industry is a huge business worldwide is enough indication that humans seem fascinated by nudity and other such accoutrement. After all, the.porn industry is not patronised by spirits, but by human beings!

What logical explanation can be adduced for the huge popularity of the novel “Fifty Shades of Gray” and the hysterical scramble to watch the film, when it was released?

photo courtesy - theguardian.com

photo courtesy – theguardian.com

All these facts make one wonder about the prudishness regarding certain natural urges and sex acts, and the glee with which Preachers flog the congregation about the sins of sexual “perversions”, and how they would “make front row in Hell”.

It also makes one wonder what constitutes “sin”, immorality, or “perversion”, and plain hypocrisy.

If a practice is so commonplace, could it be wrong, a sin, or immoral?

Paraphilliac acts like fellatio, cunnilingus, voyeurism, etc  are quite common.  Are they wrong? It is noteworthy that a Pastor recently pronounced all couples engaging in sexual intercourse, using a
position other than “missionary”  as worthy candidates of hell!

photo courtesy - jsparkblog.com

photo courtesy – jsparkblog.com

Excuse me?

What happened to variety being the spice of life?

Can one say that any (sexual) act between two consenting adults (even same sex!), that does not affect any other person negatively is okay?

Religionist would of course kick against most of these.

What’s your own take?

4 comments for “The Immorality of Hypocrisy!

  1. steve
    April 9, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Eye-Bee-Kay, repent or you are going to hell along with all that believe what you are saying. Bible says there is only one purpose for sex. To procreate. Anything aside from this is sin. Even married couples engaging in sex when not for making babies are in sin and going to hell fire.

    Period

  2. Noni
    April 9, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    I don’t get the fixation with sex when it comes to morality and hypocrisy. Maybe the more conservative elements in Nigeria will get riled up at this kind of thing.

    There are bigger hypocrisies out there. Sex may be the most “shocking”, but isn’t the most popular or biggest one.

    • April 10, 2015 at 10:22 am

      @Noni, believe me, there are more “shocking” hypocrisies out there. I don’t see why people fixate so much on sexual ones.

      Looks like we are all hypocrites after all. I mean it could be in human nature to be so. I may be wrong though.

  3. WillyWest
    April 10, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    I am of the opinion that whatever one or two consenting adult(s) decide to do with themselves is entirely up to them as long as they do not cause harm or disturb the peace of a third party.

    And whatever anybody feel he is morally obliged to do is also entirely up to them as long as they dont cause harm or disturb a third party.

    This said, no individual has any right to impose his believes on any other person.

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