Over the past several years, I've watched with growing fascination at the emergence of the MAndrosphere's "red pill" paradigm being discussed, debated, denounced or defended amongst self-professed Christian bloggers and commentariat alike. I myself have literally wasted hours of my life arguing on teh Interwebz about the topic. Many of my first posts on the topic of Game, were inspired by debates with Christians on the appropriateness and validity of Game for Christian-believers.
Funny thing, I was raised a Christian from birth until my rebellious teenage years where I fell into an agnostic, hedonistic lifestyle and world view. I was born into a rather common denomination found throughout the Western world of Christian-themed religion: The Order of the White Knights of Chivalrous Churchianity, Holy Defenders of the Female Imperative.
The physical and spiritual emasculation I endured as a young male growing up in that devious, subversive indoctrination always just felt wrong, which is why as soon as I was old enough to resist my parents, I stopped going to church, and dwindled into unbelief for over two decades.
Ironically, it was the years spent reading and participating in this "MAndrosphere" (a clearing house for ideas) that brought me back around to the reconsideration of the validity and truths of the Bible - a book I've recently read last year, for the first time as an adult. All that I've learned via the University of the Autodidact gave me a much different perspective and understanding of the precepts and moral imperatives in what is written in the good book.
Which is why I find it even more fascinating to see so many other Christians who stumble across these fringes of teh Interwebz and immediately denounce "game" and all of it's associated topics as wrong, evil, sinful, etc. Having endured a childhood of Churchian brainwashing regarding the Holiness of the Spiritually In-tune Vagina and the defiled, sinful state of testosterone, I understand the immediate distaste so many Christians have when they first find these radical, unconventional discussions going on in the MAndrosphere.
I had no such problems myself when I first discovered the PUA on teh Interwebz, because I was an agnostic hedonist that had already lived a life of fornication and debauchery, as a teenager until getting married in my mid-20's. In retrospect, I did get some good out of my earlier Churchian programming, as I had multiple opportunities to engage in adultery since getting married...but deep down, that particular sin was something I had been raised to believe is almost as serious as the sin of murder, so I never crossed that line. Even when I was at a point in life where my agnostic unbelief in God was at it's strongest, my ingrained brainwashing by my parents and Churchianity made me too scared to cross that particular line, despite having coming really close to it on several occasions.
Nevertheless, the Beatification of Betahood in my particular Churchian community, and growing up in a household in which my parents are faithfully but quite unhappily married, has had a profound influence on my life.
In short, the discovery of "Game" on teh Interwebz, gave me a systemic overview of the aspect of masculinity I didn't have, growing up in a house with a contentious, ball-busting Mother, and a pussy whipped, beta-fied Father ("I'm the head of my house, and I have my wife's permission to say so!").
I've written about this a lot before, so at this point, I must digress and say one thing - my Father gave me a lot of positive lessons in masculinity...just not in terms of relating to Women and the institution of marriage. The only dating advice and how to relate to girls he ever told me was to avoid the sin of fornication and save it for marriage. Needless to say, that was no help in getting any dates in high school. That being said...
Discovering "Game" was my game changer.
It gave me a language to describe and think about so many things I previously could not even name, let alone comprehend.
It provided a schema for grasping the larger concepts bereft in my emasculated upbringing. And ultimately, it has also eventually brought me around full circle into belief in the truth of the Gospel of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
For this, I have the degenerate scumbags, the cads, the God Awful P-U-A to thank. Oh promiscuous manwhores who proclaim your proficiency in fornication and adultery, it is your discussions and note-sharing on how to commit these debased sins of hedonistic nihilism by exploiting the fallen, sinful nature of women, that helped me come to understand the primary sin that has infiltrated and subverted Christianity in the West, the sin of IDOLATRY.
I believe that is the real subversion of Christian doctrine in so many Churches today - pedestalization of the pussy...which is really just another manifestation of the ancient, pagan religion of Goddess worship.
From this idolatry flows many other sins and corruption of faith and family.
Anytime a Preacher, Pastor, Elder or some other Churchian authority promotes the Female Imperative by exhorting the men to man up and marry
Any church that declares unchaste women "born again virgins," or any particular woman is excused and accepted by a church and it's congregation for destroying her family via frivorce, or preaches mutual submission by husbands to their wives or any other translation of Ephesians 5:22 that undermines a Husbands Patriarchal authority in the home, is a church laying it's offerings on the altar of that ancient, pagan goddess bitch.
Without discovering the red pill of game, I doubt I ever would have came to this realization and recognize this idolatry for what it is, nor broken free from it's ritualistic worship. And I'm not the only one.
As Free Northerner testified in his post today:
But game advice gave me something to latch onto. It gave me practical steps I could take to improve myself. Was it a placebo? Possibly. But some of it was real. (The simple advice to not follow around a girl you like like a love-sick puppy alone was worth its weight in gold).
It was something practical I could do to improve myself and become better at social interactions with.
Roissy, Roosh, et al. may be self-professed degenerate scum but what is Zippy* providing?
This is the problem. What are the Christian man’s alternatives?
Seems like Free Northerner keeps going back in forth on his belief in the efficacy and usefulness of this topic of "Game" as a Christian believer. He has come to the point of: If not Game, then what?
Cane Caldo responded with some thought provoking comments:
What do you have to do with me? If you want my help, then you should beseech my help. It won’t encourage me to help if you threaten to take yourself hostage. It is a father’s job to teach manliness. I’m not your father. I don’t owe you patrimony.The Idolatry of Goddess worship is the religion of our Brave New World Order.
One of the first casualties of this reversion to paganism, is Patrimony. The transmission of masculinity from Father to Son. While this is much more transparent in observing the phenomena of divorce, single motherhood and all of the other results of our Brave New World sexual morality, critical aspects of Patrimony have also been lost in the two parent home of nominal Christians, due to the idolatry of the Pedestalized Pussy.
Is it any wonder why so many Men are lost, and fail to achieve that which they want so badly? To marry young, virginal women who share their faith in the Patriarchal religion of Jesus Christ, and create families in faith and obedience to God?
The crippling of Patrimony through Idolatry of the Goddess has left a host of men in our current age, searching for answers to questions they don't even know how to ask in the first place.
But the debased, promiscuous cads and their note-sharing on how to engage in seduction to indulge in fornication held up the mirror for many of us to the reflection of truth of the fallen nature of women and her base sexual desires.
Coming back to Cane Caldo's answer for a moment:
Having said that: It’s outrageously stupid to vomit out that I haven’t provided any advice on how to portray manliness, how to handle women, or how to attract women. I have given more patrimony than I owed already! There are volumes here and more volumes in the comments of others blogs. What I haven’t provided you with is the trappings of a system.
That’s what you want: a system. Why? Because you’re a nerd who likes and responds to systems and lists. While all sorts of good engineering is a result of good systems, living life is not. Life isn’t a system. Women aren’t a system. Marriage isn’t a system. Being a man, living a good life, and being married to a good wife, then, isn’t about following a system. It’s about living artfully. That’s why nominal Christians who “find” their answers in the Men’s Sphere bleat and repeat: “But, but, but…the Bible doesn’t teach how to attract and handle women!” Yes it does, but you can’t recognize it because you’re deliberately ignoring art while you delve for a system.
In my opinion, Cane is both right and wrong here, I'll get to that in a moment.
These are all arts, and arts can’t be codified into systems.
Another of the many confusions surrounding Game. It seems like–and is sold as–a system, but it can’t actually be learned except by doing. Those things are called arts.
On this aspect, I agree: "Game" is an art, and like any other art, they cannot be learned, let alone mastered, except by doing. Where I say Cane is wrong, is that art, cannot be codified into systems. As humans, we can and do codify artistic practice in a wide variety of endeavors.
You want to learn how to paint? You go to art class where you learn and practice a variety of different brush strokes and blending of colors in a systematic fashion. You want to learn how to fight? You go to boxing or martial arts class and learn a number of drills and techniques in a systematic fashion. You want to learn how to play a musical instrument? Same thing, the systematic study to develop the skills and techniques so you can learn how to practice the art.
But systematic study of an art form is not the only means of an artist developing the skills and abilities to practice. Many artists are "naturals," raised under the tutelage and mentor in their chosen field. They learn by following the examples set before them, without a deliberate and systematic dissection of the various techniques and skills..."monkey see, monkey do."
Thanks to the socially engineered sexual and cultural revolutions, the transmission of modeled masculinity via Patrimony has been decimated. Many of us raised in the environment of crippled or non-existent Patrimony were never given the example to emulate. So the only other choice we do have, is to study and practice a systematic method to develop our own, individual expression of our chosen art form.
But like any systematic study of an art form, the study and practice of techniques is only a regimented means of developing a skill set and muscle memory to be able to move without thought.
The highly skilled painter doesn't consciously think about every particular brush stroke technique while painting a portrait.
The champion Boxer doesn't think about the angles and forms of his 3 punch combination he used to knockout his opponent, he saw an opening and let it flow.
The master PUA doesn't think about his posture, demeanor, choice of words or witty banter while seducing a woman.
These are all examples of practitioners who put in the DOING of continual practice of all the assorted techniques to the point of ritual, all to achieve the ingrained programming that doesn't require conscious, deliberate thought to execute.
To move without thought. The thoughtless expression of effort and technique, through the development by practice.
Like any other art form, some people will have the natural talent to develop their skills faster than others. Some may get it right away, others may have to struggle mightily and practice doggedly with determination over a long span of time, to develop the necessary skills. But ALL who wish to practice an art, any art, whether they learn it systematically or by emulation of a mentor, must learn by doing.