One of the “founding fathers” of the red pill movement, Roosh V, has recently announced that he has at last taken the “God Pill.”
For Roosh, the God Pill meant joining the Eastern Orthodox church.
It turns out that Roosh is not alone in his journey:
Roosh notes that there seems to be a common progression:
Blue pill: Ignorance, denial of nature
Red pill: Truth through materialism (muscles, women, money, status)
Black pill: Acceptance of one’s powerlessness, withdrawal from materialist society
God pill: Submission to God’s will
While many Christians are celebrating Roosh’s conversion as victory, I think there’s a more important lesson here. There’s a darker side to all this.
Note the progression again:
Materialism > Powerlessness > Submission
Christian doctrine is not a philosophy of empowerment. It is a systematic and ritualized confirmation of man’s state of helplessness.
You can read the doctrines for yourself. All the energy is negative. There is no hope for personal growth. No purpose for man other than to accept his miserable condition and submit to a sovereign God.
You’ll find little difference between the pessimism of Greek philosophy and the pessimism of the Christian religion. This is why the two blend so well together (e.g. “classical Christian education.”)
Churches are full of self-loathing men because they are attracted to the philosophy that confirms what they already believe about themselves:
‘Cause I need an interventionist~ Eminem, “The Monster”
To intervene between me and this monster
And save me from myself and all this conflict
‘Cause the very thing that I love’s killing me
And I can’t conquer itMy OCD is conkin’ me in the head, keep knockin’
Nobody’s home, I’m sleepwalkin’
I’m just relayin’ what the voice in my head’s sayin’
Don’t shoot the messenger, I’m just friends with theI’m friends with the monster that’s under my bed
Get along with the voices inside of my head
You’ll find no hope in the institutional church. You’ll only find confirmation of your helplessness with a vague hope of an abstract “savior.”
It’s the repetitive rituals and minor key music that hypnotizes you into thinking you’ve found peace. Remove the trappings and you’re still left with despair.
I pray that those who seek the truth will come to understand these words:
You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus (2 Timothy 2:1)
Beware that no one shall be despoiling you through philosophy and empty seduction, in accord with human tradition, in accord with the elements of the world, and not in accord with Christ (Colossians 2:8)