An inventory of what we have learned.
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October turned out to be a very busy month for posting. Even though I posted every day for two weeks, I still didn’t hit all the topics I had planned.
The topics have been highly varied. I wrote a few posts about the situation between China and Taiwan which pushed back my scheduled writings.
- Fake News: China and Taiwan go to war (2021-10-08)
- War between China and Taiwan makes no sense (2021-10-09)
- A Nugget of Truth about China and Taiwan (2021-10-10)
- Communications and Perspectives (2021-10-11)
Adam Piggott responded to this short series in his post, Taiwan and Data Point Analysis (2021-10-09), which offered a thoughtful assessment of the risks involved with an expat’s continuation as a resident of Taiwan. (Adam’s analysis was also reposted on XYZ.)
There were some good posts on intersexual relationships and Inner Game.
- Start Small to Build Internal Locus of Control (2021-10-14)
- How to build your ex to go back to being fond of you (2021-10-15)
- 50 Female Evasion and Control Tactics (2021-10-22)
The theme I had originally planned for October was Gothicism and Gnosticism. Before studying these topics, I had the notion that they were somehow linked. But after studying the two, I found they are not connected as much as I once believed, at least, not any more than Gnosticism is connected to just about everything else.
I did not know what to expect when I started studying these subjects. I just had a strong impression that they were topics that I needed to examine. Thanks goes to Ed Hurst for an email discussion that kick-started my knowledge of Gnosticism. After this correspondence, I found that it was a much more extensive subject than I expected. So when I finally dug into it after many delays and days of contemplation on the matter, I spent most of my writing efforts on this subject, and I only touched on Gothicism obliquely in a couple posts.
Posts in this series are listed here.
- A Brief History of Gnosticism (2021-10-26)
- The Religion of Gnosticism (2021-10-27)
- 10 Defining Traits of Gnosticism (2021-10-28)
- Breaking the Stronghold of Gnosticism (2021-10-29)
- Knowing One’s Self (2021-10-30)
- Objective Communications for Effective Group Leadership (2021-11-01)
- Modern Day Gnostic Media (2021-11-02)
- The Pervasive Influence of Modern Gnosticism (2021-11-03)
- The Ruling Ideology of Gnosticism (2021-11-04)
I have a couple more posts on Gnosticism in progress, one related to the church, and another related to the Red Pill, but they need a bit more research and contemplation to complete. I’ll get around to finishing them at some point in the future.
Judging by the sharp decrease in views and comments since the latter half of October, I take it that many readers have gotten the impression that Gnosticism is uninteresting or that it strays away from the main topics discussed in this blog – building frame, masculinity, marriage, married game, and understanding the nature of women.
However, and speaking for myself personally, I’ve discovered that having a firm understanding of Gnosticism has strengthened my frame more than most of the other theories and insights that I usually cover. Namely, it has given me all of the following frame enhancements.
- I’ve apprehended a structural paradigm which allows me to discern the underlying spiritual nature of all that goes on in the world (e.g. philosophy, the news, advertisements, media, social movements, personal social interactions, etc.), and this allows me to better identify what is happening in the spiritual world around me and within myself as well.
- I have a greater regard for how humanity has a latent fascination, or even an obsession with spiritualizing the material world through philosophical pursuits, and how this sin becomes an illusory distraction from seeing this same activity as their own sin. IOW, the sin of psychological solipsism is blinding and effaces one’s spiritual identity in Christ.
- I’ve come to see how humanity will go to insane lengths to avoid the effects of sin and to better themselves (according to their own perceptions) by intentionally ignoring the truth.
- I know why atheists and humanists dislike God and the Christian religion.
- I know why feminists, liberals, and progressives dislike Christian morality and external authority.
- I have a deeper understanding of how democracy and progressivism are flawed from a Christian perspective.
- I have a better appreciation for the differences between faith in God and faith in humanity.
- I can identify which types of activities, social associations, and motivations are more likely to be blessed by God.
- I know why certain types of activities, social associations, and motivations seem good from a human standpoint, but are cursed by God.
- It has solidified my confidence in the need for structures of authority.
- It has increased my general wisdom about relying on structures of authority as vehicles of purpose and blessings.
- It has broadened my ability to think beyond myself and my own interests.
- I can better understand why God allows suffering.
- I can understand not only one’s subjective motivation to avoid suffering, which is to avert the unpleasant sensation of pain, but also one’s spiritual motivation to escape suffering, which is to evade having to trust God and being molded by Him.
- It is easier to tell the difference between redemptive suffering and suffering as a result of selfishness and stupidity.
- It is easier to know when and why it can be wrong to avoid suffering, and when and why it is wise to avoid suffering.
- I’ve come to see myself more clearly. I’ve come to understand that my own internal drive towards excellence and my strong interest in forming exact philosophies and theories about life are what make me a good writer and professor, but it also makes me appear cold, ungraceful, and unloving. Furthermore, these inclinations are actually rooted in latent Gnostic tendencies. Realizing this about myself has led to my repentance.
All in all, that is a check mate frame! I can say that the way I look at life is forever changed for the better after this study of Gnosticism.
Yet, I remain concerned for my readers. From our past communications, Ed Hurst, Mogadishu Matt, Nikolai Vladivostok, and I have expressed a common musing among ourselves – that those posts which we believe are most penetrating and insightful often receive fewer views than others, and that we don’t really understand why that is, or why other posts that seem spurious to us will spike readers’ interests. Perhaps it is the nature of blogging. Even so, I hope that my readers might be able to apprehend some of the insights I listed above from reading these posts.
Other Posts in October included the following. I want to express my own appreciation and that on behalf of our readers to Deti, Lexet, NovaSeeker, and Scott for their contributions.
- Σ Frame (Jack): A Case Study of Contrasting Perspectives on the WORD (2021-10-01)
- Σ Frame (Scott): A Literal Military Stand Down (2021-10-02)
- Σ Frame (NovaSeeker): Is Our Fallen Nature as God Designed it? (2021-10-04)
- Σ Frame (Jack): Thou Shalt Not Assume Gestational Status! (2021-10-06)
- Σ Frame (Lexet): Whipped Dogs (2021-10-12)
- Σ Frame (Jack): Have Tattoos? Will Slide! (2021-10-13)
- Σ Frame (NovaSeeker): Another Schism will Come (2021-10-18)
- Σ Frame (Deti): Disclosing the Taboo of Masculine Sexuality (2021-10-20)
- Σ Frame (Jack): Infogalactic is now blacklisted (2021-10-23)
- Σ Frame (NovaSeeker): Is a second Dark Ages a real possibility? (2021-10-25)
- Σ Frame (Jack): Wimmin Luv Cats because ¡Science! (2021-10-31)
In upcoming posts, we’ll return to our regular scheduled programming. The theme for the month of November is Agency, which is a very old subject in the sphere that has never reached a satisfying conclusion. I have some new insights on this subject, and RedPillApostle has much to say on this as well.
God bless your internal awareness of the Gnostic forces of our age!