The worldly wise man is the Biblical fool, and double vice versa. Can you identify this difference in yourself?
Readership: All; Men;
Theme: Redemptive Headship and Masculinity
Length: 850 words
Reading Time: 5 minutes
The Metaphysically Illiterate Man is the Biblical Fool
The worldly concept of a fool is one who driven by impulsive emotion and has a lot of illogical mish-mashed ideas in his head, whereas a wise man has a well-ordered logic well informed by experience, or “street-smarts”.
The Biblical concept of a fool is one who has a lot of logical ideas in his head, “wise in his own estimations”*, but which have no basis or application in the present reality, whereas a wise man has spiritually informed and finely attuned appreciation of the nature of things, such that he can almost predict how things will go.
Identifying People’s (i.e. Wimminz) Spiritual Constitution
The most noteworthy and conversation-worthy subject that can allow a man to practice developing metaphysical literacy is in “reading” people — anyone really, but women are especially entertaining.
Whenever you go out in public, and whenever you have a few minutes to spare, sit down somewhere and have a coffee or a rest. As you’re sitting there, studiously watch the bypassers going on about their lives. You’ll learn some things, and get a few laughs too!
As you become more familiar with watching people, you’ll see their personality and constitution being reflected in their eyes, facial expressions, hand gestures, and the way they walk, dress, talk, etc. After practicing this for a while, you can look at a person’s photograph and pick up the patterns.
Because reading women is a critically important skill for men sizing up / vetting women, Σ Frame has had several posts studying various features and phenomenon related to physical and metaphysical indicators of character. Here are a few.
- Σ Frame: List of Slut Tells (2017-10-15)
- Σ Frame: 16 Qualities of an Irresistible Woman (2017-12-1)
- Σ Frame: DTFCupid (2017-12-17)
- Σ Frame: Opal’s Femsplaination of Cakeface (2018-6-17)
- Σ Frame: Things men found attractive 50 years ago are still attractive today. (2020-03-25)
- Σ Frame: List of Female IOI’s (2020-3-30)
- Σ Frame: Revisiting the Beauty of Purity (2021-4-9)
- NovaSeeker’s analysis of Maitland Ward, Kylie Jenner, and Nikole Mitchell.
- Σ Frame: Fantasy in Makeup and Photography (2021-4-16)
- Σ Frame: Descriptors of Beauty and Attractiveness (2021-4-23)
- Σ Frame: Sex Appeal is not strongly correlated with Beauty (2021-4-30)
- Σ Frame: The Influence of Pornography and OnlyFans on Women (2021-8-4)
- Σ Frame: Have Tattoos? Will Slide! (2021-10-13)
- Σ Frame: Indicators of Contempt (IOCs) (2022-3-16)
- Σ Frame: Identifying the Meaning of Color (2022-6-1)
- Σ Frame: Warning: New Ultra Conservative P0rn Trending (2022-6-23)
Our analysis of “reading people” has not been limited to women. I wrote an entire series on identifiable traits in men: A Summary of Faux-Masculine Archetypes (the theme for May 2022).
I encourage readers to develop an eye for this sort of thing. I think it’s helpful for men to discuss what they see in people IRL, in photographs of people, and in videos of interactions, and thereby hone their “reading skills”. In real life, this is extended to applied discernment — what information one can “read” in people and in an environment can add greatly to their wisdom in making appropriate decisions and actions.
Developing Metaphysical Literacy
The two concepts of foolishness mentioned above are somewhat of the opposite. However, making the transition from one to the other is a bit of a trick.
To make the transition from being a worldly fool to a Biblical / spiritual fool, one needs to trust Christ to redeem him from all his sin and foolishness.
To make the transition from being worldly wise to Biblically / spiritually wise, one must let go of his reliance on rational logic and develop discernment.
Everyone is a bit of both foolish and wise (by various estimations), so the task is to determine what is most lacking and fill in that piece.
But even comprehending this difference is, in itself, another challenge that comes at the meta-level.
Consider this example. One commenter wrote,
“I am skeptical of claims by internet commenters that they can read people from pictures (and video if you like). This claim to being body language experts.”
“I don’t agree. I think this is a skill that is essential to have and that can be learned. The Will Smith/Jada Pinkett thread was a good one for the photos Jack included. I’ve seen the way Mychael looks at Scott in some of their photos. You cannot fake that. It’s automatic and the women themselves don’t know they’re doing it. The Manosphere Ladies’ Auxiliary denies this because it’s in their interest to do so. I again refer to you to that subreddit, GirlsMirin. reddit.com/r/GirlsMirin. Women can’t fake that. It’s innate.
You can tell a lot from body language, facial expression, the use of the eyes — all of it yields enormous amounts of information. You fail to learn it at your peril. You fail to detect it at your peril.”
The first challenge is for men to believe it is even possible. Yes it is!
There is a stark contrast between being Blue Pilled and being Red Pilled / aware / discerning.
Scott et al. have made it clear that it is of crucial importance for men to be able to read IOIs, IOC, microexpressions, “body language”, and non-verbal cues. CH, Gunner Q, and even Rollo (on occasion) have argued that “physiognomy is real”. Rollo stated that Blue Pilled men can’t “read the room”, whereas for Christians, discernment is an important hallmark of spiritual maturity.
The Red Pill has informed us of the nature of women and the SMP, and this knowledge shakes a man out of the illogical mish-mash about wimminz, thereby allowing greater Biblical wisdom to be exercised.