The Evolution of the Red Pill

An overview of the many sweeping changes that 2018 has brought to the online men’s space.

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Summary: As of 2018, the Manosphere met its demise, and its remnants are now undergoing a metamorphosis to form the Androsphere. This turnover brings a new dawning age of Red Pill awareness.

The Demise of the Manosphere

2018 brought many sweeping changes to the Red Pill sphere. In fact, the Manosphere experienced such a shake down, that things haven’t been the same since. All of this reached its zenith in October, and then exploded in a supernova of bannings and defundings in November.

This follows a long period of attrition between 2015 and 2018, in which the vast majority of the classic Manosphere bloggers bowed out of service. Now, only a handful of the most prolific and noteworthy bloggers remain.

Here’s a shortlist of the transformations and turnovers that I’ve noticed.

  • The author of Wimminz died from lung cancer sometime in late March.
  • Alex Jones was banned from Apple, Facebuck, Spotify, and YouTube at the beginning of August.
  • Jason closed down Air Strip One sometime in September without any word of warning or farewell.
  • Matthew (the author of Zippy Catholic), passed away on September 18.
  • Roosh boxed up Return of Kings on October 1.
  • RP Reddit sites, including as TRP and MRP were quarantined in early November, 2018.
  • In early November, Big John MGTOW gave a failed interview to CNN, which seemed to cast a spell over the internet’s Man Space.
  • Free speech on Gab has been fighting for its life against Fatebook, PayPal, and Tweeter.
  • After suspending American Dad for a few months, Scott deleted his site in late December. We wish him and his family the best.
  • Also in late December, M. J. Davis at Doing Marriage Right made his blog private. This is really unfortunate, because a lot of married men could benefit from his experience and insights. We will miss him.

Starting in mid-November, MGTOW channels and other purveyors of Red Pill knowledge began being censored en masse, including the following.

  • Sandman had his entire YouTube channel demonetized.
  • In mid-November, The New Modern Man was defunded by WordPress and decommissioned by GoFundMe. He hasn’t posted anything since the end of November.
  • On November 23, Matt Forney was banned on YouTube.

Moreover, there seems to be an increasing and foreboding uncertainty about the survivability of many RP sites. Many bloggers are considering contingency plans, in the event that they are censored or deplatformed.

Even the term “Manosphere” has become unpopular… even within the Manosphere! The new word being used for the online men’s Red Pill space is the “Androsphere”. This is not just a semantic change. We are now experiencing a seismological shift in the constitutive blogs of the sphere, and the world has taken note of it’s impact. A lot of bloggers are feeling it, and have said so, including Red Pill Girl, and Saving Eve.

In view of these many far reaching changes, I will venture to declare that after a decade strong, 2018 has spelled the end of the Manosphere as it has been known. May the foundational precepts they introduced live forever in the hearts of men.

The Metamorphosis to the Androsphere

The demise of the Manosphere does not mean that the online male space will disappear altogether, nor will its repository of intellectual underpinnings pass away. Rather, there shall arise a new generation of passionate men who are dedicated to the glorification of masculine endeavors. These men will continue to revitalize the ancient wisdom specific to an unapologetically new patriarchal culture in the West.

Hail the Androsphere!

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Masculinity is back in style as the Androsphere!  He’s kinda p!ssed off, and is now empowered by the Manosphere!

Here’s a shortlist of new appearances within the Androsphere that I’ve noticed.

  • In February, 2017, A King’s Castle was introduced with the purpose of reaching the next generations.
  • Gunner Q is fairly new on the scene, debuting around the same time as Σ Frame in October, 2017.
  • Although he started up in 2016, Red Pilled Rob dedicated himself to blogging heavily towards the end of 2017.
  • The Solitary Wolf, a high quality MGTOW site, started up in August, 2018.
  • In early October, 2018, Lexet decided to expand further into RP topics.
  • Dark Brightness had a Trojan (or something similar) that forced him to restart his blog on another server (for the fifth time). His new blog, which debuted on October 19, 2018, is called, In Times Like These.
  • In the Autumn of 2018, Larry’s Musings updated his site layout with a greater focus on Christian Marriage.
  • Derek Ramsey picked up the pace of blogging at the beginning of December, 2018.

So a new era of Red Pill awareness is now proclaimed over this coming decade. MGTOW will continue running strong during this time, and Christian RP, and Married RP will slowly pick up steam. We’re still waiting for a RP Fathers group to kick in. I anticipate that the substance of RP topics will turn to be more personal, and more context oriented.

Σ Frame has seen a surge of hits on posts related to marital discipline, courtship models, and of course, various intersexual dynamics. Of particular note, the post on What To Do When A Girl Tries To Make You Jealous (April 22, 2018), is now the top ranked post, by far. Honestly, I have been saddened by this, because it shows how severely men are suffering from the workings of the Feminist dominated culture.

This serves to further motivate me to talk from my own experience, to describe what I have struggled with, and to tell how I have overcome. I know this is what you need to hear.

“I write to you, fathers,
Because you have known Him who is from the beginning.
I write to you, young men,
Because you have overcome the wicked one.
I write to you, little children,
Because you have known the Father.”

“I have written to you, fathers,
Because you have known Him who is from the beginning.
I have written to you, young men,
Because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you,
And you have overcome the wicked one.” ~ 1 John 2:13-14 (NKJV)

As the institution of marriage continues to founder, and as single parent family structures expand in number, there will be an increasing hoard of young men desperately in need of masculine role models and male-led instruction concerning Frame.

I urge men everywhere to take the time to speak to younger men, and to invite them on the masculine journey of life. MGTOW’s included! Find a young man without a friend or father figure, and transform the trajectory of his life with your kindhearted, generous, masculine presence.

You may find strength of purpose, and a friend for life!

Red Pilled Rob has already started!

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How to get more frequent, enthusiastic sex from your wife: Overcoming Pride and Psychological Resistance

A How-To guide for building masculine frame when being denied sex by your wife.
Readership: This post is a Christmas gift from Σ Frame to heterosexual married men everywhere!
Warning: This article contains sexually graphic content and obscene language. Reader discretion is advised.

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Introduction

Couples who choose to embark on the adventures of marriage have assumed the longitudinal goal of permanence. If a couple can stick it out for the first few years, then the marital satisfaction is likely to improve. But if not, then a dead bedroom spells the death knoll of the union.

Many married men are often faced with the challenge of having their sexual needs adequately serviced by the only woman morally eligible to do that job. This discomfiting situation is a very serious and urgent matter, because if she is unwilling or unable to satisfy for an extended period of time, then the marital bonding tends to break down, and the threshold of sexual temptation that the man is able to endure is decreased. I would even go so far as to say that a wife’s rejection or ridicule of her husband’s sexuality is one of the cruelest acts of fraud that a woman could possibly inflict on a man.

Also, wives who are discontent and unhaaappy with the sexual aspect of their marriages are at greater risk of infidelities. Despite any willingness to be committed to the union, women have an inherent difficulty in honoring their vows whenever their biological imperative argues strongly against it.

Seeing how sexual intercourse comprises so many forms of bonding, including the spiritual covenant, soul ties, emotional attachment, memories, as well as being a continual source of passionate desire for the other person, it is not difficult to believe that the sexual relationship is the one area in which the battle for the marriage will be either won or lost.

From my own personal experience, I have noticed that if the sex is frequent and satisfying, then I can handle any kind of bad attitude or $h!t test from my wife. But if the sex is shameful or non-existent for weeks on end, then I can’t even tolerate seeing her around.

Obviously, I have also struggled with this same problem, so my marriage has been no different from most in this respect. However, I suppose I have been blessed, seeing how I can write this report.

I need to add that I am NOT a professional counselor, but nevertheless, I believe my findings can help other married men, and so I post them here.

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Supporting Theory

There is quite a bit of theory behind this experiment. So I’ll list some relevant sources to help bring the reader up to speed, and then I’ll briefly describe the concepts therein. Of note, posts 2-4 describe an advanced study combining a few scientific findings which form the backbone of the present essay.

  1. Biblical Gender Roles: How to confront your wife for denying you sex (ca. 2014)
  2. Sigma Frame: Conflict Structure and Marital Satisfaction (November 15, 2017)
  3. Sigma Frame: Disciplined, Submissive, Happy Wives (February 15, 2018)
  4. Sigma Frame: How To Get A Better Response From Your Girl (February 27, 2018)
  5. Saving Eve: How to find your purpose (October 26, 2018)
  6. Doing Marriage Right: Good Post By JT About Finding Your Mission (October 26, 2018)

The first article from BGR outlines the basic steps a Christian husband should take in dealing with this situation. This should not be neglected, because it’s necessary to have God at your back. Diligent prayer and fasting over the matter will certainly improve the learning curve.

The second post listed above introduces how conflict structure can be managed to create marital satisfaction. In this model, one person is the initiator of a conflict, and the other person is the respondent. The person who brings up an issue and asks for a change is labeled as the one who demands. The wife, according to the structure, is required to respond somehow. Applying this wisdom to the present issue of increasing sexual intimacy, the husband is demanding sex, or better sex, and the wife is the respondent.

One of the conclusions of this study was that a husband should always be making more ‘demands’ on a wife, than the other way around, because when the husband does the majority of the demanding, it tends to result in a more positive and enjoyable relationship, over time. This effect was shown by Dr. John Gottman to be true, and when I applied this technique to my own marriage, it had a similar, positive effect. My own experiment with this technique is covered in the third post, Disciplined, Submissive, Happy Wives (February 15, 2018).

The fourth article covers the game aspect of making “bids” for positive attention, and upping the ante of your bid. The essential goal of making a bid is to get the other person to express an acknowledgment of your persona, and to interact with you in a way that expresses love and affirmation. If you can get the other person to do more for you, then it has the psychological and emotional effect of making her justify her actions mentally, and thereby grow to feel more emotionally in tune with you – and we know that the Feeelz are very important to women. Basically, the more they do for you, the more they will love you. So the larger goal of making bids and playing social games, is to drive up your ‘bidding price’, which entails her making ever larger emotional investments in you and your relationship.

Following this dynamic, the bidding interaction is then combined with the conflict structure described in the second post, such that the husband is demanding better responses to his bids. This whole dynamic is what I will refer to as “Pushing the Line”.

The present study of eliciting better sexual enthusiasm from the wife is an extension of Pushing the Line, applied to the special case of encouraging a better response of the wife to the husband’s approaches towards sexual intimacy. One simplistic way to think about this, is that the husband is teaching his wife how to open up and express more passion in the bedroom.

The fifth post from J. T. Anderson strengthens a man’s frame in dealing with this situation, and in the sixth post, M. J. Davis offers his own account of how he successfully dealt with this problem.

If a man is seriously considering using the methods described in the present article to improve his own marriage and sex life, then I would strongly encourage a thorough study of these six posts listed above.

Now, I’ll get on to my own experience using this method to improve my own sex life.

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Identification of the Problem

My wife gets into these moods when she has no desire for sexual relations. I’ve asked her about this before, and she likes to blame me, saying that I wasn’t “putting her in the mood”. But I saw through that line. The truth is that the Tingles have waned because of the daily humdrum routine of life, and she’s too proud to express her sexual needs at those times. She also gets angry very easily, which further inflates her ego, and deflates her libido. I would guess that the majority of women are similar to my wife.

Experimental Procedure

The first week of October (2018), the planets were in alignment (she was in a good mood), so I took advantage of the situation by pressing her for sex every day. Of course, she enjoyed that for the most part. But after five days of this, Mercury and Mars were off more than 5 degrees, and Venus fell from visibility * (her mood took a swing south). With her in a bad mood, batter boy went to the dugout for the next two weeks. During this time, her attitude was despicable. She never had a shortage of things to complain and get angry about.

One of her most common complaints was about how I wasn’t helping with the house chores as much as she would have liked. I’ve been through this before with her. No matter how much cleaning I do, it’s never enough, or I didn’t do it her way. God knows the house is never entirely microscopically clean, and I’ve made my peace with the Lord about that. I knew her anger wasn’t at all about having a clean house. She was pressing my resolve by asserting herself through the expression of her own anxieties and frustrations. It’s the feral nature of women.

I did approach her for sex a couple times over this span, but her reaction was so caustic and bitter, that I decided to accept her rejection for the time being. I don’t care to have sex with someone who doesn’t want to have sex with me.

After two weeks, she was getting weaker with desire and her need for affection, but she still wouldn’t swallow her pride.

Then one day, we had a big argument and she went to bed angry. I needed some time to calm down before I could fall asleep, so I went to bed a couple hours later. After I settled into bed, she rolled over and presented her bare butt to me without a word spoken. I ignored her until she started rubbing her butt against my hip. Finally, I couldn’t restrain myself any longer, and I gave her what we both wanted.

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Afterwards, while I was lying on top of her, I saw that she still had an angry face, and she wouldn’t look me in the eye. After I saw that she still refused to relent, I gave her a hard, judgmental glare that set her off again. She exclaimed,

“I gave you my body, and you are still not grateful! Why should I have sex with you?”

I replied in a nonchalant verbiage,

“You may have given me your body, but you aren’t giving me your heart! Sex is meaningless without some enthusiasm. I want to see your passion!”

[Eds. note: This is my demand for a better sex life. Now she has to respond.]

Through these words, I was basically calling her a whore, and I believe that’s how she took it. She went absolutely ballistic! She started shouting and cursing me. She threw small objects at me. She punched me in the chest a few times. She said she wished she never married me, among many other profane statements.

After a few minutes of this, I told her in a calm but firm voice,

“You need to stop acting like an 8 year old brat!”

Then I walked out the door, and I left the house for a few hours.

During the day, I had some pleasant conversations with friends and neighbors, and this lifted my spirits a lot. I made sure she saw me, to make the point that there’s more to my life than doing housework with an angry woman.

The next day, she continued to be very angry and cold. She gave me hard looks at every opportunity, and didn’t say anything at all… and this lasted all day. Nevertheless, I ignored her bad attitude completely, and talked pleasantly to her, even though she never responded to my overtures.

[So far, her response doesn’t look appealing. But just wait… It’s coming!]

The next morning (Wednesday, October 24th, 2018), I woke up to find her hugging my thighs, while kissing and stroking my bird. I pushed her aside with the excuse that I needed to pee (which was true). But instead of returning to bed as I imagined she expected, I made coffee and oatmeal. I intended to let her desire for me grow for a little longer.

Later, she got up and joined me for breakfast, and she seemed a little confused about my behavior. I kept the talk light, and said nothing about the past conflict. After that, she was in a very good mood.

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Later in the day, after we had a few laughs together, I gave her a serious, but warmly honest lecture. It went something like this.

“About our argument a couple days ago… I didn’t get married to clean the house. I didn’t get married to have a perfunctory cook. No, I got married to ℱ@ck your pu$$y everyday!** You love getting ₣@cked, and you need it as much as I do. You know it’s like that, and you accepted the deal. Now, you’re going to get ╒@cked, no matter whether the house is clean or dirty.”

When she gave me no response, I assumed that she was open to my message. So I continued in a calm but firm tone, with a detached, philosophical feel, almost like a schoolteacher’s lecture. I believe the power structure conveyed through this attitude would encourage her to assume agency, and take responsibility for her performance.

[Eds. note: Here, I am reinstating my demand through a verbal illustration of a glorified sexual experience with me. By doing this, I am attempting to get her mind on the same wavelength as mine.]

“You know, having more sex will make our life much happier. So why not do it? Just imagine how great it can be! You can suck ©ck every day… [with a longing voice] You can ℱ@ck this ©ck. [with a mock angry face] You can swim in the jismo… [with a passionate voice] Everyday, if you want to, and I know you do. You’re going to love it! You’re going to come every day, and you will be sooo grateful! [with a sigh and an expression of deep satisfaction]

After I saw that I had touched her heart (she had doe eyes, and her mouth was gaping open), I firmed up my delivery.

“So… ₣©ck with a mind blowing frenzy in wild abandon, or else you’re not really living. Start living, or start dying. This is your life. You can ╒©ck the h€£L out of this ₣-ing ©ck, or you can get the h€£L out. There’s a lot of other women who would love to have the life you have!”

[Eds. note: I am reinforcing my demand here.]

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Basically, my message was simple. Two week stretches of abstinence is unacceptable. Duty sex is unacceptable. Nothing short of ℱ@cking like it will save your soul is going to be tolerated. Live it up with hubby!

The language might seem crass, and doubtless it would be if uttered outside a committed relationship. But within marriage, the message comes across to her as one of ardent soul purpose, and a caddishly authoritative affirmation that she is urgently desired. This knowledge is critically important to a woman, especially after marriage, and even more so as she ages.

In spite of the language, I believe that the underlying message of expressing a whole-hearted desire extends a great deal of honor to the wife, just as the Bible instructs of husbands. The vast majority of women want to be desired, and they get turned on when they feel desired by a man. I am not waiting around until she tells me so, but I believe that she really felt more honored and valued on a visceral level. This visceral affect is crucial, because you cannot negotiate genuine desire.

Instead of resorting to cognitive reasoning, the more emotional inflection and dramatic expression you can summon, the more you’ll draw her in. Remember, women need the Feeelz to Tingulate, so it helps to become an actor with flair.

Results

In the two months since this incident occurred, she’s been much more animated and happy. She cooks and cleans house on her own initiative, and I am content to help her as a shared enterprise to build bonding.

She has chided me much less frequently about leaving coffee stains on the countertop, or crumbs on the table after eating. When she does, she is a lot more casual, pleasant, and respectful about it. This has progressed to the point that I’m now able to leave spots and crumbs as a practical joke, and have it be received as such. One of her favorites was when I spelled “I ♥ U!” on the kitchen floor tile with coffee grounds and little pieces of dry garbage. She was fuming angry for a moment before she noticed the letters, and then she burst into tears.

In the days and weeks since late October, she gradually loosened up in the bedroom. She became quicker on the trigger, and drastically more animated and anticipatory. She also, for the first time since I could remember, started laughing during sex. Another new habit she has shown is biting. I’m still getting used to this one.

Best of all, she’s been giving me smiling tittie shows and cuddly invitations to the shower or bedroom – every day!

Sometimes I’m so tired, I wish I hadn’t pushed it!

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Conclusions

The present study is an extension of Pushing the Line, applied to the special case of encouraging a better response of the wife to the husband’s approaches towards sexual intimacy.

By setting a higher standard of bedroom performance, and not accepting anything less, a wife who is sexually anxious and resistant can be taught to develop a new, positive attitude towards sexual relations.

Moreover, improving the sexual interaction just might save your whole marriage.

In my own experience, I was impressed by the efficacy of Pushing the Line towards moistening the bedroom pound cake. Within six weeks, using the above techniques had a significant impact on my own marriage.

Here are some things to keep in mind during the process of making demands.

  1. Be adamant about demanding a more whole-hearted and eager performance from her. Be specific about what you want, and what you expect.
  2. Express your desire for her, but be authoritative about it. Command her response with confidence. Don’t whine, pedestalize, or be a beggar.
  3. When interacting with her, play up your enthusiasm by exaggerating the intonation of your voice and facial expressions. It might feel stupid (at first), but it will register with her need for drama, leading to a big awesome sploosh!
  4. It takes kindness and patience at certain times, and a firm, ZFG insistence at others. The man needs the discernment to know which attitude is appropriate at which times.
  5. The man needs to exercise a lot of self-discipline, self-control, and Frame control to transform the sexual charisma of his marriage. This is perhaps the biggest challenge for a man struggling with a dead bedroom.
  6. Self-awareness, introspection, and regular prayer will offer immense help for those readers who might seek to apply these methods to solve their own frustrations.

Again, I am NOT a professional in this arena, so this information should not be taken as the married man’s sexual gospel. (But it probably will be for many men.) I acknowledge that every marriage is different, and what has worked for me may not work for every man. Some other men may need to continue with this approach for a longer time, until she notices that he’s grown some balls worthy of going down on.

I suspect that there may be some other factors which have contributed to my success, which I am yet unaware of, or have not recognized as significant. So, I eagerly anticipate feedback, positive or negative, from anyone who takes the effort to study these materials and applies it somehow to his marriage. Insightful comments are also welcome from Christian wives.

* As a Christian, I don’t really believe that astronomy has any influence on my love life. But this was an odd coincidence worthy of a comical quip.
** “In order to have sex” is not a good reason to marry, but since I am already married, giving this reason can be effected towards spinning her hamster in a more positive direction. This works because women ‘hear’ the sentiment of being desired.

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Defiled, not “special”

A response to Adam Piggott’s appraisal of my post, Can Christians be gay?, including paradigmatic viewpoints, the value of peer groups, and Christian PR.

Readership: Christians

Paradigms and Definitions

“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” ~ Romans 12:2 NLT

In my experience, renewing the way I think is mostly about redefining words and concepts.

The word “love” is a good example that we can all understand. There is a worldly concept of love, and then there is the Christian concept of love. The worldly concept of love is called something completely different within an enlightened perspective. The terms, romance, infatuation, lust, exploitation, and codependency come to mind here.

Here we see that one word represents two, totally different paradigms. The challenge of renewing the mind requires one to learn the God ordained paradigm represented by any word in question.

But once in a while, words are hijacked and appropriated to mean other things within the contrasting paradigm. When this happens, the true reality of the matter can be suppressed or painted over, and then it becomes difficult to discern the true meaning of the word/concept. Christians and other awakened people call this phenomena “deception”.

The word “special” is the one in question here.

Homosexuals commonly call themselves “special”, as well as their sympathizers. Understandably, they have adopted this parlance to assuage their shame and grant themselves a bit of human dignity. So using the word “special” to describe them is buying into their world view.

Dalrock calls gays “special people” in a hilarious ventriloquist-esque voice of Matt Chandler’s attitude towards gays. The tongue-in-cheek verbal irony is understood.

I’ve been searching through Chandler’s articles, but so far, I haven’t found him making any reference to gays as “special”. This is quite interesting, because Dalrock’s verbiage of “special” has hit the mark on Chandler’s attitude towards gays. So the appropriation of the word “special” in this sense, appears to have originated from Dalrock. (I imagine Chandler might avoid using this term to describe gays, because it would be seen as patronizing, and he would lose respect and rapport.)

Adam Piggott also takes glee in hubristically calling gays “special people”. His style of verbal irony is entertaining, even inspiring. But his assessment of my post, Can Christians be gay? (December 12, 2018) is upside down. He’s twisting my argument to be in favor of supporting negotiation with gays concerning their integration into the church. I do not support negotiation (for the same reasons as he does), and I don’t believe a seamless integration is possible. To the contrary, the points of my post were to argue for the benefits of avoiding negotiation, to admit the vanity of pressing for integration, and to appoint proxies to do the tasks of any diplomatic work necessary in this regard.

To set my readers straight, aside from the various perspectives of semantics and literary devices, let me be clear that homosexuals are considered “special” within their own world view, but according to a Christian criteria, they are defiled. In common terms, that means decent people don’t want anything to do with them.

In my earlier post, I pointed out that homosexuals are defiled, but here I’ll add that the sodomite state of defilement is the reason why it’s always creepy to discuss homosexuality and Christianity together. This is the same quality that requires polite company to use the euphemism of being “special”. As a somewhat unrelated comparison, the word “special” is also used to refer to individuals suffering from severe retardation and certain other physical deformities, e.g. the Special Olympics.

But being “special” is not an esteemed position when it really means defiled. When gays ask for special treatment, what they’re really asking for is to not be treated as defiled. The thing is, if regular people could accept them as being undefiled, then they wouldn’t really be defiled.

Defilement is also why having gays in the church is such a controversial issue. But no amount of preaching, arguing, and social posturing is going to change the fact that people get the heebies in their presence – because that’s what it means to be defiled. It’s a spiritual reality, and no one, neither gays nor straights, can change that ontology, because defilement is permanent, save the grace of God.

The error of Adam’s argument

Adam’s reflections on my argument presumes that being defiled is equivalent to being “special”, and that being special is a preferred status. It’s not, unless you want to jump to the other paradigm and buy into the intersectional privilege stuff being touted by the world. Then by making this shift, aided by the convincing art of sarcasm, he attempts to lump me in with the like of Chandler.

To make this erratum more obvious to the reader, I’ve picked out a few statements from Adam’s discourse, and have substituted the word “defiled” for the word “special”. As you will see, swapping these two words, along with a few relevant adjectives, brings Adam’s revelries around to be spot on.

“Apparently nobody gets the gays except for those experienced with being gay. It’s such a unique and special [defiling] sin that all the rest of humanity is simply unequipped to deal with such a delicate [repulsive] matter.”

“They’re not really sinners like those other sinners; they’re special [defiled] people deserving of special [defiled] treatment.”

BTW, this treatment is not something to be achieved through sermons or social engineering. It’s just the way it is. It’s a fact written on people’s hearts. Everybody feels it, gays and straights alike, and that’s what all the squawk is about.

The following paragraph required a lot more editing, so please accept this revised paraphrase.

[“Homosexuals are sinful like everyone else, but they are also defiled. If they repent, accept salvation, and cast off their sins, then they may become Christians, but that is not enough for them to be welcomed into His house. They do not get any welcome as long as they are in a defiled state.”]

Last one.

“…all an individual has to do to suddenly receive special [defiled] treatment above [from] other Christians… is to declare himself a sodomite. By such an act he is suddenly special [defiled]. Nobody else in The Church can possibly relate to him unless they themselves were also a member of the special defiled sodomite club in the past. Perhaps they should [They will definitely] also get to sit in the special [informally reserved] pews up the front [in the back] with all of the other ex-sodomites, or not so ex-sodomites…”

Now the truth comes out. All the controversy in the Church is about this behavior. It is ridiculously unrealistic for pastors, such as Chandler, to ask their congregation, or any straight person, to truly love and accept homosexuals, without first remediating their state of defilement through the redemption of their souls.

On the merit of peer groups

As a rhetorical exercise, Adam substituted the word “rapist” for the word “gay” in my essay as a way to elucidate the ludicrousness of my argument. However, the core claim of my argument still stands – that certain people can better relate to those with similar backgrounds, and establishing social boundaries between different peer groups can be a win-win situation for all involved.

In this same argument, Adam suggested (in his own way) that the same approach towards resolving conflicts within a ministry could be applied to people having many other types of problems. He mentioned murderers, thieves, adulterers, and blasphemers as examples, but he did not offer any analysis of the types, only a dismissal of the whole idea.

In as much as it follows my original argument, I will tentatively agree with Adam, and up the ante by proposing that ex-cons are better suited to witness to felons, recovered alcoholics are better able to host AA meetings, and ex-junkies are most effective for counseling those going through rehab. This seems to be common sense, judging by the fact that most social welfare programs commonly adopt the same approach.

Now that I think of it, the Manosphere has done the same thing in bringing together men who have been disillusioned by the Feminist dominated culture, and given them a male space where they could voice their concerns and grievances. Now does anyone care to have Triggly Puff assume a position as our webhost? Um, maybe Roosh or Scott is better.

[Eds. note: Older readers may have noticed that I just broke the Fifth Wall.]

Some might argue that these associations have no positive value, and that they only create opportunities for thieves to compare notes, and that it introduces the temptation to regress into an old lifestyle. Although this is possible, I’m not convinced that it discounts any value that might be obtained through the association. There are many determinant factors, including the motives of those involved, how strong the leaders are, and how well the social interaction is managed.

Ultimately, this is a highly contextually affected topic that remains to be explored further in future discussions.

The value of Public Relations

Adam said it was “complete ludicrousness” for a church to worry about PR (public relations). Adam is wrong here, because these days (at least in the U.S.), PR is a serious concern. If the church, or any Christian for that matter, botches the PR then they might be looking at a lawsuit. It doesn’t take much to offend SJW’s.

Or who knows? If Christians draw lawsuits from anti-Christian factions, maybe God will use these lawsuits to revise the law of the land.  Bring it on!

I’m not saying that we should be tiptoeing around in fear of offending the Left, gays and feminists in particular. No, I’m suggesting that we should think things through and come up with a plan so that we can be well prepared in case things ever progress that far.

Token resistance my @$$!

The seventh Key to maintain Frame: Knowing what to do, and how to respond properly and effectively to a given situation.

One solution to this (that I can think of right now) would be for churches to have a good lawyer (or three), and a good insurance policy that would include coverage of frivolous lawsuits lodged by anti-Christian factions, not only against the church, but also against individual members.

The twelfth Key to maintain Frame: Being ready to demonstrate the lengths you are willing to go, to protect your interests and advance your purposes further.

On the charge against Σ Frame of convergence

Concerning the conclusions of my earlier post, Adam wrote,

“This nonsense is subtle propaganda pushed by the homo bloc.”

I admit, I pride myself on being as unbiased as possible, perhaps to a fault. But I feel this charge has gone a step too far. I am having trouble visualizing this outcome, so perhaps Adam or someone else could describe a cause and effect sequence to explain how my convergence could be possible.

Closing

As time goes on, the continued usage of the word “special” when describing defilement will soon build a widespread cognitive association that will defile the word “special” itself. When that happens, gays will then require a new euphemism in order to retain a sense of self-esteem. At that point, I might guess that the connotation of word “special” will be redefined to describe things that fall into the “waste not, want not” category.

May God forgive me for talking this way about human beings, but the truth needs to be said here.

Lastly, this is a difficult subject, so I want to thank Adam for the opportunity to have this much needed debate over a topic that few people are willing to tackle.

All the best down under!

Update: Read Adam’s response in his post, The homo end game in one photo. (December 20, 2018)

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How Social Media Algorithms Fuel Political Division

The role of media and algorithms in a discussion of how the design of the internet polarizes us.

Readership: All

It’s extremely rare to find a well-informed political science editorial spotlighting the causes/motivations of media bias. So I am proud to present the following article, submitted by Dante Emerson, describing how the political landscape is shaped by the internet, which is guided by media algorithms.


In the age of the internet, information is available at the click of a button, but this is not always a good thing. Social media and search platforms such as Facebook and Google are designed to show you what they think you want to see based on your search and viewer history. This causes people to become insulated within “echo chambers”, environments where only opinions that agree with yours are heard. What is worse, the media capitalizes on this phenomenon and exacerbates it.

In The Law of Group Polarization [1], Cass R. Sunstein argues that groups of likeminded people in deliberative environments tend become more radical in their ideas. For instance, a group of professors in favor of affirmative action coming together to discuss how to defend affirmative action will likely become more radically in favor of affirmative action as a result of the interaction.

Bernard Manin [2] warned of the dangers of democratic, deliberative forums, in that supporting arguments are presented, while sensitive information is suppressed. He expressed the importance of public debate to clearly identify the issues at stake.

Social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are where people come together to discuss ideas and current events in real time. These two platforms specifically use “relevancy algorithms” [3] to deliver content to users. Not only do these algorithms attempt to match your search string with suitably matching results, but they also have intelligent computer programs sifting through hundreds of things that you have looked at before, and selects similar things to show in your search results. This means that people who often follow Left* leaning social causes will be shown more content from Left leaning sources, allowing them to congregate with like-minded people. The same is true of conservatives.

This leads to people on all sides to form echo chambers where their ideas are bounced around, developed, and yet go unchallenged. As the two sides have become more and more polarized, they become more and more hostile to one another, and interactions between the two are reduced to attacks. Examples of this include calls from the Left for hate speech policies to be applied to basic conservative talking points, and people on the Right digging up controversial things from prominent Leftist figures’ pasts to get them fired.

Media agendas also play a large role in this problem. According to Political Agenda Setting and Mass Media [4], there are three methods media organizations seek to influence society:

  1. Determining what subjects will be talked about.
  2. Determining what subjects will not be talked about.
  3. Defining things or framing reality in a certain way.

Relevancy algorithms make it easier than ever before for media outlets to use the above tactics.

Authors of articles likely to be shared in Left or Right echo chambers will use click bait article titles – titles that are strategically worded to make the article seem more interesting or urgent to get more people to view them. They will also inject a higher volume of opinions in these articles, in order to accommodate their audiences who are moving further and further to the Left or Right.

The effects of this phenomenon are wide spread, and include the influencing of elections and government policy in possibly negative ways, as well as the creation and proliferation of extremist groups such as the Alt Right**, a very small but tech savvy group of white nationalists that often dig up and publish private information of their critics leaving them open to harassment and violence, and AntiFa, a group of communist revolutionaries that show up at events they disagree with and engage in violence against organizers and participants.

Any mainstream coverage of the Alt-Right is almost guaranteed to contain misinformation, because most of the news correspondents deliver talking points that show they have no idea what they are talking about, and that holds true for all the outlets. So no one media source is totally unbiased concerning their coverage of any internet culture in question. Even more reputable conservative news agencies like Fox have the same problem.

This blind spot within the media arises from several factors. One is because the media has a fundamental bias to the Left. But the overriding reason is that the media agencies seem “not to understand” the echo chamber dynamic of internet cultures.

In this video, Tim Pool talks about how Facebook’s algorithm is creating a political echo chamber that is driving people into extreme opinions.

Tim Pool is one of the founders of the popular news company Vice. He resigned from Vice because he found that media companies are incapable of adapting to the internet age.

Some may find it more than a coincidence that certain noteworthy names, such as Rupert Murdoch, the Walt Disney Company, and the Hearst Corp., have since invested heavily in Vice media.

Given that endorsement, you might believe that the reason why no one media source is totally unbiased concerning their coverage of any internet culture in question could be because the media does understand the dynamics of internet cultures, and they are using The Law of Group Polarization to divide society into two (or more) groups.

So perhaps it is not that media companies are incapable of adapting to the internet age, but rather, they are unwilling to take responsibility for correcting the asymptotic diversions created by relevancy algorithms, as it may serve their better interests.

Right now, the results of this natural progression are imminent. Society is starkly divided into two warring factions – one subscribing faithfully to the main stream media propaganda (the Left), and the other (the Right) is being earmarked as a scapegoat, as it’s fringe elements are being labeled, one by one, as dangerously dissident, and will eventually be assassinated by some form of sanction or censorship, and possibly even state enforced.

In conclusion, we must be more aware of the biases of the sources we find on social media. We must learn to see the difference between fact and opinion, and diversify the sources of our information. The practice of having public debates should be revisited and strongly preferred over the discourse of talk cells and think tanks.

* It is prudent to stop referring to the Left as “liberals”. It’s a fundamental misuse of the word.
** The Alt-Right is an offshoot of several different white nationalist movements. The actual Alt-Right is too small to for their activities to be picked up by mainstream media. They are usually only talked about by small independent journalists and commentators who do so at their own risk. The term Alt-Right is widely misused in the media to refer to detractors of Leftist ideas. For instance, Ben Shapiro is often referred to as Alt-Right despite him being Jewish, and the actual Alt-Right being fundamentally opposed to his existence.

References

  1. Cass R. Sunstein, “The Law of Group Polarization”, Journal of Political Philosophy 10:2 (2002) 175-195.
  2. Bernard Manin, Democratic Deliberation: Why We Should Promote Debate Rather Than Discussion (October 13, 2005).
  3. Christine Warner, This Is Exactly How Social Media Algorithms Work Today. (May 3, 2018)
  4. Stefaan Walgrave and Peter Van Aelst, Political Agenda Setting and Mass Media. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics (August, 2016)

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Can Christians be gay?

An answer to the question of whether sexual orientation is a choice, and suggestions for improving how the Church interacts with the gay community, inside and outside the Church.

Readership: Christians only

A commentary on the debate between Matthew Vines and Michael Brown, concerning various issues surrounding the juxtaposition of homosexuality and Christianity.

The audio of the Matthew Vines vs Michael Brown debate is streamed here on the Moody site.

Can a person be gay and Christian?

The overriding question brought up in the debate, as suggested by the title, was whether a person can be both gay and Christian.

For a gay individual to be considered a true Christian, he must first demonstrate that he has come to know Christ by reforming his lifestyle. As hinted in the debate, this may be even more difficult than remaining celibate would be for straight people.

Michael Brown brought up the fact that thousands of people DO change. If so, then obviously, this can only be accounted for by the work of Christ in their redemption.

Judging by the number of Christians who have repented of homosexuality, one has to agree that there are gay Christians, but it is important to make a more accurate distinction by referring to them as Christians who were formerly gay, as opposed to practicing gay Christians.

Is sexual orientation fixed?

Another one of the issues that was brought up in the debate was the long-standing question of whether one’s sexual orientation is fixed or not.

According to my previous findings about defilement, it stands to reason that initially the homosexual lifestyle is a choice. But once chosen, it becomes a part of one’s identity, and therefore cannot be subsequently “unchosen”.

So, a homosexual who claims that their sexual orientation is fixed, and that their lifestyle can not (or should not) be changed, is inadvertently admitting that they are defiled, and that they do not believe in the power of Christ’s work.

As such, asking a homosexual if they believe that their sexual orientation is fixed, or whether the gay lifestyle cannot be changed, is a good litmus test to determine whether they truly know Christ. If the answer is clearly affirmative, then they are denying the power of Christ. On the other hand, if their answer indicates they are confused about the issue, then it is more likely that they might be open to the workings of the Holy Spirit.

But within the context of argumentation, especially with an unbeliever, it is absolutely futile to insist on the idea that gays can (or should) change their orientation, or expect them to believe that their sexual orientation can (or should) be changed, without them first being introduced to the gospel of Christ. Whether they will be able to believe in Christ and embark on their journey of rejuvenation all depends on the Holy Spirit.

But going beyond these basic questions and arguing about it is a wasted effort that will only create animosities, and deter the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives. Straight Christians who want to argue about it, are wasting their time, displaying their ignorance, inviting scorn and ridicule from society, and hindering God’s work.

How should the Church deal with gay Christians?

As to the issue of how to deal with gay Christians within the Church, consider the following passage in scripture.

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ. 6 Now if we are afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effective for enduring the same sufferings which we also suffer. Or if we are comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. 7 And our hope for you is steadfast, because we know that as you are partakers of the sufferings, so also you will partake of the consolation.” ~ 2nd Corinthians 1:3-7 (NKJV)

In effect, it is the Lord’s will for His people to take the hard-won lessons they have learned from their experiences, and help others who are going through the same experience.

So in the present application, straight Christians will naturally have great difficulties in relating to this subgroup. So it is most appropriate to let those formerly gay Christians within the Church conduct the ministry of Christ to other gays within the Church.

Should gay Christians be permitted to reinterpret the Bible?

It is reasonable and necessary for individual, formerly gay Christians to rephrase what Christ’s Word means to them in the form of a personalized testimony. But rewriting the Bible in order to make the formally presented doctrine more appealing or acceptable, especially to gays outside the church, is patently not permissible.

Conclusions

Homosexuality is one of the main challenges faced by most churches these days. In response to this crisis, many pastors are following the cultural trend by pressing all the members of their congregation to accept and interact with gays. There are two problems with this approach.

  1. Many straight Christians simply have very little sympathy for either the gay lifestyle, or the struggles of being a gay Christian, and for many of the faithful, no amount of preaching is going to change this. The result is that gays feel condemned by the annoyance of Christians, and do not experience Christ through their interactions with Christians.
  2. Many straight Christians simply do not have a need to interact with gays. Expecting them to do so, purportedly to become more “loving“, is actually detrimental and burdensome to the spiritual vitality of both straight and gay individuals.

There are two things that the Church can do to improve their work for Christ, concerning homosexuals.

  1. The Church’s interaction with the gay community should be the sole responsibility of Christians in the church who were formerly gay. Straight Christians will surely bumble the PR, and cause the name of Christ to be blasphemed among the LGBT crowd.
  2. Based on 2nd Corinthians 1:3-7, the task of ministering to gays should be left to the discretion of those reformed gay Christians within the church.

Following the last point, repentant gay Christians would be best qualified to administer an appropriate hermeneutical interpretation of scripture to other gays under their mentorship. Even so, any “reinterpretation” of scripture should not be comprehensively different from the Gospel of Christ.

H/T: Wintery Knight: Matthew Vines and Michael Brown debate homosexuality and the Bible on Moody radio (December 8, 2018)

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What does it mean to be Defiled? – Part I

A Biblically based understanding of Defilement, covering descriptions and implications on relationships and spiritual vitality.

Readership: All

This essay is comprised of the following sections.

  1. Introduction
  2. Concepts and Definitions
  3. Is Defilement a State or a Process?
  4. What is the difference between being Unclean and being Defiled?
  5. Old Testament Scriptures Covering Defilement
  6. The Lamentable Defilement of Children
  7. Conclusions

Introduction

In the commentary under one of J.T.’s posts, Saving Eve: A strong disagreement (October 15, 2018), the word “defile” came up out of a scripture reference, and it occurred to me during the discussion that this is one of those theological terms that Christians frequently hear and use in discussions, but don’t really know what it is.

Since this conversation, I’ve been more cognizant of how this word is used.

In a more recent post, Divorce Part 7 – Final (November 24, 2018), Deep Strength offered an exegetical study of the scriptures on the topic of marriage and divorce. Both of the words, sanctification and defilement were used in the text of this post, as well as many of the comments. Again, I felt like the general understanding of these concepts needed clarification.

After I started this study, it quickly grew to more than 20 pages in MS Word. So because of the length, I parsed it into smaller bites and made several posts of it. This post will only begin to cover the topic of defilement, as it only covers a couple passages within the Old Testament. There is a lot more to be had from the OT, as well as the NT.

Other posts stemming from this study include the following.

In addition to this, there are two parables circulating the RP sphere which may offer more succinct insights. Some of my readers will be familiar with these stories.

For quick reference, I’ll post these links to online resources covering the related word studies.

defile synonyms

Concepts and Definitions

The words, defilement (n.) and defiled (adj.) describe a major concept in Christian doctrine. These words not only strike the mind as impressive, but they are also confusing at the same time.

The word defile is defined as, “to make foul, dirty, or unclean; pollute; taint; debase;” or “to violate the chastity of”.

Synonyms which might enlarge our understanding of the concept of defilement include debasement, corruption, and contamination.

As per the dictionary definition, defile carries the connotation of being “dirty”. But the full Biblical concept includes the spiritual aspect of dirtiness. The full flavor would involve the concepts of eventual damnation, and eternal perdition.

Running parallel to many teachings about defilement are references to things that are unclean. This topic has been reviewed in a previous post, entitled, What does it mean to be Unclean? (December 2, 2018).

Moreover, these definitions are as nebulous as could be, and may not yield any further insight to the layperson. They don’t really help anyone understand the spiritual or practical significance at all.

It may help our understanding of the matter if we draw an entertaining analogy to some concepts ubiquitous in thermodynamics, industrial engineering, and manufacturing science. So (partly in jest), I will be making intermittent comments to this end.

Concerning these distinctions, the reader may like to review some basic definitions of the related concepts, such as states, processes, and qualities, which may help us differentiate between the concepts discussed herein.

The remainder of this essay will further examine the concept of defilement from a Thermodynamic Red Pill (TRP) perspective. Future posts will discuss how culturally pertinent sexual dynamics are related.

Thermodynamic_stability

The process of moving from A to B requires a catalyst. The process of moving from B to C is spontaneous. The process of moving from C to either A or B can never occur.

Is Defilement a State or a Process?

I had to think about this question for a long time, and I am sure that most people, even believers, are unaware that there is a difference. Right now, I am about 80% convinced that defilement is a state, and not a process. The adjective, defiled, is used to describe that state.

For example, the statement, “The person is defiled” is similar to the statement, “The water is contaminated”. Both adjectives, defiled and contaminated, describe a state characterized by the presence of intrinsic impurities. Likewise, the states of uncleanness and defilement are characterized by properties which describe and determine the respective states.

But too often, these words are used in convention to refer to an amalgamation of the processes involved, which thereby introduces the confusion as to whether it is a state or process. I suppose we could invent the word, defilation, to generally refer to any process leading to defilement.

Another source of confusion may arise from the fact that it’s human nature to be adamantly focused on the “works (of the flesh)” aspect, or the processes necessary to induce a state of defilement, but I am convinced that God is most concerned about the state.

Further compounding this confusion is the fact that the Bible contains many descriptions of things that lead to defilement and uncleanness, which seems to fit the viewpoint of man, and thereby provide apparent credence to the false assumption that defilement is a process.

In sum, many of the references given in scripture concerning defilement fall into one of three categories.

  1. Delineations of processes that cause a state of defilement.
  2. Descriptions of the properties used to identify a state of being unclean or defiled.
  3. Proscriptions of processes for dealing with said states.

Interestingly, it seems that most scriptures cover the first two categories. Some verses give remedies for being unclean, but (so far) I have not found any directions about how to reverse defilement. If we appropriate the afore invented word, defilation, to mean a process of becoming undefiled, then capital punishment appears to be the only scripturally mentioned form of “undefilation”. The absence of such a term in scripture, and the severe consequences and irreparability of defilement both stand as evidence leading to certain conclusions in the next section.

cure worse than disease

What is the difference between being Unclean and being Defiled?

The Bible lists many things that cause uncleanness, as well as defilement. The writers of scripture used two different words, unclean and defiled, to make a distinction between them, because being unclean is not the same as being defiled. So you might be asking this question, as I did – what is the difference between the two concepts?

Largely based on the conclusions of the previous section, my best understanding of this, is that uncleanness is a temporary state, but defilement is permanently etched into the body, mind, soul and spirit, not to mention the salaciously indelible memories of licking that delicious fig pie.

Similar to being unclean, defilement also includes the spiritual aspect – that is, certain experiences affect one’s state of mind, and emotional disposition, such that one becomes unfit or unable to have certain other experiences in life, including personal and spiritual maturation.

In other words, a person who is defiled cannot think objectively, and they have developed subjective biases. They possess certain emotional predilections and peculiar affections. The end effect is being more psychotic and less real, more emotional and less rational, more given over to sentiments and less so to education. Essentially, more feeelz, less faith.

Now we add to this understanding, the fact that defilement is rather permanent. It becomes a part of one’s constitutional identity of the soul. I have personally heard true stories amounting to the fact that certain sexual experiences can transform one’s value system, beliefs, and even one’s personality!

So another way to describe the difference is that uncleanness is defined by certain extrinsic properties, while defilement is determined by certain intrinsic properties.

According to Figure 1, it is the movement of the system towards C, never to return to either A nor B.

[Eds. note: This is a very sobering realization. A true comprehension of the eternal gravity of defilement should put the fear of God into a person.]

The distinction between these two states should become more evident to the reader in the next section.

paint cups

Would you drink out of these cups, even if they were washed first?

Old Testament Scriptures Covering Defilement

In scripture, Leviticus 18 pumps up the volume by describing a number of things or activities causing defilement, including adultery, incest, homosexuality, and bestiality.

We may not be surprised to learn that sexual immorality most certainly introduces defilement. But interestingly, a sexual union is not always necessary for a defilement to occur. (Jesus’ teachings in the New Testament bring this out more clearly, but this will remain to be discussed in a future post.)

The first half of this chapter states that it is “wickedness” to “uncover the nakedness of” any one of a large number of close family members. (Scholars believe that “uncover the nakedness of” someone might also be a euphemism for sexual relations, so this remains up for debate.) Verses 6-18 iterate each relation that is forbidden to disrobe in your presence.

Here’s a true story that will make this relatable to the reader. I remember once when I was a child, I accidentally walked in on my grandmother while she was undressing. After seeing the sight of her aged body, I was not able to imagine that any woman, young or old, was aesthetically beautiful underneath her clothes. It was not until I was much older, after I had seen prime SMV women in the nude, that I was able to think of (some) women as beautiful. So I can understand how the sight of naked family members can warp one’s impression of people in general.

The second half of this chapter lists a number of activities, most of them sexual, which cause one to become defiled. So here we are talking about processes which should be avoided.

19 ‘Also you shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness as long as she is in her customary impurity. 20 Moreover you shall not lie carnally with your neighbor’s wife, to defile yourself with her. 21 And you shall not let any of your descendants pass through the fire to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God: I am the Lord. 22 You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination. 23 Nor shall you mate with any animal, to defile yourself with it. Nor shall any woman stand before an animal to mate with it. It is perversion.

24 ‘Do not defile yourselves with any of these things; for by all these the nations are defiled, which I am casting out before you. 25 For the land is defiled; therefore I visit the punishment of its iniquity upon it, and the land vomits out its inhabitants. 26 You shall therefore keep My statutes and My judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations, either any of your own nation or any stranger who dwells among you 27 (for all these abominations the men of the land have done, who were before you, and thus the land is defiled), 28 lest the land vomit you out also when you defile it, as it vomited out the nations that were before you. 29 For whoever commits any of these abominations, the persons who commit them shall be cut off from among their people.

30 ‘Therefore you shall keep My ordinance, so that you do not commit any of these abominable customs which were committed before you, and that you do not defile yourselves by them: I am the Lord your God.’”

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So to put this all together, a bullet list of defiling experiences looks like this.

  • Viewing adult, close family members in the nude (other than one’s husband or wife)
  • Thinking of sex too lightly, or taking sex casually (profaning God)
  • Having casual sex with short term partners (fornication, profaning God)
  • Having sex with a woman during her menstruation.
  • Swinging (trading husbands or wives for sexual purposes, which is adultery)
  • Cuckolding or being cuckolded (adultery)
  • Sexual experiences with same sex partners (homosexuality)
  • Sexual experiences with family members (incest)
  • Sexual experiences with animals (bestiality)
  • Sacrificing children’s well-being (e.g. destroying their lives, spiritual vitality, faith, and confidence) for the sake of personal goals or interests

The Lamentable Defilement of Children

In the spiritual sense, one’s first encounter with either God’s grace, or Satan’s thug life, often occurs in childhood or adolescence. Thus, a state of sanctification or defilement (respectively) can set in early, often times long before a person is cognizant of the nature of the transition. This trajectory tends to develop and expand over a person’s life span, resulting in their eternal condition of union with (in the case of sanctification), or alienation from (in the case of defilement) God Himself.

The last point on the list above is an especially complex topic, since it involves the defiling formation (or the de-formation) of young minds and souls. So it includes this sublist.

  • Divorce and fatherlessness are both known to have a profoundly negative effect on any children involved.
  • Pursuing sexual promiscuity while married, which invariably results in the defilement of the perpetrators through adultery, is both a cause of, and a prevalent motive for a frivorce which harms children. So this is a double defilement.
  • Sexual experiences with children (pedophilia)
  • Killing children (abortion, infanticide, homicide)

But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea.~ Mark 9:42 (NKJV)

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Conclusions

It might be tempting for some readers to cling to the belief that defilement is not much different from being unclean. But the difference is noteworthy. A state of uncleanness is (presumed to be) temporary – body fluids and sheets which can be washed up in an hour, or rancorous or inebriated dispositions which undulate over time. But defilement is associated with taking a step into the abyss – etched permanently into the body (self-evident), mind (i.e. cognitive beliefs, memory), soul (affections and inclinations), and spirit (perdition).

Upon reflection, it may be apparent to the reader by now, that when a society loosens its sexual norms, the associated “liberation” not only brings depravity, but it is also the destruction of Sanctity. It would be more fitting and accurate, from a Christian perspective, to rename “the Sexual Revolution” as “the Defilement Rebellion”.

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A True Prophet of Western Politics

A favorable op-ed on Ed Hurst’s unique political views.

Readership: Those who are fully disconnected from the Matrix

To most Christians, it may appear as though the political spectrum of the Right conforms more closely to Christian principles as a nation. Indeed, for all my life, most Christians have believed that the political Right is the moral Right, and have voted accordingly.

Likewise, most Christian leaders and organizations throw their political hat in with the Republican Right. However, the religious leaders of our day are increasingly embracing the corrupted values and lifestyles of the Left.

On the other side of the aisle, I’ve found that many Leftist principles envelop a Christ-like attitude towards one’s fellow man, although their values and purposes have descended into outright paganism. Another no-go.

So in sum, I’ve never been content with the comprehensive narratives offered by either the Right or the Left. Many of those in my generation (X-er’s) have felt the same way, although for different reasons, which has led to the growth of the third parties over the last 30 years, such as the Libertarian and the Green. But none of these parties have gained significant traction. Moreover, it is becoming apparent to everyone that no clear political lines can be drawn along Biblical or other ideological grounds. It seems that “the system” just won’t allow it.

This phenomenology begs the deeper question of, WHY is it all so stymied?

The Flimsy Nutshell answer: It’s all puppet politics to appease and control the masses. We don’t know what’s really going on behind the scenes. But occasionally, we get a harrowing glimpse of the truth, which no one is ready to believe, much less accept responsibility for.

To make the social landscape even more confusing, false teachers, and false leaders abound these days. It’s nearly impossible to find a voice that speaks the values and viewpoints of God concerning modern politics.

So I want to devote this blog post to promote a fellow blogger, Ed Hurst, at “Do What’s Right“. He’s been blogging for many years, and he has more than 900 followers. He’s also written a number of books on various subjects, including A Christian Guide to the Sexual Marketplace (2013), and Redemption and Sexual Identity (2014). They’re available online for free.

Concerning his approach to scripture, he states his unique approach in his page, Philosophy.

“…holding to the Western epistemology guarantees you cannot understand the Bible. Your subconscious mind will be imbued with an arrogant assumption you do understand it, and better than those who wrote it. That’s wrong. Further, the Hebraic approach is what God designed as the proper viewpoint for humans in this world, so if you don’t embrace it, you fight God.”

Elsewhere, he says,

“You do not measure the Bible against Post-modern Western social expectations. Instead, you measure the West and every other society and culture against the standards God set forth in His Word. It’s not that God expects us to clone the Hebrew society in our own day and time; it won’t fit. Rather, in “rightly dividing the Word,” we discern the underlying facts of human nature manifested in Hebrew customs by reading about them from within the ancient Hebrew moral standards.”

This is a view from outside the crucible of the Western Aristotelian epistemology, and all of its offshoots. He defines mysticism as simply holding a non-Aristotelian epistemology. I feel this is a philosophical tool likely to yield some astute insights that are commonly ignored by today’s thinkers, and indeed has, as can be seen in many of his posts.

To the point, Ed has been able to put into words my deeper beliefs, or should I say, suspicions about western politics. As he writes in his post, The Current Path of the US (November 30, 2018),

“The “left” and “right” in our current political context is just a front to whip up the crowds. It never ceases to amaze me just how deeply the troops on the ground truly believe the crap they are sold. There is a wealth of mythology on both sides that really has nothing to do with actual government policy.”

Read more in his latest post, The US Is Terminal (December 5, 2018), and other works under the tags, Politics and Globalism.

Now you will see how deep the rabbit hole goes.

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What does it mean to be Unclean?

Reaching a deeper understanding of the concepts behind the state of being Unclean, including Biblical citations, descriptions, and visual illustrations.

Readership: All

I’ve decided that several theological terms, such as unclean, defile, consecrate, and sanctify, deserve a closer study. So this post takes a look at the first term, and some upcoming posts will tackle the others.

dirty coffee cup

A simple interpretation of unclean is just what the word means – dirty. An object, such as the coffee mug in the picture above, or a person, in the spiritual context, has been busy with the common tasks and functions of life, and carries physical or spiritual indications of his/her contact with the functional world. These indicators become feculent if efforts are not made to wash and clean them in a timely manner.

In the spiritual context, the Bible mentions several experiences which cause one to be unclean.

4 Whatever man of the descendants of Aaron, who is a leper or has a discharge, shall not eat the holy offerings until he is clean. And whoever touches anything made unclean by a corpse, or a man who has had an emission of semen, or whoever touches any creeping thing by which he would be made unclean, or any person by whom he would become unclean, whatever his uncleanness may be— the person who has touched any such thing shall be unclean until evening, and shall not eat the holy offerings unless he washes his body with water. And when the sun goes down he shall be clean; and afterward he may eat the holy offerings, because it is his food. Whatever dies naturally or is torn by beasts he shall not eat, to defile himself with it: I am the Lord.” ~ Leviticus 22:4-8 (NKJV)

To reframe this in my own words,

“If you’ve been ill and puking, you shouldn’t plan to go on a date. If you’ve just attended a funeral, or if you’ve been jerking off on X-vids, or if you’ve been cleaning up your kid’s excrement, or cleaning dead cockroaches out of the drain, or if you’re all grossed out from working at a medical clinic or from watching horror movies, (etc.), then until the day is over and you’ve had a hot shower, you’re not going to be in the right mood to enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner with your spouse. And if the dinner includes roadkill, then that will ruin the mood of the evening, on top of the fact that you’ll be facing some serious gastroenteritis over the next few days.”

From my reading of this, it is apparent that practically any repugnancy or offense that causes one to develop a rancorous disposition, is part and parcel of the experience of becoming unclean.

Of note, an offense is a process by which one becomes unclean.

Does this mean that certain Feeelz are unclean?

Well, sort of. A better way to describe this would be in terms of the appropriateness of one’s disposition within specific contexts. I believe this is because being unclean also includes the spiritual (or ceremonial) aspect – that is to say, certain experiences, like having orgasms, PMS, and touching bugs and dead things, affect one’s Frame of mind and emotional disposition, such that one becomes unable to enjoy, or unfit to attend formal white tie events.

The emotion of disgust is the near opposite of joy, and several passages in scripture associate joy with a vibrant life in the presence of God.

“Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” ~ Nehemiah 8:10 (NKJV)

“Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving;
Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.” ~ Psalm 95:2 (NKJV)

Put simply, the mundanities of life are just not fitting nor dignified, and thereby spoil the joys of a formal experience.

From a simple TRP perspective, the two states are incompatible.

For a visual experience of the difference, please overlook my amateur photoshop skills and “feel the difference” between the images below. [Viewer warning: the third and fourth images may be disturbing.]

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Image of a joyful beauty in paradise – soul inspiring!

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Image of a down-to-earth man fighting against nature for survival – also very inspiring.

dirty job

Image of a down-to-earth man doing a very disgusting, but well-paying job. It’s still honorable and respectable, in spite of the stench.

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Image of a joyful beauty at a meat rendering plant… Ugh! Pass me the barf bag, NOW!

I think everyone can agree that the juxtaposition of joy and beauty with death and decay is far worse than merely the sight of rotting carcasses at the glue factory. There’s no inherent value, meaning, or inspiration in it, and it destroys any value, meaning, and inspiration that might have been recognized of its constituent elements. In fact, once you’ve seen that last image, if you go back to view any of the previous three images again, you’ll find that they have lost all their power to inspire. That’s precisely the sentiment carried by the Biblical descriptions of being unclean.

I believe this is (at least partly) the idea that Jesus was referring to in the parables of the patches and wineskins.

“No one puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for the patch pulls away from the garment, and the tear is made worse. Nor do they put new wine into old wineskins, or else the wineskins break, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But they put new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.” ~ Matthew 9:16-17 (NKJV)

Leviticus 15 talks further about ceremonial uncleanliness. It says that women are unclean during their menstrual cycle, and that men are unclean after a seminal emission.

16 ‘If any man has an emission of semen, then he shall wash all his body in water, and be unclean until evening. 17 And any garment and any leather on which there is semen, it shall be washed with water, and be unclean until evening. 18 Also, when a woman lies with a man, and there is an emission of semen, they shall bathe in water, and be unclean until evening.
19 ‘If a woman has a discharge, and the discharge from her body is blood, she shall be set apart seven days; and whoever touches her shall be unclean until evening. 20 Everything that she lies on during her impurity shall be unclean; also everything that she sits on shall be unclean. 21 Whoever touches her bed shall wash his clothes and bathe in water, and be unclean until evening. 22 And whoever touches anything that she sat on shall wash his clothes and bathe in water, and be unclean until evening. 23 If anything is on her bed or on anything on which she sits, when he touches it, he shall be unclean until evening. 24 And if any man lies with her at all, so that her impurity is on him, he shall be unclean seven days; and every bed on which he lies shall be unclean.” ~ Leviticus 15:16-24 (NKJV)

For menstruation and ejaculation, the jism, blood, stains, and odors are obviously properties that determine an unclean state. And we know how women are often in a foul mood too, during their menstrual cycle.

But in addition to the malodorous menses and meandrous moods, we might also presume (from a spiritual view) that a psychological state of post orgasmic delirium is also concomitant with becoming unclean.

By comparing the faces of pleasure and pain, we get a glimpse of how an orgasm might be considered unclean, while suffering is not. The faces expressing pain are disturbing, but still remain respectable and relatable. But the schmoozy O faces appear psychotic and creepy within the context of polite company. This phenomenon is apparently true across sex, race and culture.

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Image source: Motherboard (feat. Samantha Cole): Researchers Studied How Facial Expressions for Orgasms and Pain Differ Across Cultures (October 16, 2018).

To further explore this effect, let’s consider how people’s moods will change after having sex (as in Leviticus 15:18). For a visual comparison of the pre, in vitro, and post dopamine/oxytocin states, take a look at these photo illustrations from Brazilian photographer, Marcos Alberti, who teamed up with sex toy brand Smile Makers to capture the cum laud faces of women within shuddering throes and curled toes, in a collection he calls, “The O Project” [Viewer warning: link NSFW].

My comments follow the visual teaser.

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In the pre-oxytocin state, the subjects appear (relatively) dignified and rational. But after grunting through an O, each person takes on a different aura. Some women get silly and giggly, some become bumbling buffoons, some get proud and disdainful, some get catty and mean, some just get zoned out and sh!t faced, and a few actually become more soft, warm and loving. Their change in spirit cannot be denied. In fact, the Bible says that this is when you really “know” a person in the carnal sense.

Different strokes for different blokes. Different post O’s for different host hoes. But the bottom line is that something in their spiritual constitution has changed. It’s not a permanent change, but it’s definitely not appropriate nor suitable within certain contexts. Hence, the person would be considered unclean in this state.

Now the women in these photos were only lancing their loins with a sex toy product, and there was no “emission of semen” as stated in Leviticus. But if an actual man were introduced into her orgasmic thrall, and the specified genetic condiments were tossed onto the salad, then that’s when the real permanence of defilement sets in.

The next post will cover the topic of Defilement.

Conclusions

Some rather unsurprising conclusions about ceremonial uncleanness are as follows.

  • The gut-turning blend of the beautiful and the unseemly, is a characteristic quality of a state of being unclean.
  • Activities or experiences which elicit rancorous disgust detract from one’s sense of confidence and joy in a formal dignified setting.
  • Similarly, activities or experiences which cast one into an inebriated or unsober state of being defer one from being in a rational and reasonable state of mind, which may have a direct impact on the decisions and/or events in one’s life.

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States, Processes, and Qualities

Some brief definitions of engineering and thermodynamic concepts to be used as an analogy to explain spiritual phenomena.

Readership: Reference

I feel there is a general haze of confusion surrounding many spiritual concepts, such as defilement, uncleanness, consecration, sanctification, and redemption. I will be studying these concepts in some future posts, and in order to help our understanding of these matters, I will be discussing them in terms of an analogy to the comparable concepts ubiquitous in thermodynamics, industrial engineering, and manufacturing science, namely states, processes, and qualities, among others. So this post is meant to serve as a reference to some general definitions. I may add to this post in the future.

A State is defined as the equilibrium condition of a system, and is described in terms of several state variables or state quantities that depend only on the current equilibrium condition of the system. State functions do not depend on the path by which the system arrived at its present state. For example, internal energy, enthalpy, and entropy are state quantities.

  • Uncleanness is a state defined by certain extrinsic properties.
  • Defilement is a state determined by certain intrinsic properties.

A Process is how a system passes from one state to another. Process functions depend on the path taken to reach one state from another. As an example, mechanical work and heat are process functions because they describe quantitatively the transition between equilibrium states of a thermodynamic system.

Process Quality is having the highest efficiency and best utilization of all resources in production.

Product Quality means to incorporate features that have a capacity to meet consumer needs (wants) and gives customer satisfaction by improving products (goods) and making them free from any deficiencies or defects.

Six Sigma (6σ) is a set of techniques and tools for process improvement. Six Sigma strategies seek to improve the quality of the output of a process by identifying and removing the causes of defects and minimizing variability in manufacturing and business processes. It uses a set of quality management methods, mainly empirical, and statistical methods, and creates a special infrastructure of people within the organization who are experts in these methods. Each Six Sigma project carried out within an organization follows a defined sequence of steps and has specific value targets, for example: reduce process cycle time, reduce pollution, reduce costs, increase customer satisfaction, and increase profits. A six sigma process is one in which 99.99966% of all opportunities to produce some feature of a part are statistically expected to be free of defects.

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Is there any honor or benefit to slut shaming an adulterous wife?

An examination of the dynamics of slut shaming a wayward wife.

Readership: Red Pilled Men

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Based on one of my previous posts, there was a discussion at Boxer’s concerning how a man could possibly deal with an adulterous or Alpha-widowed wife, who is spiritually impoverished as a result of her present inclinations, or her previous sexual profligacies, respectively. These posts included,

  1. Sigma Frame: Can You Trust A Dancing Skeleton? (September 21, 2018)
  2. Boxer: How Dare You (November 7, 2018)
  3. Boxer: Patriarchal Thinking (November 13, 2018)

Just to be clear, my previous post (1) was intended to warn readers of the inevitable risks of today’s MMP, and to encourage readers to be both honest and extremely diligent when vetting a potential spouse. I’d like to believe that the overdramatized description might even induce more conscientiousness about the social, marital, and spiritual consequences of sexual promiscuity.

The term “marital fraud” was intended to describe how the spiritual desolation in the wife, which results from dissipating herself (AKA “discovering herself”), invariably remains as a perpetual act of cruelty and disrespect towards her future spouse. It was not meant as a justification for divorce in the de jure sense, although I do understand how it could be interpreted that way, based on certain Biblical passages.

We have two situations covered in Boxer’s two posts, and their related discussions.

  1. A wife who was slutty in the past, and who continues to coit Mr. Danger, even though married.
  2. A wife who was slutty in the past, but who has since settled down and honors her marital vows.

In the last post (3), Boxer covers these two cases respectively as follows.

“If his partner is breaking the [marital] contract, then there are remedies available, which don’t include impotent whining and bitching in public. If his partner is not breaking the contract, then he needs to shut the fuck up and quit whining and bitching in public. Public bitching and whining is unmanly. The time for reading the prospectus is before one invests [in a woman by marrying her].”

But as Honeycomb and Ofelas pointed out in the comments of Boxer’s previous post (2), sexual promiscuities are acts of sin that people rarely come to regret. A guy is blessed if the girl actually regrets her past libidinal indiscretions and confesses it.

There was also some discussion about whether commiserating over marital fraud is “manly”, or honorable, or what not. I agree that these considerations are important, however they are also corrigible, depending on the context of the situation.

If the wife is merely fraudulent, in that she did not confess her true sexual history with her fiancée before marriage, but she conscientiously observes her marital vows and seeks to invest in the relationship, then I believe there is not much a husband can do to remediate the spiritual poverty that she has brought into the marriage. The best he can do is to improve the bonding as much as he can, and guide her towards spiritual growth.

But if the wife continues to revel in her “freedom of choice”, and indulge in glorifying branch swinging, then slut shaming might have a beneficial purpose. So I will outline a few possible outcomes here as follows.

Possible Benefits to Slutty Wife Shaming

I can see a small number of possibly beneficial purposes in publicly shaming an adulterous wife or LTR companion (the first case mentioned above).

  1. In the case where the wife continued to be proud of her carouseling, and at risk of continuing in it, then exposing her sin and shame might serve to goad her towards repentance and reinforce her remorse.
  2. In the case where the wife was nymphotically desperate for cyclical sexual afirmaction, such that it took the form of an adicktion which she couldn’t live without, then publicly shaming her would probably break any remaining trust in hubby. This move would essentially end the relationship, and would push her out to drift in the SMP. However, getting rid of such a woman would probably be a good thing, and she would probably be (relatively) “happier” too, for whatever that is worth. Furthermore (if I am interpreting scripture correctly), this form of discipline is endorsed by St. Paul.

“…deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.” ~ 1st Corinthians 5:5 (NKJV)

  1. It would demonstrate to other, i.e. younger, women that they can’t avoid a public scorning for sexual profligacy, even though married. This would be taking one small step back to a Patriarchal social structure, much to the dismay of liberated Feminists. (That in itself may prove to be rather satisfying!)

Risks Inherent in Slutty Wife Shaming

There are also many risks in this, which should not be overlooked.

  1. A man risks violating the sacred trust of his wife, which may lower her temptation threshold. This is a complicated and nuanced matter, which may warrant some further discussion and review.
  2. He opens himself up to gossip and ridicule within his community.
  3. This may have a negative effect on his reputation and social standing, which in turn, may affect the trajectory and stability of his career.
  4. Once other Chads find out that she’s easy, she may face a landslide of sexually tinged male attention. In this case, the man would basically be advertising her services to the community.

Of course, the effectiveness and end results of these purposes would depend on the character of the individual, the social context, and the nature of their peer group as well.

If the peer group / public rejoined the husband’s shaming of the wife by reinforcing the social ostracization, then this may do wonders in bouncing the wayward wife back onto the straight and narrow. We know how women always follow the herd.

On the other hand, if the peer group scorned the husband for exposing his wife’s indiscretions, and labeled him as “cowardly whiner”, then this may serve to empower the wife’s ambitions to up her N count even higher.

In a perfect world, she might also respond by feeling compassion for her husband’s having to endure suffering for her wrongdoing, but this (I believe) is unlikely, and even if she does, it is unclear whether she would turn her behavior around or not.

The bottom line is that if a man has a cockamaniacal wife who is rocking the boat by flirting and F-ing around with other men, then this puts the cucked husband in a very strenuous, defensive, and dishonored position. This continues to be true, although less severe, even if the wife has since forsaken her promiscuous past.

Also, other males would be wiser to offer moral support to a husband who feels he has been defrauded or cucked, rather than to deride him for being an “unmanly” cuckold.

I hope the information offered in this post may help men think through their choices and actions more clearly.

Somewhat inspired by the discussion at Boxer’s, I’m still trying to figure out who gets cucked worse (in theory) – the Tingle-inspiring Alpha who has the quick, soul gratifying F*ck that is so envied by all other men, but then has his progeny condom-bagged or aborted, and thereby loses his reproductive opportunities to the Beta she has children with later on, OR the Beta who fathers children with her, but has to tolerate her guilt-ridden soul emptiness and sexual frigidity stemming from her youthful, widow inducing rendezvous with the Alpha.

It’s a tough call.

But it does seem like wherever Derek goes, he draws criticism… 😉

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