Someone asked me here on TDL a while back what I thought about the Christian/semi-neo-conservative slant of “the manosphere”. While this post is not a deep discussion of such, I do want to make it known that I find it … baffling, or puzzling at best.
As a commenter put it here, some of the manosphere is definitively clueless, confused, and acts in ways entirely counter-productive to broader and larger goals. As the commenter put it
These men are anti-life, anti-human, anti-freedom and anti-happiness.
While I wouldn’t say “all of them” fit that bill, or even a majority, I would say a huge chunk, sadly, fit that category. And I would further state that the majority of that “trend”, stems directly from Christianity.
Christianity in particular of all other religions is at odds with man, with life on earth, and especially, with romantic love. Christianity has always espoused a profound hatred of these entities, does now, and always will, until it goes the way of Greek Mythology.
Christianity is a primitive, collectivist, openly irrational substitute for philosophy. “Manosphere” supporters claim that Christian values and traditions build “the foundation” of society : the family.
But this is a pile of horse shit. Not only is the individual the foundation of “society” (always has been, is now, and always will be), but it is precisely these “traditions” that cause so much suffering and hatred today.
Traditions are useless unless and until they correspond to reality. “The family” being the center of any society or philosophy is collectivist in itself. And guess what else has it’s roots in collectivism?
The third wave of feminism. The modern hatred of both genders. (One does not hate the opposite sex without hating oneself, and ones own gender, first).
The reality is, men who rely on Christianity for philosophy and are simultaneously upset with modern feminism, are fundamental allies with who and what they claim to oppose.
Christianity and modern feminism are both collectivist.
In fact, Christianity has a much longer rap sheet of death, destruction, violence, oppression, molestation, and blind hatred.
On a very closely related note, Captain Capitalism published and then pulled a post linking to and praising a post here on TDL. I’ve suspected since that time that he did more searching around TDL and discovered something he didn’t approve of : probably something to do with Christianity.
Part speculation there, but, it wouldn’t surprise me in the least.
That’s all I have for now, more thoughts in a future post.
Further Reading :
This was a featured post on The Spearhead. The owner is nice. I’ve spoken to him via phone on a few occasions. Not exactly a warm welcome via the readers though, in spite of the fact that The 21 Convention is probably the best thing to happen for young men in recent history. Interestingly, that post sent 2 attendees to the London 21 Convention. Walked in skeptical, walked away 150% happy they decided to attend.