My prediction in 2013 that the androsphere was ripe for conversion to Traditional, orthodox Christianity, or else to nothingness – are there any real alternatives to these two ultimate destinations, ever? – was controversial. Our friend Dalrock was then already one of the three or four most important sex realist bloggers, and wrote from an overtly and stoutly conservative Christian perspective (his guest post here is the fifth most read in our history). And there have been other like-minded bloggers in the androsphere. But most of that sphere was then dominated by purely secular pick up artists, interested to understand the sexes – especially the female sex – only as a way to manipulate as many women as possible into fornication of some sort. So my prediction met with a fair degree of skepticism.
I rejoiced then to hear a few months ago that, after a dire and extended dark night of the soul, such as comes eventually to all men, perhaps the most famous and influential writer in the androsphere, Daryush Valizadeh, or Roosh V., had renounced the manipulative, cynical, worldly and essentially wicked Game that had made him famous, and that had earned him a living, and turned decisively to Christ, via our brothers in his ancestral Armenian Orthodox Church. He has now devoted his great rhetorical talent to the conversion of souls.
A bit of my happiness at this news was of course due to the advent of a marker of the success of my prediction. But almost all of it was due to the good things that may come from the huge influence Roosh has on thousands of young men. His conversion – and amazingly rapid progress in understanding the moral, spiritual, practical, and cultural implications of the Faith – could have a massive cultural impact, for the good.
As one who has criticized Game – not unsympathetically – since long before I wrote that post in 2013, I’ve been meaning to take note of this conversion for some time, and to congratulate and welcome Roosh, publicly, back to the fold. May God Bless and Keep him, etc. His courage in first abandoning a budding career in corporate America for the world of Game – so massively incorrect, politically – and then, having built a living on that risky move, in renouncing it for the even more incorrect conversion to Traditional orthodox Christianity, is a lesson to us all. May all Men of the Right be inspired by his courage, and by his example!
I am moved now to this recognition of this great Prodigal’s great Return to the House of his Father by a few paragraphs of one of his most recent posts:
All lifestyles, with no exception, cause disease by their very nature, because they separate you from God. They are designed to fill you with worldly distractions, pleasures, and fame. Even if you don’t actively worship Satan, if you are not consciously serving the will of God, you are serving the will of the father of lies. Satan will approve of any lifestyle you choose. If you participate in anything that could even be construed as a lifestyle, or one where a corporation sees you as a marketing opportunity or audience segment, you have fallen for a lie, and will undoubtedly suffer as a direct result of your behavior. There is suffering even if you are a practicing Christian, but that suffering does not stem from your own lifestyle choices.
… The word “lifestyle” is rather new. It is yet another ingenious attempt by Satan to convince humans that they can figure it out on their own, but by attempting to do so, they put themselves squarely in rebellion against God. The only outcome for a person who pursues a lifestyle is to become gravely ill before eventually suffering spiritual death.
Amen, amen! It is just as I wrote, in a post published the other day: everything we do is worship, of someone or other: of just one someone, or just one other. We must choose. To the extent we do not choose God – to the extent, i.e., we choose some specious lifestyle or other – we do not choose Life Himself, or therefore life for ourselves. Do you devote yourself to some idiosyncratic oddity of life, or – harking back to my most recent post – of the life of the mind? Is it *in any way* at odds with your chthonic Traditional orthodoxy or orthopraxy, of cult or culture, of family, people, or nation? If so: dude, you are almost certainly in trouble, and bound for trouble, and should turn from your wickedness, and so live.
As Daryush has done. Welcome, brother. May you be as great in the cause as your archetype, Saint Augustine.
And, may all his readers follow Daryush from the desert of this present world toward the Paradise of the Most Real that has been ever hidden in its depths. Welcome, brothers!