In the past two posts on the Destruction of morals and the idolization of romantic love and Destruction of morals and the commodification of romantic love, we looked at the specific ways in which the destruction of morals have led to the idolization of romantic love and the commodification of love.
What we are seeing are the true consequence of absolute or objective morality and relative morality. In other words, to have objective morality there must be something that anchors morals — there must be an “authority” or “God.”
If people don’t believe in a “higher power” or “God” and are agnostic or atheist then they must believe in relative morality. Since relative morality is not absolute, there is no right or wrong. Everyone can do what they want, even to the detriment of others. Psychopaths, serial murderers, pedophiles, and the like are no different than you or me. This is the true conclusion of immoral red pill behavior: it’s basically everyone for themselves.
With the grounding of morality to an objective stance we have:
- There is a God or higher power
- If we assume this God or higher power is Christian (since we are on a Christian blog), said Christian God prescribes objective moral behaviors.
- Marriage is made for sex, and sex is made for marriage. Romance and sex happens in the confines of marriage.
- Sex and romance are inextricably linked to a singular person that you marry, and thus cannot be commodified to use as a weapon or temptation.
However, without the grounding of an objective morality we enter relative morality:
- There is no God or higher power
- There is only relative moral behavior, which means everyone can do what they want without consideration of [higher] consequences. Likewise, the only reason to obey laws would be to not be punished. If you can get away with something without being punished then it’s good. Baser instincts like feelings become your truth.
- Sex is made for romance or other feelings. Marriage is a useless or archaic institution that only serves a purpose if you give it meaning: most opt out. Marriage or not-marriage can thus be incentivized through commodification — divorce in incentivized so many will divorce.
- Sex and romance are commodities that you can with what you want without shame: prostitution, manipulation, trading for affection, trading for commitment, and the like.
- At this point, the only thing still driving marriage is that it is a status symbol in the middle and upper class in America. Those that care not for it will cohabit instead.
This is why when you can compare the secular and Christain manosphere you get wildly disparate behavior.
The secular manosphere recommends having sex with multiple women at the same time and never marrying at all. There’s nothing wrong with sleeping with other men’s wives, or caring about sexual health other than yourselves or so you won’t get a bad reputation. There’s no value in women other than how they can please you and satisfy you. This is why the primary thing strived for in the secular manosphere is the maximization of attractive traits such as the dark triad: narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopathy. There’s no need to have a moral standard of behavior with women or even men.
If there is no God, they are right. You want to maximize attraction to attract as many women as possible and spread your seed and have fun and be happy. Yet, in the end, you see that this is not happiness or fulfillment. Most players end up getting “player burnout” and realize that women aren’t an answer. If women aren’t the answer when there is no God in this life, then what is?
This is ultimately the great question that everyone needs to answer for themselves. Is there a God? Is that God the Christian God?
On the other hand, if we are wrong Paul makes the case rightfully:
1 Corinthians 15:12 Now if Christ is preached, that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, not even Christ has been raised; 14 and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain. 15 Moreover we are even found to be false witnesses of God, because we testified [f]against God that He raised [g]Christ, whom He did not raise, if in fact the dead are not raised. 16 For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised; 17 and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19 If we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be pitied.
This is indeed why Christians in the secular manosphere are looked on spitefully. Holding onto morality when there is no God would be foolish and to your own detriment. Believing in something that is false with no benefit to yourself is to be derided.
But read the rest of the 1 Corinthians 15 to see the hope we have in Jesus.
I suppose the thing I find most interesting is that the logical behavior that comes out of belief in God or lack of belief is God is so wildly disparate. Hence, the title of this post — the chain of corruption. It leads in two different directions and leads to wholly different conclusions and behavior.