This video gives a lot of insight into Roosh’s (supposed) conversion to Christianity. Roosh’s interview with Sharpe on his turning Christian.
I ended up watching the whole thing. Here’s a bunch of the key talking points.
- Orthodoxy was his church of choice because that’s where he can take his mother and if I remember correct he grow up in that Church
- The death of his sister made him question the emptiness of his lifestyle. Thought about how it would be much better if he had been spending time with her rather than traveling around and banging women in different countries
- Traveling also was futile because he could have been establishing himself professionally for years, so if he wanted to have a family he could already be working toward that
- Taking shrooms help him confirm that Christianity was the right path as it supposedly made him see clearer through all of the socialized and feminized BS that is imposed on us all the time from the post-feminist world. It did not blow his mind.
- Regrets the player lifestyle but realizes that he may have not been a Christian had it played out any different way
- Has pulled most/all of his books on fornicating in other countries. Left the game ones up as he thinks game is not inherently bad but recognizing fornicating is.
- Talks about how his mind is constantly sexualizing women and running game on them as a habit, so he’s being celibate and focused on retraining his mind to be normal
- Would not comment on “deeper” aspects of the Christian faith as he is new to the faith and still studying the Bible and doing research on how to be and live as Christian, aside from the obvious no fornicating.
- Commented how haters would be haters (gathering around you and love what you’re doing but once you do something that they don’t like they’ll throw you under the bus) but is doing the interview for people who actually want to know the reasons why he has done an about face and why he thinks Christianity (“the God pill”) is true.
- Recognizes the gravity of Matthew 16:24-26 (“whoever wants to be My disciple must take up his cross…”) and is trying to follow in that vein
- Relaunching his site soon.
I ended up e-mailing him and offering him my book but he declined as he didn’t have time and would buy it if he did.
Overall, he seemed very genuine on the video and recognizes he’s still an infant in the faith but seems to be doing a lot of soul searching and research on how to live the faith out. Relaunching/rebranding is an interesting thing because you alienate most of your former userbase and it’s has to hurt him monetarily pulling his books. I think that’s the most genuine thing so far that we can see at least that shows that money is not everything, and he’s serious about what he’s talking about so far. We’ll see what comes out of it, but I think he’s on the right track. Even if the shrooms story was a bit weird (I’ve heard crazier conversions).
Also, there was a surprising amount of Christians commenting in the chat while the interview was going on. I think most of the Christians who encounter the manosphere don’t know blogs like Dalrock exist.