Rollo Tomassi has been an ardent defender of Red Pill as a theory, not an ideology, political movement or religion. In his article “The Political is Personal”, Tomassi wrote the following:
“This is the degree to which the Feminine Imperative has been saturated into our western social fabric. Catholic women in the Vatican may have very little in common with Mormon women in Utah, but let a Mormon woman insist the church alter its fundamental foundational articles of faith with regard to women in favor of a doctrine substituted by the Feminine Imperative and those disparate women have a common purpose.
That is the depth of the Feminine Imperative – that female primacy should rewrite articles of faith to prioritize women’s interests…
It’s my opinion that red pill awareness needs to remain fundamentally apolitical, non-racial and non-religious because the moment the Red Pill is associated with any social or religious movement, you co-brand it with an ideology, and the validity of it will be written off along with any preconceptions associated with that specific ideology.”
In “The Believers” vs. The Empiricists”, Tomassi writes:
“Red Pill people… believe that whether something is “good” or “bad” is a matter of opinion, and that all systems of morality are things societies invented to get a result, and it is therefore pointless to argue about whether something is “evil” or not, instead of about what effect it has. They are moral relativists… They believe that the goal of a debate is to establish what the facts are, and how this knowledge can be used to control outcomes. They argue about what is true.
They believe that debates are a cooperative process between two or more people who have the shared goal of achieving a more accurate picture of absolute reality, and that, while people may stick vehemently to their positions, they can also reverse them on a dime if new information comes to light, because the only real attachment is to the truth. They believe debates occur between theories, not people. Thus questioning someone’s character is off-limits, because it is irrelevant.”
So, as we can see from the quotes above, Rollo reflects the feeling of many Red Pill people that Red Pill is and must remain theory (or a collection of theories) about intersexual dynamics. And it must stay out of political, racial and other arenas and strictly stick to intersexual dynamics.
We Can’t Avoid the Necessity of Religious and Political Reforms
I totally agree with Tomassi that that both men and women across political and religious spectrums will close ranks and join together when Red Pill theories are presented.
The feminine imperative was kept bound and in check by patriarchal societies which existed throughout the world for six millennia. It was only during the mid-19th century that Secular Humanism based on the combination of individualism, naturalism and blank slate released the feminine imperative from the control of patriarchy.
And once it did that, the feminine imperative brought us the feminine reality.
But again, what was it that released the feminine imperative to do all the damage it has done to Western civilization? It was Humanism.
In “Unmarriageable”, Tomassi gives the following lamentation:
“The way we do marriage today has the potential to be the most damaging decision a man can make in his life. It may even end his life. But despite all that I still believe men and women are better together than we are apart. We still evolved to be complements to the other.
It’s the coming together and living together, and all the downside risks to men today that I have no solution for at the moment. Maybe it’s going to take a war or a meteor striking the earth to set gender parity back in balance, but at the moment there’s only a future of sexual segregation to look forward to.”
If Tomassi and other Red Pill folks want to keep Red Pill non-political and non-religious then more power to them. But I would argue based on Tomassi’s own comments they can’t really solve the underlying problem and all Red Pill is then is a band aid to help men have sex in a feminine primary world with no answers for getting out of it.
But as Bible believing Christians, we must delve into the political and religious side of this. Humanism unleashed the feminine imperative upon Western civilization and the only way to put the feminine imperative back under control is to return to patriarchal and religious societies once again. A return to Christian patriarchy would solve the problem of the feminine imperative.
Now I know right now that seems like a fantasy. And Red Pill folks, Humanists and many Christians reading this are all laughing. But let me tell you about a man who laughed about gender equality almost 250 years ago.
In 1776, John Adams wrote the follow response to his wife Abigail who asked him to push the founders for women’s equality with men in the new America nation and this was his famous response:
“As to your extraordinary code of laws, I cannot but laugh…Depend upon it, we know better than to repeal our masculine systems… and rather than give up this, which would completely subject us to the despotism of the petticoat, I hope General Washington and all our brave heroes would fight”.
The “despotism of the petticoat” meant the “despotism of women”. John Adams predicted that if the Patriarchal order which had served human civilization for six millennia was given up, that it would be replaced by a new Matriarchal order. In other words, John Adams predicted what Red Pill calls “the feminine reality”.
It took almost 200 years for what John Adams laughed at the possibility of to be fully realized.
So, is it so outlandish to believe that Patriarchy, and specifically Christian Patriarchy could return over the next two centuries? I think not.
The feminine imperative was released because of religious (humanism) changes that lead to political changes in this nation. And the only way the feminine imperative will finally be placed back under control is through the same means – through bringing the teachings of the Bible regarding gender back to our families and churches which will then lead to changes in our societies and governments.
It must begin as a grass roots movement. It must start with men teaching men. Then men teaching their women. We need to be reaching our teens when they are young and more easily able to change. And then when larger groups of families in churches band together, they can demand changes in their church leadership and a return to teaching the whole Bible, including the Biblical doctrines concerning gender roles.
Red Pill People Are Not Completely Moral Relativists
Tomassi says Red Pill is completely about scientific theory concerning the behavior of the sexes. That is just about “the facts”. That its not about what is “good” or “bad” or “evil”. But the quote below, from Tomassi’s article “The Desire Dynamic” , shows that Red Pill does actually take moral positions:
“You cannot negotiate Desire…
Negotiated desire only ever leads to obligated compliance.
This is why her post-negotiation sexual response is often so lackluster and the source of even further frustration on his part. She may be more sexually available to him, but the half-hearted experience is never the same as when they first met when there was no negotiation, just spontaneous desire for each other…
Genuine desire is something a person must come to – or be led to – on their own volition. You can force a woman by threat to comply with behaving in a desired manner, but you cannot make her want to behave that way. A prostitute will fuck you for an exchange, it doesn’t mean she wants to.
Whether LTR or a one night stand (ONS) strive for genuine desire in your relationships. Half of the battle is knowing you want to be with a woman who wants to please you, not one who feels obligated to. You will never draw this genuine desire from her by overt means, but you can covertly lead her to this genuine desire. The trick in provoking real desire is in keeping her ignorant of your intent to provoke it. Real desire is created by her thinking it’s something she wants, not something she has to do.”
Throughout his writings Tomassi denigrates what he calls “transactional”, or “obligated” or “duty” sex in favor of men only receiving “validational” (genuinely desired) sex from women.
This is taking a moral position.
This violates the male imperative for men to sow their seed as often as they can.
The male imperative is not to have perfect sex with the perfect woman, it is to have sex as many times as possible.
This is actually a glaring contradiction in Red Pill which perfectly aligns with feminist ideology that no woman should ever have to have sex with a man if she does not genuinely desire it.
Red Pill in a sense is only a band aid for the problem of the feminine reality and it has no answers for overturning the feminine reality. The solution to these problems isn’t learning how to game women into having sex, it is about a return to the Biblically based world view that this nation and Western civilization once had. It is about a return to Christian Patriarchy.
Only a society based in Christian Patriarchy can take on the feminine imperative and bring under control as it once was.
And as to the question that is the title of this article “Is Red Pill A Religion?” I would have to say the answer is yes. Any system which offers answers to moral questions, even if it is a naturalistic system like Humanism, is a religion. And Red Pill does in fact take moral positions.
Red Pill is hybrid of scientific research and moral beliefs. So, if we separate the moral beliefs from the scientific research and simply look at the research into human nature this can give us valuable insights.
I look at Red Pill the same as I would a biology or psychology class in college. I know there will be humanist or naturalist teachings in these classes that I will need to weed out. But I can still glean truths about human physiology and psychology in these classes. The Bible tells us that God reveals himself and his truths not only through the Bible, but also secondarily through nature:
“18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse”
Romans 1:18-20 (KJV)
Is it possible that Tomassi and other Red Pill people have discovered some truths about God’s design in human nature? Absolutely it is possible.
But as Christians we must always remember that our only infallible source for truth is the Word of God.