The tragedy of the modern era is that we lack identity. Once tradition and faith were removed from daily life, we had to search for worldly identities based on our sexual orientation, consumer choices, political beliefs, or even favorite dog breed. Needless to say that these manufactured identities can not even begin to fulfill the soul. Without Christ, all identities serve as distractions meant to keep us away from salvation.

In the past, I sought my identity through my sexual prowess. I was an international player, a semi-famous modern Casanova, and I relished in the material rewards that that identity gave me, but like with all worldly pursuits, you adapt to it until eventually your identity feels bland and meaningless. Doubling down will be your first instinct, because if a little bit of sex gave you happiness in the past then a lot of it will surely be the ticket, and yet that will be adapted to as well, leaving you in quite a hole. All identities based on desiring a “sex life,” whether heterosexual or homosexual, will merely push you into the abyss.

So I’ll switch gears and allow my consumer identity to save me. I can have a favorite sportsball team and smartphone brand, and I’ll even wait in long lines to give them glory. I can become unreasonably fascinated with Star Wars or a comic book movie franchise, and use the anticipation of a new release to give me a scrap of hope that my life will somehow improve. I can follow all the restaurant brands on Twitter and get excited at witty comebacks against their competitors. I will beg them to take my money to make me forget for a moment that I am out of communion with God and have no reason for living.

If sexual or consumer identities fail me, I’ll move on to political identities. From the two available Presidential candidates, there will be one I can pour all my wishes, dreams, and hopes into. His personality and politics will fit me like a glove. Unlike candidate Kronos, who is obviously evil, Kang will save me. I must vote for him or else the country—and maybe even mankind—will end. Yes, he is my personal savior and I must now become a political expert like everyone else on Twitter and analyze the daily news cycle as if it were a second job. I will do that for years and years, moving from one candidate or hot-button issue to the next, until realizing that my political saviors don’t know me or care about me. They’re looking out for their own while I don’t even get the leftovers. Back to the drawing board, I guess.

And how about the atheists, whose negative identity proudly announces another identity they refuse? “My identity is that I don’t believe in what you believe, and I will make an entire world view out of my lack of belief!”

If an identity is worldly, it is controlled by the world. The sexual norms are controlled by those who control the makers of the sex culture—the movie producers, book writers, magazine editors, app owners, and pop singers. The consumer norms are controlled by those who control the corporations. The political identity is controlled by the big donors of the politicians. The atheist identity, the only one which begins to reach into the unseen, is controlled by the revolutionary Jews who hate Christ. All serve under the banner of the world, and who controls this world but Satan. If you have an identity that is not predominately based on Christ, chances are you have a Satanic identity.

There is no true identity without Christ, for from Christ comes all that is good—family, love, beauty, and concern for one’s neighbor. If you are a Christian, you have all the identity you need. Your prayer rule, church worship, scripture readings, and the fruits from your faith are your identity. You need nothing else to feel complete, because it’s through Christ that we are made whole, and any urge or inclination you feel to establish a worldly identity are merely temptations from the evil one. Resist them and seek Christ in all His Glory. He is the food, the nourishment, the manna that is your beginning and end, in this world and the next.

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  1. Abdiel November 2, 2020 at 12:10 pm

    I would like you to write some about biblical masculinity, particularly when it comes to women

    1. Smitty November 5, 2020 at 1:54 am

      There you go. You can find plenty of things like this on Return of Kings and Roosh’s older posts. Although they’re not religious, they contain lots of redpill wisdom you can use in your daily life, and they’re probably better.

      Don’t ignore them just because they’re not ALL religious based, as redpill lessons and teachings are universal, no matter what religion you subscribe to (seem Roosh needs to be reminded of this, and perhaps also needs to go reread some of those older articles because he appears to have forgotten their wisdom).

      1. Abdiel November 5, 2020 at 11:33 am

        thank you, I read both articles when they were published on RoK, and thought they were both excellent articles among many on the late RoK

        I have also read the trilogy of Esther Vilar books after translating Das Ende der Dressur to English, among other books, to better understand the true nature of Eve’s descendants

        but I have never subscribed to the alpha male scores with lots of sluts, rather that the alpha male has gifts from God and the responsibility to fulfill them idea, and it isn’t leading sluts to sin

        so, take a stab at something like that or other ideas

      2. Abdiel November 5, 2020 at 1:38 pm

        to be a slightly clearer, I am not looking for scoring or dating or even understanding the female creature

        I was just trying to plant a seed, and let Roosh run wherever inspiration takes him

        a lot of men have been raised in single parent homes with no idea of their purpose (just wandering), least of all God’s purpose for them

  2. KoolKing November 2, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    Well said, thanks.

  3. Thomas November 2, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    “Most people have eyes but they do not see, they have ears but they do not hear. Today the prophetic saying of the Sacred Revelation is being revealed. He who is unjust let him be unjust more, and the righteous let him perform righteousness even more, and the saint let him be sanctified even more. The times are difficult and the days wicked. He who is being saved let him save himself and he shall be called great. And if he also saves others he shall be called very great. We have arrived at difficult and wicked days. The wrath of the Lord has arrived. All have gone astray – rulers and hierarchs, ministers and generals, priests and monks, officers and soldiers, learned and unlearned, rich and poor, adults and children, men and women. From such a generation let us not expect progress and improvement but rather the coming sword and the last great wrath, which is coming upon the sons of disobedience. There are a few exceptions as well, and there are also a few elect for whose sake the Lord spares the many sinners. But the elect are so few that I fear they will not be able to restrain the just wrath and indignation of God against sinners. And there shall come great wrath from the Lord Almighty and tribulation the like of which has not occurred from the beginning of this world up to now. O sinners, where shall we flee? Let us take refuge in God alone and let us be ready, because the end of the present age is at hand.

    I see and hear and understand that humanity is very hastily running along the wide path which leads to perdition. Our loving-caring Father who is in heaven used and is using many things: wars, famines, plagues, earthquakes, floods, misfortunes, dangers, disasters, difficulties in order to restrain the evil, but people are senseless and are becoming harsher than the Pharaoh, who at every wound repented, however not sincerely and truly, but momentarily until the disaster passed. But the people of the present, a wicked and perverse generation, are with each plague becoming worse, more evil in their habits, more impious, more lewd, more foul and more wicked. There remains only one hope for salvation, repentance, to restrain the evil and the most great wrath of the Lord. However signs and traces of repentance are nowhere to be found, consequently the great wrath which will make those inhabiting the Earth to be few, will restrain the evil of men for a time. And when again it begins increasing and spreading then the end, the close of the present age will come, concerning precisely which day no man knows. May God who is infinite in mercies and compassion, by judgements and manners which He knows, save us and the whole human race. Let us be ready before the gate of mercy closes…”

    Philotheos Zervakos

  4. AUSTIN MARTIN November 2, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    2 Peter 2 “By whom one is overcome he is brought into bondage.”

  5. Brian Harding November 2, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    Anyone interested there’s a website (Old time radio catalog) with some awesome cheap non degenerate entertainment. I’ve been listening to The Greatest Story Ever Told which was a 40s-50s radio program telling biblical stories, each episode about 30 minutes long and focusing on one of Jesus’ teachings. I think it was 10$ to download 40-50 hours of audio and they included some other freebies too. They have tons of great stuff to checkout and help keep you from turning on the TV or wandering into the wasteland of the internet.

  6. Mark h November 2, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    What is the message conveyed with the photo of a black half-man, half-woman???
    The identity of Christ has been affiliated for thousands of years with the white race. To show blacks with identity of Christ is mildly disturbing.

    1. Roosh November 3, 2020 at 11:22 am

      It’s an example of a confused men who is trying to choose his identity without Christ.

      1. Earl Grey November 7, 2020 at 6:50 pm

        Hey Roosh,

        You’re a good writer and well grounded, Sir. But may I suggest that though you are aware, you are still perhaps a little bit behind the current social context in which your Internet readers are going to interpret your words – or more specifically here, your pictorial preface and hook, for your article.

        The war on White People has, after decades, finally lost all plausible deniability. It is now out, loud and proud, in in our face, and unmistakable; and it is going to be ugly and nasty.

        Your heading picture, outside of your choice of the race of the subject, is apt and a good segue into your topic and theme. But in current political and social context, it deafeningly screams into White people’s faces what is now the Church’s obviously catastrophic admonition to White people, that since “We are all One in Christ,” all races are the same (equal) and thus White people must effectively, if not nominally (wink, wink), merge themselves out of existence.
        Opening your essay, by putting this figure at the beginning, loudly implies the following message:
        “As long as the deracinated result is Christian (“in Christ,”) then so much the better!, because (as MIGHT be drawn from your article) this is one less “worldly identity” to separate men from their only real identity – Christian.”
        Roosh. God intentionally created White People, as certainly as he created any white or non-white individual person. If the Church takes the wrong side on this war (and yes, I mean the traditional, concrete horrific meaning of “WAR”) on White people – this is playing God. The Church will be horrifically punished.

        Please do not come in on the wrong side of this, Sir.

      2. maxi December 3, 2020 at 6:29 pm

        i am at a loss how someone professing biblical faith (from your post) could hold such unabashed hatred and contempt for others who may not look like you.
        How is it even remotely possible to be in Christ and remain this way. Appalling

      3. maxi December 3, 2020 at 6:52 pm

        And Roosh heeding this guy’s diatribe by changing the picture sort of endorses his patently racist obfuscation.

        you could have provided him correction or at least simply not heed to his wrongful promptings.
        People like him have had racism entreched in their families for decades right since great great grand poh. an identity crisis has resulted as evident here.

      4. Jjj November 16, 2020 at 11:14 pm

        You can use a christian perspective to speak of a broader range of topics fyi

    2. maxi December 3, 2020 at 6:24 pm

      “To show blacks with identity of Christ is mildly disturbing”

      This is very disturbing to read!

  7. Roki Vulovic November 3, 2020 at 3:03 am

    I noticed that as well. Unbelievers, heathen, and Protestant sects have a sincere hatred for tradition and culture, everything their forefathers lived and died for. Traditional Catholics and Orthodox are the only backbones left at this time. I know of men who are quite knowledgeable about healthy living, spiritual matters, and mysticism, but even they hate Christendom, especially Catholicism. Some of them even defend Islam despite them not knowing anything about their religion nor Christianity. They wouldn’t even read the Holy Scriptures, instead just theories about them, but never the actual Scriptures. Christianity to them is like garlic to a vampire.

    I believe what many men hate about Christianity is the laws of chastity for men, that’s why they support Islam without knowledge since it promotes sexual degeneracy and mistreatment of women.

    That’s what it comes down to: men throw the Truth away for the fleeting feeling of orgasm.

  8. Catalin Simina November 3, 2020 at 6:11 am

    Come on Roosh talk about the elections please!

  9. Gašper Bregar November 3, 2020 at 9:19 am

    Is listening to worldly, secular music alright for Christian? Or should every song we listen to be about glorifying God?

    1. christopherjones November 3, 2020 at 5:46 pm

      Absolutely alright. It is always first and foremost about our intent – our mind and our heart. We can watch Disney movies and take away Biblical lessons – others can listen to Christian music and come away empty, etc.

      1. Gašper Bregar November 4, 2020 at 3:51 am

        I understand. My concern was that it was not right since I quite enjoy the music and in my mind I was putting worldly pleasures above God – I could be praying instead of listening to the music, do you understand what I mean?

      2. Christ Pill November 4, 2020 at 8:06 pm

        great question.. presence is important. We should always be aware of every single decision we make, no matter how small. Just like if we steal a penny it’s the same as if we steal a car: both lead to our spiritual fall.

        I would suggest starting with Christian music and slowly add in non-Christian music that you may have to listen to in places beyond your control (grocery store, airport, etc) just so you are aware of the temptations it leads you to.

        christopherjones is spot on, too: if we are in the right mindset with our intent, we can find God in everything. But we must be clear in our intent, which is easier said than done.

      3. Christ Pill November 4, 2020 at 8:10 pm

        id like to clarify on the music: listen to what God tells you. Do not take my word, and certainly never follow temptation because God does not tempt, the devil tempts.

      4. Dwight November 5, 2020 at 9:49 pm

        FYI- Protestants started the often forgotten and marginalized 30 years war in the 17 th century. A war that resulted in the deaths of 6-8 million and wiped out over a 1/3 of the population of Germany. Protestants will not admit this.

      5. Christ Pill November 6, 2020 at 10:55 am

        what does this have to do with anything?

      6. Cavalier November 10, 2020 at 8:24 am

        All the wars and calamities that have fallen upon Europe from the 30 years war onward is a direct result of the Protestant Deformation.

    2. Aaron November 9, 2020 at 12:31 pm

      You’re question opens a can of worms..

      It doesn’t matter if we play the right music, say the right things, or even give all we have to the poor….If that’s not WHO we are on the inside, it’s no better than putting whipped cream on a cow patty.

      Salvation comes and changes the heart, it’ll no longer be a chore to worship God, you won’t be saying things like “ugg do I have to play worship music right now? Didn’t I play enough yesterday to be good for the week?”

      Seek a real encounter/Salvation moment with God, and once it’s found there will be a very big paradigm shift.

      Instead of viewing life as Sin vs Not Sin, you’ll see it as God vs Not God.

      Even if a secular song doesn’t speak of sin, if it doesn’t speak of God and make you in awe of Him, it will be seen as empty/undesirable.

      Similar to being in Love, having your heart/mind consumed with someone special…You become tone deaf to anything that isn’t her, and seek/dwell on those things that remind you of her.

      1. SolitaireZeta November 14, 2020 at 6:13 pm

        Amen to that!

  10. Leon November 3, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    Careful. There’s a big difference between Casanova and a Don Giovanni. You were closer to a Don Giovanni.

  11. christopherjones November 3, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    Spot on, brother Roosh. When Christ returns, we will not have all these micro-identities. Only two – the believers and the nonbelievers
    ( or saved and unsaved if one prefers)

  12. Roman November 3, 2020 at 5:53 pm


  13. Someone November 5, 2020 at 7:19 am

    I’m more of an agnostic, but don’t really concern myself with the above in the article. If I take an interest in politics, it’s to protect my economic interests while I find other things to do.

  14. Mo$es November 5, 2020 at 12:42 pm

    EXP3L THE J,E,W,

  15. Hikma November 6, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    Roosh on a roll!- Hope to see waves of wisdom ripple out into the greater society, thanks to his, and many other people’s conversions. Looking fwd to more podcasts, as they become available.

  16. Fractured But Whole November 6, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    Your take on religion is a mental illness. you just lack the character to be interesting without it. All this talk about identity clearly shows how self absorbed you are. take a note from the bible and love yourself and be in the service of others. Your racist takes are just annoying at this point. What happened to your Christianity there? Or do you have a special bible that talks of a superior race?

  17. Christ Pill November 7, 2020 at 10:26 am

    bots are taking over your comment section.
    Highly suggest you sort this out.

  18. Chaim Levin's Broken Promises November 9, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    I have two old cohorts that are particularly affected by TDS. One’s life revolves around concerts, while the other revolves around Sportsball. Trump’s surge has rattled their little bubble of secuar hedonism which is, ultimately, the underpinning behind their TDS.

  19. Matt November 9, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    Amen, thank you!

  20. JAY JAMES November 9, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    I AM PROUD OF BEING A “WHITEY” my people can be traced all the way back to the CRUSADES. Now there is reverse discrimination against WHITES. It does not matter -the world of non-whites will not defeat us-we will still control the WORLD to do good for all humanity and regardless of any and all religions.

    1. maxi December 3, 2020 at 6:35 pm

      this has nothing to do with what Roosh wrote about