I’m sure you are all aware of the recent past of /rel/, the downward spiral of autism, absolute garbage tier shitposting and race bating that lead nowhere. Eventually shadowbans and the great passing of /rel/. Now i am no stranger to internet autism, being in online communities for most of my life. But there is a certain uneasiness i have been feeling, not just with /rel/, but with pretty much any trad online group I’ve come across. A sort of dark wind from the wayside that has been troubling my journey as a follower of Christ. And it has been a creeping source of despair in my heart.
So this all started around early to mid 2017, when I have began my catechists as an EO christian. I have been listening to common filth for some time and managed to grab a discord link early on. At first I thought “man, this guy is so based! Fuk fgts & bugmen!” And while i am glad for CF for opening my eyes to the horrors of the LGBT movement, there was a distinct lack of hope when he preaches about Christ. As if he was still sucked up in the vanity of the world, he’s just busy bitching about it instead of trying to reach transcendence. And the rest of the fandom seem to just spiral around the filth of the world again and again ad nauseum. I found it spiritually deafening and quickly moved on.
/rel/ when I first moved in was a very quirky and esoteric in their expression of “brothers in Christ”. But, I grew to only understand the madness, but to love it. It was a place where i can learn Christianity from a group of people who spoke my language. From /rel/ I was able to discover other groups, namely Earldom of Gray and OMS. OMS, while a couple of good posts are made here and there, is 99% “lel dumb catlick” memes. Earldom is interesting because it had a similar track record of change as /rel/: first was pretty based, but then more and more /pol/ack tier crap came through. And again, way too much degeneracy posting.
Now, I know we can’t escape the degeneracy of our time. This must be discusses with the fervor that Christ call us to have. But when i try to flip through these pages and groups, it deadens my soul rather than inflame it. I guess you would call it second hand black pilling.
Its times like these that I wish i had just a local clique of trad friends to hang out with offline; a place to about the local and the particular. Sadly, my local congregation is mostly middle aged people.
I am mostly just venting and I am probably talking utter crap, but has anyone else here been feeling, i don’t know, frustrated? Frustrated at our options online?