The best part about “game” is that its a vague term, that changes definitions and has triple-meanings, so that it can never be disproven. Game is an article of faith. If you don’t believe me, go into ANY game blog, and replace the word “game” with the phrase “the bible” and/or “jesus”.
Let me give you an example:
“Game is what makes men powerful! The reason you’re against game, is because you don’t realize the power of game. Look at so and so, he learned game, and he’s back with his ex-wife”
It now becomes…
“”The bible is what makes men powerful! The reason you’re against the bible, is because you don’t realize the power of jesus’ teaching. Look at so and so, he learned the bible, and he’s back with his ex-wife”
If game were truly a “thing” that objectively exists, then everyone would agree on it. Ask 500 “game guys” to define it, and you will get 500 definitions… And that means at least 50 COMPLETELY different trains of thought.
The thing that most muddies up the issue and makes the religion of “game” continue to thrive is the following… A lot of the snake-oil-salesmen that sell-game, mix it in with some decent, cool, common sense stuff. They explain that confidence and game improve your odds with women. They say that knowing how to approach better and knowing how to tell which women are interested will improve your odds with women, and will improve your game and make you “alpha”.
Notice how one is true, and common sense, but the second is vague and completely unprovable. That’s the main secret behind “game-pushers”. They take solid advice and mix it in with filler. They then sell you the filler “game” which they can shape, reshape, redefine and change however they please to sell you more stuff.
The problem with the game-cult, is that its so damn effective. They literally will not listen to reason, argument, fact, or any form of logic. In fact, game-MRAs are very similar to feminists. In fact, any time you try to challenge them logically, they shoot back at you with shaming tactics, emotional retors and anything to avoid a “2+2=4″ kind of discussion.
At least regular religion has some redeeming benefits. Game has not of that. The purpose and definition of faith is generally understood in religion. In game it’s all faith but it’s believers don’t realize they are acting on faith. Therefore game is a degenerate religion. Many think game is a scam and that is true in part. The biggest propoents of game aren’t the guys selling books or seminars. No it’s everyone who promotes game for free, the true believers. And for them it is a religion. I have had game religionists come here are start arguing about game. Why? I’m a nobody with a barely visible blog. Since I said game doesn’t exist they went on a crusade rather than reexamine their beliefs to see they are taking everything about game on faith instead of doing proper testing and emperical analysis of game’s claims.
Some of you have asked why I see a connection between game and conspiracy theory since on the surface they seem to have nothing to do with each other. I said that because I noticed that a high proportion of believers in game also believed in conspiracy theory. It’s because game and conspiracy theory are both degenerate religions. You can replace what Alek said in his comment and what I said here about game with conspiracy theory and it’s just as true. This is not surprising as someone who is attracted to one degenerate religion would be attracted to another.