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Red Pill Religion, formerly known as the Escaping Atheism Project, is an anti-atheist propaganda blog site that, in a manner eerily similar to that of MGTOW and the "mens'[sic] rights" movement, is obsessed with references to the red/blue pill from the popular film The Matrix. Also like the MRM and MGTOW, it is largely driven by fear and anger at the loss of privilege — in this case, religious privilege. In fact, as its name implies, it also touches on the evils of feminism, and also appears to hold the popular MRA belief about a woman's "place".[1]

The site was founded by Dean Esmay (1966–),[2] also known by his pseudonym, Max Kolbe,[note 1] who was also a co-founder of the MRA podcast, Honeybadger Brigade, and former editor of Paul Elam's website, A Voice For Men.[3] Esmay also claims to have once been an atheist. However, like many so-called "ex-atheists", his definition of "atheism" does not appear to be well-grounded in the least.[4] Esmay also has a peculiar view of the meaning of "'Little-o' orthodox Christian":[4]

Orthodox type Christians include Eastern Orthodox, Assyrian/Non-Chalcedonian Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Coptics, and even Anglicans and others who still embrace historic orthodoxy.

since at least some of these sects regard each other as heterodox from their own. Esmay appears to be Catholic and a devotee of Mary.[5]

Similarities to the Freedom From Atheism Foundation[edit]

This site is also suspiciously similar to the FFAF. In fact, one of their pages suggests that they are actually affiliated with the infamous Facebook hate-group:

One of our favorite outfits on the Internet is the Freedom From Atheism Foundation. We happen to know some of the principals behind it...[6]

Here are some of the parallels that RPR has with FFAF:

  • Like FFAF's facebook page,[8] they also have a series of repetitive, heavily-strawmanned and hilariously unimaginative 'memes and (sic) funnies' that mainly consist of assorted bigotry directed at atheists, and clearly demonstrate a dreadful lack of understanding of what atheism even is.[9]
  • Furthermore, it is worth noting that in their actual page on the matter, RPR falsely claims that the folks behind the FFAF have received the likes of "death threats" and "character assassination" (where are these "death threats" they speak of, exactly?).[10]

Gettin’ chummy with Conservapedia[edit]

Quite unsurprisingly, Red Pill Religion is a big fan of Conservapedia, especially its not in the least bit biased atheism-related articles (!). They even proclaim them as the "best source for scientific info on Atheism".[11]

The Conservapedia article is like that, and otherwise amazing: if you want to debunk frequent Atheist talking points, this is one of your best go-to sources. Here you will find ideological Atheist history and science examining Atheism as a political and social force. You’ll also find some of the best debunking of Atheist lies on the internet.

Of course, being Conservapedia, teh Assfly's Andy's glorified blog also has an article praising them as well.[12]

YouTube Channel[edit]

Red Pill Religion has a YouTube channel that fortunately only has less than 3,000 subscribers and less than 60,000 views (phew!).[13]

See also[edit]

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  1. Esmay's pseudonym is inspired by St. Maximilian KolbeWikipedia, a Polish Catholic who volunteered to die at Auschwitz in the place of a stranger, and was canonized by John Paul II in 1982.