Originally posted on April 6, 2012 at 11:14 PM as a gift to you from Professor Mentu
“Did I not choose you, the Twelve? And yet one of you is a devil.”
Then one of the Twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, and asked them “What will you give me if I deliver Jesus of Nazareth unto you? And they offered Judas thirty pieces of silver.
And as the twelve disciples ate, Jesus said “Verily I say unto you, that one of you will betray me.” And the disciples were exceedingly sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I?
And Jesus said “The Son of man will go forth as it is written of him, but woe unto the man who betrays him, for it would be better that he had never been born.”
Then Judas, who had already sought out to betray him, answered and said, “Master, is it I?”
For thirty pieces of silver, Jesus was betrayed by one of his own. Judas, who just hours before asked “Master, is it I?” started the chain of events that led to the crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ.
Whether you’re celebrating Easter Sunday tomorrow in honor of the risen Lord, or believe that Jesus was just a good man who got an inordinate amount of press, or think he was nothing more than a con artist, one thing is clear: Jesus of Nazareth, fact or fable, for better or for worse, profoundly changed the world.
On this Easter weekend, I’m going to gratuitously draw a corollary between the betrayal of Christ and the betrayal of man in a way that is bound to get some of my Christian reader’s halo in a knot. Get over it.
One of you will betray us.
One of you will eat of our bread, drink of our cup, then deliver us into the hands of our enemies.
One of you will run game on men by denying the power of game.
One of you will exploit the faith of others for your own personal thirty pieces of silver.
One of you will find refuge among those who seek to destroy us.
Alpha males are the missionaries of the patriarchal gospel; our message brings hope to all who hear, and the eternal life to those who believe.
There’s nothing worse than a Judas. A man who represents himself as a patriarchal leader of men – red pill or not, then turns around and betrays men at the hands of women is lower than the fattest butch-haired feminist or the most conniving entitled princess. While the biblical Judas did everyone a favor and hanged himself in shame, Alpha males cannot expect the same from our own brand of Judas because they have no concept of personal pride or intrinsic loyalty.
We must call them out, expose them, and shame them ourselves. If you have a Judas you’d like to hang [in the metaphorical sense, of course] feel free to post a link in the comments section below.