The passage below is taken from Andy Nowicki’s collection Ruminations of a Low-Status Male, Volume 2, now available for purchase (along with Volume 1) in paperback and on Kindle. 

Within Catholicism, institutional celibacy has retained a place of high regard.

Monks and nuns take oaths to enter into Holy Matrimony, the former choosing to marry the Church, the latter opting to become “brides of Christ”; in each case, each is modeling his or her bond after the example set by the Holy Family, in which devotion is completely untethered from carnality.

Priests, too, are required to forsake carnal matrimony, the better to devote proper attention to their flock. In their case, celibacy is a discipline that could conceivably be reversed at some future date; still, it has been in effect for centuries. The Church’s explicit declaration that certain callings require men and women to refrain from marriage (and thus, carnality) is an implicit admission that celibacy is best; after all, the true Church leaders are the ones who have chosen to reject marriage, and with it, carnal relations.

With the Protestant so-called Reformation, however, a great inversion occurred; rather it should be termed a great regression.

With the instituting of the Reformation, New Testament celibacy-favoring mores were rejected, and the carnal-centric mores of the Old Testament were re-embraced. In traditional Protestant culture, a man who does not marry is inevitably looked upon askance; if he has no wife, it is commonly believed, he must have no morals. Status-wise, he certainly possesses no heft or clout; at best, he is regarded as an eccentric, and still looked upon somewhat warily.

There is no place for monks, nuns, or any other relic of papal “corruption” and “decadence” within the hallows of Protestant Christendom, and pastors, like all men, must marry, lest they be suspected of harboring undesirable tastes or proclivities. Thus we find the most ironic circumstance, wherein the celibate-- whose chosen lifestyle is prized most by Scripture, as I have shown-- is reviled most by those who would lay claim to Scriptural dogmatism (i.e., the Protestant endorsement of sola scriptura).

                                        POST-PROTESTANT DEGENERACY

Of course, what I am describing is Protestantism prior to the general crack-up and collapse of the last half century in the West. Today, both Catholic and Protestant societies are pitifully reduced specimens, neither one resembling the bustling grandeur of its former self, both now dried-up husks, the “sea of Faith” having receded and left them bereft.

Untrammeled hedonism—the great enemy of cultural stability and facilitator of tyranny, since the fomenting of societal disorder on a local level invariably facilitates a top-down crackdown-- now reigns, and all forms of perversity are celebrated. In fact, the only acceptable societal prohibition is on showing any sign whatsoever of being prohibitive of perversion. In Dostoyevskian language, “All is permitted”… “all,” that is, with the express exception of anything which promotes moral traditionalism and aesthetic wholesomeness.

In such cultures, disciplined abstemiousness is the most foreign and puzzling of behaviors. Such a manner of living can serve little purpose to those who are accustomed to flailing about in filth and furiously darkening their souls, all the while fancying themselves to be freethinking and enlightened. What is more, those who decline to bathe in excremental dissipation are regarded with suspicion, if not outright contempt, if not abject panic, since such people serve as an unwelcome reminder of that which a wicked age wishes to forget: that men are meant to aspire to godhood, not to be content with bestial degeneracy and a patently demonic dissolution of spirit.

A sensually debauched age can barely even comprehend the command to be chaste within wedlock, much less the more radical call to abstain from venereal relations entirely. Yet mandatory orgastic indulgence leads swiftly to alienation and despair. We are seeing such an eventuality play itself out; the disillusionment of the once thoroughly indoctrinated population of the debauched is taking place, quite strikingly, right before our eyes. The prescription of excess is no longer even “sexy”; if anything, it smacks of rank grotesquery and brittle horror.

Even the most entrenched libertine can only find himself embarrassed by such queasily abominable propagandistic efforts as “My Sex Junk” and “Ice Cream Sexuality”-- as broadcast on the Bill Nye Saves the World program-- in which genderfluidity, bisexual promiscuity, and commands to indulge in every imaginable permutation of perversity imaginable are unmercifully thrust into the viewer’s face. And few defenders of the contemporary Zeitgeist, even those who are “cult-marxed to the max,” feel terribly inclined to gather the strength or summon the energy to defend a TeenVogue article detailing the exalted glories of penetrating another’s “glory hole” (i.e., anal sex).

The ubiquitous victory over modesty, decorum, and decency has come at a severe price. Exhaustion has set in. The sexual revolution has run its course, leaving untold destruction in its wake. Few have been spared. The complete erosion of all vestiges of sexual morality has unfolded over mere decades-- a remarkably short period of time for such a frightful panoply of unwholesome transformation—leading up to the grim circumstances of our horrific present.

Marriage, the former institutional staple of civilization, now lies very much in ruins; most of what remains of it now assumes a hideously disfigured form. Men and women’s worst instincts have been summoned to the fore: the bestial elements of sexuality are endlessly encouraged; the pornification of the culture leads men down the path towards orgasm-addiction, while malignant feminism steers women into embracing the very worst aspects of that biological drive known as “hypergamy,” a proclivity which, if left unchecked, proves to be the utter undoing of stability and harmony between the sexes.


Andy Nowicki, assistant editor of Alternative Right, is the author of eight books, including Under the NihilThe Columbine PilgrimConsidering Suicide, and Beauty and the Least. He occasionally updates his blog when the spirit moves him to do so. His author page is Alt Right Novelist.com


  1. I agree with you. Celibacy isn't emphasized in Protestantism but it is not prohibited. That would not be in accordance with the Bible. They go by the recommendations found within Timothy regarding Bishops, and other sections of the New Testament.

    However, we all know some people who are celibate. In Protestantism the celibacy is not a discipline. It is natural for those who do it. The Christian council as per Timothy and elsewhere to look upon everyone as a brother or sister in all chasteness. Or be maternal or paternalistic in all chasteness comes very naturally to them. It never crosses their mind to be otherwise. They aren't homosexual or non-sexual or a-sexual.
    They are those sorts of people who are very cerebral and with much heart- it seems. Sexuality or money doesn't seem to be central to thier lives. Being thus free and unencumbered, they serve the Lord within thier family, extended family or Congregation and it becomes their mission and portion they have been trusted with. They often become some of the most beloved and appreciated members. They perform similar roles that your Catholic Brothers and Nuns do. If the world doesn't understand them. They don't care because it is mutual.

    Carnality is not allowed in Protestantism. We are supposed to be like doctors. and Protestants are notorious prudes. Carnality is prohibited in all of Christianity.

  2. You will be interested to know about an experiment in your Catholic Church.
    It was between a very traditional contemplative convent and the regular kind of convent-post Vatican 2. They found that the traditional convent attracted and retained more postulates than the regular Vatican 2 convent.

    It may not be for everyone. But there is a deep longing for something else than what we have now in a great many people. I think they will begin to find it or create it themselves.

    I used to know a nun of your Church that after Vatican 2 had to get a formal education. She was a laundress prior. So they sent her to Paris to go to the Cordon Bleu School. She became a laundress who was a world class chef to boot.

  3. excuse me, postulant.

  4. This post shows a basic ignorance of the history of the church.
    Celibacy was introduced for the clergy to preserve ownership of church property, after all, if a priest couldn't marry, he could leave possessions to his offspring.
    This was introduced in Western Europe in the 11th century, and never in the Eastern churches.
    All the other conclusions the author draws are therefore wrong.