I can sort of see what you mean. Where he is a stepping stone for some though, he is a dead end for others.I'd argue him maintaining a secular perspective (or appearance of such) is more beneficial. He's a gateway drug to the red pill, and for better or worse, many of those that began in the secular world (many on this forum if I'm not mistaken), need the stepping stone before going God pill. He's one of them. There are a lot of normies that respect what he says, even liberals. I highly doubt he would have gotten the same traction in pop culture if he was deemed "religious", and certainly Christian. Yea I know, good riddance says this forum, but he's a bridge for those firmly still in the blue pill, liberal mindset.
I also don't think he has set himself up as, nor does he believe himself to be a stepping stone, so I think anyone who takes the God pill after being influenced by him does so in spite of him. Maybe it's useful that he has become such for some people, but I don't think it's purposeful or inevitable.