Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Jordan Peterson: A Christian Critique

Jordan Peterson is neither a Christian nor a conservative. But, he is thoughtful and brave, and his message of personal responsibility resonates with conservatives and Christians.

Perhaps he is, as Jesus might put it, "not far from the kingdom".

Here's a blunt Christian critique of his Jungian philosophy from the Daily Caller.

Here's another; more of a review than a critique: Jordan Peterson, Unlikely Guru, by Matthew Schmitz at First Things.
Peterson is a latter-day Norman Vincent Peale, offering sympathy and practical advice. He tells his fans to get a job and become worthy spouses.... But Peterson has an instinct for cultural combat that Peale lacked. He flirts with positions that the Religious Right gave up on long ago, such as opposition to contraception and divorce. “Was it really a good thing,” Peterson asks, “to so dramatically liberalize the divorce laws in the 1960s? It’s not clear to me that the children whose lives were destabilized by the hypothetical freedom this attempt at liberation introduced would say so.” He refuses to use gender-neutral pronouns, such as “zi” and “zir,” that blur the line between woman and man.
Most stunning of all, Peterson criticizes the liberal rhetoric of freedom. “Rights! Rights! Rights!” he exclaims. “It’s appalling.

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"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"