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Monday, 19 June 2017

Jordan Peterson: Thoughts on Islam and homegrown 'hatred'






"The search for moral clarity" he refers to is an understandable and predictable reaction against restrictions feminism imposes on the male psyche.

"A lot of the things that the ordinary person regards as moral get exaggerated in these situations and become pathological. That's part of what makes it so tricky. This really tight in-group identity that is in many ways indistinguishable from loyalty.

This drive to be dominant and messianic is very difficult to dissociate from striving for achievement.

These things start to become pathological when the person's viewpoint becomes closed to other information. That's where totalitarianism starts to develop."

Peterson seems to think religion and politics can be separated. Time to correct this fallacy.

Interestingly, he goes on to make the point that Israel does not know whether it is secular or religious.

It is obvious to me that anyway Israel of all countries should be a theocracy. Jews are the product of Judaism. For Jews to deny and reject their religious origins would be a denial of their Jewish identity. While individual Jews can reject their religious identity and should be allowed to do so, it is not for Jews as Israeli citizens in the Holy Land of Israel to do so.Peterson seems to think religion and politics can be separated. Time to correct this fallacy.

Interestingly, he goes on to make the point that Israel does not know whether it is secular or religious.

It is obvious to me that anyway Israel of all countries should be a theocracy. Jews are the product of Judaism. For Jews to deny and reject their religious origins would be a denial of their Jewish identity. While individual Jews can reject their religious identity and should be allowed to do so, it is not for Jews as Israeli citizens in the Holy Land of Israel to do so.

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