On Claiming Belief in God
Discussing, among other questions, about how you can claim to believe in God when you don't follow all He says, with Jordan Peterson and Dennis Prager. Though this is the third in a three part series it can easily be watched as a standalone.
And for those interested I posted the first two parts here as well. Here's the YouTube note from JP about the three clips: "I talked with Dennis Prager at the Prager Summit in May in Santa Barbara. It's really a discussion about two previous talks, for a collection of three. I would recommend watching them in the following order: First, watch Who Dares Say He Believes in God? That lecture was part of my 12 Rules for Life tour, and took place in Sydney, Australia, Feb 26, 2019. Second, watch the lecture I gave just before this discussion at the Prager summit: On Claiming Belief in God: Commentary."
If I may add an observation that I can’t shake when I listen to anything that exposes the current warfare opposing popular culture and liberal trends: Ultimately it seems fairly certain that prior to the second coming (however near or far that may be doesn’t seem to matter), the nations fall under extreme governmental control, likely with a large degree of social compliance. With that backdrop, folks like Jordan Peterson, Dennis Prager, etc., will eventually be like voices crying in the wilderness. Necessary voices, but drowned out by popular culture.
One of the most interesting things JP brings out in this talk is that the battle on today’s university campuses is not between who has the right to free speech, but the warfare between the value of individual speech and ideas as opposed to collectivism and the dominance of collective thought and opinion. I think that has since been even more clearly illustrated in the efforts to censor today’s foremost social media platforms of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. YouTube yanking posts from doctors opposing the WHO’s stance, censorship of FB posts because “Russia influenced the US election,” Twitter’s dampening of opposing world views, etc.
I would expect that despite the efforts of folks like JP, we can only expect things to continue in this direction.