Canadian psychologist and cultural critic, Jordan Bernt Peterson, replies in this video.
I don’t like that question. First of all, it is an attempt to box me in, in a sense. And the reason that it is an attempt to box me in is because the question is asked so that I can be firmly placed on one side of a binary argument. The reason I don’t like to answer is because a) I don’t like to be boxed in, and b) because I don’t know what the person means by believe or god. And they think they know… “
Jordan Bernt Peterson (born 1962) is a Canadian clinical psychologist, cultural critic, and professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, Canada. His main areas of study are in abnormal, social, and personality psychology with a particular interest in the psychology of religious and ideological belief, and the assessment and improvement of personality and performance.
In 2016, Dr Peterson released the first installment of a three-part lecture video series, entitled Professor against political correctness: Part I: Fear and the Law. In that video, he stated he would not use the preferred gender pronouns of students and faculty as part of compelled speech, and announced his objection to the Canadian government’s Bill C-16, which proposed to add “gender identity or expression” as a prohibited ground of discrimination under the Canadian Human Rights Act, and to similarly expand the definitions of promoting genocide and publicly inciting hatred in the Criminal Code. He subsequently received significant media coverage.
Dr. Peterson is the author of the recently published book, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. His now-classic book, Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief, offers a revolutionary take on the psychology of religion.
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