Instead of the conventional conversation about changing gender norms, Dr. Peterson gives us the perspective of a clinical therapist evaluating the professional conduct of his peers. (They fail, by the way.)
In this video, Jordan Peterson reads a letter he submitted for publishing in a paper.
If the title describing doctors and psychologists as ‘butchers and liars’ doesn’t give enough of a clue as to where he stands, his opening salvo of comparing the ancient practice of child sacrifice to certain modern practices should clear that up.
He minces no words, pointing to the profit motive of surgeons who encourage surgery that would destroy inconvenient aspects of the body they are born with.
He skips past the convenient euphemisms, instead using blunt language to get his point across.
Blunt language like castration, removal of the uterus, and ‘demolition of the musculature of the forearm to make what is not a penis but must be referred to as such’ — ‘all of that, for someone purporting to be a physician to perform this on children, to me at least, seems like something worthy of a prison sentence.’
But that’s just the wind-up. His real criticism is reserved for the therapists are no longer prioritizing the client’s gradual and careful journey in unpacking what they really think, feel, and hold as meaningful as guided through impartial questions designed to facilitate self-reflection.
Instead, that process is short-circuited. Any evidence of someone wrestling with questions of identity or gender is now met with ready-made cookie-cutter answers from outside the client, rather than carefully helping the client discern more about their own hopes, fears, motivations, and desires.
He explains why the current professional guidelines in psychology with respect to this one issue run totally counter to the established practices of therapy more generally.
Among other objections he raises, by directing the counseling to favor one outcome over another the therapist is doing his patient the enormous disservice of undercutting their personal agency in the therapeutic process itself.
What about the contemporary understanding of masculine and feminine? He has some pointed questions about those assumptions, too. What do you do about temperament, for instance?
Those questions include comparing the latest guidance with the rules from just a few short years ago.
Dr. Peterson is unwilling to bow the knee to conformity just because powerful voices will threaten him with unpleasant consequences if he does not. He is boldly speaking according to his conscience, to hell with those who try to bully him with fear tactics.
That’s an attitude that more people will need to adopt if we don’t plan on bending the knee to whatever other whims the ‘experts’ have planned for us. That goes double for Christians. This was exactly the idea behind Doug’s latest book.
by Doug Giles
Beginning in March 2020, many Christians went into lockdown-freak-out mode.
They “socially distanced” themselves from corporate worship and from pretty much everyone and everything else, except, of course, liquor, and grocery stores.
Uncut, irrational, unbiblical, and not to mention, unconstitutional, fear gripped many churches and church leaders.
Should pastors publicly repent if they obeyed Fauci in regard to how they conducted their ministry instead of adhering to the clear commands of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords?
That’s a legit question, eh?
Get your copy of Dear Christian: Your Fear Is Full of Crap now. Better yet, grab an extra copy for any petrified pastor who dutifully put obedience to the unconstitutional edicts of Mayor McCheese ahead of obedience to the explicit commandments of the LORD God Almighty.