My perception of JBP is that he’s using book learning language to say what the vast majority of people outside of academia believe. It’s often times the case where the people who have the spare time and are more adept at linguistic shell games are the loudest squawkers telling us what we’re supposed to be thinking. If you talk to average Joe on the street I’m sure he/she/pick one will be saying what Peterson does with less eloquence.
No truly compassionate person believes any other person should be seconded to themselves at the cost of group harmony. Why is every sociology 101 student trying to tell me that I’m putting ‘I’s’ in team?
His speaking to the deity worship issue is more of a rejection of the shifting sands of clinical psychology than a charge toward asses in pews. Organized religion adds consistency and community that support family values, though there are ugly examples of it’s flaws. Clinical psychology is adding to a narcissistic society by encouraging individuals to view themselves as unique thus, separating themselves from the group. In a church based community, individuals realize they are not special and they learn through local examples to get on with it. There is far too much wallowing in bathtubs filled with bullshit. Every new theory of “why?” looks to me like another scumbag attempting his/her/pickone’s own creative tenure justification. Universities are trying to trim the fat of late methinks. Peterson falls into this category by the way.
I’ve been non-religion since before it was cool.