Here is a short video where Jordan Peterson explains the problem with atheism. If you are pressed for time, the best part starts around 4 minutes, where Peterson explains why he is frustrated with Sam Harris’s faith in rationalism.
Of course, most atheists are likely to be defensive and reply with a laundry list of their talking points. But all of that is noise (we’ll see an example of that in a future posting). For we are now in a position where we have strong empirical evidence that Peterson is right – the postmodernist movement.
The postmodern movement is rooted in atheism. As such, along with denying the existence of God, it also denies many of the universal principles that have long been part of what was once a theistic culture. As I explained before, the postmodern atheistic mindset has reverted to Id-based thinking, embracing the primitive urges of tribalism and formulating its infantile, emotion-based values in accord with the primitive sexual and aggression drives.
Further evidence of Peterson’s point is the manner in which the postmodern atheists are steamrolling the Enlightenment atheists. In just a few years, the postmodernists destroyed the New Atheist movement and forced Dawkins and Harris to retreat into obscure corners of the internet. This is because the postmodernists represent the dominant strain of atheism, largely because they downplay their atheism and emphasize the Id, allowing them more allies in various positions of power.
The postmodernists are currently in the process of cementing their control of academia. And academia is what shapes our culture, through the “education” of our lawyers, our judges, our teachers, our politicians, our marketing agents, our human resource departments, our doctors, etc.
I suppose one of the personal advantages to living in the postChristian world is the ability to see more clearly that Christianity it true. Despite all their acquired knowledge and accomplishments, humans, without God, naturally revert back to a primitive mindset without truly realizing it. Which is precisely what we would expect to happen if Christianity is true.
I previously explained just how things will happen, an easy call since it’s merely a modest extrapolation from what is happening:
The Left was able to dispense with God and retain such universal principles only because of the inertia of the Judeo-Christian culture it found itself in. But that inertia is dissipating. It was never sustainable. So the Left is standing there insisting on universal principles in a reality that is nothing more than matter and energy. It speaks of freedom, equality and justice, but the universe doesn’t care about such things. With nothing to back up those claims, the postmodern Left simply takes the next logical step and insists those universal principles themselves are as delusional as God. Without the Judeo-Christian cultural inertia, the Left naturally transforms into the postmodern Left.