“Because in order to be able to think, you have to risk being offensive” Jordan Peterson

The more I have time to watch all three of these videos, the more brilliant I see David Wood’s analysis of the Jordan Peterson vs. Cathy Newman debate that became so famous in 2018-2019 and continues to produce fruit in understanding a lot of analysis of modern cultural debate these days.  David Wood’s “3 Lessons” is brilliant:


Of course this made me go back and watch the famous interview again, and it is amazing.  The whole thing is worth watching and thinking about.

Jordan Peterson spends the entire time correcting Cathy Newman’s questions that are almost always full of prejudicial assumptions and judgements that she has already made against him.  Peterson is quick to provide empirical evidence and corrections to her biased questions.

Around the 21:00 mark, Peterson corrects her on what she wrongly asserts about his refusal to obey government mandated speech.

Then, Cathy Newman asks:  “Why should your right to freedom of speech trump the Transgender’s right not to be offended?”

Jordan Peterson:  “Because in order to be able to think, you have to risk being offensive”   

Brilliant !  I wish I had his quick wit and intellect!

David Wood also did a good job of taking Jordan Peterson’s empirical evidence and showing how wrong Islam and Muhammad was about women intelligence.  I personally don’t like the cartoon of Muhammad that is on the still photo, but the intellectual content of polemics against Islam, by using the quotes from the Qur’an and the Hadiths is brilliant.


About Ken Temple

I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I am a sinner who has been saved by the grace of God alone (Ephesians 2:8-9), through faith alone (Galatians 2:16; Romans 3:28; 4:1-16), in Christ alone (John 14:6). But a true faith does not stay alone, it should result in change, fruit, good works, and deeper levels of repentance and hatred of my own sins of selfishness and pride. I am not better than you! I still make mistakes and sin, but the Lord is working on me, conforming me to His character. (Romans 8:28-29; 2 Corinthians 3:16-18) When I do sin, I hate the sin as it is an affront to God, and seek His forgiveness in repentance. (Mark 1:15; 2 Corinthians 7:7-10; Colossians 3:5-16 ) Praise God for His love for sinners (Romans 5:8), shown by the voluntary coming of Christ and His freely laying down His life for us (John 10:18), becoming flesh/human (John 1:1-5; 1:14; Philippians 2:5-8), dying for sins of people from all nations, tribes, and cultures (Revelation 5:9), on the cross, in history, rising from the dead (Romans 10:9-10; Matthew 28, Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24; John 20-21; 1 Corinthians chapter 15). His resurrection from the dead proved that Jesus is the Messiah, the eternal Son of God, the word of God from eternity past; and that He was all the gospels say He was and that He is truth and the life and the way to salvation. (John 14:6)
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