The Banishment of Peterson by Cambridge Divinity

Cambridge School of Divinity has cancelled Professor Jordan Peterson’s visiting fellowship because his view doesn’t accord with theirs. Because Peterson laments the loss of religious meaning in the West - especially that of Christianity - and its replacement by precisely the creed that will not share an academic space with a non-believer of that creed.

This past Wednesday the university stated that Cambridge "is an inclusive environment and we expect all our staff and visitors to uphold our principles. There is no place here for anyone who cannot."

The irony is that there is no irony anymore. There is no hypocrisy. Because hypocrisy means pretending to hue to a set of beliefs or principles while you are aware (or should be) that your actions run against those very beliefs. Hypocrisy occurs because one wishes to appear to be doing the right thing, because some part of oneself wants to do the right thing. Because a part of you cares and knows you're being a hypocrite.

Cambridge's Divinity School has no such moral qualms.

"His work and views are not representative of the student body and as such we do not see his visit as a valuable contribution to the University, but one that works in opposition to the principles of the University." Cambridge Divinity School Union

In other words, a university is no place for a real debate because we hold the truth and only we do.

Don't you see? There is no need for an opposing viewpoint, one that disagrees with Cambridge's post-modern, inclusive diversity that rejects any views that do not fit within their hostile tent. Remember, this is 6th or 7th or something generation Marxism. So what we have is the perfect culmination of the dialectic, where the grand struggle over ideas has now resulted in the truth. And any other view is heresy.

Especially the views that haven't yet been condemned by cultural Marxists yet, but soon will be. Be scared all you milkshake ducks out there. Be very scared. They will inevitably find out your sins and banish you from the public square.

The fact that this is essentially about pronouns and the freedom to disagree with LGBTQ-correct nomenclatures/pronouns should be ironic. But it's not anymore. In fact, in true revolutionary fashion the acronym/initialism LGBTQ is outdated. Didn't you know? One of its ever-expanding iterations is: LGBTTQQIAAP (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, ally, pansexual). So LGBT is now used as a pointer, if you will, towards the endless varieties of sexual identity.

Don't even think about making a joke about his. You will be hunted down and condemned. So, the fact that Peterson chose to reject the imposition of this speech has infuriated sexual activists/radicals/progressives who are undoubtedly cheering this act of censorship.

Yes, human sexuality is manifest in countless ways. But this is about enforcing a way of seeing, talking, and describing those identities to such an absurdly inclusive degree that someday we'll have hundreds of sexual identities to label ourselves with. Until sexual identity loses all meaning and becomes anything anyone decides it is.

Except cisgender, white males like Jordan Peterson of course. They (we) are apparently to be banished to the desert like Ishmael. Until we recant or die.

Posted by Keeley at March 21, 2019 5:55 PM
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Comment #440311

The author seems to be under the impression that a Divinity School is a brainwashing operation and that if they don’t brainwash in alignment with Bob Jones “university”, they’re doing something wrong. Jordan Peterson is a disingenuous phony that no one outside of academia would ever have heard of if he didn’t promote his “pronoun” pronouncements, and media types hadn’t picked up on it because of his political views, even though he claims not to be political. He is a self promoting and apparently non-practising clinical psychologist who takes himself way too seriously, and has decided to become a patron of the incels. It’s not surprising that any school would want to distance themselves from him. He brings toxicity wherever he goes.

Posted by: ohrealy at March 21, 2019 9:36 PM
Comment #440332

I’ll bet ohrealy doesn’t know anything about him.

Posted by: Weary Willie at March 22, 2019 9:25 AM
Comment #440335

ohrealy has lost all credibility on this subject. He found a new word and had to rush to WatchBlog to use it. Of course, it’s a combination of abbreviated words, so it’s understandable he has an abbreviated knowledge of the man he labels with it.

ohrealy suffers from newtermtruncation syndrome. An obsession with acronyms used to demean political opponents when ignorance is the prevalent state of mind.

How have I diagnosed this disorder? By using facts.

Jordan Peterson is married and has three children.

Posted by: Weary Willie at March 22, 2019 9:51 AM
Comment #440337

Aw, come on Weary. Cut ohrealy some slack. Forcing people to call a man her or zir, or to call a woman him or ze, is one of the most important issues of our time.

Posted by: kctim at March 22, 2019 10:04 AM
Comment #440356

I thought a man demanding someone call him ma’am was absurd. Making up words and demanding people use them under penalty of law must have ulterior motives attached to it. How can anyone expect others to know they must address another with a term that has no definition or meaning in everyday life?

It appears to me to be a form of Dominant/Submissive role playing where only a few know the rules, and can change them at will. It has no place in a civilized society, because it has no function other to confuse or browbeat.

Ergo, we get ohrealy.

Posted by: Weary Willie at March 22, 2019 3:11 PM
Comment #440358

Guess we will have a new President by this time next week.

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/mueller-concludes-russia-probe-delivers-210406710.html

Posted by: kctim at March 22, 2019 4:31 PM
Comment #440361

Or leftist riots and violence.

Posted by: kctim at March 22, 2019 4:54 PM
Comment #440365

Hey kctim, how many times have we seen our Liberal Pals on WB predict Mueller would find the smoking gun to paint President Trump as a Russian puppet who won the election by colluding with them?

We would often find breathless screeds by our Pals wallowing in the latest headline by the “fake” media. These brainless twits could not decipher truth from fiction and always…always swallowed the surgery intoxicating drink.

Soon we will know what Mueller has found in two years. My guess, nothing much of harm to the president. The Dems in congress have already begun Phase Two of their fantasy. We hope all their focus is on Trump; and not on the promises they made to get elected.

Posted by: Royal Flush at March 22, 2019 5:08 PM
Comment #440371

Isn’t it said that news that nobody wants seen comes out on a Friday?

Given that coincidence, I’d say this is just what that guy said, “It’s a nothingburger.”.

At least phx8 will finally get to prove one way or another what he’s been saying all this time. I’m looking forward to his comments and/or retractions.

Right now, I’ll bet Democratics are trying to figure out how to take things out of context and claim the victory. They’ve got all weekend!


Posted by: Weary Willie at March 22, 2019 5:48 PM
Comment #440372

Muellar recommends NO FURTHER INDICTMENTS wonder if phx8 is crying in his soup now.

Posted by: Rich KAPitan at March 22, 2019 7:42 PM
Comment #440393
Rich KAPitan wrote: Muellar recommends NO FURTHER INDICTMENTS wonder if phx8 is crying in his soup now.
I’m betting now that phx8 will say “It’s not over!!!, there’s the SDNY, and Adam Schiff and other Democrats are going to subpoena everyone they can think of, etc., etc., etc.

Hopefully, the Democrats keep it up.
Democrats are the gift that keeps on giving.

Weary Willie wrote: I thought a man demanding someone call him ma’am was absurd.
Sort of like this person (is it OK if I use the word “Person”?) at a Game Stop store in Albuquerque, NM?
Posted by: d.a.n at March 23, 2019 10:42 AM
Comment #440434

That guy has to be delusional if he thinks people would assume he’s a woman. Promoting that as normal is wrong. There must be ulterior motives behind promoting that type of expectation from the public.

Posted by: Weary Willie at March 23, 2019 8:25 PM
Comment #440519

Royal, yes, they have definitely been predicting the collusion ‘smoking gun’ for a long time now. ‘Putin puppet’, ‘traitor Trump’, and whatever else they could think of to divide the country.
Time after time, when we asked them for actual proof, we were given deflection, told we are members of a cult, or simply ignored.

The worst part is that the lefts actions over this is about nothing more than their policy. Their hatred, intentional division of Americans, and damage to our country, all because of their fear and refusal to accept that others disagree with them.

Posted by: kctim at March 25, 2019 8:09 AM
Comment #440538
kctim wrote: Their [i.e. Democrats and similar ilk] hatred, intentional division of Americans, and damage to our country, …
The Democrats, over the past 3 years, have behaved and continue to behave despicably:
  • (1) despicably pitting U.S. citizens and illegal immigrant against each other for more votes, money, and power;
  • (2) Deep State, Steele Dossier, Witch hunt, FAKE NEWS MEDIA, weaponization of FBI, DOJ, IRS, EPA, etc.; weaponization to ignore 110 classified emails found on Hillary Clinton’s ameteur email server. James Comey, Loretta Lynch, and others in the DOJ and FBI protected Hillary from being indicted for those crimes;
  • (3) Bret Kavanaugh hearing (guilty until proven innocent);
  • (4) antisemitic statements and activities by Democrats in Congress (e.g. “Farrakhan buddy” Ilhan Omar, “Impeach the m***erf**ker” Rashid Tlaib, 7 other Democrats (Obama, Maxine Waters, Barbara Lee, Danny Davis, Andre Carson, Keith Ellison, Gregory Meeks, Al Green all attended meetings with well-known anti-Semite, Louis Farrakhan) with direct ties Louis Farrakhan; source: dailycaller.com/2018/03/05/house-democrats-ties-to-louis-farrakhan/ ; statement by Farrakhan about Jews, Gays, and White people: dailycaller.com/2018/01/26/louis-farrakhan-barack-obama-nation-of-islam/);
  • (5) encouraging moblike behavior (source: site2data.com/moblike1.html );
Posted by: d.a.n at March 25, 2019 3:35 PM
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