God of The New Age, Petterson’s view

5 min readMay 26, 2024


Jordan Peterson recently appeared on a YouTube podcast, where the host, who was an atheist, asked him what God is? Why should we believe in it? Peterson gave him a stupid response as usual, saying: God is not this table (thank you for this information). What he meant by this statement was that we cannot perceive him with our senses and be certain of his existence so easily (well, what about instinct and rational necessities?) added that we, as humans, need a God, or

Petterson as he claimed, a need to believe in the existence of a God or the idea of God, because according to him, it is the spirit or idea that makes you leave the circle of safety and endure life, and he cited here an imaginary story, I do not know what its source is, about our Prophet Abraham, and that he is as He claimed, his Lord called him to leave the circle of safety in which you live and leave your family and parents, so Abraham immediately agreed and dedicated his adventure to God. A trivial answer and a trivial story, which reflects the superficiality of these enlightened people, who have spread even in Muslim countries as Sunni deniers and misguided imams who want to change the fundamentals of religion and assimilate with the West, their worldly view, and their sanctification of man.

For Peterson and these modern thinkers, God is just an idea that you can turn to when things get bad, or even avoid engaging in psychological conflicts and logical contradictions when you deny his existence completely.

Peterson added when the presenter asked him why he should not believe in God, saying that there are four reasons. The truth is that I was waiting for a rational answer this time, such as nature, rational necessities, the effects of creation, the system of the universe, or the morals that we have come to believe in, and so on, but he gave four reasons, each one. One is more trivial than the other.

The first reason for him is so that you can bless yourself, develop it, and develop it so that it can bear fruit, flourish, and grow as a successful, upright, and influential human being.

The second is to have a good and deserved reputation for yourself and to create your own paradise on earth, and this, according to the claim, can only be done by doing good deeds for those around you and being of benefit to them. The third reason for this fool is that you will have a lasting legacy and influence even after your death. He returned to infer our master Abraham and how we are all, according to his claim, related to him, and here I mention the words of the Almighty (Indeed, the closest of people to Abraham are those who followed him, and this is the Prophet and those who believe, and God The Guardian of the Believers) — (إنَّ أَوْلَى ٱلنَّاسِ بِإِبْرَٰهِيمَ لَلَّذِينَ ٱتَّبَعُوهُ وَهَٰذَا ٱلنَّبِىُّ وَٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ ۗ وَٱللَّهُ وَلِىُّ ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ), and the last reason is that you will be a blessing to those around you.

Well, where is God’s truth in what He said? Where is the meaning of life for him?

For conservatives in Western countries and even modern preachers in Islamic countries, God is nothing but harmony and an idea between man and the universe, and the purpose of belief in his existence is to achieve prosperity and growth, control society, and answer some existential questions. As for worshiping him, it is only to achieve spiritual and physical balance, or let’s. We say that they are nothing but spiritual exercises to reduce the stresses of life.

Peterson says in the same podcast that God is nothing but a multi-dimensional character or idea that appears in the Old Testament stories every time in a different way, and these images are what you need to endure life, as if he was talking about a hero character in Marvel, and this is what opens the door for him and others like him to separate him ( Glory be to Him above what they describe) as they desire.

This image of God is what made man the sacred center. That is why you find many Muslim thinkers and preachers when they engage in discussions with infidels or those with corrupt beliefs such as the Jahmiya, Ash’arite, and Rafidite, you find them saying that what is important is mutual respect, then they come to the matter of belief and monotheism and throw it to the wall.

Peterson’s idea reflects the idea of many people, which is that we are here to achieve successes, inspire others, and influence them positively, and then if we die, there is no heaven or hell. Some have gone even worse than that and said that everyone enters heaven, such as Ali Jumah and the misguided imams in Al-Azhar.

Ideas like these contributed to the rapid spread of atheism in the West and even among us. They have recently appeared in Egypt as the foundation of taqeen, which follows the approach of Peterson and others like him to distort religion under the pretext of enlightenment and contemporary thought.

Peterson’s words reminded me of sayings that we have often heard in our societies: religion is treatment, leave creation to the Creator, faith is in the heart, and they all fit into one mould, which is that we were created to inhabit the earth and to be good people who have good morals and respect each other, and in the end, the balance of differentiation between us. It is respect for human beings and good morals in society, and someone may or may not say that our Messenger, may God bless him and grant him peace, said: There is nothing heavier in the scale than good morals, and that God hates the indecent and indecent — ( ما من شيءٍ أثقل في الميزان من حُسن الخلق، وإنَّ الله يُبغض الفاحشَ البذي). Yes, but this only applies to the Muslim monotheist.

We do not need to remind Peterson and others like him here that the religion with God is Islam, and that we were not created in vain, and that we have an existential goal, which is to achieve worship of God, and that differentiation between servants cannot be achieved except through piety, and that God knows best about our faith.

If Peterson’s view of God was correct, he would not live an unstable psychological life. Where his daughter Michaela once stated that he suffers from panic attacks sometimes and is unable to sleep except with tranquilizers.

Our Lord, Blessed and Most High, said (And whoever turns away from My remembrance — indeed, for him will be a straitened living, and We will raise him blind on the Day of Resurrection.) — (وَمَنْ أَعْرَضَ عَنْ ذِكْرِي فَإِنَّ لَهُ مَعِيشَةً ضَنكاً وَنَحْشُرُهُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ أَعْمَى)

{أَفَحَسِبۡتُمۡ أَنَّمَا خَلَقۡنَٰكُمۡ عَبَثٗا وَأَنَّكُمۡ إِلَيۡنَا لَا تُرۡجَعُونَ ١١٥ فَتَعَٰلَى ٱللَّهُ ٱلۡمَلِكُ ٱلۡحَقُّۖ لَآ إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ رَبُّ ٱلۡعَرۡشِ ٱلۡكَرِيمِ ١١٦ وَمَن يَدۡعُ مَعَ ٱللَّهِ إِلَٰهًا ءَاخَرَ لَا بُرۡهَٰنَ لَهُۥ بِهِۦ فَإِنَّمَا حِسَابُهُۥ عِندَ رَبِّهِۦٓۚ إِنَّهُۥ لَا يُفۡلِحُ ٱلۡكَٰفِرُونَ}

{Do you think that you have created you Kerem 116 and whoever deposits with God, God is not blessed, and he will not be blessed with him}




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