Biblical Series III: God and the Hierarchy of Authority



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  1. casey Weber

    May 30, 2019 11:22 pm

    Is it worth noting that Transformers made it a robot tree cat snake bird? Evolving with the times

  2. Zayan Watchel

    May 31, 2019 5:11 am

    I'm in High School now, but when I was in elementary school(in Canada, same as Jordan's kid) we weren't allowed to wrestle, physically fight, have snowball fights, we weren't socialized, everything social was done for us. This lasted until I was about 12 and now we're slightly freer in high school, but still no fighting(which would happen less if we were more civilized) or snowballs.

  3. J Lo

    June 6, 2019 10:39 am

    Thanks @Robin Bartlett for the next 2 hours & 40 minutes I'll be listening out for a 'tree cat snake bird' ……… 😏

  4. Kyle Simon

    June 6, 2019 9:40 pm

    Wait, what? Memes = archetypes = common knowledge, no? Ideologies are just collections of memes, a metaphysical "neural network" (to use the AI guys word for it). Thinking by one's chosen ideology allows one to run heuristics for 90% of academic domains, even those that usually demand formal operations, and that's not to denigrate ideologies since I think they exist specifically FOR that reason AND many can provide tangible benefit to the individual and the cultural "race" (if you want to look at groups of people as organisms in and of themselves).
    Dr. Harris explains at length his reasoning for his denial of classical "free will" and how we are almost exclusively motivated by forces beyond our own control in such a way that even our sense of agency is illusory. Should it not be a logical progression that those very forces he described are manifestations (in part) of ideological networks, composed of meme's, some of which (the father, the mother, the pariah) are nexuses around which other ideas orbit?

  5. B man

    June 7, 2019 12:23 am

    Thank you for everything Dr. Peterson. My fiance and I have a son from adoption, he came from foster care at the age of 3yr 6mo. He is now 6yrs, he is behind exactly as you describe. He did not get enough hands on love and play between the ages of 2-4. Is there something more we can do to get him caught up with socializing other 6yr olds? He has trouble socializing and probably acts more like a 4yr old, just a little behind. We are doing everything we know to help get him caught up before the other kids leave him behind.

  6. Christian Faith Ministries Media

    June 9, 2019 2:35 pm

    The significance of his commentary is to interpret biblical images by the pagan, evolutionary narrative, rather than by the transforming narrative of God. This endorses competition and reasserts our dominant western cultural journey, as currently the culture most fit to distribute the winnings, re-establishing a sense of meaning in our lives, and certainly a sense of exceptionalism. It's a denial of leftist cynicism, which calls the western male to retreat into his shell but replaces it with a right-wing dominance justification. This is Hitlerian. Of course, we are speaking here of a spectrum, but it’s a spectrum that is a very real and sensitive one in today’s political world and will have very bad consequences if we live on this left/ right spectrum in the wrong way. This is why biblical neighbourism, which is what the bible converts these pagan images into, is so important for our time, as an antidote to the division this spectrum reflects.

  7. ambrogio cantù

    June 9, 2019 9:46 pm

    Dr. Peterson thank you so much for all of this, and for all of this to bee free on you tube.
    Just one thing : at 1:44:17 you say that we must imagine sysyphus happy it's Nietzsche's quote, but it's actually from Albert Camus, the last pages of his famous work "The myth of sysyphus".

  8. Matt

    June 12, 2019 2:14 am

    He once ran a marathon because ‘it was on his way’. He can speak French in Russian. He once had an awkward moment just to know what it felt like. He is….

    The most intellectual man in the world.
    Stay honorable my friends.

  9. bill mcdonald

    June 18, 2019 12:19 am

    The Holy Bible comes from the greek word Helios Biblos { SUN BOOK } The Son of GOD (LIGHT) is the SUN. The Bible explains it in metaphors about our biological, spiritual & conscious relationship with LIGHT . You need to research the TRUE meaning of the metaphors not the mind controlling Roman story. All right ….now you can attack me, but it"s just a matter of time before more and more people figure this out . Stay humble my friends

  10. Jerry1234 JJStrnad

    June 19, 2019 8:34 am

    there is fase eqivalent…
    Christ is not eqivalent to satan… this shuld cme in as important much later in this…
    I do understand that ths is the metaphorical expression…
    but pls. think about it for a while…

  11. Alexander Horspool

    June 20, 2019 10:48 pm

    Being an avid fan of Dr peterson, I slightly disagree with him on reality snapping back always. I don't know if he hs factored this in, but its not that it will snap back on YOU, it is that it contributes to incorrect information, or bad attitudes, etc, that distribute throughout the population, and snap back on SOMEONE, and that usually results in guilt for the person who commits it. But it is still the case that almost all the time, serious sins such as 10 commandment ones, if broken, will snap back on the person who committed them. But I hope it's true.

  12. Erick roman vasquez

    June 21, 2019 6:42 pm

    please. that the translation to Spanish appear in your videos. Please. greetings from Bolivia.

  13. Zachary Coleman

    June 22, 2019 3:08 pm

    If it could be said that life isn't the culmination of one single dominant heirarchy but instead many interlocking heirarchies all with room to ascend in status within that heirarchy(plane of stacking pyramids), could it be said that the goal is to ascend the plain of heirarchies? You referenced that the "all seeing eye above the pyramids" stood above the heirarchys. 

    Could it be that the purpose of civilazation and order is to ascend to the state of the all seeing eye that looks above the field of stacking pyramids?

  14. Marica Maas

    June 23, 2019 2:26 pm

    A case could be made for natural selection, but to move from chaos in the direction of order; intelligent design seems more believable and scientific than random mutation; which rationally does not make sense?

    Anyway, to witness this highly developed integrated functioning of the human brain – packed with as much information – is beyond remarkable. Truly evidence underlining how fearfully and wonderfully God created human beings – in His image!

    However, as a being made in God's image: "It is useful to know that you are a monster" – the same concept as original sin. Dr. Peterson is clearly deeply convicted of being a potential sinner, yet views himself smart and tough enough to overcome this sinful nature in his own strength?

  15. donald hutton

    June 24, 2019 8:42 pm

    43:37 "…we're pretty damned good predators." Just because we're at the top of the food chain doesn't mean there isn't competition. Slip up once and you become lunch for the next predator willing to take a bite.

  16. Nathaniel Smith

    June 25, 2019 6:29 am

    He's talking very very little about God and a lot about robots and human achievement.

  17. Neutrino Am

    June 28, 2019 12:06 am

    I love his mind. The well balanced mind of male understanding of wisdom benefits the minds of ALL, male and female. Bless Jordan Peterson, YHWH willing.

  18. Soham Sadhukhan

    June 30, 2019 8:04 am

    Professor Peterson, I must admit that I've been inspired and fascinated on how you regularly analyse these anecdotal stories to filter out useful life lessons and analogies. Perhaps you could analyse this one, it would be very helpful and interesting:

    The Prince and the Magician, John Fowles.

  19. BaliBriant

    July 10, 2019 7:42 am

    “I have never, in all my years as a clinical psychologist—and this is something that really does terrify me—I have never seen anyone, ever, get away with anything at all, even once.” (1:37:14)

  20. Hello there Friend

    July 13, 2019 4:13 am

    "7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. 8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. 9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith."
    -Galatians 6:7-10

  21. Charles Bradley

    July 14, 2019 12:38 am

    I have felt for years that before Jesus comes back that Western Civilization must fall. Evil works in many ways and does not care about honesty or what type of people it uses together or against each other.

  22. Raymond Ford

    July 14, 2019 9:33 pm

    A man who goes out forthrightly to conquer the enemy at the door before it presents itself. e.g. William the Conqueror.


    July 15, 2019 2:54 am

    The part about feminism, as to "why they aren't protesting all the time about Saudi Arabia", well there are different chains of thought and different schools of feminism (as in, some refuse to group together all women and believe each women are faced with different situations with regards to their ethnicity, income, culture, etc.), but one I've read about, and I sort of agree with, states that women should strive for their rights within their own country. I forgot its name. It may sound counterproductive at first, because surely, if you're striving for gender equality you should gather all women for the same movement, but at the same time, Saudi women face a much more severe oppression compared to the western women from developed countries.

    In a similar fashion, it would be like trying to fight for first gen rights for Haiti when you live in a country that's already fighting for fourth gen rights.

  24. Brendonian

    July 15, 2019 9:31 pm

    Dr Peterson raises a good point with dragons, but I'm curious on his outlook on East Asian dragons, specifically Chinese? In these cultures, dragons weren't seen as marauding pillagers like in Europe, but rather benevolent, lucky forces for good.

  25. James C. Breckenridge

    July 15, 2019 10:41 pm

    A modern day C. S. Lewis. Looking forward to reading some of his allegorical work.✍️

  26. seveno1

    July 17, 2019 7:56 pm

    Hitlers opinion of christianity The heaviest blow that ever struck humanity was the coming

    of Christianity. Bolshevism is Christianity's illegitimate child.

  27. Melissa Taylor

    July 19, 2019 5:24 pm

    "Tree-Cat-Snake-Bird" , does this remind anyone else of Quetzalcoatl, Kukulkan, Q'uq'umatz, or Tohil? The Feathered serpent god of South American Lore.

  28. Kris Haynes

    July 21, 2019 1:55 am

    Psychopaths get promoted rapidly, when they don't get found out, and they often don't because they make money by hook or crook and people shield them

  29. Mathias M

    July 23, 2019 2:06 am

    In Hebrew
    "Be" means to/in.
    And the letter "R" read today as Rosh (maybe in the past as resh) means head.

    Andre chouraqui has an enlightening approach…

    Bereshit, the first word of the Torah means "in the beginning",but chouraqui advocates for " in the mind".

    In the beginning/mind good created the duality.

  30. Michel Hébert

    July 25, 2019 7:14 pm

    About having kids, I think that Jordan his right that truly it's not about you anymore. You're not the priority (still, you need to give yourself some time to do things you're passionate about).

    I'm a father of an almost 4 years old daughter. Last year, I made the decision to not seeing her because I wasn't able to appreciate the time I had with her (I'm separated from her mother). Recently, I've discovered that I'm affected by what we can call "emotional incest", which comes from a toxic relationship with my mother and which also affects me in a way that if I feel "too close" to someone, it starts to generate into hate…

    Hopefully, I wish only the best for my daughter and I hope that after solving this "emotional incest" problem I can be truly there for here without an irrationnal hatred that I can't control.

    Brief, be sure of yourself before having kids, because you become the first impression of a life worth living or of a life worth dying.

  31. Connor Raabe

    July 28, 2019 5:48 pm

    I have no clue why marxists will try to discredit JBP when alnost everything he says in online and backs him up.

  32. Marcel Schindler

    July 29, 2019 12:43 pm

    716 people have failed to rescue their fathers from the underworld or got stuck in a whale

  33. YajraS

    August 1, 2019 5:15 pm

    "the Hobbits […] protected by the striders […]"

    Only Aragon is called Strider, and then only by the people in Bree. He is the chieftain of the Dunedain of the North; scattered people of the Kingdom of Arnor – of which the Shire was part of. The Dunedain of the North and those in the South (Gondor and the Ithilien Rangers) are the descendants of Numenor.

  34. Gary Michael Flanagan

    August 3, 2019 1:27 pm

    He says “no animal knows they are going to die”. Wouldn’t the fear that you see in animals prove that they know they could die? I don’t really follow what he means there. Can someone help clarify for me?

  35. Israel Perez

    August 3, 2019 7:38 pm

    Mmmm . . . I don't think Campbell refers to "following your bliss" as something easy to do and/or having nothing whatsoever to do with Jung's shadow; and believe me, I'm extremely familiar with Campbell's work. He was referring to finding/choosing a purpose aligned with one's own potentials to endure the agonies of existence –something approximating the Buddhist saying "to joyfully participate in the sorrows of life", which also finds expression in the figures of Atlas and Christ.

  36. MrFireman164

    August 7, 2019 6:52 pm

    So this guy is going to make me so much smarter because I have to look up about ever 10th word he says like hubristic =pride .. who knew 🤷🏻‍♂️. However it’s going to take forever to get through the series 🧐. I’m sure this guy is brilliant and I would love to know what he’s saying but all these big words are killing me 😂

  37. C. F. Apollyon

    August 11, 2019 7:00 pm

    The CC typically takes a lot of liberties/gets things wrong, but it seems to get a shade overzealous with the translation @ 41:38

  38. Kagiso Mokaleng

    August 13, 2019 11:13 am

    I thought that our Universities in South Africa were not as radically leftist as those in the West, but boy was I wrong. Mr North West University for 2019 is a lesbian woman. The left is going too far.

  39. Walgekaaren

    August 13, 2019 3:02 pm

    Hierarchy is always a projection, because why else would the people consent to it… Equality and other topics are also projections. When we say something on social or economic ground, its not that the statement is a fact, but it's an emotion or attitude, but later being adapted and finalized it becomes reality and fact — and given some time, will develop its own lore, how it happened. We come in contact with hierarchy the moment we start to wiev videos on youtube, and receive recommendations. Some of them we ignore, others, we take notice of. Somebody responds to Avatar: Korra why it sucks/is awesome and a lot of people have a say on it. Those kind of things give your life a flavour, and make it more vivid. That you had something to say — that you had a point! And that makes you more than just the average Joe or Jane… We crave for hierarvchy because we wanna be on top and have our name glorified and carved into stone, while our image is molten and smelted to coin and statue. The story about King Nebuchadnezzars golden statue and his thoughts about his kingdom and the dream he had, are quite reveiling about it…. Keep the convo going and give me what you think. Respect and Godsoeed!

  40. daesligado

    August 15, 2019 2:11 pm

    I'm a bit confused about the Serotonin effect on lobsters.
    Right now I'm having the hormone system as a topic in a class and the professor talked about the relationship between Testosterone and hierachy in the animal kingdom, e.g. regarding Hyenas.
    I directly thought about what I heard of J.P. once about the hierachy relationship with Serotonine regarding Lobsters.
    Both seemed to talk about the same thing, but in one case it was testosterone, which was affected and affected the social status and in the other case it was serotonine.
    But somehow high levels of adrenaline are connected with low levels of serotonin. And that doesn't make sense to me.

    As an example: An animal wins a fight. Then following J.P. it should have high serotonine level and following my professor, it should have high testosterone level.
    But that is contradictory, or isn't it?

    Does someone have an idea of this?

  41. Connor Sullivan

    August 20, 2019 7:01 am

    The problem that persists with the question of households and their effects on kids is that there is too little thought placed on the intellect of children. Kids can and will figure things out and having little family support may be the greatest support of all, forcing them to be independent at a young age.

  42. my1creation

    August 22, 2019 4:47 am

    JP runs down the entire visual-neural-perception process like it’s a rap song but can’t think of the words for “water bottle” 😆 I LOVE HIM more and more each day 🤓🤯😍🥰

  43. Deku

    August 27, 2019 2:37 am


    "The enemy of my enemy is my friend, and that's why Islamists tend to vote liberal"


  44. Bruno

    August 28, 2019 2:11 pm

    Are some of TeeSpring merch profits going to Dr. Jordan Peterson? I want to know what my options are for giving him money…

  45. Roy Munson

    August 28, 2019 3:23 pm

    55:47 Interesting note… I believe the Lobsters depicted are 2 different species: On the left the Northern Lobster (Homarus americanus) The right, Rock or 'Spiney' Lobster (Panilirus argus) just sayin'…. The plot thickens.

  46. Karen Donald

    August 31, 2019 2:18 am

    The first question from the woman. She skips over the fact these women are failing to choose high caliber men in the first place . Classic women not taking responsibility of her actions . She goes straight to slagging off men .

  47. Nathan Chadwick

    September 1, 2019 7:21 pm

    So am I being wrongly arbitrary when I tell my children no even though I can provide what they ask for? Because I do that a lot.

  48. Gonzalo Rosas Paz

    September 2, 2019 11:53 am

    He does not criticize his time. he assumes that his time is the best just because he was born in it … visit my channel!

  49. Rick Hart

    September 4, 2019 9:48 pm

    Psalm 90:4

    Old Testament

    For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.

    2 Peter 3:8

    New Testament

    But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

    Abraham 3:4

    Pearl of Great Price

    4 And the Lord said unto me, by the Urim and Thummim, that Kolob was after the manner of the Lord, according to its times and seasons in the revolutions thereof; that one revolution was a day unto the Lord, after his manner of reckoning, it being one thousand years according to the time appointed unto that whereon thou standest. This is the reckoning of the Lord’s time, according to the reckoning of Kolob.

  50. Lasse Jensen

    September 7, 2019 4:13 am

    What kind of potion do this man drink every morning? I've watched him so much and HE. JUST. KEEPS. AMAZING. ME.
    Seeing this is like sniffing intellectual cocaine. Just a few minutes of it gets my mind speeding around everywhere, trying to solve big philsosophical problems.

  51. Kevin Barrett

    September 7, 2019 9:29 pm

    "Never let your children do anything that makes you dislike them, and why was that? and i wrote that after i knew i was a monster. i'm going to make sure that i like my kids, because i'm way bigger than them and i'm way more cruel than they are. I have tricks up my sleeve that they cannot even possibly imagine and If they irritate me, i will absolutely take it out on them and if you don't think you are the sort of person that would do that. then you ARE the sort of person who IS doing it." ~Jordan B Peterson

    we do not deserve this man. we are so unbelievably lucky to have someone with this type of knowledge freely giving it out all over the place….at our fingertips.

  52. Istlota Everyman

    September 8, 2019 11:56 pm

    Uh-oh. Normally I agree with pretty much everything JP says. But, at around the 20 minute mark, he revealed that he is, in the final analysis, a cuckold. He admits that women are determining which men end up at the top of the male dominance hierarchy by the way women are "peeling off the top of the male dominance hierarchy". [That is just a nice way of describing what we Red Pill men describe as the FACT that Women Prefer Thugs]. But, then, JP, you proceeded to make a case for why this process is both good and fair for everyone. And, in particular, you argued that one of the reasons it is good and fair that women are choosing which men end up ruling over everyone else is because women choose which men they f*ck based upon which men are the most intelligent. And that is when I just had to hit the pause button on my remote and call BULLSH*T.
    Dude … JP … are you SERIOUS? I mean, come on, man. Bruh, I know you have been married for 30 years. So I guess you must be basing all of these GROSSLY ERRONEOUS misperceptions about women based upon what you THOUGHT you knew about women back when you were a single, and a Beta, male. Which, I admit, is probably the only way that ANY man could remain married to the same American woman over the past three decades when Feminism really kicked up into high gear.
    But this idea that women pick which men to f*ck based upon the IQ of their bed partners? That is SO delusional that I am really having difficulty believing that even YOU believe that bull-loney.

  53. DancesWithMetroids

    September 13, 2019 7:29 am

    Holy cow, that bit about feminists and Islamists hit hard. I've been puzzling that one out for a long time, and that Freudian interpretation is the closest thing I've seen to an explanation. If that's true, than it paints a pretty bleak picture for women and their unconscious and their ability to reason but paints a pretty challenging picture for men and their responsibility for keeping up a society that doesn't victimize these women. Maybe women see the past centuries as an example that we've failed, but even then why just select a culturally different group of men?

    I'll don't know if I'll ever understand the feminist that wears a hijab. Somebody that screams about "manspreading" and "sexist air conditioning" while little girls are being sold into sex slavery daily in the Middle East, it's like an abandonment or rejection of the paternal instinct.

  54. Effie Mavros

    September 13, 2019 1:19 pm – preface
    I read this today, sent to me by a relative and I almost lost my mind. Thoughts please. Ideally, I would appreciate Dr Peterson's opinion on the subject matter, please. Many thanks

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    September 13, 2019 5:45 pm


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