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The religious hunger that drives Jordan Peterson’s fandom - Vox
What makes the book so powerful is that it understands the fundamental draw of right-wing traditionalist ideology. It fulfills authentic needs — for meaningfulness, for a sense of structure — by providing adherents with a sense of their own “specialness” in a mythic narrative created for them, a specialness further intensified by the highly eroticized thrill of transgression.

It is easy, and necessary, to condemn the racism, sexism, and classism that make ideologies like Peterson’s so popular. But it’s vital to understand their effectiveness in order to counter it. What Peterson and even Bronze Age Pervert understand is that people fundamentally need stories of meaning, and that in an increasingly secular age, those stories are not necessarily culturally present.

It’s just a shame we don’t have better storytellers.
conservatism-bad  war-on-women  religious-tendencies  alt-right 
june 2018 by Peony43
Vatican joins Iran, resists UN effort to protect woman
"Diplomats said the Holy See, Iran and Russia are leading attempts wipe out language in a final statement that says religion, custom or tradition must not be used as an excuse to avoid a government’s obligation to eliminate violence. They also have opposed references to rape by a woman’s husband or partner, diplomats said."
Catholic-bad  religion-bad  war-on-women  United-Nations 
october 2015 by Peony43

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