Every aggrieved white guy's favorite pseudo-intellectual, trans-obsessed right-wing ideologue Dr. Jordan Peterson has topped even himself with his latest diatribe.
The Canadian psychologist's latest homily was an in-depth explanation of the ins and outs of Christianity--not directed at laymen like you and me, but rather directed at His Holiness Pope Francis.
Like most conservatives nowadays, Peterson has a real problem--nay, a religious objection--to the notion that Christians have a responsibility to help the marginalized and poor. You know, like Jesus Christ literally told them to in the literal Bible full of his literal teachings?
So when Pope Francis recently tweeted a directive to Christians everywhere to help the less fortunate, Peterson had plenty to say, none of it remotely sensical or for that matter Biblical.
It all began with Pope Francis' tweet seen below.
The Pope tweeted:
"#Socialjustice demands that we fight against the causes of poverty: inequality and the lack of labour, land, and lodging; against those who deny social and labour rights; and against the culture that leads to taking away the dignity of others."
Which is pretty much exactly what Jesus Christ, as well as his later devotees who wrote most of the Bible, said to do over and over and over again.
But like most modern conservative Christians Jordan Peterson vehemently disagrees, so he quote-tweeted the Pope to let him know his understanding of Christianity is all wrong.
Peterson tweeted at the Pope:
"There is nothing Christian about #SocialJustice . Redemptive salvation is a matter of the individual soul."
Okay then, but that's literally not what Jesus Christ said, Dr. Peterson.
Aside from one of the cornerstones of Christianity being the idea that "faith without works is dead" as written in the Bible's Book of James, Christ himself put an even finer point on it in Luke Chapter 14 verses 12-14:
“When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors.."
"But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you."
"For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”
That last line sure makes it sound an awful lot like the "redemptive salvation" about which Peterson tweeted at the Pope is directly tied to helping the less fortunate and marginalized.
Funny what you find when you simply Google what Jesus said about a thing.
Anyway, as you might expect, people online were pretty staggered by Dr. Peterson's temerity, not to mention his fundamental ignorance about his own faith.
Funny how all these modern conservative Christians never seem to have ever read a word of what the man they worship said, isn't? Makes you think!