Truths & Symbolism in Judaism & Christianity

“It’s not an easy thing to live in a truthful manner, but the alternative is hell.” —Jordan Peterson

This is a distillation of some of the ideas that I’m hearing from Jordan Peterson. I can in no way take credit for any of these ideas, I am merely listening to his discussions, and taking notes. The references are at the bottom. I encourage you to listen to them.

Jordan Peterson talks about Christian symbolism a lot (and sometimes other stories like Pinocchio and Batman) and repairs the old stories to their deeper meanings. “It’s important to understand what the stories mean because back then we just didn’t really know what the hell we were doing. We’re smarter that we know, but the problem is we don’t know ourselves. We reveal our true self in the symbols constantly, but then have to reflect on that to understand what it is that we’re up to.” Continue reading “Truths & Symbolism in Judaism & Christianity”

Considering Mortality

Coping with the realization that there is no afterlife.

Perhaps my greatest regret in losing my belief in god, is also having to let go of the concept of an afterlife in paradise. It’s a nice idea to be rewarded with  a perfect vacation for your soul after you’ve worked hard at life. Yeah… it’d be nice to have one forever party in the sky… sigh. Continue reading “Considering Mortality”