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Friday, 6 April 2018

It is Manly to Weep

Jordan Peterson
One reason Jordan Peterson is receiving so much global attention is that he is more human than most of your academic types. In addition to devastating arguments he is able to understand the sadness of  people around him - and in particular young men who are oppressed in a feminist world and who are discouraged at every turn by a PC culture that preaches that all the ailments of the world can be traced back to their patriarchal fault.

All this patriarchal stuff is a pack of lies, but the lies are having a devastating effect upon young men in the West today.

See here an example of Peterson's tears. Jordan Peterson in Tears

Jesus and Paul
This clip reminded me of the Lord Jesus, who wept at the grave of Lazarus.

It reminded me of the apostle Paul who every day in Ephesus warned the church elders about wolves who would come into the church after he was gone and try to scatter the sheep - a wolf has zero concern for sheep and 100% concern for personal power.

To be Christlike is to feel deeply. Sometimes that is sorrow, sometimes that is in indignation and righteous anger at sinfulness. 

It reminded me of the apostle Paul who sharing his sorrows in 2 Corinthians 11:29 said "Who is led into sin and I do not inwardly burn?"

When weak vulnerable sheep are led astray by error or lies or gossip or wolves, Paul felt it inside. The Greek word "inwardly burn" is just as it says on the tin, "inwardly burn". To see someone led astray causes a shepherd's heart to inwardly burn at the wickedness that led them astray.

True men weep.

That is what was so unusual in the Peterson Clip. You just don't see it today.

But hopefully men the church, Christlike men, will weep at sorrow and wickedness and sin.

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