I like Jordan Peterson but I am a little puzzled by his obsession with God. I mean, initially he presented sort of a secular vision of the Divine - like being aware of the Universe and humanity beyond the basics of one's existence. Knowing history, appreciating art and just sort of understanding that your own moment in time is not everything there is. I could totally dig that. Then he started talking about Christ being created to serve as an ideal for humans or something like that. And aesthetically I can appreciate it but one has to ask: why Christ? Why not Athena or Osiris? More recently, I think, he said he can no longer consider himself an atheist. He still discusses religion as a psychologist but... It feels different. I am not that interested in theology, Religion for me is a mirror to humanity - nothing more.
Anyhow, he is big on how important Western culture of individualism was for the creation of modern civilization and, obviously, I agree. However he believes religion to be one of the roots of Western individualism. I can see this in Christianity but Peterson quotes the Old Testament (Torah) to prove his point. Personally, I don't see it. I think Judaism is a very "collectivist" religion. It certainly is now and, I believe, it always was.
Am I missing something here? Do any of you think there is something in this?