The Living Force
This is a section transcribed from Jordan Peterson's latest Q&A. You can watch the whole thing, "New Year's Q and A" here.
Question: Hello Dr. Peterson. Do you ever fear that your psychological reading of the Bible is wrong?
JP: Well I'm sure it's wrong in some ways!
Question continued: Even Satan can use scripture for his own purpose. What if you're just us using The Word for your own gain?
JP: Well, then God help me, I guess. That's what I would say.
What if I'm just using The Word for my own gain...
I guess it would depend on what you think of as 'gain'. I AM using it for my own gain. But I would say that I've aligned my own gain with the gain of others. And that's made my own gain... It's a weird thing, right? Because, you see, that way I can have my cake and eat it too. I can do what I think is best for me, but at the same time I can do what's best for others. And I've also defined what's best for me as what is simultaneously best for others. And I believe that I truly believe that - I think I'm fully convinced of that - because I've thought it through.
So, that's my answer to that.