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Jordan Peterson's daughter discusses recent conversion to Christianity: 'I think I got yelled at by God'

by Marcus Jones
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Mikhaila Peterson, the daughter of philosopher Jordan Peterson, has spoken publicly about finding faith.

Speaking on her podcast, she said she was recently encouraged by a friend to explore God after facing four difficult situations in her life.

"I went home that night, and I was pretty upset about these four major problems, and I was in bed, so I was praying, seriously praying. The next day, all four problems cleared up in ways that made sense, it was logical, they could have cleared up but the likelihood of all four of them randomly clearing up that day was just too much."

"I also woke up with this sense of calm that I hadn't felt and that was enough. I was like, 'OK, that's good enough for me.'"

Mikhaila says doubts soon emerged but were overcome following an experience in a dream.

"I woke up at 5:30 in the morning and I had a dream...this loud thundering voice just yelled, 'Do it!'. I woke up thinking, 'I think I just got yelled at by God. I think that just happened.' That's what it felt like.

"I had a rough time thinking about what this meant but then it occurred to me that it just meant 'go all in'."

Responding to her experience, her father Jordan questioned whether this was a reinforcement of the Biblical teaching which warns against being lukewarm in faith.

Mikhaila said she feels in a better place that she ever has been.

"I'm pretty new to this. What I've been doing for the last like month or so is reading the Bible and praying... And it's been, like, the amount of peace I've had I haven't had before. It's completely absurd."

Jordan Peterson's faith has often come under question. Often speaking highly of the Bible, his answers to question of his own Christian faith have often been cryptic.

Speaking to Premier in 2018, he said he lives his life 'as though God exists'.

More recently, after being hit by Covid, he said: "with God's grace and mercy I'll be able to start generating original material once again and pick up where I left off."

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