Freely and willingly succumbing to demonic pressure out of some hope that compliance will bring an end to it all extends far beyond the realm of bad decision-making and penetrates rather deeply into the realm of zero spiritual discernment of evil.
Case in point, Jordan Peterson. Now, here's a man who has intensely studied "the psychology" of totalitarianism and claims to be somewhat of an expert on tyranny and oppressive regimes. Yet this same man freely and willingly pecked himself in the hope that doing so would put him on the "right" side of birdemic and, presumably, on the right side of history.
The video below features Peterson coming to the startling realization that he has been duped. His compliance with the peck agenda and the global diktat of "none are safe until all are safe" did nothing to end the birdemic or alleviate the demonic pressure.
Contrary to his high hopes, the global totalitarians simply refuse to leave him alone even though he has been pecked. Even worse, he appears to (kind of) understand that his decision has only made things worse and that the demonic pressure will rapidly expand into other Litmus Test issues like climate change.
And to think I once I believed this man knew his stuff and had some good ideas! Every time I am reminded of that I feel like banging my head against a wall!
Anyway, my main point here is not to disparage (though I don't mind disparaging), but rather to hold Peterson up as an example of the obvious limits of despiritualized thinking:
By choosing to cut itself from all communications with the Divine, this mode of consciousness has basically closed off all possibilities for continued spiritual growth and development.
Secondly, by closing off all possibilities for continued spiritual growth and development, people locked into a despiritualized mode of consciousness have rendered themselves incapable of spiritual learning. Moreover, they have rendered themselves incapable of real world thinking and learning.
Thirdly, by rendering themselves incapable of spiritual learning, people a in despiritualized mode of consciousness have lost all sense of the true purpose and meaning of mortal life.
Fourthly, since they have lost all sense of the true purpose and meaning of mortal life, they have forfeited the spiritual resources needed to make the right choices.
And finally, since they have become utterly incapable of making the right choices, people in a despiritualized mode of consciousness inevitably make the wrong choices, but are utterly incapable of learning anything of meaning or value from the wrong choices they make for the simple reason that the very concept of wrong choice utterly eludes them.
And for all intents and purposes, this is a dead end.
Peterson appears to understand he has made a wrong choice. He admits his stupidity, but continues to lay the blame wholly on the totalitarians who have refused to hold up their end of the deal.
Look, we are in a spiritual war. People who do not recognize the primacy of the spiritual and lack the spiritualized consciousness needed to understand evil and make right choices will not make it very far, neither in this life nor in life everlasting.
Moreover, they will have learned nothing of real value in the process.
Don't be a Peterson.
And as for Peterson - what's it going to take for the penny to finally drop?
Language warning - The doctor uses some spicy words in the video.