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jujutsu-with-zizek:

Zizek on the Book of Job:
Why did Job suffer? God replies with what is usually read as his supreme arrogance, as the assertion of the gap separating God from man, you know, that, “Who are you to ask me this? What do you know about all the monsters I created?” and so on and so on. But again Chesterton proposes here a radically different reading. I quote Chesterton: “To startle man, God becomes for an instant a blasphemer. One might almost say that God becomes for an instant an atheist. He unrolls before Job a long panorama of created things: the horse, the eagle, the raven, the wild ass, the peacock, the ostrich, the crocodile. He so describes each of them that God’s answer is, “Who are you to complain? Look at all the mess that I’ve created, the whole universe is crazy, like, sorry, I don’t control it.”

jujutsu-with-zizek:

Zizek on the Book of Job:

Why did Job suffer? God replies with what is usually read as his supreme arrogance, as the assertion of the gap separating God from man, you know, that, “Who are you to ask me this? What do you know about all the monsters I created?” and so on and so on. But again Chesterton proposes here a radically different reading. I quote Chesterton: “To startle man, God becomes for an instant a blasphemer. One might almost say that God becomes for an instant an atheist. He unrolls before Job a long panorama of created things: the horse, the eagle, the raven, the wild ass, the peacock, the ostrich, the crocodile. He so describes each of them that God’s answer is, “Who are you to complain? Look at all the mess that I’ve created, the whole universe is crazy, like, sorry, I don’t control it.”

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