Might Versus Right

God speaks to Job out of the whirlwind, and what he has to say is essentially, “I’m bigger and stronger than you, so shut up”. He doesn’t tell Job that the whole point was to win himself a bet, as that would be embarrassing and show how he is actually Job’s moral inferior. As opposed to his contemporaries, who contract with the deity for earthly prosperity, Job believes in virtue for its own sake, and thus represents the highest point of moral development; but all God does is to boast about how powerful he is and what stuff he can strut. He is actually an excellent advertisement for Gnosticism: namely, the belief that the being that created the world is not good, merely powerful. Unfortunately orthodox Christianity cannot tell the difference.

Posted on February 21, 2011 at 10:22 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink
In: AGAINST NATURE, Defying The Demiurge

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