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Justice and the Book of Job in the Bible

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Compassionist
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Justice and the Book of Job in the Bible

#1 Post by Compassionist » January 9th, 2016, 10:41 pm

https://jointhebibleproject.com/?video=0-15 is a summary of the Book of Job in the Bible. I was referred to the series of videos on the books and themes of the Bible by a Christian trying to answer my questions about why God doesn't prevent all suffering and injustice. What do you think of the Book of Job in the Bible?

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Re: Justice and the Book of Job in the Bible

#2 Post by lewist » January 10th, 2016, 9:13 am

Job is recognised as a work of literature, well crafted and coherent. However, it is part of christian mythology. It was written with a specific purpose, to tell people to pipe down, because god knows what he is doing and it's too complicated for you guys to understand.
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Re: Justice and the Book of Job in the Bible

#3 Post by Compassionist » January 10th, 2016, 11:16 am

lewist wrote:Job is recognised as a work of literature, well crafted and coherent. However, it is part of christian mythology. It was written with a specific purpose, to tell people to pipe down, because god knows what he is doing and it's too complicated for you guys to understand.
So it is not a true story? Just a tale made up to illustrate the point that we can't understand God's superior mind and ways?

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Re: Justice and the Book of Job in the Bible

#4 Post by Alan C. » January 11th, 2016, 6:09 pm

Compo
So it is not a true story?
Correct!
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Re: Justice and the Book of Job in the Bible

#5 Post by Compassionist » January 12th, 2016, 10:48 am

Alan C. wrote:
Compo
So it is not a true story?
Correct!
I am often accosted by Christians who give me leaflets claiming the inerrancy of the Bible. They insist that Jesus is the fulfillment of prophecies made in the Old Testament. I am very frustrated trying to get them to see all the inaccuracies, contradictions and cruelties in the Bible. They say the issues raised in http://skepticsannotatedbible.com can be explained away but their explanations don't make sense.

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Re: Justice and the Book of Job in the Bible

#6 Post by Compassionist » January 15th, 2016, 5:49 pm

A Christian said that God not only restored Job's condition before the test but in fact made his condition many times better. I asked what about those who died? What about their condition? The Christian had no answer to that question and said he had never thought about that.

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