No Restaurants for the Wicked (Job 15-20)

This post is going to be pretty short. Basically, we’re in the middle of a back and forth between Job and miscellaneous others which follows this pattern of sentiments:

Job: God ruined my life and made me horribly disfigured. God sucks. 

Others: No, he doesn’t. 

Lather, rinse, repeat.

I tend to side with Job. I mean, he makes a good point. Ostensibly, God does suck. The miscellaneous others try and persuade him otherwise. In Job 20, Zophar the Naamathite tries to convince him that the godless get punished in the end; for example, the godless man supposedly “swallows down riches and vomits them up again” (Job 20:15). The godless man supposedly gets nothing in the end: “he will not save anything in which he delights” (Job 20:20). He supposedly winds up hungry, poor and impaled by a bronze arrow (seriously).

To counter that, here’s a list of atheists who’ve done not bad:

Robert Altman

Javier Bardem

Richard Dawkins

Bill Gates

Christopher Hitchens

Eddie Izzard

Stieg Larssen

Simon Napier-Bell (manager of WHAM!)

Joyce Carol Oates

Brad Pitt (BRAD PITT!!!)

Dan Savage

Matt Stone

Mark Zuckerberg

You said it.

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Published in: on January 18, 2012 at 3:08 am  Leave a Comment  
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