The Brick Testament - The Book of Job

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008 - 8:44 pm PST

Throughout the millenia, humans have struggled to understand how God and evil can coexist. The ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus put it this way: “Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then is he impotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then is he malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then why is there evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?” The Bible’s book of Job, which has just been illustrated by The Brick Testament, tackles these questions head-on and provides God’s definitive answer on the matter. You should totally go read it. But if you don’t, here’s a paraphrase: “I’m God. I can do whatever I want and I don’t have to answer to you. Now go sacrifice some animals.”