Job Chapter 35 - Bible Study for Atheists

Job Chapter 35 - Bible Study for Atheists

Husband and Wife cover Job chapter 35:

Elihu Justifies God (cont).

According to Elihu, God ignores the people who cry out to God because those people are wicked, bad, and wrong, plus also evil or whatever. Which would make sense except that we read the prologue wherein God specifically states that Job is blameless and upstanding, so we are sick of people giving Job shit. As a matter of fact, Wife gets pretty riled up about it and says a lot of poorly phrased nonsense and goes into a diatribe about community college? Wife is clearly a mess, but not more so than Elihu, so suck it.

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Job Chapter 35 in the Bible discusses the speeches of Elihu, one of Job's friends. In this chapter, Elihu continues to address Job's complaints about God's injustice and silence. Elihu argues that God is just and that Job's suffering is a result of his own sins. He also criticizes Job for demanding answers from God and questioning his justice.

From an atheist perspective, this chapter may raise several questions and criticisms. Firstly, atheists do not believe in the existence of God or any deity, so the idea of a divine being's justice or injustice is irrelevant. Therefore, the arguments presented by Elihu may not hold any significance for atheists.

Secondly, Elihu's argument that Job's suffering is a result of his own sins is based on the assumption that God punishes people for their sins. Atheists reject the concept of sin and divine punishment. Instead, atheists may argue that Job's suffering is a result of natural causes, such as disease, poverty, or other external factors beyond his control.

Finally, Elihu's criticism of Job for questioning God's justice may not be convincing to atheists. Atheists may argue that questioning authority and demanding answers is a fundamental aspect of critical thinking and rational inquiry. They may reject the idea of blind faith and argue that skepticism and inquiry are necessary for progress and development.

In conclusion, Job Chapter 35 may not hold any significant relevance or meaning for atheists. The arguments presented by Elihu may not be convincing or relevant to those who reject the concept of God and divine justice. Nevertheless, the chapter may serve as a source of insight into religious beliefs and the arguments presented by religious thinkers.

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