“One day the angels came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came with them. The Lord said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” Satan answered the Lord, “From roaming throughout the earth, going back and forth on it.” Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.” “Does Job fear God for nothing?” Satan replied. “Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land. But now stretch out your hand and strike everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face.” The Lord said to Satan, “Very well, then, everything he has is in your power, but on the man himself do not lay a finger.” Then Satan went out from the presence of the Lord.”
‭‭Job‬ ‭1:6-12‬ ‭NIV‬‬

satan: hey what if we ruined this guys life. bet he'd hate you then

god: ok bet

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@CyclopsCaveman I think the story is more about Job's a**-hole friends who lack all empathy. Those guys are just spewing the same excuses every status quo moralist has for why bad things aren't actually bad as long as god is responsible for them. We should just shut up and suffer, and trust God - right?

@CyclopsCaveman I find it interesting how some churches place so much emphasis on Satan but he's barely mentioned in the Bible (a few verses in the Tanakh and what? 66 times in the New Testament, but not always by name?)

@CyclopsCaveman bwahahaha! My in-laws are evangelical. I just kind of tolerate it.

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