OK, this one really got to me. The Book of Job has always been problematic to me because when Job asks, "Why is all this shit happening to me!?" (not a direct quote from the Bible!) he basically gets the answer "Because I say so." I hadn't actually considered that God might be saying, "You couldn't understand it without my perspective," (which is admittedly still an evasive answer), but at least is AN answer. But it did make me think, which I believe is the point of Renegade Cut.
Probably it's my fault, but I find all answers i heard to "why do good people suffer?" or "why is there suffering?" lacking. At least if you think there is a benevolent god. Would you consider someone nice if he hits you or other people at seemingly random? But maybe that is the problem there mentioned - it's from my point of view, not someone omnipotent ...
Jobs question reminds me of the final episode of Preacher season 1 but that show has a different approach. ;-)
I admit, it's not a great answer, but I'd always read God as saying to Job, "Look, I'm omnipotent and you're not, so shut up!" but it can be read as if God is in the role of a parent to an unruly child, "I know this looks like I'm being cruel, but if you had my perspective you'd see it's for your own good," which you may find unsatisfying (like Pilate asking Jesus "What is Truth?" (John 18:38) - philosophers would have liked to at least hear what Jesus might have replied, but Pilate didn't wait for a reply).
I'm straying into heresy (though doubt I'll be excommunicated over it!) to suggest that one possible answer is that the Judeo Christian God isn't the only God (though he might still be the most powerful one), and while he has vast powers, other deities (or demons) can mess up his shit because he can't do everything everywhere. Preacher goes even further and suggests that God is an jerk (if not outright evil), but goes along those lines as (given how the comic concludes) he's clearly neither omnipotent nor omniscient.
Post by insomnia1995 on Jan 19, 2017 14:09:23 GMT -6
Personally, I watch this movie only for the visuals. They are amazing. Like, I dunno what camera or film they used, but everything seems so real you can almost touch it. I actually kinda felt cold, when the tides of water were getting closer to the camera
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