Originally posted by kirksey957
Why, then, does God need man? He needs humankind, says Jung, in order
to achieve a greater consciousness, a more precise rendering of himself to himself.
Yet he is ambivalent about this, abandoning his faithful servant, Job, to evil. This
poor victim of a divine plot is thereby secretly lifted up to a superior knowledge
which God himself does not poss ...[text shortened]... n about Carl Jung's "Answer to Job" . It is a small excerpt but full of ideas to comment on.
6 Now it came to pass on the day when the sons of God came to present themselves before Jehovah, that Satan also came among them.
7 And Jehovah said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered Jehovah, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
8 And Jehovah said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job? for there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and turneth away from evil.
9 Then Satan answered Jehovah, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?
10 Hast not thou made a hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath, on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.
11 But put forth thy hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will renounce thee to thy face.
12 And Jehovah said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thy hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of Jehovah.