The Apocrypals Solve Theodicy

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Show Notes

Have you ever wondered why bad things happen to good people, Theophiloi? Well, we've found the answer in the Book of Job, a literary classic and/or utter failure, and it's pretty simple: God's indifference is indistinguishable from God's wrath. That's... kind of a weird idea to show up in Bible, though, so join us as we spend an hour unpacking it along with the long-suffering title character and the Creator of the Hippopotamus.

Topics of Discussion: (sigh) the weather, Benito's patreon which I want to make clear does not support Chris (but is still worth it), hiring an editor for the show, the Inverse Pascal's Wager, Old Man Elohim, interchangeable children, chaos dragons, dinosaurs in the creation museum.

Hymnal: "When I Needed You" by Canadian superstar Carly Rae Jepsen from the critically acclaimed 2015 album Emotion, "Chiquitita" by Stephen Mann of English Martyrs Church (

Offertory: As Enoch writes, "Whoever of you spends gold or silver for his brother's sake, he will receive ample treasure in the world to come." Support the show via, or check out Official Apocrypals merchandise designed by Erica Henderson!

Black Lives Matter. Trans Lives Matter. Heck 12. Isaiah 54:17

Opening Verse

Pay close attention to my words; let my declaration ring in your ears. Now then, I have prepared my case; I know that I am right. Can anyone indict me? If so, I will be silent and die. — Job 13:17-19

Listener Notes

Choice Quotes