The Story: “So you see, Job, and then I’ll be quiet – we’re all maggots. Well, except Eliphaz, Zophar, and me, of course. And nobody – except us – can be in the right with God. You understand that, right? God is really big and really powerful. He has lots of armies and stuff and he rules over everything and everyone. Are you getting my drift? No one can be pure before Him – well, not you, anyway. God’s light is brighter than the moon and stars, why, almost as bright as mine and these friends of mine! So, Mr. Maggot, Mr. Worm of a man – look at you: Yuck! You think you can have hope with God? You think He’d give you an audience? You think you can justify yourself against the brilliant insights of men such as we? Fuggedaboudit!”
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