Monday, January 10, 2005

Safire column on tsunami, Voltaire, Job

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/10/opinion/10safire.html?oref=login&hp
Definitely sells Voltaire short. Also I see the book of Job as affirming the beauty and goodness of creation even in the face of injustice and tragedy. The goodness of creation still seems essentially true even in the wake of the tsunami tragedy. But there is also mystery in the interplay between chaos and order. Understanding is sometimes beyond Job and us because we are creatures inside the creation.