Can’t you see I’m burning?

“Job finds himself confronted with a world ruler of grotesque primitiveness, a cosmic cave-dweller, a braggart and blusterer, almost agreeable in his total ignorance of spiritual culture. /…/ What is new for Job is not God’s greatness in quantifiable terms; that he knew fully in advance /…/; what is new is the qualitative baseness. In other words, God – the God of the real – is… a capricious cruel master who simply has no sense of universal justice. God-the-Father, thus, quite literally doesn’t
know what he is doing, and Christ is the one who does know it, but is reduced to an impotent compassionate observer, addressing his father with “Father, can’t you see I’m burning?” – burning together with all the victims of the father’s rage. Only by falling into his own creation and wandering around in it as an impassive observer can god perceive the horror of his creation and the fact that the he, the highest Law-giver, is himself the supreme Criminal. Since God-the-demiurge is not so
much evil as a stupid brute lacking moral sensitivity, we should forgive him because he doesn’t know what he is doing. In the standard onto-theological vision, only the demiurge elevated about particular reality sees the entire picture, while particular agents caught in struggles get only partial misleading insights; in the core of Christianity we find a different vision – the demiurge elevated above reality is a brute unaware of the horror he is creating, and only when he enters his own creation and experiences it from within, as its inhabitant, he can see the nightmare he fathered. (It is easy to discern in this vision the old literary motif of a king who occasionally dresses up as an ordinary man and mingles with the poor to get the taste of how they live and feel.)

Some Thoughts on the Divine Ex-sistence Slavoj Žižek

The Adversus Judeaos (Against the Jews)—From-anti-Judaism-to-anti-Semitism/The-Jewish-Problem-Adversus-Judeaos-Against-the-Jews-376333



Hatred of the Jews is no mere sporadic historical anomaly;  it is deeply ingrained in the European mind, a part of what defines us apart from the Jews. From the church fathers to Luther, vitriol against the People of the Book was shamefully widespread in Christendom, and without doubt fueled the horrors perpetrated by Nazi Germany. But antisemitism was a characteristic of other European nations too: Britain, France, Spain. The pogroms of the Soviet Union are well known.

“Are they not inveterate murderers, destroyers, men possessed by the devil? Jews are impure and impious, and their synagogue is a house of prostitution, a lair of beasts, a place of shame and ridicule, the domicile of the devil, as is the soul of the Jew… As a matter of fact, Jews worship the devil; their rites are criminal and unchaste; their religion a disease; their synagogue an assembly of crooks, a den of thieves, a cavern of devils, an abyss of perdition!” (Homily 4:1) – St. John Chrysostum (347-407). Frequently described as “the greatest preacher in the early church”.
“Jews are slayers of the Lord, murderers of the prophets, enemies and haters of God, adversaries of grace, enemies of their fathers’ faith, advocates of the devil, a brood of vipers, slanderers, scoffers, men of darkened minds, the leaven of Pharisees, a congregation of demons, sinners, wicked men, haters of goodness!” – St. Gregory, bishop of Nyssa (c. 335–c. 395). 
“The Rhineland massacres, also known as the persecutions of 1096 or Gzerot Tatnó[1](Hebrewגזרות תתנ”ו‎, Hebrew for “Edicts of 4856”), were a series of mass murders of Jews perpetrated by mobs of German Christians of the People’s Crusade in the year 1096, or 4856 according to the Jewish calendar.”