Bible in Pop Culture Week 6: Cartmanland and Job

Bradley FarlessReligion, Undergraduate Work0 Comments

“Cartmanland,” the sixth episode of season five of South Park, contains a specific reference to the Book of Job. In the story, Cartman’s grandmother dies and leaves her entire life savings to Cartman, because she believes the rest of her family would just spend the money on crack. Cartman decides to use the money to fulfill his dream of having … Read More

Accountability and Free Will: Did Pharaoh Have a Chance?

Bradley FarlessCollege Papers, Religion, Undergraduate Work0 Comments

In the book of Exodus, the stories surrounding the Hebrews’ captivity in Egypt and their subsequent release after the Egyptians are afflicted by ten plagues from God creates problems theologically and philosophically. The stories raise questions about man’s free will and why man is held accountable for actions that he has no control over. In other words, if God makes … Read More