On species and suffering

If God is essentially a peer of ours (of the same species, of the same kind of pedigree, having basically the same kind of past, participating in the same process of progression), the he probably has no right to make us involuntarily and non-judicially suffer.

In other words, the Book of Job probably doesn’t make sense if God is just a further-advanced-one-of-us. But if God is entirely a different kind of being, of a different species, uniquely sovereign and Most High, then he has the prerogative to ordain non-judicial, involuntary suffering.