You quote and wrote:
**"in accordance with the laws of nature and that much of what happens is random."
>> Random means math is running it to happen anyway?
"There is no element of randomness in the scripture of Job."
>> I don't know how to take that. **
Amazing. Like you just admitted that you did not understand something rather than demonstrating it by senseless remarks.
First of all, randomness is not run by math. Just the same as nature is not run by math, notwithstanding Alexander's claims.
Math can describe how nature behaves, but it does not control it.
Regarding randomness- we know that a great deal of nature, especially turbulent systems like the weather, are random. That means to me that there could not be an intelligent being controlling it.
The science of the scripture of the Book of Job, however, indicates the then belief that an intelligent being was both creating and controlling almost everything, especially everything random. If there was a god who knew everything, that god would never dictate such bad science.
But not all scripture is so naive. The story of the quark appears in ancient Hindu scripture, for example. And the dimensionality of string theory appears in the Book of Creation, supposedly written by Abraham, but actually first appearing some 700 years ago.
Smolin's cosmology of universes generated by black holes appears in the Sri Bagavatum. And on this forum we have been told of black holes and an expanding universe appearing in the Koran.
Even the jewsh creation story of 6 days is consistent with the archaelogy if we switch two of the days.
So we just have to know enough science to recognize when scripture is indicative of an omnificient power. Check the spelling. It will give something to complain about.