[quote="meltzerboy, post:2, topic:328392"]
That's the Jewish belief but most probably not the Catholic one. In Judaism, Satan does the "dirty work" but in the service of G-d, tempting our free will and accusing us. He is not regarded as a fallen angel, has no free will of his own, and did not precipitate the fall of man, known as original sin.
OK Catholic posters, it's all yours...
I find you posts on Judaism fascinating. I had no idea our views of the OT differed so much.
To the OP,
I Dont really agree that Satan was working for God in Job. Satan made a request of God, a sort of wager, and God allowed it. Why this is we do not know. But read Job 38 on and you can see God's response to Job asking that question.
The question can also be asked why would an omniscient God make a world that can fall to sin?
For the answer refer to Job 38.
Basically who are we with our finite minds and mortality to question and analyze the intent of the creator of the universe. We cannot understand these questions in our microcosm of the Cosmos.
Ultimately, I would say God created men and Angels with free will and Satan chose to rebel. He tempted man and corrupted God's creation, but he doesn't win in the end!
Seriously read the end of Job at least it gives great perspective!