Friday, February 2, 2018




  'Let me explain the problem science has with religion.'
  The atheist professor of philosophy pauses before his class and then
  asks one of his new students to stand.
  'You're a Christian, aren't you, son?'
  'Yes sir,' the student says.
  'So you believe in God?'
  'Absolutely. '
  'Is God good?'
  'Sure! God's good.'
  'Is God all-powerful? Can God do anything?'
  'Are you good or evil?'
  'The Bible says I'm evil.'
  The professor grins knowingly.. 'Aha! The Bible! He considers for a
  moment. 'Here's one for you. Let's say there's a
  sick person over here and you can cure him. You can do it. Would you
  help him? Would you try?'
  'Yes sir, I would.'
  'So you're good....!'
  'I wouldn't say that.'
  'But why not say that? You'd help a sick and maimed person if you
  could. Most of us would if we could. But God doesn't.'
  The student does not answer, so the professor continues. 'He doesn't,
  does he? My brother was a Christian who died of cancer,
  even though he prayed to Jesus to heal him. How is this Jesus good?
  Can you answer that one?'
  The student remains silent. 'No, you can't, can you?' the professor
  says. He takes a sip of water from a glass on his desk to give
  the student time to relax. 'Let's start again, young fella. Is God
  'Er..yes,' the student says.
  'Is Satan good?'
  The student doesn't hesitate on this one. 'No.'
  'Then where does Satan come from?'
  The student falters. 'From God'
  'That's right. God made Satan, didn't he? Tell me, son. Is there evil
  in this world?'
  'Yes, sir..'
  'Evil's everywhere, isn't it? And God did make everything, correct?'
  'So who created evil?' The professor continued, 'If God created
  everything, then God created evil, since evil exists,
  and according to the principle that our works define who we are, then
  God is evil.'
  Again, the student has no answer. 'Is there sickness? Immorality?
  Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things, do they exist in this
  The student squirms on his feet. 'Yes.'
  'So who created them?'
  The student does not answer again, so the professor repeats his
  question. 'Who created them?' There is still no answer.
  Suddenly the lecturer breaks away to pace in front of the classroom.
  The class is mesmerized. 'Tell me,' he continues onto
  another student. 'Do you believe in Jesus Christ, son?'
  The student's voice betrays him and cracks. 'Yes, professor, I do.'
  The old man stops pacing. 'Science says you have five senses you use
  to identify and observe the world around you. Have you ever seen
  'No sir.. I've never seen Him..'
  'Then tell us if you've ever heard your Jesus?'
  'No, sir, I have not..'
  'Have you ever felt your Jesus, tasted your Jesus or smelt your
  Jesus? Have you ever had any sensory perception of Jesus Christ, or
  God for that matter?'
  'No, sir, I'm afraid I haven't.'
  'Yet you still believe in him?'
  'According to the rules of empirical, testable, demonstrable
  protocol, science says your God doesn't exist... What do you say to
  that, son?'
  'Nothing,' the student replies.. 'I only have my faith.'
  'Yes, faith,' the professor repeats. 'And that is the problem science
  has with God.. There is no evidence, only faith.'
  The student stands quietly for a moment, before asking a question of
  His own. 'Professor, is there such thing as heat? '
  ' Yes.
  'And is there such a thing as cold?'
  'Yes, son, there's cold too.'
  'No sir, there isn't.'
  The professor turns to face the student, obviously interested. The
  room suddenly becomes very quiet. The student begins to explain. 'You
  can have lots of heat, even more heat, super-heat, mega-heat,
  unlimited heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat, but we don't
  have anything called 'cold'. We can hit down to 458 degrees below
  zero, which is no heat, but we can't go any further after that. There
  is no such thing as cold; otherwise we would be able to go colder
  than the lowest -458 degrees. Every body or object is susceptible to
  study when it has or transmits energy, and heat is what makes a body
  or matter have or transmit energy. Absolute zero (-458 F) is the
  total absence of heat. You see, sir, cold is only a word we use to
  describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat we can
  measure in thermal units because heat is energy. Cold is not the
  opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.'
  Silence across the room. A pen drops somewhere in the classroom,
  sounding like a hammer.
  'What about darkness, professor. Is there such a thing as darkness?'
  'Yes,' the professor replies without hesitation.. 'What is night if
  it isn't darkness?'
  'You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is not something; it is the
  absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright
  light, flashing light, but if you have no light constantly you have
  nothing and it's called darkness, isn't it? That's the meaning we use
  to define the word. In reality, darkness isn't. If it were, you would
  be able to make darkness darker, wouldn't you?'
  The professor begins to smile at the student in front of him. This
  will be a good semester. 'So what point are you making, young man?'
  'Yes, professor. My point is, your philosophical premise is flawed to
  start with, and so your conclusion must also be flawed.'
  The professor's face cannot hide his surprise this time. 'Flawed? Can
  you explain how?'
  'You are working on the premise of duality,' the student explains..
  'You argue that there is life and then there's death; a good God and
  a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite,
  something we can measure. Sir, science can't even explain a thought.'
  'It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less
  fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is
  to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive
  thing. Death is not the opposite of life, just the absence of it.'
  'Now tell me, professor.. Do you teach your students that they
  evolved from a monkey?'
  'If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, young man,
  yes, of course I do.'
  'Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?'
  The professor begins to shake his head, still smiling, as he realizes
  where the argument is going. A very good semester, indeed..
  'Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and
  cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you
  not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you now not a scientist, but a
  The class is in uproar. The student remains silent until the
  commotion has subsided. 'To continue the point you were making
  earlier to the other student, let me give you an example of what I
  mean.' The student looks around the room. 'Is there anyone in the
  class who has ever seen the professor's brain?' The class breaks out
  into laughter. 'Is there anyone here who has ever heard the
  professor's brain, felt the professor's brain, touched or smelt the
  professor's brain? No one appears to have done so. So, according to
  the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol,
  science says that you have no brain, with all due respect, sir..' 'So
  if science says you have no brain, how can we trust your lectures,
  Now the room is silent. The professor just stares at the student, his
  face unreadable. Finally, after what seems an eternity, the old man
  answers. 'I Guess you'll have to take them on faith.'
  'Now, you accept that there is faith, and, in fact, faith exists with
  life,' the student continues. 'Now, sir, is there such a thing as
  Now uncertain, the professor responds, 'Of course, there is. We see
  it Everyday. It is in the daily example of man's inhumanity to man.
  It is in The multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world.
  These manifestations are nothing else but evil.'
  To this the student replied, 'Evil does not exist sir, or at least it
  does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is
  just like darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe
  the absence of God. God did not create evil. Evil is the result of
  what happens when man does not have God's love present in his heart.
  It's like the cold that comes when there is no heat or the darkness
  that comes when there is no light.'
  The professor sat down.
  If you read it all the way through and had a smile on your face when
  you finished, mail to your friends and family with the title 'God vs.
  PS: the student was Albert Einstein
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