Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Faith

An atheist professor of philosophy speaks to his class
on the problem science has with God, The Almighty. He
asks one of his new Christian students to stand
and.....

Professor : You are a Christian, aren't you, son?
Student : Yes, sir.

Prof : So you believe in God?
Student : Absolutely, sir.

Prof : Is God good?
Student : Sure.

Prof : Is God all-powerful?
Student : Yes.

Prof : My brother died of cancer even though
he prayed to God to heal him. Most of us would attempt
to help others who are ill. But God didn't. How is
this God good then? Hmm?

(Student is silent.)

Prof : You can't answer, can you? Let's start
again, young fella. Is God good?
Student : Yes.

Prof : Is Satan good?
Student : No.

Prof : Where does Satan come from?
Student : From...God...

Prof : That's right. Tell me son, is there
evil in this world?
Student : Yes.

Prof : Evil is everywhere, isn't it? And God
did make everything. Correct?
Student : Yes.

Prof : So who created evil?

(Student does not answer.)

Prof : Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred?
Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the
world, don't they?
Student : Yes, sir.

Prof : So, who created them?

(Student has no answer.)

Prof : Science says you have 5 senses you use
to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me,
son...Have you ever seen God?
Student : No, sir.

Prof : Tell us if you have ever heard your
God?
Student : No , sir.

Prof : Have you ever felt your God, tasted
your God, smelt your God? Have you ever had any
sensory perception of God for that matter?
Student : No, sir. I'm afraid I haven't.

Prof : Yet you still believe in Him?

Student : Yes.

Prof : According to empirical, testable,
demonstrable protocol, science says your GOD doesn't
exist. What do you say to that, son?
Student : Nothing. I only have my faith.

Prof : Yes. Faith. And that is the problem
science has.
Student : Professor, is there such a thing as
heat?

Prof : Yes.
Student : And is there such a thing as cold?

Prof : Yes.
Student : No sir. There isn't.

(The lecture theatre becomes very quiet with this turn
of events.)

Student : Sir, you can have lots of heat, even
more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little
heat or no heat. But we don't have anything called
cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no
heat, but we can't go any further after that. There is
no such thing as cold. Cold is only a word we use to
describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold.
Heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir,
just the absence of it.

(There is pin-drop silence in the lecture theatre.)

Student : What about darkness, Professor? Is
there such a thing as darkness?
Prof : Yes. What is night if there isn't
darkness?

Student : You're wrong again, sir. Darkness 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? In reality, darkness
isn't. If it were you would be able to make darkness
darker, wouldn't you?

Prof : So what is the point you are making,
young man?

Student : Sir, my point is your philosophical
premise is flawed.

Prof : Flawed? Can you explain how?

Student : Sir, you are working on the premise of
duality. You argue there is life and then there is
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?

Prof : If you are referring to the natural
evolutionary process, yes, of course, I do.

Student : Have you ever observed evolution with
your own eyes, sir?

(The Professor shakes his head with a smile, beginning
to realize where the argument is going.)

Student : Since no one has ever observed the

process of evolution at work and cannot even prove
that this process is an on-going endeavour, are you
not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a
scientist but a preacher?

(The class is in uproar.)

Student : Is there anyone in the class who has
ever seen the Professor's brain?

(The class breaks out into laughter.)

Student : Is there anyone here who has ever heard
the Professor's brain, felt it, touched or smelt
it?..... 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, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do
we then trust your lectures, sir?

(The room is silent. The professor stares at the
student, his face unfathomable.)

Prof : I guess you'll have to take them on
faith, son.

Student : That is it sir.. The link between man &
God is FAITH. That is all that keeps things moving &
alive.





1 Comments:

Blogger eripples said...

very uplifting! where did you get this.

11:57 AM  

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