one who is
but for one
As the story
atheist professor of philosophy speaks to his class on the problem science has
with God. He asks one of his new students to stand and.....
So you believe in God?
Student: Absolutely, sir.
Is God good?
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.)
You can't answer, can you? Let's start again, young fellow. Is God good?
Is Satan good?
does Satan come from?
Student: From... God...
That's right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?
Evil is everywhere, isn't it? And God did make everything. Correct?
created evil? (Student does not answer.)
Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist
in the world, don't they?
Student: Yes, sir.
So, who created them? (Student has no answer.)
Science says you have 5 senses you use to identify and serve the world around
you. Tell me, son... Have you ever seen God?
Student: No, sir.
us if you have ever heard your God?
Student: No, sir.
Have you ever felt your God, tasted your God, smelled your God? Have you ever
had any sensory perception of God for that matter?
Student: No, sir. I'm afraid
you still believe in Him? Student: Yes.
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
Yes, faith. And that is the problem science has.
Student: professor, is there
such a thing as heat?
Student: And is there such a thing as cold?
Student: No sir. There isn't. (The lecture theatre becomes very quiet with
this turn of events.)
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 any thing 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
What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness? Professor:
Yes. What is night if there isn't darkness?
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 is called darkness, isn't it? In reality,
darkness isn't. If it were you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn't
what is the point you are making, young man?
Student: Sir, my point is your
philosophical premise is flawed.
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?
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.)
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 not a scientist but a preacher? (The class is in uproar.)
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 it, touched
or smelled 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.)
I guess you'll have to take them on faith, son.
Student: That is it, sir.. The
link between man and god is FAITH. That is all that keeps things moving
who that young man was?
By Tim Pedrosa
is allowing your soul to go beyond what your eyes can see, for we walk
by faith, not by sight. ~2
up for what you believe in. Stand for something or you will fall for