Consider the Lilies..: A conversation..   

Feb 6, 2014

A conversation..

A Professor of Philosophy was speaking to his class on the problem science has with God.  He asked one of his new students to stand;

Professor : Do you Believe in God?
Student : Absolutely, sir.
Professor : Is God good ?
Student : Sure.
Professor : Is God all powerful?
Student : Yes.
Professor : 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?

(Student was silent )

Professor : You can't answer, can you ? Let's start again.  Is God good?
Student : Yes.
Professor : Is Satan good?
Student : No.
Professor : Where does Satan come from ?
Student : From God.
Professor : That's right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?
Student : Yes.
Professor : Evil is everywhere, isn't it ? And God did make everything, correct?
Student : Yes.
Professor : So who created evil ?

(Student did not answer)

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

(Student had no answer)

Professor : Science says you have 5 senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, have you ever seen God?
Student : No, sir.
Professor : Tell us if you have ever heard God?
Student : No , sir.
Professor : Have you ever felt God, tasted God , smelled God?  Have you ever had any sensory perception of God for that matter?
Student : No, sir. I'm afraid I haven't.
Professor : Yet you still believe in Him?
Student : Yes.
Professor : According to empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says God doesn't exist. What do you say to that?
Student : Nothing. I only have my faith.
Professor : Yes, faith. And that is the problem science has.

Student : Professor, is there such a thing as heat?
Professor : Yes.
Student : And is there such a thing as cold?
Professor : Yes.
Student : No, sir. There isn't, 

Student : Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, super-heat, 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.

Student : What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?
Professor : 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 its called darkness,
isn't it? In reality, darkness isn't. If it is, you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn't you?

Professor : So what is the point you are making?
Student : Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.
Professor : 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?
Professor : 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 shook his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the
argument was 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 endeavor, are you not
teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher?

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

Professor : I guess you'll have to take them on faith.
Student : That is it sir exactly! The link between man & God is
faith. That is all that keeps things alive and moving.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Ren, this was amazing and inspiring to me!! I am just thinking WOW!!
    It really is always going to come down to FAITH....
    Come visit me, I would love to get to know you through your Blog writings. Once we get a conversation going I would love to add you to my sidebar; you are one witty Lady...
    Blessings, Roxy


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