Monday, January 24, 2011

The link between Man and God is FAITH.

I came across this Conversation in the form of a slide presentation emailed to me by a friend. Found it to be brilliant and sharing it. Hope you will enjoy it as much as I did!

The Conversation ...

An atheist Professor of Philosophy speaks to his class on 'The problem Science has with God, The Almighty'. He asked one of his students to stand and....
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.
Student :Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But God didn't. How is this God good then? Hmm?
Student :(Student is silent.)
Prof       : you cannot answer, can you? Lets 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 :(Student does not answer)
Prof       : Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exists in the world, don't they?
Student : Yes Sir.
Prof       : So, who created them?
Student : (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, smelt your God? Have you ever had any sensory perception of God for that matter?
Student  : No Sir. I am 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 theater becomes very quite with this turn of events).
Student  : Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, a little heat, no heat. But we don't have anything called cold. We can heat 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we cannot 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 a pin-drop silence in the lecture theater).
Student  :  What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?
Prof        : Yes. What is night if there isn't darkness?
Student  : You'r wrong again, Sir. Darkness is the absence of something.You can have low 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, won'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 evolve from a monkey?
Prof       : If you are refering to the natural evolutionary process, yes, of course, I do.
Student : Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?
Prof       : (The Proferssor shakes his head with a smile, begining 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 trust your lecture Sir?
(The room is silent. The professor states 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 and God is FAITH. That is all that keeps things moving and alive.

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