Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Argument between student and professeor

This is one of my alltime favourite conversations......

An atheist professor of philosophy speaks to his class on the
problem science has with God, The

He asks one of his new 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.

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 can't answer, can you? Let's start again, young fella.
God good?
Student: Yes.
Prof: Is Satan good?
Student: No.
Prof: Where does Satan come from?
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.
Student: Yes.
Prof: So who created evil?
Student: (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: (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
Student: No, sir.

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

Prof: Have you ever felt your God, tasted your God, smelt your
Have you ever had any sensory perception of God for that matter?
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,
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.
lecture theatre becomes very quiet with this turn of events.)

Student: Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat,
mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don't
anything called cold.
We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we can't
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
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
Prof: Yes. What is night if there isn't

Student: You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of

You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing
light....But if you have no light constantly, you have nothing
it's called darkness, isn't it?

In reality, darkness isn't. If it were, you would be able to
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
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

Sir, science can't even explain a thought. It uses electricity
magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either
To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the
that death cannot exist as a substantive thing.

Death is not the opposite of life: just the absence of it. Now
me, Professor.

Do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?
yes, of course, I do.

Student: Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes,
Prof: (The Professor shakes his head with a smile, beginning to

where the
argument is going.)

Student: Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution
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
Prof: (The class is in uproar.)
Student: Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the
Professor's brain?
Prof: (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,
science says that you have no brain, sir.

With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures,
Prof: (The room is silent. The professor stares at the student,
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.
is all that keeps things moving & alive

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