Do you believe in Faith?

April 23, 2008

INTERESTING CONVERSATION

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.

Professor : So 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? Hmm?

 

( Student is silent )

 

Professor : You can’t answer, can you ? Let’s start again, Young Fella. 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 does 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 has no answer )

 

Professor : 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.

Professor : Tell us if you have ever heard your GOD?

Student : No , sir.

Professor : Have you ever Felt your GOD, Tasted your GOD, or Smelt your 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 your GOD doesn’t exist. What do you say to that, son?

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.

 

( 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?

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, were you would be able to make Darkness Darker, wouldn’t you?

Professor : So what is the point you are making, Young Man ?

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 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 Endeavor, 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)

 

Professor : 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.

It turned out later that the student was Albert Einstein.

Source: Tagpuan.

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Dear God,

January 18, 2008

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From the very first moment I opened my eyes, you showed me light though blurry that I only saw some silhouttes. When I slept, you gave me peace of mind and warmth of a loving embrace. When I grew to become a toddler, my parents introduced me to you. Though I never really believed you existed, I always feel your presence. You were there when I fell from a tree. You were there when I was about to drown in a deep well. You were there when I almost sprained my ankles from tumbling down. You were there when I almost burnt my skin. You were there when I almost dried my eyes in tears. You were there when I was lonely. I was never alone because you were always there. You were even there when I learned to smile. You were there when I gathered medals from academic achievements. You were there when I saw Papa and Mama smile. You were there when my family laughed. See? You never leave me alone though I never really see you. You were always there though I feel happy or sad. Maybe I was wrong, then, that you never existed.

I know it’s not possible that I could talk to you face to face. I know it’s not possible that I could hug you whenever I feel sad. I know it’s not possible that I could cry on your shoulders when my heart feels like heavier than a nimbus cloud. I know it’s not possible to hear you reprimanding me when I commit mistakes. I know it’s not possible to hear your good advices when it comes to getting a life or living life to the fullest. I know it’s not possible to ask for your protection when bad guys try to hurt me. I know it’s not possible that I could smile with you often. I know it’s not possible that we could hang out together, or we could have good talks over a bottle of beer. I know it’s not possible, yet I believe you’re still there. Silly it may seem, but I sometimes doubt your existence. Then, my heart knocks my head off for thinking stuffs like that. Maybe, I was thinking wrong. Then, I realized I was.

Though you’re never here, you gave me good people around. You gave me my family to take good care of me. You gave me friends whom I can share stories and laughter (read: over glasses and bottles of red horse or tanduay). You gave me good people who taught me to read and write. You gave me people who taught me how to live and love. You gave me special people whom I can share my sentiments with. You even gave me someone whom I love, and who loves me in return. See? You were never here, but you are present in all the good people around me. Maybe, sometimes you should avail yourself of UNLITXT or SULITXT, so we could burn our thumbs, texting. These people never fail to text. I mean, I never fail to text them. They just receive and delete, by the way.  

I’m always a kid, and I don’t want that to change. It’s the only way that I could talk to you like you’re my big brother, or my playmate, perhaps. It’s the only way I could easily forget about bad things, and it’s the only way that I could never hold grudges in me. It’s the only way I could get close to you apart from getting close with the good people around me. It’s the only way I could easily ask for forgiveness whenever I make someone cry.

And like a kid, please don’t take away those things  that make me happy. I will really be hurt. I’ll have tantrums, and I will really hate you for that. I will not really wear a smile, and I will forget that we’re friends. But, I know you wouldn’t do that because you’re the best-est friend I ever had. And I know you would always want me to keep those things. I know; because you always want me to be happy. Also, I know you always give me some challenges. Please don’t expect too much out of me. I can’t always solve some Calculus problems, you know. Maybe, you could help me with those challenges, too. Isn’t that exciting? I am not being lazy to learn, but isn’t it good when someone’s there to help you out with solutions? And, I always want that someone to be you. We are friends, right? That’s why I always thank you for being there. I thank you for the good people around. I thank you because you always there to listen and help me out. And I want you to know that I really appreciate the effort you’ve shown.

I love you, and I always want you to stay.

 Sincerely,

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