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Man & God . . . A Must read . . .worth it

Thursday, 5 August 2010 - 7:10 PM SL Time


Read this to the last line, you will enjoy and know who the student was.

Don`t jump to the last line, read word to word and line to line:
An atheist professor of philosophy speaks to his class on the problem science has with God,

The Almighty.
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 is silent.)

Prof:
You can`t answer, can you? Let`s 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 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 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, tasted your God, smelt your God? Have you ever had any sensory perception of God for that matter?

Student:
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, 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 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?

Prof:
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 it`s called darkness, isn`t it? In reality, darkness isn`t. If it were you would be able to make 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 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?

Prof:
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.)

Prof:
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.

NB: I believe you have enjoyed the conversation...and if so...
you`ll probably want your friends/colleagues to enjoy the same...
won`t you?.... this is a true story, and the student was none other than.........APJ Abdul Kalam , the former president of India.





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alwaysalion
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LK Information  5 Aug 2010 12:11:18 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Quiet interesting.
kaush
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LK Information  5 Aug 2010 12:24:40 GMT  Report for Abuse  
I think there is enough imperical evidence a proof to evolution at present specially with the latest findings in genetic engineering and again the term man evolved from the monkey is completely a false statement where either it should be man evolved from ape or either it should be man and monkeys having a common ancestor!
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LK Information  5 Aug 2010 12:26:00 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Concept of GOd is a way of running away from questions without finding the real answers!
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LK Information  5 Aug 2010 13:02:48 GMT  Report for Abuse  
The way it was written from the beginning it was apparent the Prof. is going to be cornered.

kaush you should read Dr Richard Dawkins books. you will learn to say to something substantial about evolution.
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LK Information  5 Aug 2010 13:51:18 GMT  Report for Abuse  
God and Science both are believes. But once a belief is proved practically, then it becomes a science.

Can we practically or atleast partially proves any thing that says god? So far nothing has been proved..Only the opposite.

World is flat..according to god..
kaush
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LK Information  6 Aug 2010 03:26:39 GMT  Report for Abuse  
kaush you should read Dr Richard Dawkins books. you will learn to say to something substantial about evolution.

seems you are not uptodate with the current findings, may be your ignorance just like your views against my country..
FYI.. just google about the famous court case with regard to US achools curriculum, where it was argued that intelligence design also should be taught just like evolution!
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LK Information  6 Aug 2010 03:27:41 GMT  Report for Abuse  
Concept of God is just like tamil discrimination in sri lanka!
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