Interesting Conversation

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

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 five 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, 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 Theater.)

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 it's 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 and alive.

It turned out later that the student is Albert Einstein.


bloom said...

nagkagoosebumps ako! musta naman? haha! ang galing neto.

Chyng said...

wow, godly post naman para maiba! likey it!

Dhianz said...

wow... nice post!... yeah itz all about Faith in Him... and diz remind me of d' bible verse...

“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.
For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
2 Corinthians 4:18 (NIV)

Godbless! -di

lucas said...

kumalat na to sa blogosphere..pangatlo na to, i think? hehe! but it was a great read.

it's remarkable na mga great scientists pa ang nakakaappreciate that there's God, and that there's something bigger than ourselves run the universe.

chezza said...

I wonder what would my husband's comment to this be? He's an Atheist you see :)

ka bute said...

i received this one sa e-mail. it made me think what's the borderline between "faith" and the "ipagpasa-Diyos na lang natin lahat" philosophy - bahala na si Batman, ika nga ng marami. (--,)

atticus said...

iyong mga kailangan kasi ng tangible proof na adults at cynics kuno....

hindi naranasang mag-imagine ng kung anu-ano noong bata.

parang nangyari na ito sa akin at sa kaibigan kong atheist kuno. pero di naman pala nabasa ang bible. sabi ko bago ka kumontra, alamin mo muna.

hey, has anyone seen my brain? it's been missing, really.

lucas said...

si einstein ba yun? hindi ba si thomas edison? hehe! thanks, mate :P

ka bute said...

hahaha. honga 'no? :D

Dudong said...

nabaligtad...pangarap ko ding mangbara ng Prof na feeling nila sa istudyante nila tanga at walang alam...lalu na ung nangongorner na i ho-hot seat ka talaga...

Solo said...

Akala ko nsa mismong klase ako dun ah!!?=)
Nkarelate ako infairness..;D
Galing neto,saludo ako fren..;D
Wala ng iba jan?nabitin ako eh..whehehe

eloiski said...

ang ganda nito.
i love it to the max!
ang ganda ng banat...
copy-paste ko lang at pag-aaralan ko pa lalo..
ang ganda kasi talaga eh!
ang galing ng point..
ang galing ni einstein!

Summer said...

Wow!kakabilib nman to..grabe ang hatak..;D

Love said...


incredible story..

sana madami pang ganyang story..

NIce One!!

Dhianz said...

kabute ka nga... once in a blue moon ka lang nakikita sa mundo nang blogsphere... since 'la kang cbox.. d2 akoh nangamusta sau... napadaan lang.. ingatz lagi.. Godbless! -di

kayren said... did this ever happen? (ayoko munang magfocus sa fact, or is it fiction?, na si einstein yung student)
napakabrilliant ng argument nila. sana ganyan din ako. perfect tongue perfect tongue! yayy.
but here's the catch: heat, cold, darkness, day and night, god, satan are just mere WORDS. we 'construct' reality through language. our knowledge & reality is limited and dependent upon the names and words we have come up with.
pwede namang sabihing Lots of Cold, even More Cold, Supercold, Mega COld, White Cold,
a Little Cold or No Cold.
ahaha wala lang. this post got me thinking. im glad that i am browsing people's blogs. im glad that i stumbled in this particular page.