Professor and Student

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: Of course!

Professor: God is Almighty?
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 did not. How is this God good then? Hmm?

(Student remains silent)

Professor: You can’t answer, can you? Let’s start over, young man. Is God good?
Student: Yes.

Professor: Is satan good?
Student: No.

Professor: Where did 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 made everything. Correct?
Student: Yes.

Professor: So who created evil?
(Student did not answer.)

Professor: Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, right?
Student: Yes, sir.

Professor: So, who created them?
(Student had no answer.)

Professor: Science says you have 5 senses that you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, son, have you seen God?
Student: No, sir.

Professor: Tell us if you’ve 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 that I haven’t.

Professor: Yet you still believe in Him?
Student: Yes.

Professor: According to empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your God does not exist. What do you think about that, son?
Student: Nothing. I only have my faith.

Professor: Yes, faith. 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 auditorium became very quiet with this turn of events.)

Student: Professor, 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 reach 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 was silence in the auditorium.)

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. 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? Actually, it isn’t. If this were correct, 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: Professor, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is life and 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 shook his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument was 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 was in an uproar.)

Student: Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor’s brain?

(The class burst into laughter.)

Student: Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor’s brain, felt, touched or smelled it? Nobody seems to have done so. Therefore, according to the established rules of empirical, stable and demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we trust your lectures?

(The room fell silent. The Professor stared at the student, his face unfathomable.)

Professor: I guess you’ll have to take them on faith, son.

Student: That’s it, sir… Exactly! The link between man and God is faith. That is all that keeps things alive and moving.

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